Upcoming Classes & Events on the South Shore
Our next Natural Childbirth Class will be on Sunday, October 22nd from 11am-5pm at South Shore Home Birth Midwifery in Hingham, MA co-taught with Certified Professional Midwife Nicole McKeen. This class is for those birthing in a home or hospital setting.
Learn about the physiological process of childbirth in a manner that empowers you to welcome your baby into the world in the most gentle and loving way. An unmedicated birth enhances natural oxytocin to both mom and baby allowing for better breastfeeding rates, less complications, faster recovery and better bonding.
This class is designed around Lamaze’s 6 Healthy Birth Practices, which are:
– let labor begin on its own
– walk, move around and change positions throughout labor
– bring a support person/team for continuous support
-avoid interventions that are not medically necessary
-avoid giving birth on your back and follow your body’s urge to push
-keep mama and baby together, it’s best for mom, babe and breastfeeding
We also do a fair amount of relaxation and breathing exercises for labor.
We believe that knowledge is power and so many moms and their partners find it easier to maneuver through the birth process if they know what to expect and why things happen, whether it be physiological or hospital procedures. Register here.
Save the date for the NICE-Natural Infant & Child Expo 2018! NICE will be happening again on March 3rd, 2018 from 10am-4pm at Hotel 1620 in Plymouth, MA. NICE is intended to showcase local businesses and products that support a healthy, natural lifestyle from pregnancy to preschool and is an excellent opportunity to find local holistic businesses offering organic, green and natural products and services. Products that are typically sourced online will be available at your fingertips to touch and feel. New World Doula Services is so excited to be exhibiting at this amazing expo for the 3rd year in a row!
Belly Wrapping to Baby Wearing Workshop: Stay tuned for the date of our next workshop at Instinctive Parent in Pembroke. You are invited to learn how a woven wrap can help you from pregnancy to toddlerhood with Dr. Amanda from Seaside Chiropractic, Jocelyn from New World Doula Services and Instinctive Parent, and Palestina from Instinctive Parent.
We will discuss supporting your growing belly with a wrap, labor support techniques using a wrap, wrapping a postpartum belly as well as using your wrap to carry your little one close through toddlerhood.
Workshop is $25/couple and requires pre-registration. Partners are welcome and encouraged to attend. Register here.