Welcome to the page for the Williamsburg Chapter of Birth Matters! For 2018 and 2019, 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: email@example.com
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January 17 – Birth Circle (Room B)(details)
This month, we’ll be having a special emphasis on the postpartum period–what to expect, how to plan for it, and resources to help those of us struggling with postpartum depression.
February 21 – Birth Circle (Room B) (details)
March 21 – Birth Circle (Room B) (details)
April 18 – Birth Circle (Schell Room) (details)
May 16 – Parenting Circle: FREE 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.
June 20 – Circle (Room B) (details)
July 18 – Circle (Room B) (details)
August 15 – Circle (Room B) (details)
September 19 – Circle (Schell Room) (details)
October 17 – Circle (Schell Room) (details)
November 14* – Circle (Schell Room) (details)
*Note date! We’ll be meeting on the SECOND Thursday–not the THIRD Thursday in November. This was due to room availability at the library.
December – no Circle. See you in January 2020!
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 2019], 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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