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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any books I should get to prepare for pregnancy and birth? We have a large lending library at The Birth Center full of our favorite titles.  When choosing a book, look for authors who support normalcy, the power of your body, and holistic management of...

Prenatal Yoga

Prenatal Yoga

The Benefits of Mindful Movement and Breath Work During Pregnancy Yoga means “to yoke.” Often it is interpreted as a practice of yoking the mind, body, and spirit. Pregnancy is an opportune time to use the practice of yoga in deepening connection with one’s own body,...

Support Without Judgement

Support Without Judgement

One of the things I am so happy about in our Birth Center community is the non-judgemental support from mothers. Both in-person and in our private online Facebook groups, mothers are so supportive of one another. A mom can post that she is having trouble with her...

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...