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New Birth Center facility located in Topsham

BY PATRICK GABRION Times Record Business Editor


The practice of midwifery is commonplace in Europe, and it is becoming more popular in the United States.

A business in the Mid-coast region that is offering this growing service is The Birth Center at Northern Sun, located in Topsham, and its practitioners are Sarah Ackerly and Josie Skavdahl, certified professional midwives and naturopathic doctors.

"The Birth Center provides a home-like and beautiful setting for families to come and birth," said Ackerly, the owner of the business. "It is a safe and roomy environment where clients have the space, physically and emotionally, to allow for their birth experience to unfold."