It’s so important to know about the wide range of birth-related professionals that can support us along our journeys. One thing that Sweet Child O’ Mine takes great pride in is bringing as many of these professionals together under one roof as possible. We want you to...
Pelvic floor physical therapy (PT) is a specialized kind of therapy that supports healthy pelvic function. In some cases this can be strengthening muscles, and in other cases it can mean relaxing the muscles– and everything in between. The pelvic floor includes all of the muscles that support the urinary and reproductive tracts.
You want to be prepared and as comfy as possible for your labor, birth and postpartum stay. Here are some helpful suggestions on what to pack in your birth bags.
Sleep is important after having a baby. This information will help you navigate your first month postpartum and know how to make sleep happen.
“Prodromal labor” is very common leading up to real labor. Some people call it “false labor;” however, we like to use the term “prodromal labor” because your body is trying to get ready for labor and birth. However, the uncomfortable contractions that one will...
Exercise can be beneficial to birthing people and their babies. Movement can help make space in your body, which can increase comfort. In other words, exercise can decrease aches and pains that can occur during pregnancy. It can also help make space for baby to get in an ideal position. In general, joyful movement can act as a mood booster and can be a source of pleasure and play. On a super practical level, exercise can increase gastrointestinal function during pregnancy, aiding in regular bowel movements.
Tips, Tools and Resources to help your breastfeeding journey
Sweet Child O’ Mine is a licensed birth center (BC350) in the Tampa Bay Area. Here are their statistics for the 2020-2021 reporting year.
All nutrients in prenatal vitamins are not equal. The best prenatal vitamins include natural source methylated B vitamins, including folate instead of folic acid. Without the natural source vitamins, our bodies can not metabolize and use them to repair our bodies’ DNA and stay healthy. Folate is important in the first 8 weeks of pregnancy to prevent spina bifida and other neural tube defects.
Pregnancy requires some extra precautions while travelling. Here’s some great tips to help you enjoy your travels safely.
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?
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.
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.
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