What Should I Do With My Placenta? The tree of life. The link between worlds. The placenta is a glandular organ that develops from the fertilized egg. It plays many roles throughout pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding. Your placenta is in charge of bringing oxygen and nutrients to your baby, removing waste from your baby’s… Continue reading What Should I Do With My Placenta?
Your Birth Plan A birth plan or birth vision is a written document that lays out your wishes for labor, birth, and postpartum care. There are many templates you can find online, or you may create your own. Most versions of a birth plan no matter your planned birth setting will include much of… Continue reading Your Birth Plan
Who Should Come to My Birth? When you are thinking about who you want at your birth, it is important to think about who you feel comfortable being around in a very vulnerable moment. Whether that is just you and your partner or a family member or even a doula, you only want people… Continue reading Who Should Come to My Birth?
What is Nitrous Oxide? Nitrous oxide is more commonly known as laughing gas, which is colorless, odorless, and slightly sweet-tasting. It is used as an alternative way to help with pain relief and manage labor. What is nitrous oxide used for? Using nitrous oxide during labor is actually quite simple. When inhaled,… Continue reading What is Nitrous Oxide?
Why You Should Consider Midwifery Care It can be a hard decision for people to choose where they’d like to receive their healthcare, particularly when it comes to pregnancy and birth. We’re here to offer some key information for those who may be unfamiliar with all the amazing benefits of midwifery care! Beyond prenatal,… Continue reading Why You Should Consider Midwifery Care
5 Hunger Cues from Your Baby Figuring out the ropes of being a new parent is a real challenge. You’re learning how to understand hunger cues from your baby, to figure out their needs and how they communicate in their own way with you. It’s mostly guesswork and learning to adapt to your baby’s… Continue reading 5 Hunger Cues from Your Baby
Postpartum Care with Sacred Roots Birth & Wellness Center We all know that taking care of yourself during pregnancy is super important, and most mothers are mindful of incorporating that into their routine. Unfortunately, we often have so much of our attention on baby in the postpartum period that we forget to carry on this… Continue reading Postpartum Care with Sacred Roots Birth & Wellness Center
Our New Location In case you haven’t heard the news, Sacred Roots Birth & Wellness Center is excited to be opening a second location to serve even more clients! We are a freestanding birth center that offers evidenced-based care in a home-like environment with multiple beautiful birthing suites and exam rooms. Our nurse-midwives are… Continue reading Our New Location
When giving birth, you can choose to delay clamping the umbilical cord, and it’s our preferred method following the birth. Doing so can provide several health benefits to your newborn baby. What is Delayed Cord Clamping? The umbilical cord is usually clamped immediately after birth. With delayed cord clamping (DCC), the clamping is prolonged anywhere… Continue reading Benefits of Delayed Cord Clamping
Are Birth Centers Expensive? When choosing the right place for your birth, expenses are an important factor that goes into the decision-making process. The costs you incur at a birth center largely depend upon what kind of birth center you’re choosing and what services you opt for. In general, giving birth at a birth… Continue reading Are Birth Centers Expensive?