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Mother-Friendly Childbirth Awareness Day & Community Baby Shower

The Association for Wholistic Maternal and Newborn Health

Sunday, August 18, 2013 from 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

Mother-Friendly Childbirth Awareness Day & Community...

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$15.00 per family includes community yoga class, lecture and refreshments. Tickets are $25.00 per family at the door. Extra optional love donation at event for Facepainting, Henna Tattoo & Exhibitor Products & Services.
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MOTHER-FRIENDLY CHILDBIRTH AWARENESS DAY & COMMUNITY BABY SHOWER


A Fun & Informative Day for Pregnant Women
& their Families ( dads & children welcome!)



Come learn about the 10-Steps of the Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative, developed by The Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS), which will help you have an empowered, informed and satisfying natural childbirth in the hospital, birth center or at home.

Meet “Mother-Friendly” Doctors, Midwives, Doulas, Childbirth Educators & Other Holistic Health Providers.


 

Event Co-Sponsored by

BIRTH PARTNERS

Childbirth Education & Doula Center...Helping you have your baby, your way!


MILLION MAMAS MOVEMENT


Million Mamas Movement


A global movement dedicated to women, especially mamas, and children thriving throughout the world through the application of Universal Peace principles, compassionate parenting, and the teaching of empowerment and leadership skills.


DATE:

Sunday, August 18, 2013

TIME:


Time: 12:30 pm-4:00 pm


Pre-Register by 8/17/13

 

LOCATION:
Reed Park in Santa Monica
1133 7th St., Santa Monica, CA 90403
Cross Streets: Between Wilshire Blvd. and California Ave.

(Public Lot Parking at Wilshire & 7th)

 

 

DONATION:

$15.00 suggested love offering per family in advance

$25.00 per family love offering at the door.

Fee Includes: Family Yoga Class, Vegetarian Lunch & Presentation on MFCI

Extra Love Donation for Henna Tattoo, Facepainting, Raffle Tickets,

& Exhibitor Products and Services

No one turned away for inability to pay.

AWMNH is a 501-c-3 non-profit corporation. Donations may be tax-deductible.

 

 ACTIVITIES:


COMMUNITY PRENATAL/POSTPARTUM YOGA CLASS & LIVE AFRICAN DRUMMING
CHILDBIRTH & PARENTING SUPPORT EXHIBITORS ~ VEGAN & VEGETARIAN FOOD ~ RAFFLES ~ HOOLA HOOPING WITH TISHA ~ HENNA BELLY TATTOO ~ CHILDREN'S FACE PAINTING

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Registration: 12:30-1:00 pm

Hoola Hooping with Tisha:  1:00 -1:30 pm

Thai Vegetarian/Vegan Lunch Served: 1:30 pm - 2:00  pm

Lecture on Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative - 2:00-3:00 pm

Raffle Drawing: 3:00-3:15pm

African-Drumming & Family Yoga Class with Brigette: 3:15-3:45 pm

Visit Exhibitors:  12:30 pm-4:00 pm

Please bring a yoga mat or blanket if participating in yoga classes.


Food Provided by donations from:

 


http://corduse.com


 


http://littlelilyskitchen.com

 

CENTER FOR MATERNAL FETAL MEDICINE OF SANTA MONICA

http://www.mfmsm.com

DR. DAVID GHOZLAND AND ASSOCIATES

drdavidghozland.com


For More Information Call:626.388.2191 or 310.837.5686

 

 



At this event, you will meet maternity care providers whose practices are in accordance with these principles, and you will learn about

TEN STEPS OF  MOTHER-FRIENDLY CHILDBIRTH.


Mother-Friendly Maternity Services  are in accordance with the following principles:


Normalcy of the Birthing Process

  • Birth is a normal, natural, and healthy process.
  • Women and babies have the inherent wisdom necessary for birth.
  • Babies are aware, sensitive human beings at the time of birth, and should be acknowledged and treated as such.
  • Breastfeeding provides the optimum nourishment for newborns and infants.
  • Birth can safely take place in hospitals, birth centers, and homes.
  • The midwifery model of care, which supports and protects the normal birth process, is the most appropriate for the majority of women during pregnancy and birth.

Empowerment

  • A woman’s confidence and ability to give birth and to care for her baby are enhanced or diminished by every person who gives her care, and by the environment in which she gives birth.
  • A mother and baby are distinct yet interdependent during pregnancy, birth, and infancy. Their interconnected–ness is vital and must be respected.
  • Pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period are milestone events in the continuum of life. These experiences profoundly affect women, babies, fathers, and families, and have important and long-lasting effects on society.

Autonomy

  • Every woman should have the opportunity to:
  • Have a healthy and joyous birth experience for herself and her family, regardless of her age or circumstances;
  • Give birth as she wishes in an environment in which she feels nurtured and secure, and her emotional well-being, privacy, and personal preferences are respected;
  • Have access to the full range of options for pregnancy, birth, and nurturing her baby, and to accurate information on all available birthing sites, caregivers, and practices;
  • Receive accurate and up-to-date information about the benefits and risks of all procedures, drugs, and tests suggested for use during pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period, with the rights to informed consent and informed refusal;
  • Receive support for making informed choices about what is best for her and her baby based on her individual values and beliefs.

Do No Harm

  • Interventions should not be applied routinely during pregnancy, birth, or the postpartum period. Many standard medical tests, procedures, technologies, and drugs carry risks to both mother and baby, and should be avoided in the absence of specific scientific indications for their use.
  • If complications arise during pregnancy, birth, or the postpartum period, medical treatments should be evidence-based.

Responsibility

  • Each caregiver is responsible for the quality of care she or he provides.
  • Maternity care practice should be based not on the needs of the caregiver or provider, but solely on the needs of the mother and child.
  • Each hospital and birth center is responsible for the periodic review and evaluation, according to current scientific evidence, of the effectiveness, risks, and rates of use of its medical procedures for mothers and babies.
  • Society, through both its government and the public health establishment, is responsible for ensuring access to maternity services for all women, and for monitoring the quality of those services.
  • Individuals are ultimately responsible for making informed choices about the health care they and their babies receive.


For more information on

The Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative, go to:

The Coalition for Improving Maternity Services

Have questions about Mother-Friendly Childbirth Awareness Day & Community Baby Shower? Contact The Association for Wholistic Maternal and Newborn Health
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When & Where


Christine Emerson Reed Park
1133 7th Street
Cross Streets: Wilshire Blvd. & California Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Sunday, August 18, 2013 from 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM (PDT)


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The Association for Wholistic Maternal and Newborn Health

Promoting MotherBaby-Friendly Maternity Care

Maternal-Child Health Education, Training, Consultation and Support

"Happy Mamas. Healthy Babies."


Who We Are

We  are  a community-based  501 (c) (3) non-profit public charity 509 (a) (2) located in Los Angeles, California Our team of perinatal professionals  have  expertise in medicine, nursing, pyschology, midwifery, public health, doula support and childbirth education.


Our Mission

To increase access, awareness and availability of MotherBaby-Friendly Maternity Care.


Our Work

The Association of Wholistic Maternal and Newborn Health  focuses on the intersection of public health and midwifery  to address  healthcare disparities and to engender a more equitable maternity care system for all women and infants. Our focus areas are:


1) Education for Birth Preparation and Cultural Change

2) Advocacy  for Maternal-Infant Healthcare Policy Reform

3) Expanding  Access to MotherBaby-Friendly Maternity Care


What We Do

We provide staff development training for community perinatal  health workers, nurses, and other professionals. We design community-based initiatives, engage and mobilize  diverse stakeholders to develop wholistically-oriented programs  and policies that improve maternal and child health.


We also provide education, support and advocacy for pregnant women and new families.


 Donations are tax-deductible to Wholistic Midwifery School of Southern California DBA The Association for Wholistic Maternal and Newborn Health, a 501 (c) (3) non profit organization, 509 (a) (2) public charity. We are qualified to receive tax-deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the IRS  code.

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  News and Updates
2013-08-17 22:47:57

UPDATES

Due to illness in the family, our 1;00 pm yoga teacher has cancelled. We WILL have a Family Yoga Class at 3:15-3:45 pm taught by Brigette Dunn, with LIVE African drumming.

We will have a few yoga mats available to borrow, but feel free to bring your own, for yoga on the grass in  the park.

 

The food is going to be vegetarian Thai, provided by Cord Use Company. Yum!

 

There are still plenty of tickets--feel free to bring your friends. They can PAY AT THE DOOR, $25 suggested love offering. (no-one turned away for inability to pay!)

Facepainting and henna tattoo are extra love offering. We will also have a raffle drawing for alot of great items for pregnant women and newborns. Raffle tickets are $5 for 5 tickets and $2 per individual ticket. Each family gets one ticket with admission fee

 

 

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