What do we mean when we talk about "evidence based birth"?
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
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.
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?
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?
Natural Birth: Benefits for Baby
While the experience of natural birth at the SCV Birth Center is not only comforting and altogether safer for mommy than a hospital birth, there are plenty of benefits that directly affect the baby.