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5 Signs it might be more than “baby blues” and how to get help

Posted: 11/28/2017

Author: SCV Birth Center

After a woman gives birth, a series of drastic changes take place in her body and her brain. There’s a flood of hormones that are meant to help her to care and nurture her baby. Sometimes, those same hormones can contribute to anxiety or depression. Couple that with the relentless tasks of learning to take care of a newborn, sleepless nights, and it’s a pretty good recipe for slipping into feelings of sadness. “The baby blues” is the common expression we hear for moms who may be weepy for no discernable reason during the early stages of postpartum. But PPD (postpartum depression) can be challenging and even dangerous postpartum mental health disorder that shouldn’t be overlooked.

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. 

2016 Holiday Greetings

Posted: 12/22/2016

Author: SCV Birth Center

It’s December 22nd already and with the holidays right around the corner we wanted to wish everyone a Happy Holiday season! 

Eating and Drinking During Labor?

Posted: 12/15/2016

Author: SCV Birth Center

Did you know that you can eat before and during labor? Research has shown that your body needs calories for the work your body is doing through birth. 

Visiting A Newborn

Posted: 12/8/2016

Author: SCV Birth Center

The holidays are a time for visiting friends, especially those friends that have recently welcomed a new baby into the family. If you plan to visit any newborns or kids this season, check out these quick recommended tips.