What is Amazing about having a Birth Center experience?

It’s all the same isn’t it? Having a baby? What does it matter where you have it? What couples are finding when they choose a Birth Center option is that they are about to embrace an Intimate birth experience. So many things are now in their control such as who is present at their birth,

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Is Meconium at Birth To Be Expected?

Not necessarily. The presence of meconium at birth tells us that the baby had an event where its oxygen supply was compromised.  This could have happened anytime during the pregnancy or during labor.  About 12% of live births have the presence of meconium at birth and only about .002% of those live births develops into

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Is Tearing at Birth Normal?

No, it doesn’t have to be.  Many factors play into whether a mother’s perineum tears or not. Position- Some positions that the mother is in at the time of pushing put less stress on the perineum.  Hands and Knees, Side-lying, Squatting, and Semi-recumbent are all gentle positions on the perineum.  Sitting up with legs spread

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Why Not Be Vegan?

Many women today eat Vegan or Vegetarian. But what does that mean for fertility and pregnancy? Risks for infertility, miscarriage, and fetal abnormality are higher, and it is difficult to get all of the key nutrients needed, in the form they are best absorbed by the body. These concerns aren’t only for women; male fertility

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Skin Health

The skin is a major organ of elimination.  How does one avoid skin rashes, acne, eczema or psoriasis? There are two major ways to support the skin.  One way is to take in nutrients that nourish the skin and the other is to improve the processes of elimination… such as the gut. Suppressive drugs can

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Pregnancy Diet Part 2

Welcome back! In Part 1 of the Pregnancy Diet Series we talked about the importance of having meat in your diet. In Part 2 we will cover some vitamins and supplements that are key to a healthy pregnancy diet. Vitamin A is a must have for your pregnancy diet. It is needed to make estrogen.

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Healthy Pregnancy Diet Part 1

A healthy pregnancy diet was best expressed by Anne Frye when she said “Good nutrition is the best gift a pregnant woman can give to her unborn baby.” It is key to prevent birth defects. Be an Omnivore. This is key for your pregnancy diet. It is difficult to get pregnant and grow a baby

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Fertility and Diet

Many women ask us about a good diet to encourage conception and to try keep the pregnancy as stable as possible. Here are a few tips to help you get started: 1.Sleep: Get more sleep. It sounds simple enough but we live very active and full lifestyles. Try to plan your day to where you

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Prenatal Nutrition

For most of us it can be hard to get the proper daily nutrition. Prenatal nutrition seems even harder. We have created an infographic to make your daily eating habit choices easier and more clear.  Often we see things like “low fat” and automatically think it’s a good thing. The truth is that the company

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Quick Tip for Staying Healthy in December

Interesting… how when colder weather comes and the sun is less visible we are more prone to getting sick when we need to be staying healthy. So…what can we do to fortify ourselves? Here is a trick keep you feeling and looking your best throughout the winter months. Taking a good vitamin/mineral supplement will help

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