Terminology time!Effacement: the thinning of the cervix (often described in %) Dilation: the opening of the cervix (described in cm) #birthcenter #dilation #effacement
The third trimester is REAL ♥ Some women breeze through it, and some have alllllll the discomforts. Did you experience any of the things listed below? How did you get relief? #momshelpingmoms #birthcenter #pregnancylife Sleeping Sciatica / Lightening Crotch Constipation Lung Capacity Heartburn
Please join us in Welcoming baby boy Aiden Orfeo to Priscilla and Evan’s family. Aiden weighed 8.15 at birth.
The B.R.A.I.N. acronym is a fantastic way to frame conversations with your care provider team. It helps receive information so you can make a decision, while respecting your autonomy as a birthing person ♥ #birthcenter #birthautonomy #empoweredbirth B – benefits R – risks A – alternatives I – intuition N – nothing
Partners are an essential part of pregnancy and labor ♥ Below are a few tips on ways partners can support during labor! 1. Encouraging language 2. Tender touching 3. Nourishment (hydration and food) 4. Knowing the laboring person’s birth preferences These, of course, only scratch the surface. What were some of the favorite ways your […]
A Birth Ball during pregnancy can be your best friend! Sitting on the ball, doing gentle figure 8’s is a great way to rotate your pelvis and relax your hips. This encourages your baby to get in a good position, and can prevent some common lower back and hip pain resulting from sitting in an […]
Newborn Care Tip!! If you’re noticing some baby acne, crib cap, goop in the eye, or dry skin, rub some breast milk into the area and watch it do its magic #breastmilk #liquidgold #birthcenter #newbornbaby
Nourishing your body postpartum supports breastfeeding, recovery, and overall well-being ♥️ As you’re entering the final weeks of pregnancy, talk to your midwife about the best foods to prepare for your fourth trimester at home! #postpartum #firstfortydays #birthcenter
Please join us in wishing Emily a Happy Birthday today!
Even though your partner might not always understand what you’re going through in pregnancy, we love to encourage active and conscious connection. One of our favorite tips is for your partner to talk to your belly! Talk about all of the fun things you’re going to do as a family. Encourage them to treat mama […]