Breastfeeding while pregnant: Yes, you can!

Posted: 10/2/2017

Author: SCV Birth Center

There is a ton of cultural misinformation about breastfeeding while pregnant. Which is probably why, the biggest question we get asked, here at SCV is, “is it safe?” A lot of times, when women are receiving the medical care model, the rule of thumb is “wean the baby” as soon as you find out that you’re expecting again. But while there are certainly precautions to take into account when pregnant and breastfeeding, our perspective is a bit different.


The Myth of the due date- What you need to know about going post-date

Posted: 4/18/2017

Author: SCV Birth Center

Most times when a woman finds out she is pregnant, one of the first prenatal appointments involves giving her a “due date.” This is the point in time when her baby is expected to arrive. If not on the date, the expectation is usually that she will give birth very close to the due date whether or not is based on evidence.

Birth Control Breakdown

Posted: 2/26/2017

Author: SCV Birth Center

With so many birth control options out there the choice can be overwhelming. Our own Renee Sicignano breaks it all down for you, so you can make a more informed decision.

October: Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month

Posted: 10/27/2016

Author: SCV Birth Center

The loss of a child is heartbreaking, and is a type of grief that never completely goes away. Your entire world upside down and is a devastating truth for one out of four families. Remind them that they’re not alone and are cared for.

The Body’s Natural Response in Birth

Posted: 9/29/2016

Author: Renee Sicignano, LM, CPM

The scenes from the movies with a woman yelling “Give me the drugs,” are enough to make any women think labor is not a natural process. On the contrary, women have been giving birth for thousands of years—this is one of the things our bodies are made for.