A new month has arrived and with it comes new classes and events at both The Mother’hood and 27 Social Centre! I hope that you will find the time to join me for these wonderful community offerings.
02/08/2013 – Placenta Encapsulation Info Night at The Mother’hood
Come join me for an informational evening on the benefits of placenta encapsulation! Have you been curious about what placenta capsules can do for you postpartum but are having some trouble getting past the the ick-factor? Are you wondering if it is safe, how it is done, why would you do it, and how to get it home from your birthing location? Then come demystify this beneficial practice, have a chance to ask your many questions, and learn all there is to know about it! This event is one and a half hours long and is free for all to attend.
02/16/2013 – Baby Wearing 101 (every 3rd Saturday of the month) at The Mother’hood
This one and a half hour class will cover all the basics on why baby wearing is important, which carrier is best for you and it will give you the opportunity to try several different carriers and slings. Perfect for expecting and new parents with babes in arms. This class is $15 for a single or $20 per couple. If you purchase a carrier the same day as the class you can apply the cost of the class towards the carrier!
02/16/2013 – Doulas in the ‘hood: Tips and Tricks from the Doula Bag for Parents! (every 3rd Saturday of the month)
The Mother’hood is pleased to partner with doulas from the Denver area to bring you a free afternoon of labor tips and tricks. This monthly event is a wonderful way to learn some new things to add to your own labor coping plan, find out what a doula can add to your birthing experience, as well as meet doulas that are available to serve you and your family. This event is welcome to all expectant parents and is free to attend. If you don’t meet the perfect doula for your upcoming birth, you still have some great takeaways to bring home with you!
(This event is not a childbirth education class, but rather an opportunity to meet and greet with doulas as well as learn a little bit more about how to cope with your labor.)
02/18/2013 – Colorado Crunchies Meet-up / Fort Collins – Starting Solids Discussion
This is a private meet-up for the Colorado Crunchies Facebook group. If you are interested in joining the group and coming for this meet-up and discussion on starting solids, please contact their group moderators.
02/23/2013 – Kids & Family Yoga at 27 Social Centre
This class is a free yoga class for children ages 2-10 and their caregivers. It is a community oriented class that is an introduction to the principals and foundations of yoga to young people. Consider the floor one big yoga mat and take the opportunity to explore the amazing things your body can do along with your children. There is no charge, but donations are always welcome. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one and a water bottle. There will be limited community mats available.
02/25/2013 – Thinking About Having a Baby 101 at 27 Social Centre / Denver Community Health Collective
Have you thought about having a baby, but the whole thing seems kind of scary? Has anyone in your community been considering starting a family? This event is geared especially towards all those big questions that loom around fertility, birthing options, fostering, adoption, donors, pregnancy, breastfeeding, co-parenting, natural family living, and how the heck a baby fits into your life!
Josie Shapiro is a labor doula, mama to three children, co-parent in a blended family, raising her babies in a radical collective, and has been a listening ear to her community around issues surrounding family for the last nine years. She will give a brief presentation and provide lots of space for questions. There will be resources available for those starting their journey towards parenting and those supporting others in that journey. This event is welcoming to folks from all backgrounds and identities.