Honoring Mary Ellen Pleasant

Mary Ellen Pleasant Part 1 of how the San Francisco Birth Center birthing suites got their names Introductory note: At San Francisco Birth Center, we love the city’s long history of strong women doing amazing things. That’s why, when we were naming our birthing...

Saying Goodbye to Julie

Building a space that is supportive of birth choices and encourages community is something a younger me dreamed of, and the current me is still in disbelief that it’s become a reality. Helping to create San Francisco Birth Center has been an amazing adventure. I am...

Preparing Yourself for the Fourth Trimester

Many cultures around the world recognize a sacred period after the birth of a baby, often referred to as the 4th trimester. During this time, often around 40 days, new moms do not leave the house, or sometimes even the bed.  The mom is fed nourishing meals to prepare...