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5 Things you didn't know about home birth

Posted: 8/14/2017

Author: SCV Birth Center

Families seeking care at SCV have the option of giving birth in the comfort of their own homes. That’s because we strongly believe home birth can be a wonderful and rewarding experience. Birth that happens at home is often peaceful, comfortable and joyous for everyone involved. But there are a lot of misconceptions about home birth that get tossed around, mostly out of fear of the unknown. While in many other countries, who have better birthing the U.S. giving birth at home is not the most common practice. Most mothers (about 95%) give birth in the hospital, though families seeking home birth have been steadily on the rise for several years.

 

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.

Birthing in Your Safe Space

Posted: 1/19/2017

Author: SCV Birth Center

The option of a home birth is one that allows you to create a sacred space, in an already comfortable environment. 

Pregnant While Parenting

Posted: 1/5/2017

Author: Renee Sicignano, LM, CPM

‚ÄčTransition 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

Posted: 12/29/2016

Author: Renee Sicignano, LM, CPM

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.