I come in here about every three months to see what's going on.
Thanks Jen, and Tanya for the complements. (How's baby Elly, Tanya and when were you coming up?)
I moved here in September and I too was sad that I couldn't find very many crunchy groups. I too looked for LLL. I even looked for a HS group even though our boys are in a privet school now I loved the HS groups I used to belong to.
I still don't feel at home yet. this is my first time living in a city.
but I am glad there is a Whole Foods Co-op. our church also has a co-op. there is an Herbal store as well. several Massage therapists, Chiropractors, acupuncturists, Life Style Educators, Natural Path types, doulas, CBE, Yoga instructors, a few midwives like me, two of us serve the home birth communities.
I came from NE PA and a friend started NE PA birth yahoo group. and boy do I miss that group. they posted regularly. they met a bout once a month at Borders and we all nursed our babies there in the cafe.
We had doulas, CBEs, Yoga instructors, a few midwives like me, and crunchy mama with every type of birthing background, HB, Hosp.B, clinic, unassisted, midwife assisted, OBGYN and family prac assisted births. we all respected each others mode of life style, christian, political, back woodsy, vegan, vegies, and no special diets. vacs and no vacs circs and no circs. cloth diapers and not.
The main things we had in common was we were trying to do the best for our children and partners. and be responsible for our own health care and not let anyone intimidate us to follow their view of health and lifestyle.
Since I couldn't find a group like that here in Erie. I started one hoping someone else was looking but so far no one has really come by. But, I welcome you to Subscribe: NWPA-BirthCirclefirstname.lastname@example.org
Maybe someone could start a LLL group. I remember one of the previous LLL groups I was with, was planning to drop the LLL listing as the dues were getting too expensive for some of the moms. especially the one that seemed to need it the most. The group felt they could still support each other without being listed with LLL. So maybe their is a group we just have to find it. I'll do some more digging.
I see you found erieparents too good job.
Welcome to Erie! If your out there lets get together.
Valerie Monterrrey CPM