Pregnancy Education

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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Next Bradley® class series

Amy V. Haas, BCCE – The Next Bradley® Class series in Fairport, NY (Monroe County) starts  January 31st, 2017; Tuesday evenings at 7 pm.   Runs through April 4th, 2017. I can take people up to the 3rd class. For more information call 585-425-7105  or email  Amy Proposed schedule for Bradley® classes for 2017: April 11th, 2017 – June 13th, 2017, consecutive Tuesday evenings, 7 – 9:30 pm. June 20th, 2017 – September 5th, 2017 [Tuesday evening – 7 – 9:30 pm] Contact me if you are interested. Amy  Check out the full yearly schedule of classes here. Please Note: teachers can...

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If birth is so natural, then why do I have to take classes?

If birth is so natural, then why do I have to take classes?

Human beings are cerebral creatures who think way too much. And we come with baggage. Add to that the fact that we have been socialized by the media into believing that birth is a horrible, painful thing that needs lots of medical intervention, and you have a major challenge. Birth in the US is not evidenced based. The ways in which laboring and birthing women are treated and cared for are not the ways that will produce the healthiest outcomes. Most women desire to have a loved one/husband/partner/friend trained as their primary labor assistant, or at least thoroughly educated so they know...

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What’s the difference between Bradley® Natural Childbirth classes, and other types of classes?

Bradley® focuses on prevention, and healthy normality. It teaches women ways that they can stay healthy and low risk. By concentrating on what is in their control, through nutrition, exercise, and avoidance of harmful substances. They give women the power to influence their lives in a positive way. The classes are longer because it takes a human being 10 – 12 weeks to truly absorb and develop muscle memory for the different natural labor techniques, and information. They teach not only natural labor techniques, but focus on what is normal in birth, how that feels , and helps women...

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Dads/Partners at birth

Dads/Partners at birth

Bradley® Natural Childbirth classes were traditionally known as Husband Coached Childbirth®, a term coined by Dr. Robert Bradley.  He was one of the first obstetricians to bring fathers into the birthing room. He realized that women needed the support of a loving partner, and who better than the father of her child. These days not all women have a husband or male partner, but it is still important for her to have the support of someone who loves her, and is there just for her. Such emotional and physical support can make a huge difference in a woman’s sense of security. So, most families who...

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There is a better way!

There is a better way!

I recently read an incredibly sad story of a woman who was grieving her birth experience. Her gut told her that birth was a normal experience for the human body, and there should not be any reason to have to do much of anything to prepare for it.  She didn’t necessarily desire a natural birth, and trusted her careprovider and hospital to do only what was medically necessary.  And there in lies the rub. Birth in the US is not evidenced based. The ways in which laboring and birthing women are treated and cared for are not the ways that will produce the healthiest outcomes.  We have been...

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