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Be An Amazing Postpartum Visitor

by Katie Madden, RN, IBCLC Photo: Jessica, Birth Center Mama Someone you love has just had her first baby: your sister, your best friend, your close colleague from the office. You know you can’t wait to get over there and squeeze that tiny bundle and sniff her little...

Prenatal Yoga

The Benefits of Mindful Movement and Breath Work During Pregnancy by: Julie Macedo 200RYT, Registered Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga teacher, Registered Fertility Yoga Teacher Yoga means “to yoke.” Often it is interpreted as a practice of yoking the mind, body, and...

Healing and Learning Circles

by Dr. Karen Avino, RN "Health is not only to be well, but to use well every power we have.” Florence Nightingale, 1893 Healing circles are deeply rooted in the traditional practices of indigenous people.  Members sit in a circle to consider a problem or a...

Under One Roof

Integrative Care at The Birth Center: Holistic Women’s HealthCare, LLC “Health is not only to be well, but to use well every power we have”. Florence Nightingale, 1893 Integrative Care at the Birth Center is a collaboration of health care practitioners and partners...

Baby Bodywork

Note from Katie Madden, RN, IBCLC: Today’s guest blog comes from Colleen McLaughlin, LMT, RN, a friend and colleague who shares my passion for working with babies and their families. Below, Colleen describes how her work with babies can help loosen up any tightness...

What to Expect at Your Prenatal Office Visit

Excerpt from The Birth Center Client Manual Frequency You should schedule your first visit about 8-10 weeks after your last menstrual period. After the initial visit, the CNMs will see you every four weeks until you are 28 weeks pregnant, every 2 weeks until you are...

Episiotomies

an excerpt from The Birth Center Client Manual Episiotomies are performed at the TBC on an as-needed basis, not routinely. Our hope is that throughout the prenatal period, a relationship of trust will be established between you and us. Then, in the rare situation an...

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