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Birth Planning/Healthy Pregnancy Class!

Birth Planning/Healthy Pregnancy Class!

Healthy Birth of Rochester Presents a Birth Planning/Healthy Pregnancy Class March 24th, 2018, from 1 – 3pm In Fairport NY Please contact Amy directly for the address, and how to sign up. A 2  hr. seminar that covers the nuts and bolts of How to stay Healthy and Low Risk during Pregnancy labor and birth, and how to plan the birth you want. Grab your partner and join Certified Childbirth Educator Amy V. Haas, BCCE in learning the important information and steps toward a healthy, positive birth experience. Topics covered include: How to be healthy and low risk, Choosing a care provider...

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Induction at 39 weeks – does it really benefit women?

Induction at 39 weeks – does it really benefit women?

A presentation of the preliminary results of the ARRIVE study on Induction at 39 weeks was given recently at the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine Annual Meeting. The internet is all abuzz about the results.  One group saying it indicates that if we want to reduce cesareans we should automatically be inducing at 39 weeks; and the other saying it is wholly inappropriate. Dr. Rebecca Decker from Evidence based birth did a podcast on the subject, and did a great job at disseminating what we know so far.  This was my takeway from that podcast: Yes, this does seem to reduce cesareans by a very...

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Automatic Induction at 39 weeks??

Automatic Induction at 39 weeks??

Induction at 39 weeks?

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Does your childbirth education class include all of these topics?

Does your childbirth education class include all of these topics?

Bradley Method Natural Childbirth classes include all of the following topics and more! Nutrition Pregnancy exercises How to stay healthy and low risk Choosing a care-provider Choosing a birth place Evidence based maternity care? training your partner Doulas Natural labor techniques 1st stage 2nd stage 3rd stage Comfort measures 36 common interventions Variations on the theme of birth Danger signs Emergencies (prevention/natural resolutions) Medically necessary interventions Breastfeeding Immediate postpartum care Immediate Baby care And more! If the class you are considering taking ...

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Healthy Babies! Healthy Moms!

   (8 ways to help you be healthy and low risk during pregnancy, labor, and birth) By Amy V. Haas, BA, BCCE   Pregnancy can be a wonderful and exciting time of life for most women.  However, women in the United States receive very little information about how to stay healthy during pregnancy unless they do a lot of individual research. In fact most women don’t realize there is anything they can do to positively impact their health during pregnancy or prevent a high-risk status, with the exception of prenatal care. While proper prenatal care is important, it is not magic.  Obstetricians...

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Vaginal Breech Birth

Vaginal Breech Birth

BREECH BIRTH A Breech birth is one in which the baby’s buttocks, foot, or feet come out of the mother’s body first, rather that the head. Most babies are born head first, or vertex, as it’s known. It is most common in the United States today for a doctor to perform a cesarean section, rather that allow a woman with a breech baby to birth vaginally. This occurs for various reasons, including the medical establishment’s belief that there are more risks to vaginal breech births, and for legal liability reasons on the part of the doctors. The problem is that this leads them to ignore the...

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