Well, on Friday mornings, pregnant women and mums ‘n’ bubs meet to share stories and information. We sit on cushions in a circle and have a topic for the morning that we delve into. Sometimes birth stories are shared, at other times, guest speakers come in to share their knowledge and there are always interesting conversations about birth preparation or parenting.
If you haven’t yet been to the beautiful birth and beyond space, now is the time to pop in and say hi. It is a casual get-together and everyone is welcome. Babies love meeting other babies too!
I think that it’s important to make time to connect with other like-minded people. Sometimes we can hide away in the hills and feel like we are the only ones doing what we’re doing. Having a beautiful communal space, like Birth & Beyond, allows us to get-together and realize that others are having similar experiences. By sharing our collective wisdom, we can gain insight and perspective on issues that come up in our lives. It’s worth making the effort to get out and connect with other community members.
If you’re looking for some reading to do through these cooler months, come and check out the Birth and Beyond library. We have been very lucky to inherit some pre-loved books from Lisa and Anna. These have been added to our growing collection of pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and parenting books available for loan.
I am now holding regular birth preparation weekend intensives. Birthing From Within birth classes offer a unique way to help people emotionally prepare for birth. During the course people increase their confidence, deepen their understanding and awaken their intuition. It brings couples closer together and allows them to feel more ready for their journey ahead. The next local course will be held over two saturdays 16th & 23rd June.
With the chilliness of winter upon us, Birth and Beyond now meets a little later. We start at 11am every Friday. The whole month of June has been dedicated to mums ‘n’ bubs. Bring your babies and connect with other mama’s in the area.
1st June: Elimination Communication (nappy-free)
8th June: Baby wearing
15th June: Co-sleeping
22th June: Baby-led weaning
29th June: What babies want DVD
6th July: Attachment Parenting