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Take Back the Baby Fair

by Sarah Juliusson of www.MamaRenew.ca – Find Mama Renew on Facebook. Several years ago a group of us came together to form The Birth Lounge, seeking to share the strong community of care that is available to support new families in our region. As we talked, we found a shared frustration with the corporate trade-shows that have become commonplace. First comes love (the sex show), then comes marriage (the bridal show), then comes baby (the baby show), and over and over again the masses fill the convention centre. High vendor prices are out of reach for... read more

Podcast Episode 5: Birth Teleseminar with Karen Brody

Subscribe here to have Mothering’s newest audio content delivered to you as it is published. Please enjoy this teleseminar on childbirth by BOLD founder Karen Brody. And don’t miss Karen’s Mothering Community birth course for a unique chance to discover support and information on your birth journey. Karen Brody is a mother of two boys, born in 1999 and 2001. In 2005 she wrote a documentary-style play called Birth, offering a portrait of how low-risk mothers are giving birth in America. As a consequence of Birth Brody founded BOLD, a global... read more

ICTC Trains Black Doulas Nationwide

The International Center for Traditional Childbearing (ICTC) continues their unique Full Circle Doula Training Program nationwide.  This program is grounded in the legacy of the African America midwife and public health, and its’ commitment to empower women of color in an increased effort to reduce maternal and infant mortality and increase positive birth outcomes in the black community. Since 2007 ICTC has trained over 300 doulas, 85% being women of color. They have continued their trainings since; strengthening the number of black doulas and doulas of... read more

Mindfulness in Pregnancy and Early Motherhood: Why Now?

I’m working on a Mindful Motherhood online course, a meditation and yoga-based program for pregnant women and new moms based on our research project and book of the same name, and was asked to come up with a list of “frequently asked questions” about how mindfulness relates to pregnancy and motherhood. I’ll post the FAQ questions and answers here as they are edited…they provide a nice little introduction to mindfulness during pregnancy and early motherhood. (P.S. Join me for the next Mindful Motherhood workshop, June 2011, in the high desert of New... read more

Retreat for Pregnant Women and New Moms!

Join me for a Mindful Motherhood retreat in O’Keefe Country – the high desert of Northern New Mexico! Mindful Motherhood: Practical Tools for Staying Sane During Pregnancy and Your Child’s First Year June 20-26, 2011 Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, New Mexico Based on research on the benefits of mindfulness training for pregnant women and new moms this retreat is for pregnant women, moms of all ages, and professionals who want to incorporate mindfulness into their work with mothers. Bring your kids! Fabulous children’s program, and afternoons free... read more

Pondering Origins

I am constantly comparing the very different personalities of my two sons. They are two years apart and from the time “Segundo” was born, “Primero” made it clear that they were going to mix about as well as oil and water.  I don’t really think its so strange that siblings can have such different personalities or outlooks on life, but seeing first hand every day the way that they interact with (and sometimes repel) each other makes me ponder the reason why they are so different. A close friend, my soul sister, and a mother whom I deeply respect and try to... read more

A Hollywood Tale: Fox Television Casting Call for Pregnant Women in Southern California!

Fox Television's, "Mobbed" Fox producers are looking for pregnant women to ANNOUNCE THEIR PREGNANCY to the grandparents-to-be or to the husband, on national tv in a flash mob on the new hit show, Mobbed. From the casting agents: “Must be 18-years or older and US citizen or permanent legal resident of US Outgoing & charismatic & willing to share your news on national tv Ideally in Southern California, but if you have a GREAT story, we will consider you” Email: MobbedTV@gmail.com Email attn. Chrissy,... read more

Five Factors to Consider when Choosing a Childbirth Class

    Thank you to Lamaze International for this guest article.   By Allison J. Walsh, IBCLC, LCCE, FACCE   Just as every pregnancy and birth is unique, so too is every childbirth class. While the options available to you may seem overwhelming, it is important to do your homework. A good childbirth class can not only prepare you for labor, it can expand your personal view of birth, lessen your fears and, most importantly, build your confidence in yourself and your body. To find one that works for you, take into account the following five factors.   1.... read more

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