Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Independent Childbirth Classes are starting!

The next group class series starts on Thursday, October 4th, 6:30pm-9pm, at Atlas Chiropractic on the corner of Research and Powers.

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.

Group 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. For more information, please visit www.westsidebirthconnection.com

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

BirthNetwork Monthly Meeting - Nutrition

WHEN: Wednesday, September 19th, 6:30pm-8pm

WHERE: East Library PPLD, 5550 North Union Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80918

WHAT: This month Deanna Brunson will be talking about "The Power of Whole Food-Based Nutrition: For Mother, Baby and the Entire Family.” Think about how nutrition without herbicides and pesticides, and "vine ripened," can make such a difference in both the process and the outcome of becoming and being a nurturing mom! After the presentation, birth professionals and expecting/new families will have a chance to mingle. BirthNetwork is a non-profit organization that meets monthly to offer support and information for safe and satisfying pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum. Meetings are free, families welcome! For more info contact coloradospringsbn@yahoo.com

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Meet The Doulas presents “Postpartum Depression for Dads”

The Pikes Peak Regional Doula Association (PPRDA) is offering FREE informational sessions for expecting families. Come see us at our Meet-The-Doulas forums on the second Sunday of every odd-numbered month 7pm-8pm at The Dwelling Place, 508 North Tejon Street, in between St. Vrain and Willamette.

This month, on Sunday, Sept 9th, come hear Craig Mullins, MA talk about “The Face of Male Depression After Childbirth.” Yes, men get it too…and at a very alarming rate of 10.4% of new dads! If you like the idea of a safe and satisfying pregnancy, birth and postpartum, you cannot miss this informative event! www.pprda.com