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Coping During the Corona Virus

by Gretchen Anderton, LCSW, PhD A few days ago I heard someone say “March 2020 was the longest year of my life.” Using humor is one of the ways people are finding to cope with the changes that have happened over the last month— maybe we abruptly transitioned to...

Tips for Talking to Your Kids About COVID-19

Tips for Talking to Your Kids About COVID-19

by Anna Marie Trotman Parents all over the world are facing the same problems and concerns, as we are quarantined to our homes. As public conversations around coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) increase, children may worry about themselves, their family members, and...

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...

Spring Into a Healthier You!

Spring Into a Healthier You!

by Anna Marie Trotman, Integrative Nutrition Coach March is National Nutrition Month, sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and...

A Conversation About Cupping

A Conversation About Cupping

by Tricia Kramer, L.Ac. I was in coffee shop when I overheard a conversation from the table next to me.  I looked over to see two young women -the one loudly said to her friend, “I want to look like Michael Phelps. You know, with red and purple spots all over my...

Raising Nearly Perfect Children?

Raising Nearly Perfect Children?

by Christopher Largent Many Native societies used to produce remarkably healthy children - mentally, emotionally, and physically.  How did they do it?  According to accounts of Native elders, they raised them as human beings - small but real people. What...

A Transition for Lactation Support at The Birth Center

A Transition for Lactation Support at The Birth Center

by Corinne Daut, RN, IBCLC, Director of Lactation Services My mentor, Katie Madden, has moved on to grow her Balanced Breastfeeding business and open her own private practice.  I am beyond proud of her. She has taught Gwynne and I so much over the last three years,...

Winter Herbal Remedies

Winter Herbal Remedies

by Jessica Ladin Jessica Ladin is a birth doula, forest kindergarten teacher, and mama to two children. Her interest in herbal medicine deepened after becoming pregnant and then having children. She enjoys combining her learning about the childbearing years with...

Fourth Trimester: Emotional Realities

Fourth Trimester: Emotional Realities

by Patty Haman, MA, NBCC Once you are home with your first baby, you will be experiencing many situations and internal emotions and reactions that may feel incredibly isolating and stressful. Having a baby can trigger many physical, emotional and mental reactions that...

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