Natural birthing center opens in Frederick, Md.

FREDERICK, Md. — Frederick Birth Center, a new natural birthing center and women’s health care facility, officially opened its doors May 31.

The center bills itself as “a holistic women’s health care facility that caters to women of all ages with an emphasis on expecting mothers.”

It offers alternative pregnancy and birthing options, from prenatal and postpartum care to water births. The center also offers preparatory classes for the whole family, as well as traditional women’s health care services such as yearly physicals and birth control consultations.

The facility has three private suites, each equipped with a queen-sized bed, private bathroom with walk-in shower and birthing tub.

“Women’s health care is so important to a community,” Mychal Pilia, owner and certified nurse-midwife, said in a news release. “A healthy, happy community starts with women, mothers and families. This is an exciting time for families in Frederick and the surrounding communities, and we can’t wait to see the impact we will have in the area.”

Caitlin Benisek

The center also announced that it has hired Caitlin Benisek, registered nurse. 

Benisek received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Maryland in 2013. Since graduating, she has worked at Frederick Memorial Hospital, where she floated to different hospital units depending on the hospital’s staffing needs. She supported the University of Maryland Medical Center as a nurse in the cardiac surgery step down unit, and she cared for patients who underwent cardiothoracic procedures. 

“One of the most rewarding gifts of my position is mothers allowing me to become a part of such a private moment in their lives,” Benisek said in a news release. “Birth is when women realize they are truly powerful, and I am so excited to help Mychal Pilia create powerful, meaningful experiences for mothers right here in Frederick.”