Maternal vitamin D deficiency is associated (to varying degrees) with preeclampsia, low birth weight, preterm labor, infections during pregnancy, neonatal hypocalcemia, poor postnatal growth, bone fragility, and increased incidence of autoimmune diseases. In other words, maternal vitamin D status can influence maternal, fetal, and breast-fed infant health. Recommended dosage for Vitamin D is typically 4000 IU for pregnancy and 6000 IU for postpartum. At Sweet Child O’ Mine, we usually just recommend 5000 IU per day.
Nitrous Oxide is an effective analgesic for labor that brings relaxation, pain relief and help for coping through unmedicated birth. Nitrous oxide is safe for mom and baby.
What is a doula and how can a birth doula benefit you?
Midwife Kitty says goodbye
Tending to your immune system is one foundational way you can support your body as it prepares for, grows, births, feeds, and nurtures your baby. During pregnancy, your immune system adapts so that it can protect both you and baby.
Ways to Cope with Depression related to Seasonal Affective Disorder, Pandemic Affective Disorder and Perinatal or Postpartum Depression
Annual Midwife / Birth Center Statistics. 7.8% Transfer rate. 2.5% Cesarean section rate. 42% Waterbirths. So proud of our team at Sweet Child O’ Mine!
With the heat of summer it’s important to keep ourselves hydrated and keep our electrolytes balanced. Hydration is so important to the proper functioning of our bodies.
NEW POLICIES: Very Important. Please Read. What we know about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how to protect yourself, your family and baby during pregnancy and breastfeeding
NPR special broadcast on how the role of Midwives & Doulas in America can increase access to care and improve birth outcomes.
Did you know that Sweet Child O’ Mine Birth Center accepts most commercial insurances and Medicaid? If you are interested in water birth, alternative birthing options, and what a Birth Center is all about, our Open House is the perfect opportunity for you to come see us and learn more.
A new water birth study has been published in the December 12, 2019 issue of The Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing. The study was conducted by the American Association of Birth Centers utilizing data from the organization’s members. The water birth study included 26,684 births between the years of 2012 and 2017 in both home and birth center settings. Those giving birth in water had more favorable outcomes.
Help for Postpartum Depression / Perinatal Mood Disorder
Postpartum support for mom and baby presentation– Learn very helpful tips on how to prepare for your postpartum period. With the focus often being on birth preparation, postpartum and breastfeeding preparation is often overlooked, but it is so important. We’ll help you make a plan for your postpartum care.
CNN reports that Midwives & Doulas can improve health care access and quality of care to moms and babies.
October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month. Losing a baby or child at any age or stage is not easy and it can be one of the hardest things in life to face. It's comforting to know that when walking through loss and grief, there are people around us who...
Our Doula Team hosts a “Birth Preparation” meeting monthly at Sweet Child O’ Mine. These meetings are open to anyone and we invite you to join us. This is an opportunity for you and your family to meet the Doulas, ask your questions and better prepare yourself for...
If you are breast feeding or plan to breast feed, we invite you to join us for our Breastfeeding Support Group for valuable learning and lactation help. This is an opportunity for you to learn more about breastfeeding, prepare for breastfeeding, to get one on one...
Join Us For Our Next Meeting Date: Monday, September 23rd Time: 7:00 to 8:00 PM Presentation Topic: Comfort Measures for Labor We will discuss various comfort measures and positions for labor. There will be practical hands on demonstrations of...
Doula presentation on how labor support can be beneficial to a laboring mom and her partner and family.
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