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?


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.

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. 

The First Steps To A Happy Pregnancy

Posted: 4/21/2016

Author: Renee Sicignano, LM, CPM

So, you’re pregnant… now what? Pregnancy is a long journey and so many first-time mommas aren’t sure what the first steps on this journey should be. Don’t worry; we’re here to help!