SF Birth Center Blog
Keep up with the latest news, advice, and natural birth topics from San Francisco Birth Center.
by: Janine M. Mash, LCGC. I remember when I was pregnant with my first child, I had this moment thinking “I can’t wait for this baby to be born so I can stop worrying about her.” It was then that I realized this underlying worry I’ve been carrying around was...read more
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...read more
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...read more
Did you know that August 1st – 7th marks World Breastfeeding Week? We honor this week to recognize the benefits and challenges associated with breastfeeding around the world. The first World Breastfeeding Week was celebrated in 1992 with 70 countries taking...read more
Have you ever wondered how your midwife learned her skill or what her credentials mean? Or has your wonderful birth experience made you curious about becoming a midwife yourself? If the answer to either of these questions is “yes” then this post is for you. Let’s...read more
“The best things in life are worth waiting for, fighting for, believing in, and never letting go of.” - Unknown Having a baby involves a lot of waiting. Waiting for those two little lines to appear on that pregnancy test. Waiting to hear the sound of the heartbeat for...read more
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...read more
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...read more
Photo credit Julia Lorraine Birth can be transformative. Research shows that for birthing people with the goal of natural childbirth, preparation and education greatly increases the likelihood of having a natural birth free of unnecessary intervention. While birth is...read more
Guess what?! We have some BIG news to share. Everyone take a deep breath and count to three! 1...2...3… We are bringing nitrous to our birth center! And don’t worry, it’s not for us 😉 It is only for those in labor! We want to make sure you are educated on all of the...read more
Such a welcoming and safe place to give birth. I loved the one on one care and also the group prenatal classes. I always felt heard and the midwives allowed me to be in charge of the birth I wanted. Birthing my baby here was such a powerful and intimate experience and I can't wait to have my second baby here.