The Bump: Alternative Birth Methods Worth Considering

The Bump: Alternative Birth Methods Worth Considering

For expecting parents in 2018, the hospital isn’t your only delivery location option. For years women have been opting for less conventional birth methods and pain control techniques—and moving out of the hospital room. San Francisco Birth Center can provide a unique...
Jess & Judah

Jess & Judah

At our last prenatal group, Julie led us in sharing a hope for the person across from us and a hope for our own birth. Only in retrospect do I understand the gravity of the hope I shared for myself: to tap into a strength I didn’t know I had. For weeks I had lived in...
Vanessa & Adelina

Vanessa & Adelina

Vanessa’s Version I waited several days after my due date for active labor to start spontaneously. It felt like purgatory. I knew I was on the edge of a cliff waiting to cross over but I felt stuck; unable to fully enjoy the final days of just the two of us and...
Jill & River

Jill & River

Birth of River September 10, 2017 When I became pregnant with my third child, River, I was over the moon.  I had just turned 40 and was hoping to have a third baby before it was too late.  When I found out I would be the mother of three boys, I was at first...

Birth Work is in My Blood (literally)

Deundra C. Hundon, Doula Deundra Hundon currently works as a doula and serves on the board of Friends of the San Francisco Birth Center. She hopes to inspire all women, with an extended heart for women of color, to learn about and embrace the power that they have when...