What to Include in Your Birth Bag

What to Include in Your Birth Bag

What to Include in Your Birth Bag If your due date is approaching, it’s about time you start preparing your birth bag. Ideally, you should have your birth bag ready as you cross the 37-week mark since you never know when your baby decides it’s time to make an appearance! Here are some things you… Continue reading What to Include in Your Birth Bag

Optimizing Your Birth

Optimizing Your Birth

Optimizing Your Birth Rachel Hicks RN   One of the many joys of pregnancy is the preparation for your birth and new baby. With so much information and recommendations available, it can be hard to sift through it all and prioritize what things are going to be most effective to prepare your body and optimize… Continue reading Optimizing Your Birth

How Do I Know a Birth Center is Right for Me?

How Do I Know a Birth Center is Right for Me?

How Do I Know a Birth Center is Right for Me?   If you’re expecting a baby soon, congratulations! Amidst all the decisions you’re going to have to make regarding your baby and pregnancy, choosing the type of birth you want is one you’ll want to sort out as soon as possible and you might… Continue reading How Do I Know a Birth Center is Right for Me?

What is a Water Birth

What is a Water Birth

Natural birthing methods are becoming more popular since many mothers seek delivery without any medical or surgical intervention. This has given rise to the popularity of water birth.  While it may seem daunting; it’s really not all that scary! Here’s what you need to know about water birth.    What is Water Birth?   Water… Continue reading What is a Water Birth

When are you going to check my cervix?

(Photo credit: Willow Grove Photography) We get a lot of questions about our usual practice with cervical exams at the end of pregnancy and during labor. The end of pregnancy cervical exam question tends to be “Are you going to start checking me at X weeks?” Answer: We do not do routine cervical exams at… Continue reading When are you going to check my cervix?

Creating Your Birth Space

(Big Sis was the creative talent behind this space!) When you arrive at the birth center for your birthing time, we invite you to settle in and make it your space. Many of our clients choose to decorate their birth spaces, and we LOVE it! (Typically the decorating is done by a family member or… Continue reading Creating Your Birth Space

What’s the Deal with Waterbirth?

Waterbirth: Why consider a waterbirth? Is it safe? Desire for waterbirth is a common reason why families choose Sacred Roots for their birth experiences. Each of our birthing suites offers a large, jetted tub for hydrotherapy and waterbirth. Hydrotherapy (the use of water in a tub or shower during labor) is very commonly used to… Continue reading What’s the Deal with Waterbirth?

Making Friends!

Guest Blog from Sacred Roots client Danielle! When I was about 37-38 weeks pregnant with my second baby boy, I downloaded the app Peanut to look for other moms in my area to connect with. To be honest, I couldn’t find many that I clicked with or seemed to have similar interests. I found Erica’s… Continue reading Making Friends!

A Brief Respite

One of my favorite moments of labor, one that happens only occasionally, is when a woman falls asleep in between contractions. I see this most often when women are in the transition phase of active labor or in the pushing stage. It is wild to think that in the midst of arguably the most intense… Continue reading A Brief Respite

How Far is too Far?

How far is too far? We get asked this question a lot! The truth is that there isn’t an easy or direct answer to this question. The majority of our clients live within 1.5 hours of the birth center although we have had clients from all over the state. Since we are the only birth… Continue reading How Far is too Far?