Childbirth is a life-changing event in life. But it also comes with its share of challenges and discomfort. At the birth center, we encourage natural labor and refrain from medical interventions. However, along with natural pain relief, we also offer clients the option of using nitrous oxide. Nitrous oxide is a safe and gentle option… Continue reading Nitrous Oxide for Pain Relief
Newborn Screening at the Birth Center All babies born in New Jersey must undergo newborn screenings. Three tests are performed between one and five days of life. These tests are pulse oximetry, hearing disability screening, and metabolic screening. At The Birth Center of New Jersey, we perform them right in the comfort of our… Continue reading Newborn Screening at the Birth Center
While researching midwifery care, you may be wondering if you qualify for care. The simple answer to that question is to simply assess whether or not you are generally healthy. The majority of women are low-risk, and even women with pre-existing issues that are well managed can still qualify for midwifery care. The best thing… Continue reading Common Reasons for Risking Out of Care
An Overview of Breast Milk You might have heard lactation experts and midwives talk about different types of breast milk, and it can be a little confusing to understand at first. Let’s talk about the different types of breast milk and begin to answer all your questions! Colostrum The very first kind of breast milk… Continue reading An Overview on Breast Milk
Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM) are registered and licensed healthcare providers that are qualified to care for a woman from adolescence to premenopause, and also have the right to prescribe medications and tests. A CNM can care for you not only through your pregnancy, and labor but also provide well-woman care throughout your life. What services… Continue reading Can Certified Nurse Midwives be Primary Care Practitioners?
If you’re a new parent-to-be, chances are you’re a tad overwhelmed with all that is going on and all the information people are throwing at you. If that’s the case, it can become increasingly difficult to weed out the helpful information from the unhelpful information. This is where childbirth education becomes essential. You get accurate… Continue reading Do I Need Childbirth Education?
Deciding where you want to give birth is an important decision! Understanding the pros and cons of your different birth options can help you with this decision so you make the right choice for you and your family. Even if you know you would like to opt for the natural birth route, choosing the right… Continue reading Monthly Open House at the Birth Center
The Birth Center of New Jersey’s own, Dr. Nicola Pemberton, MD, FACOG, Medical Director was highlighted in Cosmopolitan’s 2021 article on ‘Behold: All the Possible Side Effects of Ditching Birth Control’ and for good reason. She is an expert in this area, and if you haven’t read it yet, don’t miss this chance! No matter… Continue reading Birth Control Methods