FRIDAY 7/17 : 12-1 pm
Pelvic Floor Specialist
Dr. Berrin Boyce
Join us for a Pelvic Floor health discussion with Dr. Boyce! Bring your questions & your cup of tea to this Village online gathering!
FRIDAY 6/26 VILLAGE MEET UP : Lactation Consultant Shannon Gill!
Please join us this Friday 6/26 at noon for our MaMaLove Village meet up with guest speaker Shannon Gill. Shannon is an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) and mama herself who supports families in the Denver/Boulder area with all things lactation and breastfeeding. Whether you are pregnant, in the early postpartum, or beyond, Shannon can answer your breastfeeding-related questions!
Our prenatal yoga teacher Jessica Fawcett has been working with Shannon the past 9 months and cannot say enough about how much her support has made a difference for their family.
All donations made to this event will go toward organizations benefiting BIPOC mothers and/or birthworkers.
Please read below to learn more about her and visit her website at: https://rootstowingslactation.com/
We hope to see you on Friday!
My passion for lactation and breastfeeding support was born out of my own personal breastfeeding struggles. I am a mom to two spirited little ones and currently reside in Denver, CO. I hold a BA in Forensic Science and have worn many professional hats in my lifetime: medicolegal death investigator, crime scene investigator, and photographer (to name a few). And, in addition to being an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, I’m also a volunteer La Leche League Leader. But no career has been more challenging and rewarding to me than motherhood. My unique background allows me to provide lactation support that is deeply compassionate, while also being firmly rooted in science and evidence. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, particularly Sichuan food, drinking all the coffee, skiing, and traveling.
FRIDAY 6/5 VILLAGE MEET UP : Sleep Expert SOS!
We are excited to announce that at this week's MaMaLove Village Meet Up we will have a guest! Jamie Bergren is a Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant and Postpartum Doula who has helped tons of families with their newborn, infant, and toddler sleep routines. Which by default will also get YOU more sleep too!
She will be with us to answer questions Q & A style. So bring your questions! The wonderful thing about Jamie is she will meet you where you are. So even if you aren't planning on formally "sleep training" she has tons of wisdom and information to share.
We are also happy to share that all donations made for this week's meetup will go toward organizations that support Women of Color in pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.
Visit https://rockabyerockies.com/ to learn more about Jamie and her business.
*All proceeds for this meetup will go to organizations supporting BIPOC women in pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Venmo : @MaMaLove-29 or choose 'Village Donation' from the dropdown list in your Student Portal on our website.
Monday, Jun 8 2020
10:30am - 11:30am
Free Baby Massage class with Faith!
Strengthen your bond with baby. Learn simple massage techniques that are safe for any healthy baby, as well as routines to help gas, sleep, and development. Please bring a soft blanket. Pre-crawlers and caregivers welcome. Registration required.
Generously sponsored by the Boulder Library Foundation.
Our MaMa Love Village Meet Up is
FRIDAYS FROM 12-1pm
Brew yourself a cup of tea, bring yourself in whatever condition you happen to be in, and any other humans or pets you are co-habitating with! We will have a chance to check in with each other & ask any questions that are on your mind. Katie & Jessica (both doulas as well as instructors!), will alternate hosting each week.
Free of charge, but if you would like to donate $5 or $10 to the Village, we have that option in our 'make a purchase' dropdown menu if you log into your student portal.
POSTPARTUM PREP DURING COVID
Navigating your birth and postpartum experience has become more challenging as the events of COVID-19 are changing daily. Come join MaMa Love Village speaker Katie Leigh, postpartum doula, as she guides your through preparing for you postpartum time during COVID-19. She will share tips on what you can do and learn before your baby's arrival to be the most prepared, as well as information that you can tap into for you when you’re actually in the postpartum period. This MaMa Love Village meeting will be hosted live on Zoom and recorded for anyone who missed it; however we encourage you to attend live so that you can ask any questions that may arise. This is a donation-based event.
If you missed this event but have interest in purchasing a recording of the workshop, email us at : firstname.lastname@example.org!
Thursday, March 19th 5:00-6:30pm
Cesarean Birth Recovery Workshop with Pilates Instructor Katie Leigh!
This workshop is designed to provide education and self-care techniques that are vital to a healthy and full recovery after cesarean births. Most medical support, after a cesarean, leaves a gap in supporting a full recovery. There is little to no information given to women about how to care for their scars or how this major surgery can cause systemic effects throughout the entire musculoskeletal and myofascial system.
In this workshop we will cover how the scar affects the entire body, learn about the layers of tissue that are involved in making a full recovery, consider how anesthesia can leave a memory in the body that inhibits recovery, and dive into hands-on self-massage techniques to be utilized at home. This class will include gentle movement, guided self-massage and a non-judgmental and open space for all. This class is appropriate for anyone who has had a cesarean, or for anyone who wishes to learn more about how to support women who have had cesareans, such as movement teachers or doulas.
Katie Leigh has been teaching Pilates since 2012 and has been a licensed massage therapist since 2016. Katie is also a Doula. She specializes in bodywork and movement, striving to help balance the body from preconception through the postpartum time.