How Does a Birth Center Differ from a Hospital? If you haven’t had the experience of giving birth at a birth center yet, you probably have a lot of questions about how it differs from hospital birth care. To start, a birth center is centered around the idea of providing a more home-like… Continue reading How Does a Birth Center Differ from a Hospital?
If you have never opted for midwifery care at a birth center before and don’t personally know someone who has, it might make it a little harder to know what to look for and you may wonder if birth centers are safe. There are several reasons why giving birth at a… Continue reading Are Birth Centers Safe?
Are you currently expecting? You may be overwhelmed by all that is happening with your life and body. If you need extra support to get through it all, consider hiring a doula. We can tell you all about doulas so you can decide if a doula is right for you! What is… Continue reading What is a Doula?
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