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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.

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.

 

Self-care you can actually accomplish: Taking care of yourself in the fourth trimester

Posted: 5/15/2017

Author: SCV Birth Center

If you’re a new mom someone has likely mentioned something about “self-care” at some point between when your baby was crowning and the first few weeks of postpartum. That’s because becoming a parent is a lot like running a marathon and those who’ve done it before realize that it’s important not only to focus on taking care of your new infant, but to take care of yourself, too. Parental burnout is common and so are postpartum mood disorders. In fact it’s estimated that around 15% of mothers experience postpartum depression.

 

Everything you need to know about continuing to breastfeed after going back to work

Posted: 5/2/2017

Author: SCV Birth Center

One of the biggest questions we get about breastfeeding is how to continue that successful nursing relationship when mom’s maternity leave ends and she heads back to work. Not all mothers plan to stay home with their babies throughout their entire breastfeeding relationship. Many have full-time careers and therefore can’t simply nurse their baby on demand for as long as they plan to breastfeed.