How Many Babies are
Born in Midwest City?
It wasn't always like this...
In 2017, my husband and I welcomed our first child at Renaissance Birthing Center in Midwest City. We were grateful for the convenience of the birthing center and many family and friends gave birth there as well in our 10 years in Midwest City.
Truthfully, the facility was tired. I chose to have my second child at OU Women's Health in 2018. Even so, I was grateful that my community could offer a convenient option for labor and delivery and resource/education center. As a pastor and family educator, the convenience of the birthing center brought security to lower-income families I worked with in Midwest City who struggled with access to reliable transportation.
Our family moved out of state in 2019 and the world was soon rocked by Covid-19 in 2020. I gave birth to two more children out of state in 2020 and 2022. We moved back to Oklahoma Fall 2022 only to discover the labor and delivery center in Midwest City closed! The Midwest city Eden Clinic location also closed! Access to care for one of our most vulnerable populations, expectant mothers (especially lower-income), was extremely hindered. It was also hindered for our military dependents who may not have support systems in place for their birthing journey. We had to do something.
Midwest City's (& Easter Oklahoma County's) only labor & delivery medical center closed and it's only pregnancy support center, leaving expectant mothers to drive 13-30 minutes to the nearest birthing center or pregnancy resource center... IF they have reliable transportation & a support system.
Building Generations is a faith-based nonprofit that partners with MWC Moms to serve expectant moms and at-risk families with accessing and increasing resources that promote stability, self-sufficiency, and growth in 11 resource areas- all to promote healthier future generations of MWC families!