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CJBN Monthly Meeting
October 10, 2012
All current CJBN members are welcome to attend. email email@example.com for details
Accepting the Unexpected: Reflecting on Your Birth in Meaningful Ways
1st Saturday of the Month
(Arrive and depart at times that are convenient for you)
75 Main Street, Suite 13
Manasquan, New Jersey 08736
Accepting the Unexpected provides the opportunity for women to share their birth experiences without fear of judged or misunderstood. This is a space where sadness, frustration, anger, disappointment are recognized as normal reactions to the sense of loss a woman can feel after an unexpected birth experience, even if her baby is happy and healthy.
Rebecca McCloskey, LCSW and Samantha Moody, CH facilitate this group. Accepting the Unexpected is a mutual self-help and support group and is not intended to provide the diagnosis or treatment of mental illness.
Please contact either Rebecca 973-876-4283 prior to attending your
Milk Mama Cafe: Nursing Group
Thursdays 9:30am – 11:30am
Natural Beginnings NJ
75 Main Street, Suite 13
Manasquan, NJ 08736
The Mama Milk Cafe provides support for nursing mamas!
Whether you are struggling with nursing or having a great experience we would love to see you! Sponsored by Nancy Kleinfled, R.D., IBCLC. Nancy has been providing lactation consulting support in our community for the past 10 years. She is very knowledgeable and caring and ready to support our Natural Beginnings community! There is no fee for the gathering, however a donation may be given to help support Natural Beginnings.
First Tuesday of the Month
Join us at
The Unitarian Society
176 Tices Ln
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
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Western Monmouth Chapter
Second Saturday of the Month
Join us at
YOGA + HERBS
ROUTE 9 AND RT 520
For more information see our calendar page at:\http://westmonmouthnj.holisticmoms.org/hmnwestmonmouthnj/index.cfm/new_calendar
or E-mail Elissa
Eastern Monmouth Chapter
Second Saturday of the month
Join us at
469 Prospect Ave
Little Silver NJ
For more information see our calendar page at:
Workshops and Classes
Bradley Method Classes
starting September 10, 2012
Center for Women's Health
43 Main St
For more information or to register
Join us for this 5 week comprehensive childbirth class that helps families feel empowered by the birth experience. More info at http://www.naturalbeginningsnj.com/HypnoBirthing.html
October 21 - November 18
10:30am - 1pm
The HypnoBirthing® Childbirth method is as much a philosophy of birth as it is a technique for achieving a satisfying, relaxing, and stress-free method of birthing. HypnoBirthing® teaches you, along with your birthing companion, the art and joy of experiencing birth in a more comfortable manner. You will learn to call upon your body’s own natural relaxant and thus lessen or eliminate discomfort and the need for medication. When a woman is properly prepared for childbirth and when mind and body are in harmony, nature is free to function in the same will-designed manner that it does with all other creatures.
Not sure if HypnoBirthing® is for you? Watch this VIDEO for more about HypnoBirthing®.
Private Sessions also available. Inquire about price and availability by email. Please email me to register or for more information:
Rebozo Workshop with Gena Kirby
Birthstory: Ina May Gaskin & The Farm Midwives
The feature-length documentary BIRTH STORY: Ina May Gaskin and The Farm Midwives tells the story of counterculture heroine Ina May Gaskin and her spirited friends, who began delivering each other’s babies in 1970, on a caravan of hippie school buses, headed to a patch of rural Tennessee land. With Ina May as their leader, the women taught themselves midwifery from the ground up, and, with their families, founded an entirely communal, agricultural society called The Farm. They grew their own food, built their own houses, published their own books, and, as word of their social experiment spread, created a model of care for women and babies that changed a generation’s approach to childbirth.
Forty years ago Ina May led the charge away from isolated hospital birthing rooms, where husbands were not allowed and mandatory forceps deliveries were the norm. Today, as nearly one third of all US babies are born via C-section, she fights to preserve her community’s hard-won knowledge. With incredible access to the midwives’ archival video collection, the film not only captures the unique sisterhood at The Farm Clinic–from its heyday into the present–but shows childbirth the way most people have never seen it–unadorned, unabashed, and awe-inspiring.