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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.

The Myth of the due date- What you need to know about going post-date

Posted: 4/18/2017

Author: SCV Birth Center

Most times when a woman finds out she is pregnant, one of the first prenatal appointments involves giving her a “due date.” This is the point in time when her baby is expected to arrive. If not on the date, the expectation is usually that she will give birth very close to the due date whether or not is based on evidence.

Can you really have a baby without an epidural?

Posted: 4/5/2017

Author: SCV Birth Center

There are a lot of reasons women choose to have unmedicated births. Some women are just uncomfortable with an idea of a needle in their spine. For others, it has to do with wanting the birth to maintain the birth as as natural event as possible, or preventing possible side effects, or the possible need for more intervention after that first intervention takes place. But understanding what’s going on during labor and how to cope with the pain and discomfort can help to quell some of those fears and make for a much easier labor and delivery. Proper support is crucial for an unmedicated birth is crucial. But what does that support look like? 

Birth Control Breakdown

Posted: 2/26/2017

Author: SCV Birth Center

With so many birth control options out there the choice can be overwhelming. Our own Renee Sicignano breaks it all down for you, so you can make a more informed decision.