Eye Ointment for Newborns Neonatal conjunctivitis, although rare since the 1800s, can still cause a problem for some newborns. It is an eye infection caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi. The most common of these is Neisseria Gonorrhoeae, which is an STD. What is Ophthalmia Neonatorum (ON)? Ophthalmia Neonatorum (ON) is conjunctivitis of… Continue reading Eye Ointment for Newborns
Our Prenatal Care Giving birth is a beautiful experience, when paired with prenatal education, empowerment, and holistic care. The concept of prenatal care addresses the challenges of preparing for birth, improves the experience for the mother, and ensures the baby’s health. Exceptional prenatal care is essential for developing a healthy pregnancy, smooth labor,… Continue reading Our Prenatal Care
What If I Tear During Birth? Tearing during childbirth can be a big concern for mothers, especially if they’re having their first baby. Here’s what you need to know about tearing during birth and what happens if you do tear. How common is it to tear during childbirth? According to the Royal… Continue reading What if I tear during birth?
What if My Birth Doesn’t Go to Plan? At the birth center, our first and foremost priority is to help the mother have the best birth experience and ensure the baby and the mother get through the process safely. Sometimes, we face circumstances that put mothers or babies at risk. These indicate a… Continue reading What if My Birth Doesn’t Go to Plan?
Am I Considered High-Risk? Most healthy women have low-risk pregnancies, but there are times when someone might be considered high-risk. Here’s what you need to know about a high-risk pregnancy. What are some factors that make a pregnancy high-risk? Some factors that may predispose you to a high-risk pregnancy include: Existing health… Continue reading Am I Considered High-Risk?
Are There Natural Induction Techniques? Pregnancy that has gone past your due date has its own set of challenges. At 41 weeks of pregnancy, most healthcare providers like to try to start encouraging labor. We understand that resorting to medical or surgical methods to induce labor can be the wrong path for mothers… Continue reading Are There Natural Induction Techniques?
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 […]