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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...

The Sticky Truth About Sugar

The Sticky Truth About Sugar

by Anna Marie Trotman, Nutrition Consultant  Are you confused about sugar? Sugar has gotten a bad rap and well it should.  The average consumption of sugar in the US is 154  pounds per person per year. To break that down, you would have to consume 6 cups of...

Roasting Veggies and More

Roasting Veggies and More

By Anna Marie Trotman, Nutrition Consultant  Even though summer is sadly coming to end, we still have a couple of months left to enjoy locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables. Especially plentiful right now are those yummy root vegetables, but if you are like me you...

The Connection Between Sleep and Nutrition

The Connection Between Sleep and Nutrition

by Anna Marie Trotman, Nutrition Consultant  The Importance of Sleep Sleep is essential not only for being productive during the day, but also for supporting brain function, growth, and physical health over the different phases of a woman’s life. The effects of a bad...

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...

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