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.

3 Common struggles new parents have during the fourth trimester and how to ease them

Posted: 9/25/2017

Author: SCV Birth Center

There’s actually an entire other trimester that is usually left out of the conversations about growing a baby. That’s because this one happens after the baby is born. It’s known as the fourth trimester and is marked by the period of time between birth and the first three months of life.


This year, we’re rooting for Super Bowl Babies

Posted: 2/5/2017

Author: SCV Birth Center

Here’s 5 reasons why this year, we’re rooting for Super Bowl babies

What does VBAC mean?

Posted: 10/20/2016

Author: SCV Birth Center

Many women don't even realize that vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC)s are an option for them. Even after traumatizing hospital experiences and difficult previous births, many women qualify for a VBAC.

A Sweet Letter From A Sweet Family

Posted: 5/12/2016

Author: Renee Sicignano, LM, CPM

"The opportunity and experience of a home birth was incredible to say the least. Thank you for helping make that possible and such an amazing memory for our family."