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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!

RSVP

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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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.


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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.

RSVP today.

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.