Events & Workshops

Upcoming Events: May

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  • Babywearing Class – Saturday, May 6, 10 AM-12 PM, FREE
  • Breastfeeding Basics – Tuesday, May 2 & 16, 6:30-8:30pm, $30/couple
  • Coping with Motherhood – Thursday, May 4 & 18, 10:30 AM-12 PM, FREE
  • Babywearing Dance Class – Every Friday 9:15-10:15 AM, $10/adult or $40 for 5 classes
  • Weekend Breastfeeding Cafe – Saturday, May 13, 10:30 AM-12 PM, FREE
  • NEW Meet the Doulas of Triangle Doula Collective – Saturday, May 13, 2-3pm, FREE
  • La Leche League Meeting – Wednesday, May 10, 7-8:30 PM, FREE
  • Caring for Your Newborn– Thursday, May 11, 6:30-8:30 PM, $30/couple
  • Breastfeeding Cafe – Friday, May 12 & 26, 10:30 AM-12PM, FREE
  • Develomental FUNdamentals with Maryska – Friday, May 19, 1-3:30pm, $20/person
  • Cloth Diapering Class – Saturday, May 20, 10-11:30 am, FREE
  • Meet the Doulas of Piedmont Community Doulas – Wednesday, May 17, 7-9pm, FREE
  • Craniosacral Therapy Clinic – Saturday, May 27, 2-4pm, FREE
  • Express Yourself, Pumping and Breastfeeding Class – Tuesday, May 23, 6:30-8:30pm, $30/couple
By |April 26th, 2017|Events & Workshops|0 Comments

Breastfeeding for Doulas and Birth Professionals

Photo credit: Heart and Hands Doula Services and Photography

Are you a birth or postpartum doula? A childbirth educator or other birth professional? In this class, you’ll supercharge your breastfeeding support skills! Whether you’re starting from scratch or have helped hundreds of babies, you’ll get a grounding in the latest breastfeeding information and learn something new (and customized to the Triangle area!).

We’ll be covering topics including:

Preparing your clients for breastfeeding success

The anatomy and physiology (making milk, letdown, suck)

Baby reflexes, abilities, and cues

Optimal latch and positioning, and helping parents get comfortable

“Protecting the space” immediately postpartum and navigating local hospital protocols

Helping parents catch early signs that something isn’t going right, and navigate to the help they need

Breastfeeding gear: pumping, bottles, and milk storage

Overcoming common obstacles including engorgement, sore nipples, and worries about weight loss and milk supply

Hot topics: understanding tongue tie, and bodywork for breastfeeding challenges

The class will be taught by Rebecca Costello IBCLC CD MPH. Rebecca sees patients full time at Women’s Birth and Wellness Center where she’s the Director of Lactation Services. Before coming to WBWC, she worked at UNC Women’s Hospital as an LC, and was a birth doula for many years prior. She knows the importance of doulas to breastfeeding success, and how helpful it was to have breastfeeding education in her doula role.

Cost: $50

To register call (919)933-3301

http://ncbirthcenter.org/event/breastfeeding-for-doulas/

By |March 29th, 2017|Breastfeeding / MILC Moment, Events & Workshops|0 Comments

Upcoming Events – April

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  • Babywearing Class – Saturday, April 1, 10 AM-12 PM, FREE
  • Breastfeeding Basics – Tuesday, April 4 & 18, 6:30-8:30pm, $30/couple
  • Coping with Motherhood – Thursday, April 6 & 20, 10:30 AM-12 PM, FREE
  • Babywearing Dance Class – Every Friday 9:15-10:15 AM, $10/adult or $40 for 5 classes
  • Weekend Breastfeeding Cafe – Saturday, April 8, 10:30 AM-12 PM, FREE
  • Breastfeeding for Doulas and Birth Professionals -Saturday, April 8, 1:30-4:30 PM, $50
  • La Leche League Meeting – Wednesday, April 12, 7-8:30 PM, FREE
  • Young Moms Meetup – Thursday, April 13, 4:30-6 PM, FREE
  • Breastfeeding Cafe – Friday, April 14 & 28, 10:30 AM-12PM, FREE
  • Cloth Diapering Class – Saturday, April 15, 10-11:30 am, FREE
  • Meet the Doulas – Wednesday, April 19, 7-9pm, FREE
  • Craniosacral Therapy Clinic – Saturday, April 22, 2-4pm, FREE
  • Express Yourself, Pumping and Breastfeeding Class – Tuesday, April 25, 6:30-8:30pm, $30/couple
By |March 29th, 2017|Events & Workshops|0 Comments

Upcoming Events March 2017

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  • Coping with Motherhood – Thursday, March 2 & 16, 10:30 am-12pm, FREE
  • Babywearing Class – Saturday, March 4, 10am-12pm, FREE
  • Babywearing Dance Class – Every Friday 9:15-10:15am, $10/adult or $40 for 5 classes
  • Breastfeeding Basics – Tuesday, March 7 & 21, 6:30-8:30pm, $30/couple
  • La Leche League Meeting – Wednesday, March 8, 7-8:30pm, FREE 
  • Young Moms Meetup – Thursday, March 9, 4:30-6pm, FREE
  • Breastfeeding Cafe – Friday, March 10 & 24, 10:30am-12pm, FREE
  • Weekend Breastfeeding Cafe – Saturday, March 11, 10:30-12pm, FREE
  • Meet the Doulas – Wednesday, March 15, 7-9pm, FREE
  • Cloth Diapering Class – Saturday, March 18, 10-11:30 am, FREE
  • Choosing Quality Childcare Seminar – Wednesday, March 20, 6:30-7:30 FREE
  • Craniosacral Therapy Clinic – Saturday, March 25, 2-4pm, FREE
  • Express Yourself, Pumping and Breastfeeding Class – Tuesday, March 28, 6:30-8:30pm
By |March 1st, 2017|Events & Workshops, Family Resources|0 Comments

Coping With Motherhood Group

Have pregnancy and motherhood turned your world upside down?
     
Coping with Motherhood is a peer support group for pregnant and postpartum women who are struggling with mood changes during the childbearing years. Facilitated by Nancy Albrecht, RN, MA, IBCLC, the group provides a safe place to share concerns, strengths, and ways to prevent, cope with, and recover from perinatal depression and anxiety.
     During a Coping with Motherhood meeting, moms are welcomed to a positive and private space where they can share feelings and support each other in the process of recovery. There are tears, but also laughter; talk about anxieties and fears, but also baby and breastfeeding advice; a chance to admit the pain, but also see the way to better days. Since the group began, almost two years ago, over 50 women have gotten support from the meetings and each other.

     Nancy shares the philosophy of the group, “We believe that while all mothers desire to be the perfect mother, we all fall short. You are a good mom as you seek help, take care of yourself, and do the best you can every day!”

   The group meets on the first and third Thursdays of each month, 10:30 am – 12:00 noon at WBWC, in the Living Room (Suite 304). Call Nancy at 919-933-3301, ext. 207 for more information. No need to RSVP, and the group is open to all women, not just WBWC clients.

You are not alone. You are not to blame. With help, you will be well.

Postpartum Support International

By |January 26th, 2017|Events & Workshops, Family Resources|0 Comments

Babywearing Dance Class

Fridays 
9:15-10:15am
Starting January 27







Looking for something fun to do with baby? Come join this new dance class and wear your baby while you get your groove on! We’ll do some easy stretches and learn some simple, fun dance routines. It’s a great way to get fit and meet new moms. No dance experience necessary!! 

Bring your favorite carrier and wear clothes you can move and groove in. Toddlers are welcome, as well as those who want to join in without a baby. The class will be held in the meeting room on the third floor.

$10/adult or $40 for 5 classes. Cash or check only. 
***This class is now ongoing and will meet every Friday!***

By |January 26th, 2017|Events & Workshops|0 Comments

Mindful Birth Workshop

February 12th 1:30-4:30pm
WBWC, Suite 304
Cultivating Mindfulness Techniques
for Pregnancy, Birth and Parenting


 Mindfulness is about being fully awake, in the present moment. When we practice mindfulness we can become more focused, relaxed and calm. Life slows down and we begin to experience the vividness of each moment. Learn and cultivate the Mindfulness Techniques as developed by Jon Kabat Zinn at the Center for Mindfulness, University of Mass. Not only will these techniques assist you in pregnancy and birth but will offer you a set of skills to use as a parent and throughout all areas of your life. This introductory workshop will include techniques for taming the stress response, mindful breathing, body scan (mind/body connection), and introduction to seated meditation. All of which will be useful tools for the labor process.


A short mindful movement (yoga) session will also be incorporated into this time. You will learn simple yoga postures that will help ease pregnancy and be useful as labor positions.


*pre-registration recommended, class size will be limited
$60.00  Early Bird by Jan 22nd is $50.00
Register with info@carolinawellnessintitute.com
Led by Paula Huffman BS,RN,ERYT, Mindfulness Instructor


Paula is a perinatal educator and has been working with pregnant women and couples in the area for 25 years in both a medical and educational capacity. She is holds specialty certifications in prenatal yoga, restorative yoga, childbirth education. Paula also provides Doula services on a limited basis. She studied through the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Mass, and teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Pain Management Classes at the UNC School of Medicine’s Program on Integrative Medicine. All of these services are offered by Paula through both group and private sessions. (919) 260-0255


By |January 26th, 2017|Events & Workshops|0 Comments

Upcoming Events – February 2017




  • Coping with Motherhood – Thursday, February 2 & 16, 10:30 am-12pm, FREE
  • Babywearing Class – Saturday, February 4, 10am-12pm, FREE
  • Babywearing Dance Class – Every Friday 9:15-10:15am, $10/adult or $40 for 5 classes
  • Breastfeeding Basics – Tuesday, February 7 & 21, 6:30-8:30pm, $30/couple
  • La Leche League Meeting – Wednesday, February 8, 7-8:30pm, FREE 
  • Young Moms Meetup – Thursday, February 9, 4:30-6pm, FREE
  • Breastfeeding Cafe – Friday, February 10 & 24, 10:30am-12pm, FREE
  • Weekend Breastfeeding Cafe – Saturday, February 11, 10:30-12pm, FREE
  • Meet the Doula – Wednesday, February 15, 7-9pm, FREE
  • Cloth Diapering Class – Saturday, February 18, 10-11:30 am, FREE
  • Pass the Puree? Introducing Solids Class – Saturday, February 18, 10:30am-12:30pm, $30/couple
  • Craniosacral Therapy Clinic – Saturday, February 25, 2-4pm, FREE
  • Express Yourself, Pumping and Breastfeeding Class – Tuesday, February 28, 6:30-8:30pm
By |January 26th, 2017|Events & Workshops|0 Comments

Free Reiki Clinic at WBWC with Reiki Master and Intuitive Life Coach Kezia Renee Lechner


     Reiki is a gentle yet powerful hands-on healing modality that originated in Japan and is now being widely practiced in the West. The word Reiki (pronounced ray – key) means Universal Life Energy in Japanese.
    
     All humans have innate healing abilities and radiate healing energy from their hands. A Reiki practitioner is someone who has learned to magnify and amplify this healing energy. During a Reiki session a practitioner places their hands upon the client’s fully clothed body, bathing the client in  soothing stream of healing energy, bringing balance and harmony to all levels of body, mind and spirit.
     Because of it’s numerous benefits, Reiki, along with acupuncture and massage, is now being offered by a number of hospitals in the US as a complimentary and alternative form of treatment.
    
      For prenatal and postpartum women, Reiki can help to relieve stress and anxiety, and can ease physical symptoms associated with pregnancy, such as back ache, restless sleep patterns,sciatica, nausea, etc. It can also help a woman prepare for the birthing experience, speed post partum recovery, ameliorate postpartum depression and strengthen the mother/child bond.
     
     The next Reiki Clinic will be held on Monday, Dec.12 from 4:30 – 6:30 pm. It will be held in the Living Room on the the 3rd floor. No need to reserve a spot – just come!
Kezia also provides longer, private sessions and has an office next to WBWC. For more information contact Kezia at keziarenee@gmail.com – her website is www.HeartofaHealer.com

By |November 21st, 2016|Events & Workshops|0 Comments

Free Reiki Mini Sessions Offered at WBWC









Enjoy a relaxing, restorative, nurturing Reiki session with Reiki Master and Intuitive Life Coach Kezia Renee Lechner. Offered for mothers-to be, postnatal mothers, and mothers and their infants.






Date : Monday, Nov.14th 2016
Time : 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Place : The Living Room – # 304 – on the 3rd floor


No need to reserve your spot – just come and take advantage of this free offering!

By |October 25th, 2016|Events & Workshops|0 Comments