Welcome to the page for the Williamsburg Chapter of Birth Matters! For 2018, we will meet on the third Thursday of each month from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM at the downtown Williamsburg Regional Library located at 515 Scotland Street (map). Due to library availability, the monthly meeting room varies a bit (so check out the details below!).
We usually have light refreshments, a literature table with information on local pregnancy, birth, and parenting resources, and a baby carrier collection (e.g. Boba, Beco Butterfly, Ergo, Moby, Boba Wrap, Maya Sling, Mei Tai, Baby K’Tan) for those who’d like to try on and compare different carriers.
Chapter Leader: Jennifer Inman
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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September 20 – Birth Circle (Schell Room) (details)
October 18 – Parenting Circle: Labor Comfort Measures Workshop (Schell Room) (details)
This workshop on Labor Comfort Measures will be led by a local doula. The event is FREE and partners are welcome. Attendees will learn basic tools and techniques for providing physical and emotional support to a mother during labor and birth! If you have an exercise/labor ball, please do bring it with you.
October – Midwifery Celebration
November 15 – Birth Circle (Schell Room) (details)
December – no Circle. See you in January 2019!
Types of Circles we host:
Our Circles sometimes have a special emphasis, topic, or guest speaker(s) (e.g. Breastfeeding Q&A, Babywearing 101, Planning for Postpartum. Labor Comfort Measures, etc.) [and we’re working out the details for which Circles will be special-emphasis Circles in 2017], but in general…
Birth Circles: At Birth Circle, TTC (trying to conceive) and pregnant women, mothers, and birth professionals gather to exchange advice and support on pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period. Pre-crawling babies are welcome.
Mothering Circles: At Mothering Circle, TTC (trying to conceive) and pregnant women, mothers, and birth professionals gather to exchange advice and support on mothering. All babies and toddlers up to age 2 are welcome.
Parenting Circles: At Parenting Circle, TTC (trying to conceive) and pregnant women and their partners, mothers, fathers and birth professionals gather to exchange advice and support on parenting. All babies and toddlers up to age 2 are welcome.
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