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Just a reminder of our upcoming meeting on Thursday April 17th at 7:00pm at Open Mind.

Join us for this months topic: Chiropractic Care for the Family

Discussion led by: Dr. Lori Walenga, D.C. of Simply Chiropractic 6575 Belding Rd, Rockford.
We will be discussing and learning how chiropractic care can help everyone in our famlies.

The Chiropractic Connection in Pregnancy with specific analysis and adjustments for the pregnant women using the Webster Technique. Our chiropractor will give a definition and demonstration of the special technique.
We will also get specific advice on caring for the infant, from a chiropractic point of view, that includes proper spinal positioning for diapering, burping and other daily care basics.
We will also touch on vaccinations, and the Michigan Vaccination exemption form.

***** We will also have FREE chair massages!!!!!! Yeah! ********

Next month (May 15th) we will be having local doula's on hand. Come and meet local birth and postpartum doulas!

Mothers Tending Mothers - Meeting the third Thursday of each month 7:00pm-8:30pm at Open Mind in downtown Rockford on Courtland street.

This group is for parents or wannabe parents who believe in natural family living or would like to learn more about it. Mothers Tending Mothers can guide those seeking a gentler, holistic or integrative type of care for pregnancy, birth and parenting ways. Women are rediscovering the power and trust of instincts and intuition, especially when giving birth naturally in a trusted and supportive environment. Many are becoming aware that alternative health and medicine really does make sense. With information, education and support, families have better experiences and babies have a healthier start in life. Whether giving birth at home, hospital or birth center, we will welcome families by offering referrals, information, shared experiences and group meetings towards alternatives and options available for a healthier family or a more fulfilling experience from sources right in our own community.

Mothers Tending Mothers is a community based network which includes monthly meetings for all who are interested in a healthier pregnancy, natural or gentler birth experience, breastfeeding, attachment or informed parenting ways and more. As we grow, we are committed to gathering and maintaining information to assist families in finding the resources they need. We are bringing awareness to holistic care, supportive professionals and the many local options available for those who seek it. We will slowly be adding a lending library of books, videos, magazines, baby wearing devices and other natural parenting goods.

Mothers Tending Mothers realizes this can be an amazing, empowering time in your life as a growing family, a time that is never forgotten. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of families in our neighborhoods. Join us to explore the many options available for a better beginning into parenthood.

Discussions will be lead by Shannon Pawson, CPM. Through many years and passages, Shannon finds herself happily doing the work of midwifery back in her hometown of Rockford Michigan. Shannon believes that a sustainable and happy future for our children is rooted in our own ability to connect with our local communities and support-structures. Her life and midwifery practice are based on this belief. Shannon studied midwifery through both the apprentice model and through schooling from the Michigan School of Traditional Midwifery. She has a 2 1/2 year old daughter, is pregnant and due this spring, and is happily married to her love, Rob. Her business website is
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