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COVID-19 Update from TBC

COVID-19 Update from TBC

January 3, 2022 Dear Birth Center Patients and Families,         The Birth Center has been closely monitoring the Covid-19 surge. Within the past week  we have had 16 pregnant patients call to inform us they tested positive...

Parenting; Be kind to yourself. 2022

Parenting; Be kind to yourself. 2022

We're all aware that Pinterest perfect parents do not exist, and Instagram photos do not show you behind the scenes. Parenting is trial and error. Let's start a new trend moving forward; be kind to yourself 2022. Today we are going to talk about how to cope with...

Birth Without Fear.

Birth Without Fear.

By Stacey AvilaHear me out for a moment, epidurals and active pain management for childbirth are not enemies. A birthing choice is individually made per the laborer and should always be supported. With this being said, knowledge is the solution to all fears. When you...

The First Trimester

The First Trimester

by Stacey Avila It all starts with two faint lines on a pee stick, and suddenly you're hit with a rush of emotions. The pulsing in your veins, the heart racing adrenaline. At this point, you are envisioning a brand new life. No one reacts the same in this...

Hospital Transfer in Labor

Hospital Transfer in Labor

While we all hope and plan for a birth center birth for all our clients, labor can bring unexpected twists and turns to the best laid plans.  At The Birth Center, our transfer rate in labor is 21 % which means that approximately 1 in 5 people, at some point in...

Fourth Trimester: Emotional Realities

Fourth Trimester: Emotional Realities

by Patty Haman, MA, NBCC Once you are home with your first baby, you will be experiencing many situations and internal emotions and reactions that may feel incredibly isolating and stressful. Having a baby can trigger many physical, emotional and mental reactions that...

Building a Bond

Building a Bond

By Dorinda Dove, CNM After 27 years here, when I reflect on the many facets of my career, the thing that means the most to me is my interactions with clients. As midwives, we strive to provide the best care possible to our clients, both physically and emotionally, but...

“Your life will never be the same after children.”

“Your life will never be the same after children.”

By Stacey Avila This phrase haunts me in my sleep, when I wake up in the morning, after having my coffee, throughout the day, in the shower you get the point it's always racing through my head. This phrase is one that always rubbed me the wrong way, as if having...

More Than Awareness (The Pink Ribbon)

More Than Awareness (The Pink Ribbon)

By Stacey Avila The parades, the walks, the pink ribbon that speaks volumes in silence. Breast Cancer Awareness Month is more than awareness, it's about breaking the Barriers that still lie within our health care involving the once breast cancer effects. 1 in 8 women...

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