Happy New Year! 🎉
The beginning of each new year offers us an opportunity to reflect on the past year. Just like when we look at our two-week-old baby and think, “have you just arrived or been here forever?”, it feels to me like I just arrived at the California Birth Center to take the position of Clinical Director, yet like I have been here much longer than twelve months. I am somewhat amazed by all that has happened in the past year, and I look forward with hope and anticipation of what will unfold in 2023.
Growing Bellies, Growing Families 🧷
We welcomed 163 babies in 2022! Four of them on 2/22/2022…that was a busy day for families and midwives alike! Many first babies, but some 4th and 5th babies too. Every baby welcomed makes an impact on our hearts and we are grateful to witness so many families bloom and grow.
In addition to all the families we served, we had quite a few midwives and staff have babies too! Thank you for your patience in scheduling as we supported these CBC team families with maternity and family bonding leave!
💗 Abby welcomed her second daughter and rainbow baby in January
💗 Megan welcomed a daughter in January
💗 Christie C welcomed a son in May
💗 Maya welcomed a daughter in October
💗 Leah (soon to join us) welcomed a daughter in November
💗 And we are awaiting Alyssa’s baby due in January 2023!
Not Just Baby-Catching!
We are grateful for all the blessings 2022 brought to us and our families and look forward to 2023 with hope and the possibility for more ways to serve the community!
A Sneak Peek of Things to Come
We launched our new updated website this month! You’ll find FAQs, the new blog, and many more features coming soon. We have included links to our Instagram page and Google reviews – we welcome your reviews to help other families find us.
Welcome back, Maya Carlos, LM and Leah Laroche-Paperno, LM, CPM! In February, Maya will return after a few months of healing and enjoying her new baby. She looks forward to returning as much as we missed her in the center. Leah will also start in February. She filled in during the season of maternity leaves and we are hopeful that you will enjoy her quiet, calm presence as she becomes a more permanent part of our team.
Home Birth Division! After multiple requests by former California Birth Center families, we will offer home births on a limited monthly basis. We are still working out all the logistics, but we already have one family signed up who had their first baby at the birth center!
We’re Grateful for You
We cannot put into words our gratitude for the families who entrust their sacred moments to us. We know that each and every baby is precious beyond measure. Although we never know with certainty what a baby’s birth story will look like, we hope that the families who come here will feel safe, loved, respected and celebrated. We encourage you to stay in touch…we wonder how your babies grow! We send you blessings to all as we begin the next chapter in The California Birth Center story!
Welcome to the Family!
With Hugs and Blessings,