Schedule of Events

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Fetal Positioning 101

Infant Massage Class


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Thursdays May 2, 9 and 16
6:15-7:30pm


WHERE:
East Grand Rapids Community Center


COST: $83


Bond with your baby through loving and therapeutic touch!

Apart from being soothing and relaxing for your baby, infant massage has many benefis for the whole family.

Benefits for Parents Include:


Increased parent and infant bonding
More confidence in understanding baby’s cues
Reduced stress
Reduced symptoms of postpartum depression



Benefits For Babies Include: 
 
Improved sleep patterns
Improved weight gain
Enhanced motor development
Relief from pain & discomfort such as teething
Improved digestion
Reduced gas and colic



To learn more about infant massage, visit our
service page. 


All registration needs to go through Parks and Rec, but please contact Cassie if you need assitence. 



If you are pregnant, there is something that I want you to know. Fetal position matters. In the three years that I have been attending births I have witnessed a large spectrum of experiences including both very quick and very long labors, simple, straightforward deliveries and more complicated deliveries. I’ve supported women having completely natural births with little or no intervention and I’ve supported women having vacuum assisted deliveries, episiotomies and cesarean sections. The same theme keeps reappearing through birth after birth. Fetal positioning matters. When a baby is in a less than ideal position, labor is likely to be longer, more painful and more complicated. While there is no way to guarantee that you begin labor with your baby in a certain position there are things you can do to help your baby assume the best position possible and increase your chances or having a smooth, uncomplicated delivery.​​​

Join me for an introductory talk on this important topic. You’ll end our conversation with a basic understanding of fetal positioning and awesome resources to use throughout your pregnancy and birth. Are you curious about more birth topics? We’ll have an open question and answer time where you can ask me anything and everything bump, birth or baby related. 

The best part? It’s all happening in the comfort of your home and it’s FREE!

Just download Zoom on your phone or computer and click on the link below at 6:30 on Tuesday April 23rd. See you soon!

 
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
7:00-8:00pm


Join Us!
Register Here

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Baby Talk: How Infants Communicate


They may not be able to use words yet, but babies have many ways of communicating! As parents and caregivers, our job is to learn how to listen and observe. Let us help you with that. One of the greatest joys of being a postpartum doula is watching the incredible bond that grows between a parent or caregiver and an infant. Learning how to read and understand a baby’s cues is an amazing part of this process, but it's not always easy. If you are finding it challenging to understand what your baby is trying to tell you, don’t worry you're not alone. Join us on Tuesday, February 5th from 6:30-7:30pm EST for an introductory class on infant communication.

What you’ll learn in this class:

- Why it’s important to listen to babies


- The 6 behavioral states that babies go through, throughout their day


- Engagement and Disengagement cues


- How to distinguish between different types of cries

The best part? It’s happening online so you can participate from the comfort of your home and it’s FREE!


Tuesday June 4, 2019
6:30 - 7:30pm

Join Us!