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OMG! I’m Going to Breastfeed!

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 7-9pm 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 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 6:45. Meeting starts promptly at 7pm. ***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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Tips for Planning Your Babymoon

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Sunday, October 11, 2015 1-3pm Kill Devil Hills Library meeting room

Dallas Bossola, Prenatal Mentor and Postpartum Doula and owner of bloom! Prenatal & Postpartum Services, will discuss hormones, nutrition, early days of breastfeeding, self-care, support and more. You will leave with ideas for creating your very own postpartum plan. Remember, birth is only the beginning of your transition to parenthood. Grab a friend and bring your questions! FREE

Partners, husbands, friends, family and babes in arms are always welcome. Bring a snack to share if you are so inspired.

* Please note this event falls on a Sunday afternoon instead of our usual Thursday evening.

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Doors open at 12:45. Meeting starts promptly at 1pm. ***The main entrance to the library will be locked. Please follow the sidewalk on the LEFT side of the building around to the ramp/rear door.***

For more info email outerbanksbirth@gmail.com.

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


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Birth Talk: Share, Connect, Support

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

Birth Talk is a casual gathering for conversation and a place to ask questions, share experiences, support each other’s struggles and triumphs, and connect with others in the community. This circle of trust and support is open to everyone including expecting and new mothers, fathers, doulas, practitioners, childbirth educators, and anyone with a passion for supporting the power of birth. Babes in arms are always welcome. FREE

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.***

For more info email outerbanksbirth@gmail.com . RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1488061488174487/

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


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Evidence-Based Maternity Care: Pearls of Midwifery

pearls of midwiferyThursday, May 14th 7-9pm –         Kill Devil Hills Library meeting room

Certified Nurse-Midwife Lucille Lamberto will present the proven benefits of normal, physiologic labor and childbirth for mothers and their newborns. Lucille will share her passion for the science and art of the midwifery model of maternity care as well as present the benefits of evidence-based practices in any setting – home, birth center, or hospital. The Pearls of Midwifery represent fine examples of best childbearing care practices.

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

RSVP: www.facebook.com/events/631033453707247/

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.***

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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Nurses Talk Comfort Measures for Labor and Birth

Thursday, March 12, 2015 7-9pm.

Having your baby at The Outer Banks Hospital? This event will be a great opportunity to meet the staff. If not, join us anyway to add techniques to your labor tool bag.

shutterstock_98943413A team from Labor & Delivery will join us to discuss comfort measures during labor and birth. Whether you’re planning for a medication free birth or not, labor is an intense experience and practicing breathing techniques, relaxation, positioning, and massage can help reduce anxiety and stress in the delivery room. The team will share ways that hospital staff can assist you. They will also discuss techniques that laboring women and their birth partners can use to work together as a team to prepare for the birth journey. Bring your questions!

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Kill Devil Hills Library meeting room  400 Mustian Avenue, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948, USA


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The Spirit of the Doula

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Most recognize Doula as a term referring to some mystical and/or new age role during pregnancy and birth. For many locals, both finding and/or affording Doula services seems to keep the term stuck in the realm of fantasy. Please join recent local resident Ryan Jones Cohen as she embarks on an evening’s quest to invoke The Spirit of the Doula, right here on the Outer Banks! Through her experiences having Doula services during both of her labor journeys, Ryan is compelled to educate, inspire, and share with you the power a Doula can bring to your pregnancy experience and empower you to manifest Doula principles, whether you have one or not!

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.***

For more info email outerbanksbirth@gmail.com.

RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/867633769965534/

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


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Simple Steps to a Safer and Simpler Birth

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Photo credit: Katya Melvin Photography

Thursday, January 8, 2015    7-9pm    Kill Devil Hills Library meeting room

Cathi Barrett will join us to explore six simple, safe birth practices that support your body in doing what it is designed so well to do – birth your baby. These strategies can help you simplify the birth process with an approach that helps to alleviate your fears and manage your pain. Common sense tells us and research confirms that each of these practices increases safety for mothers and babies.

Come and learn how you can have a healthy birth—your way!
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 on Facebook

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