Education and Fun at CNY Doula Connection Events
CNY Doula Connection is going back to the basics, Birth Basics. Our group has restructured out meetings to bring the basics of pregnancy, labor and delivery to all expecting parents. Our meetings will provide information to educate parents on what to expect during this time and how we, as doulas, can help further educate, nurture and support your birth wishes.
Upcoming Birth Basics meeting:
Every 2nd Monday each month (except December)
CNY Healing Arts
195 Intrepid Lane
Syracuse, NY 13205
*Please note: for the time being, due to COVID, all of our Birth Basics meetings will be virtual until further notice. Thank you for understanding!
July 13th: Self-Care for Partners- How to be the Best Support
Becoming a parent is a tough transition for everyone - whether you are the gestational parent or the partner. Only when your own needs are met can you be the best support possible for those you love. In this class we will provide valuable tips for self-care during your partner's pregnancy, labor, and those first couple of months with a baby.
August 10th: Mini Childbirth Education Class
Looking for the basic tools and information for preparing for birth but have limited time? This mini-prep class will prepare you for what to expect during labor. You will gain confidence, learn about the birth process, practice comfort measures, and address concerns. Partner/support person is encouraged to attend. The class is free with the option to purchase the course book for $10.
September 14th: Comfort Measures
Come out and spend the evening learning ways to work with your body during labor naturally. We will demonstrate and practice different positions for labor, how the birth ball can be beneficial, and more! Bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. Our friend, Kate Jwaskiewicz of Baby Boot Camp, will also talk about how her classes can benefit your pregnancy, labor, and postpartum!
October 12th: Tips for a Low Intervention Birth
Every woman wants the best possible labor, delivery, and birth experience. For most of us, this means avoiding unnecessary labor interventions especially if we want a natural childbirth. Some people might think that there’s no harm in a few labor interventions; however, every unnecessary intervention puts you at a much greater risk for more, and increasingly risky, interventions. There may always be circumstances beyond our control. That’s a given, and making the best-informed choice in that moment is a necessity. There is much, though, that can be done to create a natural, gentle birth while still being in a hospital setting. We will discuss what constitutes as an intervention and how one may lead to another, and tips on ways to prevent unnecessary interventions.
Bonus! Our friend, Heather Yerden, will also be speaking at this meeting about pregnancy, birth, and newborn photography. Heather is an amazing photographer, so come learn how she can capture your precious moments!
November 9th: Breastfeeding Preparation
Although breastfeeding is natural, for many there’s a learning curve. This event will give you a foundation of knowledge and skill for your breastfeeding experience. Participants will learn how to overcome breastfeeding challenges, problem solve and how to establish a successful breastfeeding relationship right from the start.
December: No Birth Basics, enjoy the holidays!