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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...

Maverick’s Birth Story

Maverick’s Birth Story

by Courtney Seiders My plan my whole pregnancy was to have my son at The Birth Center.  My wife and I fell in love on our initial tour and so it was really set in my mind that I was going to deliver my baby there.   I also set it in my mind that I would give birth...

The Art of Mindfulness

The Art of Mindfulness

by Anna Marie Trotman Growing up I got a Chatty Kathy doll for Christmas. I was almost in my teens and didn’t particularly like the fact that I got a doll, so I gave her to my younger sister. When you pulled a  string the doll talked, and my younger sister loved...

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...

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