January – February 2014

Jan
14
Tue
Sage-Femme Studio: Health Consequences of Environmental Estrogens and Breast Thermal Imaging @ Sage-Femme Midwifery
Jan 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Estrogen dominance encourages the development of breast cancer and can stimulate breast tissue that triggers fibrocystic breast. Thermal imaging has the ability to show the heat associated with the backup of foreign estrogens in the body in a radiation- free, painless, safe, preventive screening, regardless of age, size or density, or nursing. Learn how to protect your family from these risky toxic body burdens and receive $50 toward Breast Thermal Imaging. FREE.

About the instructor: Patricia Bowden-Luccardi, LMT, CNMT is a Certified Thermography Technician and Whole Health EducatorTM. Visit www.btiscan.com for more information.

Jan
16
Thu
Sage-Femme Studio: Makeover Your Medicine Cabinet with Essential Oils @ Sage-Femme Midwifery
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

In this workshop you will learn about the amazing benefits of Young Living therapeutic essential oils and how they can replace all over the counter medicines. From cuts and bruises to cold and flu, there is an essential oil that will work to help restore health and vitality to your family. If you are looking for a more holistic approach to your family’s wellness, this workshop will help establish a strong foundation of essential oil understanding. $10 Suggested donation.

About the instructor: Jaime Snyder is a Licensed Massage Therapist at Holistic Bodywork. She studied Massage Therapy at Center for Natural Wellness of Massage Therapy. Visit holisticlifebodywork.com/essential-oils/ for more information.

Jan
21
Tue
CANCELLED: Sage-Femme Studio: Non-toxic & Beautiful…Jamberry Nails @ Sage-Femme Midwifery
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Jamberry Nails are a new and innovative way to avoid nail polish time, chipping and pricey nail salons. Since they are non-toxic, they are great during pregnancy and for little girls. They are a DIY dream! They come in 300+ designs (plus a nail art studio where you can design your own), last up to 2 weeks on fingernails, 6 weeks on toenails and WILL NOT CHIP. Come to learn how they work & to place an order.

FREE.

Register on the Facebook Event page, https://www.facebook.com/events/664473320270504/ or call Josephine at 317-695-7582.

Use 12 N Allen St for GPS directions to parking.

About the instructor: Josephine Corsaro is a Jamberry Nail Consultant. She studied Sociology at SUNY-Albany. Visit www.josephinemarie.jamberrynails.net/ for more information.

Jan
23
Thu
Sage-Femme Studio: Placental Encapsulation @ Sage-Femme Midwifery
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Your placenta holds the potential to contribute to a smooth and healthy transition post-partum. Come learn more about the healing properties of your placenta and the process of placenta encapsulation. Children are welcome! $10 Suggested donation.

About the instructor: Samantha Jo is the Owner, Birth Doula and Placenta Specialist at Soul Sister Doula. She is also a Yoga Teacher at Bodhi Holistic Spa & Yoga and Shanti Yoga Studio. She is passionate about all things pregnancy, birth, babies and yoga! Visit www.facebook.com/SoulSisterDoula for more information.

Jan
28
Tue
Sage Femme Studio: Chronic Low Milk Supply Support Group @ Sage-Femme Midwifery
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Are you a mother unable to breastfeed your baby due to chronic low milk supply? There are many common supply issues that can often be resolved. However, for some moms, it is a chronic issue with an underlying medical condition that does not improve with the standard solutions. Losing the ability to exclusively breastfeed your babe is heartbreaking. Join other moms in the same situation to receive and provide support. Will be held the 4th Tuesday of every month.

FREE

Register on the Facebook Event page https://www.facebook.com/events/614224318639624/ or by calling Kate at 926-0112.

Use 12 N Allen St for GPS directions to parking.

Jan
29
Wed
Cultural Competency and Global Midwifery Skills Seminar @ Sage-Femme Midwifery
Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm

If you are interested in earning 10 MEAC-accredited CEUs and learning life-saving skills for working in women’s health in the developing world, there’s still room to register for the Cultural Competency and Global Midwifery Skills Updated seminar presented by Vicki Penwell of Mercy In Action.

This seminar is for nurses, doulas, midwives, and anyone interested in global women’s health; and also meets the new NARM requirement of 4 hours of a Cultural Competency class.

Please see this link for more info, a schedule, and to register, and feel free to email Kristen Benoit, LM, CPM, Sage-Femme Midwifery Birth Assistant, Director of Mercy In Action Distance Academics, with questions (mercymidwife@gmail.com).

http://www.mercyinaction.com/cultural-competency/

Thursday 1/30 4:30-9:00pm
Friday 1/31 8:30am-5:00pm

Use 12 N Allen St for GPS directions to parking.

Feb
5
Wed
RESCHEDULED DUE TO SNOW: SF Studio: There’s No Place Like Home (wk 1 of 3) @ Sage-Femme Midwifery
Feb 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Will start NEXT WEEK – Wed, 2/12 Join Sage-Femme assistant, Amanda Mody, for a three week childbirth education course to help you prepare for having your baby at home. Topics will include the natural physiology of labor and birth, comfort measures in a home setting, labor support for partners, breastfeeding and newborn basics and so much more.

Class will run for 3 consecutive weeks 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 6:30-8:30pm.

Cost is $75 per couple for the series. Call Amanda to register 577-1222. Advance payment is required to secure your spot. Please mail to Sage-Femme Midwifery, 527 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203 by Feb 3rd.

Feb
11
Tue
Sage Femme Studio: Babywearing Education Class @ Sage-Femme Midwifery
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Are you expecting or did you recently welcome a newborn into your family? Are you planning to use an infant carrier or wrap with your child? Do you have a baby that is outgrowing your current carrier? If so, please join us for this event on safe and healthy babywearing given by pediatric occupational therapist and babywearing mom, Amber Chaves. We’ll discuss the benefits of babywearing, safety guidelines, and what to look for when purchasing a carrier. Babies are welcome to accompany parents and caregivers.

$2 Suggested donation. To register for the class, “Join” on our Facebook Event page or call Amber at 557-8809.

About the instructor: Amber Chaves is a mother to a 2 year old that she has worn since birth. She has been a pediatric occupational therapist for over 10 years and received her babywearing training through The Babywearing Institute. She enjoys sharing her babywearing knowledge and experiences with parents and caregivers seeking more information and resources. When she’s not chasing her toddler around or working with school age children, she’s finding new and exciting products and classes for The Bundle Store. Call Amber at The Bundle Store 518-557-8809 or email thebundlestore@gmail.com for more information.

Feb
12
Wed
SF Studio: There’s No Place Like Home (wk 2 of 3) @ Sage-Femme Midwifery
Feb 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join Sage-Femme assistant, Amanda Mody, for a three week childbirth education course to help you prepare for having your baby at home. Topics will include the natural physiology of labor and birth, comfort measures in a home setting, labor support for partners, breastfeeding and newborn basics and so much more.

Class will run for 3 consecutive weeks 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 6:30-8:30pm.

Cost is $75 per couple for the series. Call Amanda to register 577-1222. Advance payment is required to secure your spot. Please mail to Sage-Femme Midwifery, 527 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203 by Feb 3rd.

Feb
19
Wed
SF Studio: There’s No Place Like Home (wk 3 of 3) @ Sage-Femme Midwifery
Feb 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join Sage-Femme assistant, Amanda Mody, for a three week childbirth education course to help you prepare for having your baby at home. Topics will include the natural physiology of labor and birth, comfort measures in a home setting, labor support for partners, breastfeeding and newborn basics and so much more.

Class will run for 3 consecutive weeks 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 6:30-8:30pm.

Cost is $75 per couple for the series. Call Amanda to register 577-1222. Advance payment is required to secure your spot. Please mail to Sage-Femme Midwifery, 527 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203 by Feb 3rd.