Monday, April 25, 2011

Summer Childbirth Classes are starting!

The next group class series starts on Thursday, May 5th, 6:30pm-9pm, at Colorado Springs OB/GYN (the offices of Dr. John Baer and Sharon Ruyak, CNM) on the corner of Dublin and Rangewood.
I teach childbirth education classes that pull from many great resources such as Dr. Robert Bradley, the Lamaze Institute for Normal Birth, author Sheila Kitzinger and midwife Ina May Gaskin. We focus on breathing techniques and many different comfort techniques that I have learned from my experience attending births as a doula and a midwife assistant, both in the hospital setting and the home setting.
Classes are $250 (per couple) for an 8 week course and includes multi-dimensional instruction, a ten chapter student notebook, a postpartum breastfeeding visit, and unlimited phone / email support.
If you have given birth before, please feel free to pick and choose the classes you would like to be "refreshed" on, only $30 per class! Also ask about the discounts that are available for my current doula clients, active military and low income families.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

BirthNetwork monthly meeting - Cloth Diapers

WHEN: Wednesday, April 20th, 6:30pm-8pm WHERE: Whole Foods cafe, First and Main Shopping Center, on Powers between North Carefree and South Carefree, 3180 New Center Point, Colorado Springs, CO 80922 WHAT: This month Tracie Whittemore, owner of Cloth Diaper Market, will be talking about "Cloth Diapers: Economical, Adorable, Environmentally Friendly and so Easy to Use." And as an extra bonus for birth professionals only, come to the meeting and receive a cloth diaper demo bag worth $100 as a gift from Tracie! BirthNetwork is a non-profit organization that meets monthly to offer support and information for a safe and satisfying pregnancy and childbirth. Meetings are free, families welcome! For more, info contact or visit

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Doula Group Monthly Meeting - Breastfeeding Friendly Initiative

Pikes Peak Regional Doula Association (PPRDA) Monthly Meeting for Birth Professionals - The Breastfeeding Friendly Initiative (BFI) WHEN: Sunday, April 10th 7pm-8pm WHERE: The Dwelling Place, 508 North Tejon Street, in between St. Vrain and Willamette, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 WHAT: Come hear Deirdre deProspero introduce the Breastfeeding Friendly Initiative (BFI) and then open a discussion on how we, as advocates for normal birth and feeding, can educate the Pikes Peak Region on babies’ right to breastfeed in public. PPRDA provides services and resources for birthing and postpartum families. Come find out how doulas can enhance the birth and postpartum experience. If you support safe and satisfying birth and parenting, you cannot miss this informative event! If you are a doula looking to become a member of PPRDA, please join us for our business meeting 6pm-7pm, which is before the public presentation. After you have been to two business meetings, bring at least three references from your past clients AND an application for membership. For more info, please contact