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COVID-19 Update from TBC

COVID-19 Update from TBC

Prenatal/Office Gynecology/Lactation Visits:LABORING WOMEN: The Birth Center is open as usual for clients in labor with screening to be done during the initial labor call.  We have changed our policy to allow 2 adult support persons, who will also be screened, in...

The ABCD and Es of Breast Cancer

The ABCD and Es of Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Awareness MonthBy Nicolle D. Surratte October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness about theimpact of breast cancer. There are few people who have not been impacted by the seriousconsequences of this disease and we want...

Sleep:  Finding Your Sleep Groove with a Newborn

Sleep:  Finding Your Sleep Groove with a Newborn

By Dr. Corrine Seeley, PhD  The first few months of life with a newborn is a whirl-wind, and let’s face it - it is exhausting! As parents, we often become focused on how our baby is transitioning. Are they sleeping enough?  Eating enough? Peeing enough? Pooping...

What Happens If My Baby Has a Tongue Tie?

What Happens If My Baby Has a Tongue Tie?

By Corinne Daut RN,IBCLC, Director of Lactation Services       A tongue-tie (or ankyloglossia) occurs when the lingual frenulum, a piece of tissue that connects the tongue to the floor of the mouth, is either too short, too thick, too inelastic or...

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any books I should get to prepare for pregnancy and birth? We have a large lending library at The Birth Center full of our favorite titles.  When choosing a book, look for authors who support normalcy, the power of your body, and holistic management of...

Prenatal Yoga

Prenatal Yoga

The Benefits of Mindful Movement and Breath Work During Pregnancy Yoga means “to yoke.” Often it is interpreted as a practice of yoking the mind, body, and spirit. Pregnancy is an opportune time to use the practice of yoga in deepening connection with one’s own body,...

Support Without Judgement

Support Without Judgement

One of the things I am so happy about in our Birth Center community is the non-judgemental support from mothers. Both in-person and in our private online Facebook groups, mothers are so supportive of one another. A mom can post that she is having trouble with her...

Quit the pity party.

Quit the pity party.

Recently I heard a quote that struck me. “ You can't wait until life isn't hard anymore before you decide to be happy”. This quote had my mind wrapped around its existence. You can take this quote and analyze it with every aspect of your life, but let's just focus on...

A Safe Place

A Safe Place

In a world full of anxiety there is nothing better than acceptance, being able to walk into a room and be yourself with no judgment is a privilege many take for granted. For the LGBTQ+ community, safe spaces are often hard to find. Here at The Birth Center, we are a...

That Pesky Pelvic Floor!  

That Pesky Pelvic Floor!  

I recently found myself waking up multiple times at night to go to the bathroom. I found that I could hardly make it to the bathroom during the day, whether I was at work, home or out and about.  I would wet my pants when I laughed, coughed or sneezed. I finally...