Published Articles

Amy V. Haas, BCCE has published more than a dozen papers and articles in the field of pregnancy, and birth.  Her specialty is pregnancy nutrition.

Topics include:

How to Stay Healthy and Low Risk*
Nutrition in Pregnancy*
Preventing Problems with Nutrition*
Prematurity is Preventable!*
Choosing your careprovider
Induction of Labor*
Home Birth*
Home Birth After Cesarean*
Breech-Vaginal-Birth

Cultural Diversity in Childbirth Education

The Importance of Childbirth Education

Parenting Tips for Raising Small Children

Preventing Gestational Diabetes – practical tips

Are Bradley Classes Right for You?

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Amy V. Haas, BCCE -Fairport, NY 14450,  585-425-7105  ajvhaas@gmail.com

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...

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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...

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Preventing Pregnancy Complications with Nutrition

  Preventing Pregnancy Complications with Nutrition By Amy V. Haas, BA, BCCE Nutrition in pregnancy-a no-brainer, right? Who would think it was so controversial? Disagreement over a healthy diet during pregnancy continues to rage, with one side saying that what a woman eats will have no effect on her pregnancy and the other saying it has an enormous impact. So what’s a woman to eat? The fact is that research has been done on this subject, but with the exception of folic acid, it stopped somewhere around the 1980s when the focus...

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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...

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Are Bradley® Classes Right for You?

Are Bradley® Classes Right for You?

As seen in the April 2006 issue of New Health Digest The Educated Parent: Are Bradley Method® Childbirth Classes right for you? Amy V. Haas, BCCE Congratulations! You or your partner are having a baby! What next? To start with you might want to look into childbirth education classes. The good news is that parents have many different options with regard to the birth of their baby. Today’s educated parents often like to ask lots of questions, and be proactive in their health care choices. If you fall into this category then classes in the...

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The Importance of Childbirth Education

The Importance of Childbirth Education

The Educated Parent: The Importance of Childbirth Education By Amy V. Haas, BCCE  Congratulations! You and your partner are expecting a baby! What next? Well, if you have already chosen your care-provider, your next step will be to find a Childbirth Education class that fits your family’s needs. The best childbirth classes are going to ones that are the most thorough & comprehensive. Short hospital classes are offered in most communities, but remember, hospitals are in the business of making money. Hospital classes sell hospital services...

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Choosing a Prenatal Careprovider

Choosing a Prenatal Careprovider

The Educated Parent: Choosing a birth attendant By Amy V. Haas, BCCE It’s exciting to find out you or your partner are expecting a baby. One of the first choices a woman has to make is who will care for her during the pregnancy, and attends her during the birth. Many women simply continue going to the Gynecologist/Obstetrician that they have previously been seeing. However, this may not be the best choice when it comes to the birth of their baby. Choosing a Doctor or Midwife to care for you during pregnancy can be one of the most difficult...

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HBAC – Homebirth After Cesarean

Homebirth after Cesarean: The Myth and the Reality by Amy V. Haas, BCCE  “Homebirth after cesarean” is a phrase that garners mixed reactions—most of them negative. “Why?” or “Are you insane?” they ask. The people who make these comments, however, usually have no idea about the realities of birth in the US. My phone rang one afternoon. It was a woman looking for a care provider to attend the birth of her next child at home. I offered to send her the midwives list. “I won’t go back to a hospital unless I am unconscious,” she told me. I gave her...

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Parenting Tips for Raising Small children

The Educated Parent: Tips for raising YOUR Kid  By Amy V. Haas, BCCE  Parenting is a tough job. It is daunting to be responsible for raising a new human being! When asked recently for some information on parenting I really had to stop and think about what has worked for me and my kids, and what has not.   If you attend Bradley classes you will receive some basic parenting and breastfeeding information, but that may not be enough. If you haven’t attended any sort of childbirth class that includes parenting/breastfeeding information then...

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Homebirth

The Educated Parent: There is no place like home! By Amy V. Haas, BA, BCCE  Once upon a time a woman sat down to have lunch with her best friend. “I’m pregnant!” she said, “and we’re planning a homebirth!”. “Congratulations!” said her friend, “But are you insane!?!”. “Nope” said the mom to be, “Homebirth is just as safe, if not safer than hospital birth, and it’s much more comfortable”. Smart woman. Sounds like she’s done her homework. The controversy over home vs. hospital birth has continued to rage over the last 80+ years, as the miracle...

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