hospital and a birth center
Birth Center

Choosing Between a Hospital and a Birth Center

Having a baby is a huge life change that will require a significant amount of thought and consideration. There are many things you will have to decide when you have a baby. From the color of the nursery to deciding between breastfeeding and bottle feeding, you likely have a broad array of choices. Choosing between

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cloth or disposable diapers
Birth Center

Should you use Cloth or Disposable Diapers?

Having a baby is an incredible, life-changing experience. However, it comes with a substantial amount of considerations and decisions that you will have to make. As a parent, there will be many options that you will have to choose from when it comes to how you want to raise and care for your baby. One

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Prenatal Care

How Pregnancy Impacts the Immune System

The body changes substantially throughout the pregnancy process. It is completing a complex, beautiful, and natural process. Understanding how pregnancy impacts the immune system will help you to take the steps to protect yourself and your baby throughout the process. With the appearance of COVID-19, many pregnant women are concerned about the functionality of their

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Birth Center

The Importance of a Birth Plan

Preparation provides many benefits when it comes to your birth process. When you don’t prepare properly for your birth, it can be easy to feel like you are out of control regarding the process. Constructing a thorough, detailed birth plan will help to ensure that you retain control throughout the process and have the most

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COVID-19
Prenatal Care

Tips for Pregnant Women to Stay Safe During COVID-19

The time that we are currently living in is a rather frightening, uncertain time. However, this time can be exponentially more stressful for pregnant women that are concerned about the health of their babies. It is important to take extra measures in order to stay safe and protect your baby during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here

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inducing labor
Birth Center

Seven Things you Need to Know About Inducing Labor

It is not uncommon for pregnant women to become increasingly uncomfortable as their due date draws nearer. Despite thoroughly preparing for labor, these feelings can simply escalate, especially when you have gone beyond your estimated due date without any signs of labor beginning. You are likely having low energy, are experiencing substantial feelings of discomfort,

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mindset
Birth Center

The Impact of Mindset During Labor

As your due date approaches, it is likely that pregnancy is becoming increasingly uncomfortable. You’ve prepared for labor, but it can become incredibly easy to allow negative feelings to crop up during this time. You may be experiencing discomfort, have extremely low energy, or otherwise be all too ready to meet your baby. Though many

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ask your midwife
Birth Center

Questions you Should Ask your Midwife 

When you make the decision to hire a midwife, you will want to take the steps to find the right midwife for you. Ultimately, this comes down to asking the right questions to your midwife to ensure that they are a good fit. It is vital to ensure that you will feel comfortable with your

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tips for breastfeeding
Nutrition

Top Tips for Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding provides an array of benefits for the mother and infant alike. Many new mothers have a little difficulty getting into the swing of breastfeeding, so it can be particularly beneficial to obtain tips for breastfeeding when it becomes necessary. At My Family Birth Center, we are passionate and dedicated to protecting both your health

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breastfeeding vs formula
Nutrition

Breastfeeding vs Formula

Many pregnant women spend a great deal of thought considering whether they wish to breastfeed or use formula when the baby arrives. Either option provides an infant with the nutrition that they need to grow and maintain optimal health, but there are many differences between the two options. Understanding the advantages and disadvantages of breastfeeding

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