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Diet du Jour! Pregnancy and Popular Diets

Diet du Jour! Pregnancy and Popular Diets

[As seen in issue #111 of Midwifery Today] by Amy V. Haas, BCCE Popular diets are as prevalent during pregnancy as they are in everyday life. Every five years or so a new diet pattern pops up and is touted as the best way to eat. However, during pregnancy if we want to have a better chance at preventing problems such as prematurity, we really need to take a step back, look at the big picture, and use some common sense [Katz 2014]. The latest of these are gluten-free diets and the Paleo diet. There isn’t necessarily a problem when adults decide to make changes to their eating habits, but when...

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Pain to Pleasure – The Bradley connection

Pain to Pleasure – The Bradley connection

Pain to pleasure in birth After listening to Debra Pascali-Bonaro’s presentation Pain to Pleasure During Birth [https://www.goldmidwifery.com/] , I was struck by how similar the recommendations were to what Dr. Robert Bradley was teaching over 60 years ago. I was pleased to see how much of this is already being taught in Bradley classes, and always has been.  While he may not have ever talked about orgasm as a part of birth (I bet he would now :>), he did talk about privacy, darkness, solitude, quiet, relaxation, and intimate partner support. When Dr. Bradley first started supporting...

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Midwifery Birth Center Bill – NY State

Midwifery Birth Center Bill – NY State

The Midwifery Birth Center Bill was signed into law by New York Governor Cuomo! Midwifery Birth Center Bill – RABN statement of support Rochester Area Birth Network A Chapter of Birth Network National, a 501c3 nonprofit organization “It’s your birth… Know your options.” www.rabn.org October 31st, 2016 RE: Passage of S. 4325.“An act to amend the public health law, in relation to midwifery birth centers” RE: Passage of A.446: “An act to amend the public health law, in relation to midwifery birth centers” Dear Governor Cuomo: Rochester Area Birth Network is a chapter of Birth Network National,...

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