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When are you going to check my cervix?

(Photo credit: Willow Grove Photography) We get a lot of questions about our usual practice with cervical exams at the end of pregnancy...

Creating Your Birth Space

(Big Sis was the creative talent behind this space!) When you arrive at the birth center for your birthing time, we invite you to settle...

What's the Deal with Waterbirth?

Waterbirth: Why consider a waterbirth? Is it safe? Desire for waterbirth is a common reason why families choose Sacred Roots for their...

Making Friends!

Guest Blog from Sacred Roots client Danielle! When I was about 37-38 weeks pregnant with my second baby boy, I downloaded the app Peanut...

A Brief Respite

One of my favorite moments of labor, one that happens only occasionally, is when a woman falls asleep in between contractions. I see this...

How Far is too Far?

How far is too far? We get asked this question a lot! The truth is that there isn’t an easy or direct answer to this question. The...

Safe and Supportive Environment

Imagine if your worries, doubts, anxieties, and fears about birth were tangible objects that you could pack into a box and leave at the...

Emergency Drills and Skills

Practicing emergency skills and drills is an important aspect of our culture of safety at the birth center. Is this because we have a lot...

Natural Birth

The most common reason we hear for clients choosing Sacred Roots for their pregnancy and birth experience is that they want a natural...

Creating Sacred Roots

When I worked as a midwife in the hospital, I found that labor and birth were often managed so much by policies, procedures, and...

Every Birth Has a Story

After taking castor oil at 1pm I had a few strong contractions, but they went away. We ate dinner and they started coming back a little...

Remembering Lewy

When I stepped onto the beach the morning we said goodbye, my first thought was that the cold sand felt just like his cold body after his...