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Healthy Baby Festivals - 25 + community agencies with education and resources for your family. Face painting, Movin' and Groovin' - music and dancing, Soccer Shots play area, characters, cooking demos and a family fun walk at 11:15am to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week. Pack a picnic lunch and come join the fun and make some new friends! Free and open to the public :)

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Catholic Charities WIC Healthy Baby Festival

July 28, 2016, 11:00am

Delaware Park - corner of Amherst St and Ring Road

Healthy Baby Festivals - 25 + community agencies with education and resources for your family. Face painting, Movin' and Groovin' - music and dancing, Soccer Shots play area, characters, cooking demos and a family fun walk at 11:15am to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week. Pack a picnic lunch and come join the fun and make some new friends! Free and open to the public :)

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Join us next Tuesday, July 19, for VBAC group! The group will meet from 6pm-8pm at the Birthing Center. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

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Postpartum Support Group will be held Monday, May 30th, from 6-8pm. Call 716-835-2510 or email birthingcenterofbuffalo@gmail.com for more information and to sign up for the session. This is free and open to everyone! ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

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Don't forget to check out this awesome panel discussion tomorrow night! ... See MoreSee Less

‘BIRTH WORK AS CARE WORK: STORIES FROM ACTIVIST BIRTH COMMUNITIES’ BOOK LAUNCH The personal has once again become the political, as author Alana Apfel shows in her debut title with PM Press, Birth Work as Care Work: Stories from Activist Birth Communities. Join Apfel on tour to launch Birth Work, with readings addressing the politics of care work,the nature of political organising within birth justice communities and ongoing efforts to decentralize childbirth through reclaiming and transforming avenues of reproduction. Featuring an introduction from renowned feminist activist Silivia Federici, Birth Work as Care Work is comprised of a diverse collection of interviews with doulas, childbirth educators and birth activists in their struggle to ensure dignity, respect and appropriate care for every person giving birth. "Birth Work as Care Work introduces us to a different kind of politics, in which the moment of resistance and confrontation is not separated from the reproduction of everyday life. It is a politics whose importance is only now beginning to be recognized by many social movements: one that demands that our struggle must at all points be constructive, not only opposing institutional violence, but refashioning the social fabric of our communities, and prefiguring in its forms the world it wishes to build."— Silvia Federici Alana Apfel is a birth worker, writer, and community gardener. She is a graduate of the Anthropology and Social Change program of the California Institute of Integral Studies. As a birth justice activist, she has been involved with the San Francisco General Hospital Doula Program, BirthWays community education center in Berkeley, and the growing international BirthKeepers coalition. She now lives and works in Bristol, UK, where she is part of the Positive Birth Movement and is training to be a midwife in the National Health Service. Katharine Morrison, MD, FACOG is the owner and healthcare provider at Buffalo Womenservices and the Birthing Center of Buffalo. She graduated from her OB/GYN residency in 1988 and was employed by a staff model HMO for 10 years. In 1998, she began working at Buffalo Womenservices, joining Dr. Barnett Slepian, an accomplished abortion provider who also had a large OB/GYN practice. After years of targeting and harassment, Dr. Slepian was murdered by an anti-choice activist in October of that year. In 2005, Dr. Morrison purchased the facility and added specialized gynecological care for the LGBTQ community and those who have experienced trauma. Two years later, she signed a collaborative agreement with a home birth midwife after gaining experience in midwifery model care and out-of-hospital birth. Dr. Morrison added a freestanding birth center to her facility in 2014 to further her mission creating revolutionary feminist change by increasing the reproductive options available to women and families. The Birthing Center of Buffalo offers Centering prenatal care, birth services, lactation support, and postpartum counseling. Regine Marton MS CNM (Ginny) is licensed to practice midwifery in the State of New York and is certified by the American College of Nurse Midwifery. She holds a Masters in Sciences and certification in Midwifery from SUNY Stony Brook (2005). She attended women in hospitals and Latina clinics in Atlanta GA where the diversity of the women she served touched her so much that she decided to visit Guatemala and traditional Maya midwives and continue her apprenticeship with Traditional Midwives in Brazil, with whom she continues to maintain special ties. She ended up staying seven years, and she collaborated with international and Brazilian humanitarian, feminist organizations, training health attendants and traditional midwives to respected and inclusive care for pregnancy and childbirth. She also built a small home birth practice in an environment that was very hostile to natural childbirth. Ginny returned to Buffalo in 2015 and integrated Buffalo Midwifery Services. Prior to becoming a midwife she worked as a nurse in various settings including : postpartum care, psychiatric care and chemical addiction recovery care for pregnant women and their children. She also makes a point to attend the QLGBT community in their reproductive and life cycle needs with a gentle touch and integrative care.

3 months ago

Birth Work as Care Work: Stories from Activist Birth Communities

May 4, 2016, 7:00pm

Burning Books

‘BIRTH WORK AS CARE WORK: STORIES FROM ACTIVIST BIRTH COMMUNITIES’ BOOK LAUNCH The personal has once again become the political, as author Alana Apfel shows in her debut title with PM Press, Birth Work as Care Work: Stories from Activist Birth Communities. Join Apfel on tour to launch Birth Work, with readings addressing the politics of care work,the nature of political organising within birth justice communities and ongoing efforts to decentralize childbirth through reclaiming and transforming avenues of reproduction. Featuring an introduction from renowned feminist activist Silivia Federici, Birth Work as Care Work is comprised of a diverse collection of interviews with doulas, childbirth educators and birth activists in their struggle to ensure dignity, respect and appropriate care for every person giving birth. "Birth Work as Care Work introduces us to a different kind of politics, in which the moment of resistance and confrontation is not separated from the reproduction of everyday life. It is a politics whose importance is only now beginning to be recognized by many social movements: one that demands that our struggle must at all points be constructive, not only opposing institutional violence, but refashioning the social fabric of our communities, and prefiguring in its forms the world it wishes to build."— Silvia Federici Alana Apfel is a birth worker, writer, and community gardener. She is a graduate of the Anthropology and Social Change program of the California Institute of Integral Studies. As a birth justice activist, she has been involved with the San Francisco General Hospital Doula Program, BirthWays community education center in Berkeley, and the growing international BirthKeepers coalition. She now lives and works in Bristol, UK, where she is part of the Positive Birth Movement and is training to be a midwife in the National Health Service. Katharine Morrison, MD, FACOG is the owner and healthcare provider at Buffalo Womenservices and the Birthing Center of Buffalo. She graduated from her OB/GYN residency in 1988 and was employed by a staff model HMO for 10 years. In 1998, she began working at Buffalo Womenservices, joining Dr. Barnett Slepian, an accomplished abortion provider who also had a large OB/GYN practice. After years of targeting and harassment, Dr. Slepian was murdered by an anti-choice activist in October of that year. In 2005, Dr. Morrison purchased the facility and added specialized gynecological care for the LGBTQ community and those who have experienced trauma. Two years later, she signed a collaborative agreement with a home birth midwife after gaining experience in midwifery model care and out-of-hospital birth. Dr. Morrison added a freestanding birth center to her facility in 2014 to further her mission creating revolutionary feminist change by increasing the reproductive options available to women and families. The Birthing Center of Buffalo offers Centering prenatal care, birth services, lactation support, and postpartum counseling. Regine Marton MS CNM (Ginny) is licensed to practice midwifery in the State of New York and is certified by the American College of Nurse Midwifery. She holds a Masters in Sciences and certification in Midwifery from SUNY Stony Brook (2005). She attended women in hospitals and Latina clinics in Atlanta GA where the diversity of the women she served touched her so much that she decided to visit Guatemala and traditional Maya midwives and continue her apprenticeship with Traditional Midwives in Brazil, with whom she continues to maintain special ties. She ended up staying seven years, and she collaborated with international and Brazilian humanitarian, feminist organizations, training health attendants and traditional midwives to respected and inclusive care for pregnancy and childbirth. She also built a small home birth practice in an environment that was very hostile to natural childbirth. Ginny returned to Buffalo in 2015 and integrated Buffalo Midwifery Services. Prior to becoming a midwife she worked as a nurse in various settings including : postpartum care, psychiatric care and chemical addiction recovery care for pregnant women and their children. She also makes a point to attend the QLGBT community in their reproductive and life cycle needs with a gentle touch and integrative care.

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Hi everyone! Just a reminder that we have our Pre & Postpartum Support Group tonight from 6-8 at the Birthing Center. It is free and open to the public. Help us spread the word! ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

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