Stress Reduction &
for Birth & Beyond
In this 6-week group, mamas-to-be will practice various relaxation and guided visualization techniques designed to enhance birthing energy and optimize endurance. The benefits will be felt not only on the physical level but mentally and emotionally as well. These practices will support mamas in receiving regenerative strength from healing aspects of the natural world and in experiencing clarity from innate intuitive resources. All practices will serve to support mamas during the early postpartum period and onward throughout parenthood.
Healing & Recovery after
Cesarean Birth Support Circle
This six-week support circle will give you the opportunity to meet with and learn from other mothers of newborns, up to pre-crawlers. Allowing time for sharing your unique birthing and postpartum period can assist you in compassionately integrating your own experience while cultivating a welcoming and long-lasting community. Join in support with others who have had planned or unanticipated surgically-assisted births including those who intended to birth at home.
LGBTQ New Parents &
Parents-to-Be Community Circle
This support circle is offered for LGBTQ parents and parents-to-be who are awaiting adoption, the birth of their child(ren) through surrogacy, or who are pregnant. Connecting with community, sharing about resources and experiences can be a helpful way to give and receive support during the early stages of your growing family. Share newborn care tips and learn simple mindfulness practices to increase ease during this time of so many unknowns and exciting transitions. Attend drop-in groups every second Monday from 6-7PM and at Natural Resources, SF, www.naturalresources-sf.com and a 4-week series at Oakland's new and expectant parent center, Then Comes Baby, www.then-comes-baby.com, dates TBA.
Solo Parent's Support Circle
This monthly drop-in group will provide you the opportunity to give and receive support with those who understand the unique challenges, freedoms, and responsibilities of parenting solo.
• Learn simple mindfulness practices to help facilitate ease and reduce fear or frustration in any situation
• Identify your hopes and intentions for yourself and your child(ren)
• Explore creative ways of attaining your personal and parenting goals
• Expand your community of parents
as well as your knowledge of useful Bay Area resources
Fourth Tuesdays with Our Family Coalition at the Children's Creativity Museum, SF 5:30-7:30PM. Please pre-register at www.ourfamily.org.
Dinner and childcare provided.
Parents-to-Be Support Circle
This six-week group offers parents-to-be opportunities to connect with other pregnant people to share the unique experience of expecting. Building community with other local folx provides support, encouragement, and friendship throughout the years to come. During each group, professionals in the birth care field will share their expertise. They may include a birth and postpartum doula, sleep consultant, lactation consultant, baby wearing expert, nutritionist, homeopath among others. Additionally, facilitated discussions will include topics as:
•Adjusting to unexpected emotional challenges of pregnancy
•Physical discomforts and concerns
•Preparing for childbirth at home or at the hospital
•Self-care, newborn care, and family care
This group can grow into a New Parent's Group depending upon participant interest.
Pre-registration is required for all groups. Please call 510-466-5930 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on upcoming dates and times.