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.


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?


5 Tips for breastfeeding at the beach

Posted: 7/18/2017

Author: SCV Birth Center

If you’re headed to the beach this summer for the first time as a breastfeeding mama, don’t let the fear of nursing among the salty air and sand stand in the way of a great time. While during early postpartum, you may have felt more comfortable simply nursing in the comfort of your own home. But now that it’s time for vacation, you may find yourself having to confront a fear of nursing in public or some minor planning issues that come with nursing on the go.


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