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COVID-19 Update from TBC

COVID-19 Update from TBC

Updated July 13, 2020 Dear Birth Center Families, Writing once again to fill you in on changes at The Birth Center related to COVID-19.  Beginning this week, we will be going through a list of screening questions with you as you come into the building - in...

It’s Time to Call the Doula!

The Birth Center recognizes and values the important contribution doulas make in improving the birth experience for laboring women and their partners. Just over three years ago, we launched The Birth Center Doulas. Across the United States, doulas attend only a very...

Best Laid Plans: My Postpartum Experience

Best Laid Plans: My Postpartum Experience

by Andrea Bigus, Birth Center Mama When I took a pregnancy test on July 7, 2019 and it came out positive, I proceeded to take another three tests over the course of the next 48 hours to rule out any error from the tests. I had a nutritionist and weighed out my food to...

Rethink Your Drink

Rethink Your Drink

by Anna Marie Trotmann, Nutrition Consultant Now that summer is here it’s important to make sure you and your family stay hydrated. The importance of drinking enough fluids each day is crucial for many reasons: to regulate body temperature, flush out toxins, prevent...

Caring and Sharing

Caring and Sharing

by Anna Marie Trotman The last eight weeks have challenged us in more ways than we can possibly count. Despite the fear, uncertainty, and loss we have undoubtedly experienced, we are learning how resilient we all can be. For many of us at home right now, not only are...

Yiannis Birth Story

Yiannis Birth Story

by Michelle Livizos No. One. Else.  These three powerful words changed my entire birth plan.  I had my first child at Christiana Hospital and intended to have my second there as well.  Being an older “fairly crunchy” mom, I planned to have a natural...

Mindfulness and Children

Mindfulness and Children

By Anna Marie Trotman Can We “Medicate” Today?  When my niece was about four we would play the meditation “game.” We would sit cross-legged and focus on breathing for a few minutes. In warmer weather, we would go outside and blow bubbles, then mindfully watch...

Coping During the Corona Virus

by Gretchen Anderton, LCSW, PhD A few days ago I heard someone say “March 2020 was the longest year of my life.” Using humor is one of the ways people are finding to cope with the changes that have happened over the last month— maybe we abruptly transitioned to...

Tips for Talking to Your Kids About COVID-19

Tips for Talking to Your Kids About COVID-19

by Anna Marie Trotman Parents all over the world are facing the same problems and concerns, as we are quarantined to our homes. As public conversations around coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) increase, children may worry about themselves, their family members, and...

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