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.


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?


Birth Center Basics

Posted: 12/29/2016

Author: Renee Sicignano, LM, CPM

Many expecting moms have heard the terms “natural childbirth” or “birth center” thrown around but still aren’t sure what that means. We want to define and breakdown what these terms mean and help every expecting mom explore all their options and ask the right questions. 

Pre-Labor Checklist

Posted: 11/10/2016

Author: Renee Sicignano, LM, CPM

If you’re navigating the waters of your third trimester, you are probably being inundated with information along with tips and tricks for labor, prep, and postpartum. Stop, take a seat, and take a breath.

Why Not Natural Childbirth?

Posted: 7/28/2016

Author: Renee Sicignano, LM, CPM

Many people will ask, what does natural childbirth mean and why should I even consider it? Well, we think you should ask a different question: Why NOT consider birthing your baby naturally?