"I'm afraid to give birth": Gentle reminders to calm your nerves
Author: SCV Birth Center
Some women go into their child’s birth feeling calm, cool and collected. They simply trust in their body's innate ability to grow and deliver a baby. But others, no matter how hard they try, have a harder time calming their nerves. It's understandable because birth can be unpredictable. It can also be especially anxiety-inducing if you've never been through it or have had a difficult experience in the past.
Often times, women feel at a loss for what to expect. And it’s true that there are a lot of unknowns which can leave women scared and overwhelmed. What will it feel like? Will I be able to handle the pain? What if something goes wrong? These are all normal questions that most women who are about to become mothers have asked themselves.
What you need to know about having children at your birth
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.
Every new mom and dad becomes a personal photographer for their family and while most of us know how to open the camera app on our phone, here are some simple tips that will help you capture those moments even better.
Pregnant While Parenting
Author: Renee Sicignano, LM, CPM
Transition from being a mommy of one to a mommy of two is a big change. The lessons of being a first-time mom are still a daily learning process but in adding a second child to your family you will learn things you never knew you would need to know.
Birth Center Basics
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.