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Dark Side of the Full Moon

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Outer Banks Birth Network to Bring Dark Side of the Full Moon to the Outer Banks

Join us for a Screening of the Most Shocking Documentary about American Motherhood

Kill Devil Hills, NC – Having a baby is supposed to be the happiest time of your life. But what if it’s not? Each year, 1.3 million women in the U. S. struggle to find support and treatment for postpartum depression and other perinatal mood disorders.

Two women, Jennifer Silliman and Maureen Fura, both with firsthand knowledge of this challenge, came together to give a face and a voice to the countless women who suffer in silence. With the help of Dr. Shoshana Bennett, Executive Producer, they produced a documentary film, uncovering disconnects within the medical community to effectively screen, refer, and treat these women.

The Outer Banks Birth Network is excited to offer a FREE special screening of this documentary, Dark Side of the Full Moon, at RC Theaters Kill Devil Hills Movies 10 on November 16, 2016 at 7pm.

“We at Outer Banks Women’s Care and The Outer Banks Hospital are pleased to be partnering with the Outer Banks Birth Network and the Dare County Department of Health & Human Services, to raise awareness for post-partum depression”, said Dr. Dan Dwyer. “Pregnancy and childbirth exert significant and unique pressures on new moms.  Our unique geography has the potential to make moms feel isolated.  Our goal is to identify those women at risk for depression and pair them with timely and available resources.”

One in seven women will experience a pregnancy and postpartum mood and anxiety disorder, and one in one thousand will suffer from postpartum psychosis.  However, it is the one condition during pregnancy and postpartum that is most often under-diagnosed by care providers.  “Nobody is asking any questions.  Women are dying! Families are suffering! And there still isn’t a comprehensive policy to protect mothers,” says Fura, the film’s writer and director.

The screening was made possible through a Maternal Child Health Grant and will feature information about perinatal mental health and local resources. A community discussion with local medical and mental health professionals facilitated by Ashley Marshall, Certified Nurse-Midwife and Maternal Health Program Coordinator, Dare County Department of Health & Human Services – Public Health Division will follow the film.

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Supporting Normal Birth

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Thursday, October 13, 2016 6:30pm Kill Devil Hills Library Meeting Room

The Certified Nurse-Midwives of Northeastern OB/GYN will share with us how they promote physiologic birth in the hospital setting. This interactive discussion will include comfort measures, positions to help facilitate labor and birth and a description of their midwifery model of care. They will also discuss common fears and what to do when interventions become necessary.

Partners, husbands, friends, family and babes in arms are always welcome.

Doors open at 6:15. Meeting starts promptly at 6:30pm. ***Please follow the sidewalk on the LEFT side of the building around to the ramp/rear door.***

For more info email outerbanksbirth@gmail.com or call 252-564-9518.

Please invite your friends. All events are FREE and open to the public.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1780587798861613/

 


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OMG! I’m Going to Breastfeed

OMG BreasfeedThursday, September 8, 2016 6:30pm Kill Devil Hills Library Meeting Room

Are you near the birth of your baby and ready to start on the wonderful journey that is breastfeeding? Have you heard things that are making you nervous about how it will go, or whether you’ll be able to do it? Well, the good news is that your body is already making breastmilk! Nancy Gray,  Registered Dietitian (RD) and Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC), will join us to discuss strategies for successfully preparing to give that miracle food to your baby. We’ll talk about strategies you can do right now and things that will help in the first few days after your baby is born. Or – if you’re a breastfeeding pro, please come and share your stories and strategies!

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Babes in arms are always welcome.

Bring a snack to share if you are so inspired.

Doors open at 6:15. Meeting starts promptly at 6:30pm. ***Please follow the sidewalk on the LEFT side of the building around to the ramp/rear door.***

For more info email outerbanksbirth@gmail.com or call 252-564-9518.

Please invite your friends. All events are FREE and open to the public.


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Infant First Aid & Safety

Thursday, June 9th 6:30-8:30pm Kill Devil Hills Library meeting room

Don’t lose your cool this summer if an emergency or injury arises. Be prepared by attending our June meeting.

James Wooten, an American Heart Association certified Basic Life Support Instructor and father to two young children, will join us for a demonstration and practice session of potentially life saving skills that every parent should know. Participants will get the opportunity to learn, practice skills, ask questions, and leave the meeting better prepared to intervene in an emergency situation.

***NO CERTIFICATION CARDS WILL BE ISSUED.***

Bring a snack to share if you are so inspired.

Doors open at 6:15. Meeting starts promptly at 6:30pm. ***Please follow the sidewalk on the LEFT side of the building around to the ramp/rear door.***

For more info email outerbanksbirth@gmail.com or call 252-564-9518

Please invite your friends. All events are FREE and open to the public

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Going Back to Work and Still Breastfeeding

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Kill Devil Hills Library meeting room

Come join us while Stacey Starsman, IBCLC, gives us tips and pointers for a successful return. Learn to navigate the challenges of pumping at work, storing your milk, rebuilding your supply and all of the strategies that make this step easier.

Partners, husbands, friends, family and babes in arms are always welcome.

 

 

Doors open at 6:15. Meeting starts promptly at 6:30pm. ***Please follow the sidewalk on the LEFT side of the building around to the ramp/rear door.***

RSVP on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1570744676549725/

For more info email outerbanksbirth@gmail.com or call 252-564-9518.

Please invite your friends. All events are FREE and open to the public.


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Dark Side of the Full Moon

Thursday, January 14th 6:30pm   –  Kill Devil Hills Public Library

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Join us for a screening of this shocking documentary about American motherhood. Discussion to follow.

Having a baby is supposed to be the happiest time of your life. But what if it’s not? Each year 1.3 million women in the U.S. struggle to find support and treatment for postpartum depression and other perinatal mood disorders. Two women, Maureen Fura and Jennifer Silliman, both with firsthand knowledge of this challenge, came together to give a face and a voice to the countless women who suffer in silence.

Here is the trailer for the film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyYXhgEhcXg&feature=youtu.be

FREE but we would appreciate your donations to cover the cost of renting the film.

RSVP: www.facebook.com/events/793572740771326/

Partners, husbands, friends, family and babes in arms are always welcome.

Doors open at 6:15. Meeting starts promptly at 6:30pm. ***Please follow the sidewalk on the LEFT side of the building around to the ramp/rear door.***

For more info email outerbanksbirth@gmail.com or call 252-207-5601.

Please invite your friends. All events are FREE and open to the public.


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First Days With Baby

Thursday, December 10, 2015 7-9pm Kill Devil Hills Library

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Local pediatrician Dr. Georgia Hennessy will provide an overview of infant “norms” including anatomy, breathing, skin; as well as techniques for infant care. Learn what you can expect from the pediatrician both in and out of the hospital, when to worry, and safe sleep/SIDS prevention. Leave this workshop with renewed confidence in your ability to care for your baby.

Partners, husbands, friends, family and babes in arms are always welcome.

Bring a snack to share if you are so inspired.

Doors open at 6:45. Meeting starts promptly at 7pm. ***Please follow the sidewalk on the LEFT side of the building around to the ramp/rear door.***

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1516075568689911/

For more info email outerbanksbirth@gmail.com or call 252-207-5601.

Please invite your friends. All events are FREE and open to the public.