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Understanding studies for decision making (Part I) | Childbirth Education Albany NY, Saratoga NY

If you've just found out you're pregnant, or if you're on your fifth baby, chances are you've had plenty of claims and numbers thrown at you. Perhaps to sell you on a specific type of childbirth, maybe in earnest hopes of helping you out. You know the articles. Claims such as "being induced doubles [...]

By |September 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

“Maybe you didn’t believe in it enough:” Confirmation Bias in Birth Classes | Albany NY, Saratoga NY Childbirth Education

So, ages ago, it was announced that there would be a blog coming out regarding the Bradley Method of Childbirth, which got both support and a bit of backlash, specifically in regards to posting some of the negatives of the program. One piece of feedback that appeared common in the dissent was: "we haven't [...]

Midwife practices in the Albany NY & Capital Region | Capital Region Doulas, Saratoga, Troy

Have you decided to go with the midwifery model of care for your current pregnancy, but also want the reassurance of the hospital setting? We've rounded up a list with the contact information of the midwife practices in the Troy, Saratoga and Albany region. All the practices listed employ midwives for delivery exclusively, or [...]

By |July 19th, 2017|Childbirth, Postpartum, Pregnancy|0 Comments

CDC and placenta encapsulation warnings…what’s the real deal? | Placenta Encapsulation Doula Albany, Schenectady, Troy

Sorry for the late response, there was a hesitation to write up any sort of post on this subject, especially given the emotional responses this issue elicited from both (deservedly) upset parents as well as from placenta encapsulation specialists, some quick to point fingers without taking the whole picture into account. So today, let's [...]