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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...

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...

Affirmations

Affirmations

Photo: Gina (TBC Mama), photo by Sugarlove Studio  Labor and birth affirmations are positive statements, thoughts, and inspiration that can be used to help prepare a pregnant mama for labor and birth. These statements can be repeated over and over or placed on the...

Spring Into a Healthier You!

Spring Into a Healthier You!

by Anna Marie Trotman, Integrative Nutrition Coach Mama Said! How many times did you hear your mother say, “Eat your carrots, they’re good for your eyes,” “Eat your greens, they have lots of vitamins,” or “Don’t drink all that soda, it’s bad for your bones!” She was...

The Importance of Your Annual Well Woman Exam

The Importance of Your Annual Well Woman Exam

Don’t Put Your Well Woman Exam Off  Annual gynecologic exams are among the most important ways for women to receive preventive health screening and education that is specific to women. The Birth Center providers are trained to care for...

How to Support Mom: Tips for the Support Person

How to Support Mom: Tips for the Support Person

by Justine Deputy, RN, MSN Being the support person is an important role during the labor, birth, and postpartum period. A lot of people focus on what mom is about to go through as labor nears (rightfully so), but some attention must also be brought to the support...

Cloth Diapering 101

Cloth Diapering 101

by Renee Yarrington The number of decisions we must make as parents is overwhelming. Baby carrier or stroller? Crib or co-sleeper? Circumcision? Vaccinations? Nursery colors? The choices are endless. One thing, that seems like an easy decision is what diapers to use....

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