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3 Ways to (really) prepare for your birth

Posted: 1/15/2018

Author: SCV Birth Center

Flip open any book on giving birth and you might instantly feel bombarded with all of the things you should be doing to prepare. Eat healthy and never cheat, exercise daily, take this class, and that one. While none are bad ideas, the truth is, preparing for birth is mostly a state of mind. You have to harness your inner power. You have to believe in yourself. And you have to trust your body to do its most important work.

 

How to handle questions about your birth/parenting at the holidays

Posted: 12/14/2017

Author: SCV Birth Center

How to handle questions about your birth/parenting at the holidays

What do we mean when we talk about "evidence based birth"?

Posted: 8/31/2017

Author: SCV Birth Center

When you’re expecting and find yourself instantly inducted into the world of all things pregnancy and birth, you start to hear the the term “evidence-based birth” getting thrown around a lot. As birth workers, we understand what this kind of care looks like, what it doesn’t look like, and most importantly why it’s so beneficial to moms and babies. But what are we really talking about when we use this phrase? Is it just birth-people lingo for the ultimate birthing experience? Well, kind of.

 

But let’s break it down a little, shall we?

 

What you need to know about having children at your birth

Posted: 7/25/2017

Author: SCV Birth Center

While it’s atypical in our culture to see children attending births, let alone participating in them, we don’t believe that (normal) birth is traumatizing. In fact, we believe that birth is a natural, normal part of our life cycle, therefore we think it’s wonderful for children to see it.

Birth Control Breakdown

Posted: 2/26/2017

Author: SCV Birth Center

With so many birth control options out there the choice can be overwhelming. Our own Renee Sicignano breaks it all down for you, so you can make a more informed decision.