SF Birth Center Blog

Keep up with the latest news, advice, and natural birth topics from San Francisco Birth Center.

Honoring Mary Ellen Pleasant

Honoring the “Mother of Civil Rights in California,” the Mary Ellen Pleasant Birthing Suite at San Francisco Birth Center is a spacious room for birth.

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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...

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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...

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The Art of Watchful Waiting

“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...

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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...

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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...

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How to Prepare for Natural Childbirth

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...

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