Last week a mama asked for any advice experienced mamas had for pregnancy and labor on our private Facebook groups (email thebirthcenter@thebirthcenter if you would like to join). There were so many great responses, I thought it would be helpful to collect them and put them into one place for other mamas. So here are a number of things that our Birth Center Mamas recommend!



  • Doula (Birth Center doula services coming soon!)
  • Waterbirth
  • Birth Ball / Exercise Ball (use to bounce baby once he or she is here too!)
  • Stay Hydrated!
  • Shower
  • Placenta Encapsulation (Contact Dawn at
  • Birth Photography