Wednesday, April 30th from 7:00
Athens Public Library
Every year we
dedicate one meeting to the sharing of birth stories. Whether your children
were born last week or a decade ago, we invite you to share your story or just
sit and listen to others. All backgrounds, experiences and choices are honored
at all Birth Circle events.
If you haven’t been to this FREE event before, it is a one-stop event
for all things pregnancy, baby, and family.
It is a chance to learn about and meet with health and childcare
providers, birth workers, wellness programs and government agencies, all from
our own community! There will also be
door prizes, unique products for sale including natural cleaning products,
handmade baby attire, wellness/beauty supplies and diaper bags and
accessories. Please join us to learn
about all of the amazing resources that our community provides in order to help
us grow healthy, happy families.
If you have questions, or are interested in having a booth at this
year’s Fair, please call 740-652-MAMA (6262) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Every child has a unique personality. For parents of some children, long nights with lengthybedtime routines and demanding children can be draining until you know how to respond and accommodate those children who need more. Local parents and professionals will talk about the characteristics of high-needs babies and children, and how you can meet those needs as a parent or as someone who knows a parent struggling with a high-needs child. You are invited to bring your questions, concerns and ideas to share.
PUSH PACK GIVEAWAY/DISCOUNT AT MARCH MEETING
Push Pack, a pre-packed labor bag for hospital or home, has been donated to the Birth Circle by Small Batch Studio, and anyone in attendance of the March meeting can enter to win for themselves, friends or family. Push packs contain all-natural body care products, snacks and other tools for a successful labor and postpartum experience. And even if you don't win, you can still get $5 off the push pack with the coupon code OHIO at http://www.small-batchstudio.com. The more the code is used, the more push packs will be donated to the Birth Circle for future giveaways or gifts to deserving mothers in the community!
Join Jacqueline Wolf PhD., professor in the Department of Social Medicine at Ohio University, todiscuss some of the tools a woman can use to prevent giving birth via Caesarean section. She will offer suggestions for things you can do prenatally, as well as those you can do during labor to minimize the chances of having a C-section. She will also discuss some situations where this type of birth is necessary for the safety of the mother and child.
A big thanks to our evening's sponsor:
Jackie Jeffers RNC
Independent Representative, YOR Health Premium Health Products
ACOG (The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) recently published that they recommend healthy, low risk mothers to drink protein shakes while in labor to keep their strength up. YOR Health not only has the best shake on the market but it has an ingredient that no other protein shake has, digestive enzyme for easy and complete absorbtion. Come to the meeting for a taste of these great shakes as well as you may take home a sample to try. Can't wait to see you there!