BIRTH PREP & POSTPARTUM SUPPORT GROUPS

ALL GROUPS EXCEPT ONLINE BIRTH PREP   & BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Pregnancy and parenthood can be a roller coaster ride! Together, we’ll explore the wide range of emotions you may be feeling during this time. Dads & babies are welcome too.

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We are currently accepting a limited number of new clients wishing home births at this time, although our model of care is modified. Please contact us through our Contact tab or book a virtual interview using our Schedule it Now buttons.

 

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POSTPARTUM & BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUPS

BREASTFEEDING ONLINE SUPPORT GROUP.

Led by Marlena Baxter, RN, ILBC Tuesdays at 11:00 am.  Pre-Register here to receive Zoom link.

POSTPARTUM SUPPORT GROUP

It is our belief that new families need the support of other families – as well as from your midwives. That’s why we offer informal postpartum support groups at our office facilitated by Samaya Cullerton, MTCM, L.Ac

SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Every other Sunday evening @ 5:00pm pre-registration required.

LOCATION:
The Old Sash Mills
303 Potrero Street, #47-201
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

BIRTH PREP ONLINE GROUP

Preparing for your home birth with your midwives and others can make a big difference in your experience.

Birth Prep group prenatal classes are held online every Thursday from 7-8:30pm. We will rotate weekly through various topics. Please pre-register to let us know you plan to attend.

THE FOLLOWING IN PERSON CLASSES ARE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED AND ARE REPLACED BY THE ABOVE ONLINE BIRTH PREP CLASSES. PLEASE PRE-REGISTER HERE.

  • Acupressure & Massage with Sharon — Learn and practice massage and acupressure points for pregnancy, labor, birth and beyond.
  • Labor Practice with Kate Bowland CNM — Join us to gain insight and tools for working though early, active labor and the pushing phase. You’ll become familiar with timing contractions, when to call the midwives, positions for different stages, rebozos, birth balls, peanuts, and birth stools.
  • Input/Output — What goes in must come out. We’ll review the basics of breastfeeding, and diapering options.
  • Postpartum Care Class with Kem White — In this class we will discuss strategies to thrive and not just survive the postpartum period. We will cover postpartum practices used traditionally-historically and currently worldwide. Our class is formulated to help with postpartum planning. Some of the things we will be going over are nutrition, support, breast care, and tips to combat baby blues.
  • Baby Care Class with Kem White — What happens once your baby is here? In this class we will explore what to do if your child or baby has a fever as well as common baby ailments, such as neonatal jaundice, colic and teething. Other topics that will be included are respiratory issues, such as the common cold, ear infections, allergies, and asthma. We will also discuss digestive issues, such as indigestion, stomach pain, diarrhea and vomiting. Additionally we will go over traditional Ayurvedic Infant Massage, Abyanga, and look at pressure points to calm and soothe your infant and child.

LOCATION:
The Old Sash Mills
303 Potrero Street, #47-201
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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We are currently accepting a limited number of new clients wishing home births at this time, although our model of care is modified. Please contact us through our Contact tab or book a virtual interview using our Schedule it Now buttons.

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