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There has been a growing concern in the US over the high cesarean section rates, particularly for first time low-risk mothers. As a nation, over a third of newborn babies are born via cesarean section with some hospitals rates over 50%. These rates are alarmingly high and researchers say that your choice of facility is [...]

September 29th, 2016|Birth Center, Class, Midwives, Natural Birth, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Choose the Perfect Baby Name

Can You Nickname It? Try and brainstorm some shortened versions of the name before choosing it. If you can't come up with anything you like then it may not be the right name for your sweet bundle of joy. Family Pressure? Get creative! Ask about any great grandparent names that you didn't know, or consider [...]

April 25th, 2016|Birth Center, Midwives, Natural Birth|1 Comment

What Is A Birth Center? 5 Reasons To Consider One For Your Delivery

I like the idea of a home birth; I always have. And after reading books like Ina May Gaskin’s Guide To Childbirth and watching documentaries like The Business of Being Born, I was further motivated to seek midwives and a birth environment that encouraged a more natural, trust-in-your-body approach to childbirth. And yet I just [...]

March 14th, 2016|Birth Center, Midwives, Natural Birth|0 Comments

5 Great Exercises for a Healthy Pregnancy

5 Great Exercises for a Healthy Pregnancy 1. Walking: Walking is an excellent way to keep your body moving during pregnancy. If you were a runner before pregnancy then you may still be able to run during pregnancy. But even if you weren’t active before pregnancy, you can still start a healthy walking routine. Start [...]

March 2nd, 2016|Birth Center, Class, Midwives, Natural Birth|0 Comments

6 Perks to Being Pregnant

6 Perks to Being Pregnant There are so many reasons to enjoy your pregnancy, whether it's your first or your last. Here are just 6 perks to being pregnant. 1. You have a great excuse to eat a pint of ice cream by yourself Now that you’re “eating for two” you can get away with a [...]

December 14th, 2015|Birth Center, Midwives, Natural Birth|0 Comments

VBAC Birth at Birth Center Stone Oak

From Chelsea Lietz Photography Last week I had the distinct pleasure of photographing a natural VBAC birth in San Antonio at the Birth Center Stone Oak. I knew I loved the H family the moment I met them, and witnessing this miracle sealed the deal.  Mama was strong, determined, and inspiring.  Dad was a steadfast [...]

September 17th, 2015|Birth Center, Midwives, Natural Birth|Comments Off on VBAC Birth at Birth Center Stone Oak

5 Reasons to Attempt a VBAC

What is a VBAC? The abbreviation stands for Vaginal Birth After Cesarean. While not all women are good candidates for a trial of labor after a cesarean, many are. The World Health Organization says that a cesarean rate of 10-15% is acceptable while the US has a national cesarean section rate of 32.7% (CDC, 2013). [...]

September 14th, 2015|Birth Center, Midwives, Natural Birth|3 Comments

5 Simple Items You’ll Need for Your Newborn

Bringing home your newborn baby is such an exciting time and newborn babies need surprisingly less than you may think. These tiny humans require only a few simple items despite what baby registries may lead you to believe. Here is a list of the top baby items needed to bring home your new bundle of [...]

August 24th, 2015|Birth Center, Midwives, Natural Birth|0 Comments

10 Rules to Have Your Best Pregnancy

Here are Birth Center Stone Oaks' 10 rules to follow to have your best pregnancy! Find the right provider & facility Having the right support team is crucial in giving you the peace of mind to enjoy your pregnancy. A provider that listens to your concerns and supports your decisions will guide you through your [...]

July 27th, 2015|Birth Center, Midwives, Natural Birth|0 Comments

7 Ways to Reduce Pain in Labor

Birth Center Stone Oak offers 7 ways to reduce labor pain for a safe and natural birth. Movement Changing positions and moving around not only helps reduce pain but it can also help to speed labor. Movement helps the baby to get in the optimal position for birth thus making the work easier on your [...]

June 26th, 2015|Birth Center, Midwives, Natural Birth|0 Comments