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PARENTING CIRCLE

Parenting

and Birth Circle

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Parenting and Birth circle is back! It seems like we spend all of our pregnancy focusing on finding the perfect provider, and crafting the perfect birth plan, and buying the perfect carseat…but then we come home with that sweet new baby and find that while parenting is a newborn exciting, it can also be isolating and hard. Come and connect with other new parents, whether you have birthed at Embrace or with another wonderful provider. We’ll check everyone in and help with baby-wearing questions, breastfeeding issues or other concerns, but then the time is yours. Connect, laugh, share, and complain, we are here for you! (and we always have a pot of coffee or a cup of tea ready!). The 4th Friday of every month is just for you…please just babies for now, as we work on a better play space for the toddler crew! Embrace and Community Parents welcome!

Embracing the Journey

Embracing

the Journey

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Join Embrace midwives in a gathering for folks just starting their pregnancy journey or for people transitioning to our midwifery care. Learn what makes a choice good, better or best during pregnancy.

 

Pregnancy should be a time of glowing health, and we have some ideas to make it easier! We will discuss three keys to a healthy pregnancy and comfortable birth:

  • Nutrition and Nourishment, with ideas, guidelines, and handouts diet, recipes, supplements, herbs and more
  • Movement, including how to incorporate movement into a busy life, the best exercises for a healthy pregnancy and birth, and how to stay strong while growing a baby
  • Stress management and meditation, with easy, simple-to-do lifestyle choices that will help keep your stress (and blood pressure!) down

 

This is an *evidence based class* with an eye toward the holistic, body-positive and affordable.

 

This class is FREE for Embrace clients and $20.00 for others. We encourage partners to join in for this class! We are happy to provide a healthy, vegetarian dinner and everyone will receive extensive handouts, resources, meal-plans, and recipe ideas. This class is super kid friendly. Join us! This class meets the first Saturday of every month, from 6-8pm. We are happy to provide a healthy, vegetarian meal with gluten free options! Please RSVP on our Facebook Event page or call Amy at 804-596-BABY-2229

Breast Feeding

Babies, Boobies

and Breastfeeding.

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Breastfeeding CAN be an adventure! Whether your little one came out of the womb looking for a breast and hasn’t stopped since, or is a bit more work, breastfeeding is something best done with lots of support and guidance…and love.

Once you are home with your sweet newborn, sometimes the thing that seems like it should be easy is hard. Sometimes it is lonely. Challenging. Painful. No matter what you are feeling or facing, we hear to listen and to help.
Sarah is a former labor and delivery nurse, currently an Embrace RN and birth assistant, almost finished with her IBCLC and is currently in school to be a Family Nurse Practitioner…a busy woman, with so much experience and education helping new mothers thrive.

 

We are proud and excited to have Sarah available every other Saturday for a free breastfeeding circle and support. Whether you really need help to get into a good breastfeeding groove with your little one, or you just need some time out of the house in a place where breastfeeding is supported and welcome, come join us! Everyone welcome, Embrace and Community parents alike! Please check our community calendar for the next opportunity.

Doulas Meet & Mingle

Doulas

Meet and Mingle

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You are invited to join us as we bring expecting families and our Embrace Doulas together for an evening of refreshments and mingling! All of our Doulas are professionally trained, and receive ongoing education and support from the Embrace Midwives. Each doula brings a little something different to the table and choosing the one who is right for you is so important! Our doulas have experience in supporting families in all birth settings, so join us for an fun, laughter filled evening while learning the benefits of doula support throughout your pregnancy, labor, delivery and postpartum. Our Meet and Mingle is like Speed Dating for Doulas! You don’t need to meet and interview several doulas over the course of weeks…you can meet and interview several doulas over the course of just a few hours with our Monthly Meet & Mingles!

 

Whether you plan on birthing with Embrace or at one of the fabulous other local options, you are welcome to join us and to meet doula who is just right for YOU!

EVENT CALENDAR

August 2018

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August 18, 2018

  • Birth Center Tour!

    August 18, 2018  10:00 am - 11:00 am

    130 Buford Rd. RIchmond, VA 23235

August 21, 2018

  • Birth Center Tour!

    August 21, 2018  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    130 Buford Rd. Richmond, VA 23235

August 24, 2018

  • Embrace Parenting & Birth Circle

    August 24, 2018  9:30 am - 12:00 pm

August 25, 2018

  • Birth Center Tour!

    August 25, 2018  10:00 am - 11:00 am

    130 Buford Rd. RIchmond, VA 23235

August 28, 2018

  • Birth Center Tour!

    August 28, 2018  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    130 Buford Rd. Richmond, VA 23235

September 1, 2018

  • Birth Center Tour!

    September 1, 2018  10:00 am - 11:00 am

    130 Buford Rd. RIchmond, VA 23235


  • Embracing the Journey

    September 1, 2018  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

September 4, 2018

  • Birth Center Tour!

    September 4, 2018  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    130 Buford Rd. Richmond, VA 23235

September 8, 2018

  • Birth Center Tour!

    September 8, 2018  10:00 am - 11:00 am

    130 Buford Rd. RIchmond, VA 23235


  • Embrace Breastfeeding Support Group*

    September 8, 2018  11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    130 Buford Rd North Chesterfield VA 23235

September 11, 2018

  • Birth Center Tour!

    September 11, 2018  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    130 Buford Rd. Richmond, VA 23235