Are Birth Centers Safe? If you’re new to the concept of birth center births with midwifery care, you’re probably questioning how safe it is before considering it as an option for yourself. While birth centers are unlike a hospital in many ways, they still adhere to high standards for protecting your health and safety… Continue reading Are Birth Centers Safe?
Can I Have an Epidural at the Birth Center? If you or someone close to you has ever experienced a hospital birth, you have probably heard of an epidural. What is an epidural? An epidural is a surgical procedure that involves inserting a needle into your lower spine, through which a catheter is… Continue reading Can I Have an Epidural at the Birth Center?
HEllo High blood pressure during pregnancy can take many forms. Some of them include: Chronic hypertension: this is when you have been diagnosed with hypertension before your pregnancy or before the 20th week of your pregnancy. In such cases, your high blood pressure is probably due to causes other than pregnancy-related causes. Gestational hypertension: if you […]
5 Ways to Encourage Postpartum Healing Recovering well during the postpartum period is extremely important for new mothers. A mother’s well-being in the postpartum period ensures better overall health and better care for the baby. It also improves the chances of another healthy pregnancy later. How long does postpartum recovery usually last? Postpartum recovery after […]
Pelvic floor therapy treats pelvic floor muscles. It works as a standalone procedure or part of a comprehensive treatment for a variety of physical conditions surrounding pregnancy. What is Pelvic Floor Therapy? Pelvic floor muscles have several functions, including: Supporting the pelvic organsAssisting bowel and bladder functionsEnabling sexual arousal and orgasm Any trouble in this […]
From celebrity moms to holistic care enthusiasts, having doulas during pregnancy is becoming increasingly common, and it might make you wonder if you need one too. Pregnancy can be both physically and mentally challenging for all mothers. While health care providers do what they can to ensure you’re healthy physically, it’s equally important to pay […]
Natural Coping Techniques for Labor There are many differences between a birth center birth and a hospital birth. While we focus on natural methods of pain management during labor instead of medical options, we also focus on many other comfort measures such as offering a real bed instead of a hospital gurney. You’d be surprised […]
5 Early Signs of Pregnancy Wondering if you might be pregnant? Here are 5 early signs of pregnancy to look out for: 1. Missed Period A missed period is often the first thing that might raise suspicion about pregnancy. If you haven’t had your period 1-2 weeks over when it is due, you might be […]
If this is your first pregnancy, it’s normal to wonder what labor will feel like and how to know for sure when it’s time to get going. How do I know I am in Labor? Labor is the process where periodic uterine contractions lead to the delivery of the baby, followed by the delivery of […]
If you’re expecting, congratulations! Every mother wants what’s best for their child; this can be in the form of having a healthy pregnancy or wanting to deliver naturally without any interventions. If you’re wondering how you can be better prepared for a natural birth, keep reading! To have a natural birth, you first need to […]