As promised in last night’s meeting, here are the events coming up in Louisville that you should check out:
Wine! Cheese! More Birth Options Please!! OCTOBER 10TH
Friends of the Louisville Birth Center invites you to be a part of bringing a long-overdue, freestanding birth center to Louisville. Come join us to hear how this group is laying the groundwork for a birth center, what the next steps in this process are, and how you can be involved- all while enjoying some wine and snacks. We hope to see you there!
A special thank you to Whole Foods for graciously providing our wine and cheese for the evening!!
Doulapalooza – OCTOBER 13
Join the family fun at this year’s gathering of birth professionals and their community of clients, friends and advocates as Doulapalooza rocks into its eighth year of promoting positive, informed childbirth.
It is a free event and open to the public. There is something for everyone!
The festival and fundraising atmosphere of Doulapalooza welcomes the finest local musicians, educational exhibits, craft vendors, children’s activities, food, and prizes.
Once again this year, Doulapalooza will be held in conjunction with the Douglass Boulevard Farmers Market, where freshly prepared breakfast, lunch and desserts as well as locally grown produce and gift items are available just yards away.
Visit Birth Care Network online at http://birthcarenetwork.com/news/doulapalooza
A Doula Story – Film Viewing and Discussion – October 19th
Join us to watch the inspirational documentary, ‘A Doula Story’. After the movie we’ll talk about the importance of doula support for ALL women and learn how Mama To Mama plans to bring a project like this to Louisville!
A Doula Story documents one woman’s fierce commitment to empower pregnant teenagers with the skills and knowledge they need to become confident nurturing mothers. A woman of remarkable magnetism and complexity, Loretha Weisinger returns to the same disadvantaged neighborhood, where she on
Teenage pregnancy is a fact of American life. Nearly 10 percent of births in this country are to teens, many of them poor, uneducated and alone. A community doula (from the Greek word for birth attendant) for more than 10 years, Loretha knows that pregnant teens need guidance and education, not judgment or pity. In the face of overwhelming challenges—from absentee fathers and drug addiction to the disparagement of society—doulas are making a difference in the futures of young mothers and their babies.
Suggested donation – $10
All donations will benefit Mama To Mama
How to Start a Birth Center Workshop – Nov 3 & 4
The Friends of the Louisville Birth Center will host this workshop in Louisville, KY on November 3rd and 4th at the Courtyard Marriott Louisville Airport.
Special thanks to our sponsors:
*The Visitation Birth and Family Wellness Center
*Louisville Family Chiropractic
*A Wellness Model for outpatient maternity care
*Evidence-based Practice that can be put to work today
*A Cost Containment Model that works
*Care on a Continuum – a portal of entry to an integrated system of health care delivery.
(this is approved continuing education – 14.7 CEUs for nurses)
Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
This workshop is open to the public not only medical professionals. If you have interest in supporting a birth center in Louisville and the surrounding area then you are certainly welcome to attend.
For more information or to register go to: LouisvilleBirthCenter.com
BCN’s Fall Doula Training – Nov 10-11
Birth Care Network is hosting a DONA-approved Birth Doula Training on November 10-11, 2012.
BCN’s very own Vicki Sanders, RDH, ICCE, FACCE, LCCE, CD(D0NA), IBCLC will be facilitating this training session.
This training is limited to the first 15 paid registrants, and registration will be closed on Sunday, November 4, 2012.
Visit http://birthcarenetwork.com/for-professionals/doula-trainings/ for more information and registration!