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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 June 24th, 2017, from 11 – 12:30 pm, in Fairport NY. Please contact Amy directly for the schedule and how to sign up. A 1 1/2 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...

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Prematurity is Preventable!

  Prematurity is Preventable! Amy V. Haas, BA, BCCE   Last year the March of Dimes launched a multi-billion dollar campaign to promote awareness about premature labor and birth. They were trying to raise funds for research to find the cause and cure. I shook my head when I saw the ads. Practical prevention techniques were not mentioned only medical drug treatments. (1) Then I opened the latest issue of Medscape and noticed the primary focus of the report was prematurity. Prematurity, it seems, is on the rise in this country, in spite of our prosperity, supposed medical superiority...

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Nutrition During Pregnancy

Nutrition During Pregnancy

By Amy V. Haas, BCCE The single most important thing that you can do for your baby is to eat a healthy, well balanced diet. A well balanced diet is one that includes foods from all food groups, in appropriate amounts, so as to ensure proper nutrition. Proper nutrition ensures that all essential nutrients (carbohydrates, fats, protein, vitamins, minerals, and water) are supplied to the body to maintain optimal health and well being. Good nutrition is essential for normal organ development and functioning, normal reproduction, growth and maintenance, for optimum activity level and working...

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Glucose Tolerance test

  (This is an excerpt from an upcoming book: Haas, AV; Healthy Babies! Healthy Moms! A Practical Guide to Preventing Problems during Pregnancy, Labor, and Birth , 2016) “This is a blood test done around the 24th week of pregnancy to determine if the woman has glucose intolerance. A fasting woman is given a glucose preparation to drink, and then her blood sugar levels are tested at various times.  One of the major problems with glucose tolerance testing is that it does not necessarily tell us if a woman has gestational diabetes. What it can tell us is if her body does not handle excess...

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Preventing Gestational Diabetes

Don’t Risk Yourself Out of a Homebirth: Prevent Gestational Diabetes By Amy V. Haas, BCCE   It’s the third class in my childbirth education series – the time when I encourage my students to ask about prenatal testing – and I’ve started to dread some of the questions about glucose tolerance testing.   Most of the time, when someone asks about glucose tolerance testing, I discuss the history and refer them to Henci Goer’s book, The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth. Typically, at least one person in the class decides they don’t want to be tested. That’s totally their right....

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How to Stay Healthy and Low Risk

How to Stay Healthy and Low Risk

The information in this article is general in nature and is not specific to your particular physical situation or problem. This information is not a substitute for medical advice. You should obtain information specific to the individual mother or baby directly from your medical practitioner.  Also, check out our once a month Healthy Pregnancy class! As seen in issue #4 of Midwifery Today‘s Having A Baby Today How to Stay Healthy and Low Risk during Pregnancy, Labor,  and Birth   Amy V. Haas, BA, BCCE   Pregnancy can be a wonderful and exciting time of life for most women. ...

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