NW Indiana birth/parenting community meeting!!
~ C.H.O.I.C.E.S. ~
Choices in Healthy-birthing Offering Information, Communication, Education & Support
A Natural Birth & Parenting Network
Promoting a healthy pregnancy, natural and gentle birth experiences, breastfeeding and informed parenting.
Free monthly community meetings held at the Hebron Community Center, 611 N. Main Street in Hebron. Doors open at 6:30, with the topic of discussion beginning at 7:00 pm the 1st Wednesday of each month. We encourage husbands and partners to also attend and of course nursing babies in arms are welcome here. No preregistration required.
Visit our website at www.IndianaBirthChoices.com
or call (219) 996-5188 for more info.
The CHOICES meetings are growing in more ways than just attendance, which is an average of 30 attending each month!!! It's not only a great place to meet other families or find a doula, midwife or childbirth educator, but also a great place to purchase a baby sling, organic eggs, homemade soap and much more! Come get your free Mothering magazine!
Join us and bring a friend
Just a reminder about the meeting this coming Wednesday December 5th in Hebron ....
Doors open up at 6:30 to chat before the meeting which will start at 7:00 pm.
What would a gathering be without food? Please bring a healthy snack or beverage to share with others.
~ December 5 ~
Gentle Birth Choices
Come see a DVD with interviews of midwives and physicians with footage of six different birth experiences - including a home birth, waterbirth, vaginal birth after Cesarean section. Learn how (and why!) to plan a truly meaningful, gentle birth experience. We will discuss and share information such as how to become educated, what questions to ask, why write a birth plan and more. Is it possible to have a gentle birth without a bunch of medical intervention? What do women really want? Does it matter to the baby? Do you have choices? Come hear birth stories and the experiences of other women and what worked or didn‘t work for them!
~ Babies in arms welcome to attend ~
It has been brought to our attention by several people over many months that the toddlers are too loud, making it hard to hear what is being addressed at the meetings. Although we strongly support attachment parenting, it is suggested that mobile children who cannot be quiet are left at home. This is our biggest complaint from others who attend a meeting, then cannot hear the information being shared. Hopefully in the future, we can get privileges at a larger location and change this.
~ Use your own judgment with this issue. Some children do just fine attending meetings ~
The new Mothering magazines have arrived.
These magazines are a free gift for those attending the CHOICES meetings!
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~ CHOICES of La Porte County ~
La Porte County Library
Corner of Indiana Avenue (Highway 35) and Maple Avenue
Monthly meetings with preplanned topics at 6 PM!
If you would like to be involved with this chapter, or want more information on the meetings, please contact Rose at Birthrightrose@verizon.net
December 11th, (Tuesday)
Wear your comfortable clothes and bring the family for a fun night of getting fit with special yoga instructor, Jen Carol. Breathe deeply, relax and tone your muscles while learning how yoga before, during and after pregnancy benefits you both physically and mentally. Yoga has been shown to make pregnancy more comfortable, your labor and birth easier and postpartum healing faster. Jen specializes in yoga with babies in arms, so new parents and babies are especially welcome tonight!
Consider joining our CHOICES Natural Birth & Parenting Network yahoo group!
This is a great way of chatting between meetings with like minded families. We average over 200 messages of chatting each month! It's a place to get to know other and ask questions related to pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, breastfeeding and children. Join us!
Just Email IndianaBirthChoices@yahoo.com
for an invitation to join or search for it on yahoo groups.
Click to join CHOICES_natural_birth_and_parenting_Network
Have an Idea or Suggestion?
Do you know of someone who would like to speak on a particular topic? Do you have a topic suggestion? Topics and speakers for the entire 2007-08 year are now being planned.
Would you like to help coordinate a monthly meeting in an area within Northwest Indiana?
If you have ideas, locations, etc... please reply to this email.
We are in need of a larger place to hold meetings. If you have a suggestion, it would be greatly appreciated.
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For additional information, email IndianaBirthChoices@yahoo.com
(219) 996-5188 or 629-5988.