How can pregnant and postpartum women boost immunity during cold and flu season?
Author: SCV Birth Center
For pregnant women or postpartum mothers, cold and flu season can bring about some extra anxiety. That’s because there are few things more uncomfortable than coming down with an illness when your body is already working extra hard either to grow or feed your baby. But there is also the fear that your newborn will contract the sickness, too, which for us as parents, can be quite scary, not to mention downright miserable for your new baby.
Breastfeeding while pregnant: Yes, you can!
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.
3 Common struggles new parents have during the fourth trimester and how to ease them
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"?
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 Things you didn't know about home birth
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.