Sunday, March 30, 2014

APRIL PLAY GROUP

Thursday, April 3rd from 3:00 to 5:00pm

It's finally SPRING!  Come and join us for two hours of play, socializing and support in the kids' section of the Athens Library. All ages are welcome!

SHARING BIRTH STORIES

Wednesday, April 30th from 7:00 to 8:30pm
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.


6TH ANNUAL PREGNANCY & BABY FAIR

Saturday May 10th at The Market on State
10:00am to 3:00pm

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 athensbirthcircle@gmail.com

Sunday, March 23, 2014

PARENTING THE FUSSY/HIGH-NEEDS CHILD

Wednesday, March 26th from 7:00 to 8:30pm 
Athens Public Library

Every child has a unique personality. For parents of some children, long nights with lengthy bedtime 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!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

MARCH PLAY GROUP

Thursday, March 6th from 3:00 to 5:00pm

Beat that cabin fever and join us for two hours of play, socializing and support in the kids' section of the Athens Library. All ages are welcome!

Monday, February 24, 2014

CAESAREAN PREVENTION

Wednesday, February 26th
7:00 to 8:30pm at the Athens Library

Join Jacqueline Wolf PhD., professor in the Department of Social Medicine at Ohio University, to discuss 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
740-541-3341
jackiejeffers15@yahoo.com

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!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

FEBRUARY PLAY GROUP

Thursday, February 6th from 3:00 to 5:00pm

Beat that cabin fever and join us for two hours of play, socializing and support in the kids' section of the Athens Library. All ages are welcome!