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Routine Screening: glucose tolerance test

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When pregnant, there are several screenings or tests that are advised. Pregnant people must research the risks and benefits to these screenings and decide if they are appropriate for their pregnancy. As a pregnant person who has hired a birth team, you are in control of what screenings/routines/protocols/etc that you consent to. One such screening […]

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World Breastfeeding Week in Plattsburgh

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World Breastfeeding Week is the first week in August every year. It’s a week of raising awareness about breastfeeding and community supports for breastfeeding families. There are many local activities planned to show support and raise awareness around breastfeeding resources in our community. All this talk of breastfeeding celebration will have you thinking about contacting […]

Birth

Birth Dictionary – all the terminology

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For most, the world of birth is a mystery – until you’re in it! And then there’s a speedy learning curve. Here’s a list of terms (a birth dictionary?) that are thrown around in the birth world to help with that learning curve! Birth Dictionary General Vocabulary There are lots of words used as you […]

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Local Hospital Birth Options

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While homebirths are on the rise, the majority of NY residents (~99% to be more precise) will choose to birth in a hospital. Even so, we generally seek out an environment that is as close to home as possible when it’s time to birth. Fortunately, our local hospital birth options recognize this and are proud […]