Feb
18
6:30 PM18:30

Becoming US after Baby with BB Suarez

The Becoming Us AFTER Baby series has been specifically designed to address the challenges that new parents are already facing as they’ve been thrust into parenthood with less than ideal preparation and support. They’re wanting to do more than just survive parenthood, they want to build a family that thrives.

In these classes you’ll discover… how to manage the unexpected, ways to support your whole family as you move through this huge life transformation, routines that will support you, your partner and your growing baby’s health and well-being, how to better adjust to your new normal, how to baby-proof your relationship, do conflict well, and connect and reconnect through your life-long parenting journey!

You may have taken childbirth and breastfeeding classes to prepare for your baby — but have you prepared your relationship for this transition from couple to family?

Barb Buckner Suárez is one of the first Health Educators in the world to be offering these group classes! She’s been teaching them as a pilot program through Legacy Health System since April 2017, and now she’s also stepping into the community in order to increase the availability and awareness of this most important work.

Click on any of the dates below to register for either the BEFORE or AFTER baby classes. Please note: the BEFORE classes are intended for those parents who are either expecting a baby, or are in the process of becoming parents for the first time. The AFTER classes are intended for those couples already parenting. I have had brand new parents as well as parents of toddlers attending these AFTER classes. Quiet babes in arms are welcome to attend.

I look forward to working with you! (Cost of the class includes a copy of the book, Becoming Us, and all other class materials.) 

FOR REGISTRATION

Cost is $195 for community families and $175 for Brave Birth familiies

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Cancelled-Prenatal Yoga- please read schedule update -
Feb
19
5:30 PM17:30

Cancelled-Prenatal Yoga- please read schedule update -

Starting 2/18, Prenatal Yoga will move to Monday evenings at 5:30pm-6:45pm at 5433 NE 30th Ave. Contact Megan with any questions- megan@bravebirth.com.

meganpetersonyoga.com

Yoga, pregnancy and birth weave together so beautifully! The Brave Birth prenatal yoga classes allow space to embrace the mental, emotional and physical changes that accompany pregnancy. Classes will include time to connect with other pregnant people, effective core strengthening to support the changing pregnant body, postures that can aid in optimal fetal positioning and will conclude with restorative poses for deep rest.  The skills learned from one's practice can be invaluable during labor and for the journey ahead. This class is for all levels of yoga experience.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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MindfulNest Childbirth Education (2wknd series)
Feb
23
9:00 AM09:00

MindfulNest Childbirth Education (2wknd series)

This class will be held at our SE Clinton location inside of Zenana Center for Wellbeing.

MindfulNest is a childbirth education series led by Nicolette and Megan. The techniques learned in this class have the ability to reduce anxiety & stress, contribute to a healthy pregnancy, increase connection in your family, reduce pain during labor, enhance your immunity and improve child outcomes.

MATERIAL COVERED IN SESSION ONE:

Pregnancy: Build your nest! In preparing for the arrival of your babe, often you hear about nesting in your home, but what about nesting in your body?

  • Lay the groundwork for mindfulness practices

  • Increase your ability to cope with discomfort with practical tools that fit into everyday life

  • Functional movement in pregnancy & preparing the pelvis for birth

  • Navigate new household challenges and joys, while staying connected to yourself & your family

 

Early Labor: Your egg is about to crack! Anchor into the unknowns of early labor. As the arrival of your babe draws closer, what can you do as a household to gain confidence and prepare for the unfamiliar terrain of early labor?  

  • Learn the stages of dilation/effacement and the variations of normal

  • Recognize the emotions & physical sensations common in this stage

  • How to create a birthing environment that’s supportive of your family’s needs

 

MATERIAL COVERED IN SESSION TWO:

Active Labor & Birth: It takes a village to hatch an egg! Find calm and confidence during active labor and the birth of your baby.  The energetic atmosphere of your chosen place of delivery can directly impact your birth experience.  How can you implement the tools you’ve practiced to set the tone for a supportive atmosphere?

  • Address fears & create individualized pathways for Relaxation- Comfort- Confidence

  • Learn about the role and importance of hormones in labor

  • Establish trust in your clinical care team

  • Transition & the birth of your baby

 

The 4th Trimester (Postpartum): Nest into the Fourth Trimester! Create support systems within your family and friend circles in order to promote self-care.  Turns out they were right... taking care of baby IS A FULL TIME JOB.  The identity of parenthood does not overshadow who you are as a person in the world.  Creating space for your continued growth as an individual is paramount to your well-being as a parent.

  • Understand & meet the needs of your family’s new normal

  • Access your internal tool kit to ride the waves of new parenthood

  • Recognize your baby’s transitions from womb to world & how to best support them

This class includes a mix of lecture, discussion, media, movement and relaxation techniques. It is ideal for anyone who is either birthing or supporting the labor of a loved one.

Cost: $200 per couple.

HSA reimbursement via superbill
FOR REGISTRATION or ANY OTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE EMAIL: mindfulnesteducation@gmail.com

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MindfulNest Childbirth Education (2wknd series)
Feb
24
9:00 AM09:00

MindfulNest Childbirth Education (2wknd series)

This class will be held at our SE Clinton location inside of Zenana Center for Wellbeing.

MindfulNest is a childbirth education series led by Nicolette and Megan. The techniques learned in this class have the ability to reduce anxiety & stress, contribute to a healthy pregnancy, increase connection in your family, reduce pain during labor, enhance your immunity and improve child outcomes.

MATERIAL COVERED IN SESSION ONE:

Pregnancy: Build your nest! In preparing for the arrival of your babe, often you hear about nesting in your home, but what about nesting in your body?

  • Lay the groundwork for mindfulness practices

  • Increase your ability to cope with discomfort with practical tools that fit into everyday life

  • Functional movement in pregnancy & preparing the pelvis for birth

  • Navigate new household challenges and joys, while staying connected to yourself & your family

 

Early Labor: Your egg is about to crack! Anchor into the unknowns of early labor. As the arrival of your babe draws closer, what can you do as a household to gain confidence and prepare for the unfamiliar terrain of early labor?  

  • Learn the stages of dilation/effacement and the variations of normal

  • Recognize the emotions & physical sensations common in this stage

  • How to create a birthing environment that’s supportive of your family’s needs

 

MATERIAL COVERED IN SESSION TWO:

Active Labor & Birth: It takes a village to hatch an egg! Find calm and confidence during active labor and the birth of your baby.  The energetic atmosphere of your chosen place of delivery can directly impact your birth experience.  How can you implement the tools you’ve practiced to set the tone for a supportive atmosphere?

  • Address fears & create individualized pathways for Relaxation- Comfort- Confidence

  • Learn about the role and importance of hormones in labor

  • Establish trust in your clinical care team

  • Transition & the birth of your baby

 

The 4th Trimester (Postpartum): Nest into the Fourth Trimester! Create support systems within your family and friend circles in order to promote self-care.  Turns out they were right... taking care of baby IS A FULL TIME JOB.  The identity of parenthood does not overshadow who you are as a person in the world.  Creating space for your continued growth as an individual is paramount to your well-being as a parent.

  • Understand & meet the needs of your family’s new normal

  • Access your internal tool kit to ride the waves of new parenthood

  • Recognize your baby’s transitions from womb to world & how to best support them

This class includes a mix of lecture, discussion, media, movement and relaxation techniques. It is ideal for anyone who is either birthing or supporting the labor of a loved one.

Cost: $200 per couple.

HSA reimbursement via superbill

Located at Zenana Center for Wellbeing


FOR REGISTRATION or ANY OTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE EMAIL: mindfulnesteducation@gmail.com

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Cancelled- Postpartum Movement - please read schedule update
Feb
24
4:30 PM16:30

Cancelled- Postpartum Movement - please read schedule update

This class has moved to 5433 NE 30th Ave. and begins at 3:30. Please contact Megan with any questions- megan@bravebirth.com.

meganpetersonyoga.com

This class will offer space to explore the body’s new normal with curiosity and kindness. The class will include pelvic floor and core awareness and strengthening, movement to support a human who now has a tiny human attached to them, and space for deep rest. There will probably be giggles as well. This class is just for the postpartum parent, it is not a baby and me class.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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Cancelled- Prenatal Yoga - please read schedule update
Feb
26
5:30 PM17:30

Cancelled- Prenatal Yoga - please read schedule update

This class has moved to Monday nights at 5:30pm-6:45pm and will be at 5433 NE 30th Ave. Please contact Megan with any questions- megan@bravebirth.com.

Yoga, pregnancy and birth weave together so beautifully! The Brave Birth prenatal yoga classes allow space to embrace the mental, emotional and physical changes that accompany pregnancy. Classes will include time to connect with other pregnant people, effective core strengthening to support the changing pregnant body, postures that can aid in optimal fetal positioning and will conclude with restorative poses for deep rest.  The skills learned from one's practice can be invaluable during labor and for the journey ahead. This class is for all levels of yoga experience.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

Brave Labor Positions

Prepare yourself and receive guidance on how to prepare your team to support you! Labor and birth require a lot of physical and mental preparation. As you get ready for your upcoming birth, you will want to have a variety of comfort measures and coping techniques in your labor toolbox so that you and your support team can be as prepared as possible. Focusing in on your intention(s) for your birth and learning helpful labor positions and strategies to promote labor progress will allow your body to work with your baby toward a safe and healthy birth.

Day of need-to-know: Consider bringing a few comfy pillows, blankets, bolsters, etc.! Please wear comfortable clothing in layers. There will be periodic breaks, feel free to bring snacks. Water and tea are provided. Please email instructor with any questions, kelly@bravebirth.com
 

Brave Birth Family: A pregnant person and their support person who DO have a Brave Birth Doula, $55

Community Family: A pregnant person and their support person who DO NOT have a Brave Birth Doula, $65

Click here to register!

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Parent Support Circle (6 months & up)
Mar
3
3:00 PM15:00

Parent Support Circle (6 months & up)

We are so pleased to be offering a monthly support circle specifically for parents of older babes! Bring your wigglin’ & gigglin’ little ones on the first Sunday of every month for community and support. A lot of things can change in the first year of your baby’s life, from your feeding relationship to finding your new normal after going back to work.

Come gather with Brave Birth Families and Doulas!

+ Connect with other postpartum families +
+ Gain confidence and adjust to your new normal +
+ Receive support, information, & community +

Located at our new home inside Zenana Spa and Wellness Center

$5 donation per circle; Open to Brave Birth families & families from the community.

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Couples Connection for Labor & Birth
Mar
3
5:00 PM17:00

Couples Connection for Labor & Birth

  • 2024 SE Clinton St. Portland, OR 97202 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Family Bonding Series (Part 1)

Couples Connection for Labor & Birth
with Barb Buckner Suarez & Nicolette Wessling

Birth doesn’t always stick to a plan-- it’s unpredictable and that can leave you both feeling vulnerable. So, what CAN you count on? In this section of our Family Bonding Series, you’ll learn how your connection to one another is the constant that can help set you up for success as a new family-- no matter how your birth unfolds.

Barb Buckner Suarez is a childbirth and family educator with over twenty years of practical experience both inside and outside the classroom. She helps families navigate all the twists and turns that occur as they move through pregnancy toward birth and new parenting. Nicolette Wessling, owner of Brave Birth Doula Care, is a birth and postpartum doula and childbirth educator who has supported nearly 180 families.

The cost for this class is $25. It is open to Brave Birth families as well as the community. If you have hired a Brave Birth Doula for support you are entitled to two complimentary classes in this series. Payment is due with check/cash to the instructor the evening of the class.

To register, please send a note to hello@bravebirth.com

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Parent Support Circle (0-6 months)
Mar
4
10:30 AM10:30

Parent Support Circle (0-6 months)

A warm, safe, welcoming place to land as you navigate the world with your brand new babe(s). Come gather with Brave Birth Families and Doulas!

+ Connect with other postpartum families +
+ Gain confidence and adjust to your new normal +
+ Receive support, information, & community +
+Get general breast, chest and bottle feeding support with IBCLCs+

Located at our new home inside Zenana Spa and Wellness Center

Open to families who have received support from a Brave Birth Doula

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Parent Support Circle (0-6 months)
Mar
11
10:30 AM10:30

Parent Support Circle (0-6 months)

A warm, safe, welcoming place to land as you navigate the world with your brand new babe(s). Come gather with Brave Birth Families and Doulas!

+ Connect with other postpartum families +
+ Gain confidence and adjust to your new normal +
+ Receive support, information, & community +
+Get general breast, chest and bottle feeding support with IBCLCs+

Located at our new home inside Zenana Spa and Wellness Center

Open to families who have received support from a Brave Birth Doula

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MindfulNest Childbirth Education (2wknd series)
Mar
16
9:00 AM09:00

MindfulNest Childbirth Education (2wknd series)

This class will be held at our SE Clinton location inside of Zenana Center for Wellbeing.

MindfulNest is a childbirth education series led by Nicolette and Megan. The techniques learned in this class have the ability to reduce anxiety & stress, contribute to a healthy pregnancy, increase connection in your family, reduce pain during labor, enhance your immunity and improve child outcomes.

MATERIAL COVERED IN SESSION ONE:

Pregnancy: Build your nest! In preparing for the arrival of your babe, often you hear about nesting in your home, but what about nesting in your body?

  • Lay the groundwork for mindfulness practices

  • Increase your ability to cope with discomfort with practical tools that fit into everyday life

  • Functional movement in pregnancy & preparing the pelvis for birth

  • Navigate new household challenges and joys, while staying connected to yourself & your family

 

Early Labor: Your egg is about to crack! Anchor into the unknowns of early labor. As the arrival of your babe draws closer, what can you do as a household to gain confidence and prepare for the unfamiliar terrain of early labor?  

  • Learn the stages of dilation/effacement and the variations of normal

  • Recognize the emotions & physical sensations common in this stage

  • How to create a birthing environment that’s supportive of your family’s needs

 

MATERIAL COVERED IN SESSION TWO:

Active Labor & Birth: It takes a village to hatch an egg! Find calm and confidence during active labor and the birth of your baby.  The energetic atmosphere of your chosen place of delivery can directly impact your birth experience.  How can you implement the tools you’ve practiced to set the tone for a supportive atmosphere?

  • Address fears & create individualized pathways for Relaxation- Comfort- Confidence

  • Learn about the role and importance of hormones in labor

  • Establish trust in your clinical care team

  • Transition & the birth of your baby

 

The 4th Trimester (Postpartum): Nest into the Fourth Trimester! Create support systems within your family and friend circles in order to promote self-care.  Turns out they were right... taking care of baby IS A FULL TIME JOB.  The identity of parenthood does not overshadow who you are as a person in the world.  Creating space for your continued growth as an individual is paramount to your well-being as a parent.

  • Understand & meet the needs of your family’s new normal

  • Access your internal tool kit to ride the waves of new parenthood

  • Recognize your baby’s transitions from womb to world & how to best support them

This class includes a mix of lecture, discussion, media, movement and relaxation techniques. It is ideal for anyone who is either birthing or supporting the labor of a loved one.

Cost: $200 per couple.

HSA reimbursement via superbill


FOR REGISTRATION or ANY OTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE EMAIL: mindfulnesteducation@gmail.com

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MindfulNest Childbirth Education (2wknd series)
Mar
17
9:00 AM09:00

MindfulNest Childbirth Education (2wknd series)

This class will be held at our SE Clinton location inside of Zenana Center for Wellbeing.

MindfulNest is a childbirth education series led by Nicolette and Megan. The techniques learned in this class have the ability to reduce anxiety & stress, contribute to a healthy pregnancy, increase connection in your family, reduce pain during labor, enhance your immunity and improve child outcomes.

MATERIAL COVERED IN SESSION ONE:

Pregnancy: Build your nest! In preparing for the arrival of your babe, often you hear about nesting in your home, but what about nesting in your body?

  • Lay the groundwork for mindfulness practices

  • Increase your ability to cope with discomfort with practical tools that fit into everyday life

  • Functional movement in pregnancy & preparing the pelvis for birth

  • Navigate new household challenges and joys, while staying connected to yourself & your family

 

Early Labor: Your egg is about to crack! Anchor into the unknowns of early labor. As the arrival of your babe draws closer, what can you do as a household to gain confidence and prepare for the unfamiliar terrain of early labor?  

  • Learn the stages of dilation/effacement and the variations of normal

  • Recognize the emotions & physical sensations common in this stage

  • How to create a birthing environment that’s supportive of your family’s needs

 

MATERIAL COVERED IN SESSION TWO:

Active Labor & Birth: It takes a village to hatch an egg! Find calm and confidence during active labor and the birth of your baby.  The energetic atmosphere of your chosen place of delivery can directly impact your birth experience.  How can you implement the tools you’ve practiced to set the tone for a supportive atmosphere?

  • Address fears & create individualized pathways for Relaxation- Comfort- Confidence

  • Learn about the role and importance of hormones in labor

  • Establish trust in your clinical care team

  • Transition & the birth of your baby

 

The 4th Trimester (Postpartum): Nest into the Fourth Trimester! Create support systems within your family and friend circles in order to promote self-care.  Turns out they were right... taking care of baby IS A FULL TIME JOB.  The identity of parenthood does not overshadow who you are as a person in the world.  Creating space for your continued growth as an individual is paramount to your well-being as a parent.

  • Understand & meet the needs of your family’s new normal

  • Access your internal tool kit to ride the waves of new parenthood

  • Recognize your baby’s transitions from womb to world & how to best support them

This class includes a mix of lecture, discussion, media, movement and relaxation techniques. It is ideal for anyone who is either birthing or supporting the labor of a loved one.

Cost: $200 per couple.

HSA reimbursement via superbill


FOR REGISTRATION or ANY OTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE EMAIL: mindfulnesteducation@gmail.com

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Parent Support Circle (0-6 months)
Mar
18
10:30 AM10:30

Parent Support Circle (0-6 months)

A warm, safe, welcoming place to land as you navigate the world with your brand new babe(s). Come gather with Brave Birth Families and Doulas!

+ Connect with other postpartum families +
+ Gain confidence and adjust to your new normal +
+ Receive support, information, & community +
+Get general breast, chest and bottle feeding support with IBCLCs+

Located at our new home inside Zenana Spa and Wellness Center

Open to families who have received support from a Brave Birth Doula

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Parent Support Circle (0-6 months)
Mar
25
10:30 AM10:30

Parent Support Circle (0-6 months)

A warm, safe, welcoming place to land as you navigate the world with your brand new babe(s). Come gather with Brave Birth Families and Doulas!

+ Connect with other postpartum families +
+ Gain confidence and adjust to your new normal +
+ Receive support, information, & community +
+Get general breast, chest and bottle feeding support with IBCLCs+

Located at our new home inside Zenana Spa and Wellness Center

Open to families who have received support from a Brave Birth Doula

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Parent Support Circle (0-6 months)
Apr
1
10:30 AM10:30

Parent Support Circle (0-6 months)

A warm, safe, welcoming place to land as you navigate the world with your brand new babe(s). Come gather with Brave Birth Families and Doulas!

+ Connect with other postpartum families +
+ Gain confidence and adjust to your new normal +
+ Receive support, information, & community +
+Get general breast, chest and bottle feeding support with IBCLCs+

Located at our new home inside Zenana Spa and Wellness Center

Open to families who have received support from a Brave Birth Doula

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Parent Support Circle (6 months & up)
Apr
7
3:00 PM15:00

Parent Support Circle (6 months & up)

We are so pleased to be offering a monthly support circle specifically for parents of older babes! Bring your wigglin’ & gigglin’ little ones on the first Sunday of every month for community and support. A lot of things can change in the first year of your baby’s life, from your feeding relationship to finding your new normal after going back to work.

Come gather with Brave Birth Families and Doulas!

+ Connect with other postpartum families +
+ Gain confidence and adjust to your new normal +
+ Receive support, information, & community +

Located at our new home inside Zenana Spa and Wellness Center

$5 donation per circle; Open to Brave Birth families & families from the community.

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Apr
7
5:00 PM17:00

Family Bonding Series

Family Bonding Series (Part 2)

Postpartum Planning
with Tasha Clothier & Kelly Overly

We spend so much time planning for the “big day” that we often overlook what comes next - the postpartum period! It is not just about a new baby! In this section of our Family Bonding Series, you’ll learn how to plan for your new little one as well as how to plan your own, much needed, self care. Your recovery from being pregnant and giving birth, no matter how you do it, is essential to the health and wellness of your family.  

The cost for this class is $25. It is open to Brave Birth families as well as the community. If you have hired a Brave Birth Doula for support you are entitled to two complimentary classes in this series. Payment is due with check/cash to the instructor the evening of the class.

TO REGISTER, PLEASE SEND A NOTE TO HELLO@BRAVEBIRTH.COM

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Parent Support Circle (0-6 months)
Apr
8
10:30 AM10:30

Parent Support Circle (0-6 months)

A warm, safe, welcoming place to land as you navigate the world with your brand new babe(s). Come gather with Brave Birth Families and Doulas!

+ Connect with other postpartum families +
+ Gain confidence and adjust to your new normal +
+ Receive support, information, & community +
+Get general breast, chest and bottle feeding support with IBCLCs+

Located at our new home inside Zenana Spa and Wellness Center

Open to families who have received support from a Brave Birth Doula

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Parent Support Circle (0-6 months)
Apr
15
10:30 AM10:30

Parent Support Circle (0-6 months)

A warm, safe, welcoming place to land as you navigate the world with your brand new babe(s). Come gather with Brave Birth Families and Doulas!

+ Connect with other postpartum families +
+ Gain confidence and adjust to your new normal +
+ Receive support, information, & community +
+Get general breast, chest and bottle feeding support with IBCLCs+

Located at our new home inside Zenana Spa and Wellness Center

Open to families who have received support from a Brave Birth Doula

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MindfulNest Childbirth Education (2wknd series)
Apr
20
9:00 AM09:00

MindfulNest Childbirth Education (2wknd series)

This class will be held at our SE Clinton location inside of Zenana Center for Wellbeing.

MindfulNest is a childbirth education series led by Nicolette and Megan. The techniques learned in this class have the ability to reduce anxiety & stress, contribute to a healthy pregnancy, increase connection in your family, reduce pain during labor, enhance your immunity and improve child outcomes.

MATERIAL COVERED IN SESSION ONE:

Pregnancy: Build your nest! In preparing for the arrival of your babe, often you hear about nesting in your home, but what about nesting in your body?

  • Lay the groundwork for mindfulness practices

  • Increase your ability to cope with discomfort with practical tools that fit into everyday life

  • Functional movement in pregnancy & preparing the pelvis for birth

  • Navigate new household challenges and joys, while staying connected to yourself & your family

 

Early Labor: Your egg is about to crack! Anchor into the unknowns of early labor. As the arrival of your babe draws closer, what can you do as a household to gain confidence and prepare for the unfamiliar terrain of early labor?  

  • Learn the stages of dilation/effacement and the variations of normal

  • Recognize the emotions & physical sensations common in this stage

  • How to create a birthing environment that’s supportive of your family’s needs

 

MATERIAL COVERED IN SESSION TWO:

Active Labor & Birth: It takes a village to hatch an egg! Find calm and confidence during active labor and the birth of your baby.  The energetic atmosphere of your chosen place of delivery can directly impact your birth experience.  How can you implement the tools you’ve practiced to set the tone for a supportive atmosphere?

  • Address fears & create individualized pathways for Relaxation- Comfort- Confidence

  • Learn about the role and importance of hormones in labor

  • Establish trust in your clinical care team

  • Transition & the birth of your baby

 

The 4th Trimester (Postpartum): Nest into the Fourth Trimester! Create support systems within your family and friend circles in order to promote self-care.  Turns out they were right... taking care of baby IS A FULL TIME JOB.  The identity of parenthood does not overshadow who you are as a person in the world.  Creating space for your continued growth as an individual is paramount to your well-being as a parent.

  • Understand & meet the needs of your family’s new normal

  • Access your internal tool kit to ride the waves of new parenthood

  • Recognize your baby’s transitions from womb to world & how to best support them

This class includes a mix of lecture, discussion, media, movement and relaxation techniques. It is ideal for anyone who is either birthing or supporting the labor of a loved one.

Cost: $200 per couple.

HSA reimbursement via superbill


FOR REGISTRATION or ANY OTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE EMAIL: mindfulnesteducation@gmail.com

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MindfulNest Childbirth Education (2wknd series)
Apr
21
9:00 AM09:00

MindfulNest Childbirth Education (2wknd series)

This class will be held at our SE Clinton location inside of Zenana Center for Wellbeing.

MindfulNest is a childbirth education series led by Nicolette and Megan. The techniques learned in this class have the ability to reduce anxiety & stress, contribute to a healthy pregnancy, increase connection in your family, reduce pain during labor, enhance your immunity and improve child outcomes.

MATERIAL COVERED IN SESSION ONE:

Pregnancy: Build your nest! In preparing for the arrival of your babe, often you hear about nesting in your home, but what about nesting in your body?

  • Lay the groundwork for mindfulness practices

  • Increase your ability to cope with discomfort with practical tools that fit into everyday life

  • Functional movement in pregnancy & preparing the pelvis for birth

  • Navigate new household challenges and joys, while staying connected to yourself & your family

 

Early Labor: Your egg is about to crack! Anchor into the unknowns of early labor. As the arrival of your babe draws closer, what can you do as a household to gain confidence and prepare for the unfamiliar terrain of early labor?  

  • Learn the stages of dilation/effacement and the variations of normal

  • Recognize the emotions & physical sensations common in this stage

  • How to create a birthing environment that’s supportive of your family’s needs

 

MATERIAL COVERED IN SESSION TWO:

Active Labor & Birth: It takes a village to hatch an egg! Find calm and confidence during active labor and the birth of your baby.  The energetic atmosphere of your chosen place of delivery can directly impact your birth experience.  How can you implement the tools you’ve practiced to set the tone for a supportive atmosphere?

  • Address fears & create individualized pathways for Relaxation- Comfort- Confidence

  • Learn about the role and importance of hormones in labor

  • Establish trust in your clinical care team

  • Transition & the birth of your baby

 

The 4th Trimester (Postpartum): Nest into the Fourth Trimester! Create support systems within your family and friend circles in order to promote self-care.  Turns out they were right... taking care of baby IS A FULL TIME JOB.  The identity of parenthood does not overshadow who you are as a person in the world.  Creating space for your continued growth as an individual is paramount to your well-being as a parent.

  • Understand & meet the needs of your family’s new normal

  • Access your internal tool kit to ride the waves of new parenthood

  • Recognize your baby’s transitions from womb to world & how to best support them

This class includes a mix of lecture, discussion, media, movement and relaxation techniques. It is ideal for anyone who is either birthing or supporting the labor of a loved one.

Cost: $200 per couple.

HSA reimbursement via superbill


FOR REGISTRATION or ANY OTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE EMAIL: mindfulnesteducation@gmail.com

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Parent Support Circle (0-6 months)
Apr
22
10:30 AM10:30

Parent Support Circle (0-6 months)

A warm, safe, welcoming place to land as you navigate the world with your brand new babe(s). Come gather with Brave Birth Families and Doulas!

+ Connect with other postpartum families +
+ Gain confidence and adjust to your new normal +
+ Receive support, information, & community +
+Get general breast, chest and bottle feeding support with IBCLCs+

Located at our new home inside Zenana Spa and Wellness Center

Open to families who have received support from a Brave Birth Doula

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Parent Support Circle (0-6 months)
Apr
29
10:30 AM10:30

Parent Support Circle (0-6 months)

A warm, safe, welcoming place to land as you navigate the world with your brand new babe(s). Come gather with Brave Birth Families and Doulas!

+ Connect with other postpartum families +
+ Gain confidence and adjust to your new normal +
+ Receive support, information, & community +
+Get general breast, chest and bottle feeding support with IBCLCs+

Located at our new home inside Zenana Spa and Wellness Center

Open to families who have received support from a Brave Birth Doula

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Parent Support Circle (6 months & up)
May
5
3:00 PM15:00

Parent Support Circle (6 months & up)

We are so pleased to be offering a monthly support circle specifically for parents of older babes! Bring your wigglin’ & gigglin’ little ones on the first Sunday of every month for community and support. A lot of things can change in the first year of your baby’s life, from your feeding relationship to finding your new normal after going back to work.

Come gather with Brave Birth Families and Doulas!

+ Connect with other postpartum families +
+ Gain confidence and adjust to your new normal +
+ Receive support, information, & community +

Located at our new home inside Zenana Spa and Wellness Center

$5 donation per circle; Open to Brave Birth families & families from the community.

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The First 7 Days: Infant Feeding
May
5
5:00 PM17:00

The First 7 Days: Infant Feeding

Family Bonding Series (Part 3)

The First 7 Days: Infant Feeding
with Ashley Treadwell & Brave Birth Doulas

In this section of our Family Bonding Series, you’ll learn:

  • What to expect in the first seven days after birth

  • How to get breast/chest-feeding off to a good start

  • How to know if your baby is getting enough

  • When and how your milk will come in

  • Positioning for feeding

  • When to seek additional support

Curious about bottle feeding? Some families decide that breast/chest-feeding isn’t for them for one reason or another. We’d love to offer support around what it looks like to supplement with formula, dry up supply, etc. Please contact Ashley Treadwell at Cascadia Lactation for a feeding consult.

Ashley Treadwell is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and is skilled in assessing your baby for tethered oral tissue ("tongue and lip tie"), helping babies transition from bottle to breast/chest, pre-mature infants, low milk supply, painful breast/chest-feeding, and anxiety and insecurity surrounding breast/chest-feeding challenges. 

The cost for this class is $25. It is open to Brave Birth families as well as the community. If you have hired a Brave Birth Doula for support you are entitled to two complimentary classes in this series. Payment is due with check/cash to the instructor the evening of the class.

To register, please send a note to hello@bravebirth.com

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MindfulNest Childbirth Education (2wknd series)
May
12
9:00 AM09:00

MindfulNest Childbirth Education (2wknd series)

This class will be held at our SE Clinton location inside of Zenana Center for Wellbeing.

MindfulNest is a childbirth education series led by Nicolette and Megan. The techniques learned in this class have the ability to reduce anxiety & stress, contribute to a healthy pregnancy, increase connection in your family, reduce pain during labor, enhance your immunity and improve child outcomes.

MATERIAL COVERED IN SESSION ONE:

Pregnancy: Build your nest! In preparing for the arrival of your babe, often you hear about nesting in your home, but what about nesting in your body?

  • Lay the groundwork for mindfulness practices

  • Increase your ability to cope with discomfort with practical tools that fit into everyday life

  • Functional movement in pregnancy & preparing the pelvis for birth

  • Navigate new household challenges and joys, while staying connected to yourself & your family

 

Early Labor: Your egg is about to crack! Anchor into the unknowns of early labor. As the arrival of your babe draws closer, what can you do as a household to gain confidence and prepare for the unfamiliar terrain of early labor?  

  • Learn the stages of dilation/effacement and the variations of normal

  • Recognize the emotions & physical sensations common in this stage

  • How to create a birthing environment that’s supportive of your family’s needs

 

MATERIAL COVERED IN SESSION TWO:

Active Labor & Birth: It takes a village to hatch an egg! Find calm and confidence during active labor and the birth of your baby.  The energetic atmosphere of your chosen place of delivery can directly impact your birth experience.  How can you implement the tools you’ve practiced to set the tone for a supportive atmosphere?

  • Address fears & create individualized pathways for Relaxation- Comfort- Confidence

  • Learn about the role and importance of hormones in labor

  • Establish trust in your clinical care team

  • Transition & the birth of your baby

 

The 4th Trimester (Postpartum): Nest into the Fourth Trimester! Create support systems within your family and friend circles in order to promote self-care.  Turns out they were right... taking care of baby IS A FULL TIME JOB.  The identity of parenthood does not overshadow who you are as a person in the world.  Creating space for your continued growth as an individual is paramount to your well-being as a parent.

  • Understand & meet the needs of your family’s new normal

  • Access your internal tool kit to ride the waves of new parenthood

  • Recognize your baby’s transitions from womb to world & how to best support them

This class includes a mix of lecture, discussion, media, movement and relaxation techniques. It is ideal for anyone who is either birthing or supporting the labor of a loved one.

Cost: $200 per couple.

HSA reimbursement via superbill


FOR REGISTRATION or ANY OTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE EMAIL: mindfulnesteducation@gmail.com

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MindfulNest Childbirth Education (2wknd series)
May
19
9:00 AM09:00

MindfulNest Childbirth Education (2wknd series)

This class will be held at our SE Clinton location inside of Zenana Center for Wellbeing.

MindfulNest is a childbirth education series led by Nicolette and Megan. The techniques learned in this class have the ability to reduce anxiety & stress, contribute to a healthy pregnancy, increase connection in your family, reduce pain during labor, enhance your immunity and improve child outcomes.

MATERIAL COVERED IN SESSION ONE:

Pregnancy: Build your nest! In preparing for the arrival of your babe, often you hear about nesting in your home, but what about nesting in your body?

  • Lay the groundwork for mindfulness practices

  • Increase your ability to cope with discomfort with practical tools that fit into everyday life

  • Functional movement in pregnancy & preparing the pelvis for birth

  • Navigate new household challenges and joys, while staying connected to yourself & your family

 

Early Labor: Your egg is about to crack! Anchor into the unknowns of early labor. As the arrival of your babe draws closer, what can you do as a household to gain confidence and prepare for the unfamiliar terrain of early labor?  

  • Learn the stages of dilation/effacement and the variations of normal

  • Recognize the emotions & physical sensations common in this stage

  • How to create a birthing environment that’s supportive of your family’s needs

 

MATERIAL COVERED IN SESSION TWO:

Active Labor & Birth: It takes a village to hatch an egg! Find calm and confidence during active labor and the birth of your baby.  The energetic atmosphere of your chosen place of delivery can directly impact your birth experience.  How can you implement the tools you’ve practiced to set the tone for a supportive atmosphere?

  • Address fears & create individualized pathways for Relaxation- Comfort- Confidence

  • Learn about the role and importance of hormones in labor

  • Establish trust in your clinical care team

  • Transition & the birth of your baby

 

The 4th Trimester (Postpartum): Nest into the Fourth Trimester! Create support systems within your family and friend circles in order to promote self-care.  Turns out they were right... taking care of baby IS A FULL TIME JOB.  The identity of parenthood does not overshadow who you are as a person in the world.  Creating space for your continued growth as an individual is paramount to your well-being as a parent.

  • Understand & meet the needs of your family’s new normal

  • Access your internal tool kit to ride the waves of new parenthood

  • Recognize your baby’s transitions from womb to world & how to best support them

This class includes a mix of lecture, discussion, media, movement and relaxation techniques. It is ideal for anyone who is either birthing or supporting the labor of a loved one.

Cost: $200 per couple.

HSA reimbursement via superbill


FOR REGISTRATION or ANY OTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE EMAIL: mindfulnesteducation@gmail.com

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Parent Support Circle (6 months & up)
Jun
2
3:00 PM15:00

Parent Support Circle (6 months & up)

We are so pleased to be offering a monthly support circle specifically for parents of older babes! Bring your wigglin’ & gigglin’ little ones on the first Sunday of every month for community and support. A lot of things can change in the first year of your baby’s life, from your feeding relationship to finding your new normal after going back to work.

Come gather with Brave Birth Families and Doulas!

+ Connect with other postpartum families +
+ Gain confidence and adjust to your new normal +
+ Receive support, information, & community +

Located at our new home inside Zenana Spa and Wellness Center

$5 donation per circle; Open to Brave Birth families & families from the community.

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MindfulNest Childbirth Education (2wknd series)
Jun
9
9:00 AM09:00

MindfulNest Childbirth Education (2wknd series)

This class will be held at our SE Clinton location inside of Zenana Center for Wellbeing.

MindfulNest is a childbirth education series led by Nicolette and Megan. The techniques learned in this class have the ability to reduce anxiety & stress, contribute to a healthy pregnancy, increase connection in your family, reduce pain during labor, enhance your immunity and improve child outcomes.

MATERIAL COVERED IN SESSION ONE:

Pregnancy: Build your nest! In preparing for the arrival of your babe, often you hear about nesting in your home, but what about nesting in your body?

  • Lay the groundwork for mindfulness practices

  • Increase your ability to cope with discomfort with practical tools that fit into everyday life

  • Functional movement in pregnancy & preparing the pelvis for birth

  • Navigate new household challenges and joys, while staying connected to yourself & your family

 

Early Labor: Your egg is about to crack! Anchor into the unknowns of early labor. As the arrival of your babe draws closer, what can you do as a household to gain confidence and prepare for the unfamiliar terrain of early labor?  

  • Learn the stages of dilation/effacement and the variations of normal

  • Recognize the emotions & physical sensations common in this stage

  • How to create a birthing environment that’s supportive of your family’s needs

 

MATERIAL COVERED IN SESSION TWO:

Active Labor & Birth: It takes a village to hatch an egg! Find calm and confidence during active labor and the birth of your baby.  The energetic atmosphere of your chosen place of delivery can directly impact your birth experience.  How can you implement the tools you’ve practiced to set the tone for a supportive atmosphere?

  • Address fears & create individualized pathways for Relaxation- Comfort- Confidence

  • Learn about the role and importance of hormones in labor

  • Establish trust in your clinical care team

  • Transition & the birth of your baby

 

The 4th Trimester (Postpartum): Nest into the Fourth Trimester! Create support systems within your family and friend circles in order to promote self-care.  Turns out they were right... taking care of baby IS A FULL TIME JOB.  The identity of parenthood does not overshadow who you are as a person in the world.  Creating space for your continued growth as an individual is paramount to your well-being as a parent.

  • Understand & meet the needs of your family’s new normal

  • Access your internal tool kit to ride the waves of new parenthood

  • Recognize your baby’s transitions from womb to world & how to best support them

This class includes a mix of lecture, discussion, media, movement and relaxation techniques. It is ideal for anyone who is either birthing or supporting the labor of a loved one.

Cost: $200 per couple.

HSA reimbursement via superbill


FOR REGISTRATION or ANY OTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE EMAIL: mindfulnesteducation@gmail.com

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MindfulNest Childbirth Education (2wknd series)
Jun
16
9:00 AM09:00

MindfulNest Childbirth Education (2wknd series)

This class will be held at our SE Clinton location inside of Zenana Center for Wellbeing.

MindfulNest is a childbirth education series led by Nicolette and Megan. The techniques learned in this class have the ability to reduce anxiety & stress, contribute to a healthy pregnancy, increase connection in your family, reduce pain during labor, enhance your immunity and improve child outcomes.

MATERIAL COVERED IN SESSION ONE:

Pregnancy: Build your nest! In preparing for the arrival of your babe, often you hear about nesting in your home, but what about nesting in your body?

  • Lay the groundwork for mindfulness practices

  • Increase your ability to cope with discomfort with practical tools that fit into everyday life

  • Functional movement in pregnancy & preparing the pelvis for birth

  • Navigate new household challenges and joys, while staying connected to yourself & your family

 

Early Labor: Your egg is about to crack! Anchor into the unknowns of early labor. As the arrival of your babe draws closer, what can you do as a household to gain confidence and prepare for the unfamiliar terrain of early labor?  

  • Learn the stages of dilation/effacement and the variations of normal

  • Recognize the emotions & physical sensations common in this stage

  • How to create a birthing environment that’s supportive of your family’s needs

 

MATERIAL COVERED IN SESSION TWO:

Active Labor & Birth: It takes a village to hatch an egg! Find calm and confidence during active labor and the birth of your baby.  The energetic atmosphere of your chosen place of delivery can directly impact your birth experience.  How can you implement the tools you’ve practiced to set the tone for a supportive atmosphere?

  • Address fears & create individualized pathways for Relaxation- Comfort- Confidence

  • Learn about the role and importance of hormones in labor

  • Establish trust in your clinical care team

  • Transition & the birth of your baby

 

The 4th Trimester (Postpartum): Nest into the Fourth Trimester! Create support systems within your family and friend circles in order to promote self-care.  Turns out they were right... taking care of baby IS A FULL TIME JOB.  The identity of parenthood does not overshadow who you are as a person in the world.  Creating space for your continued growth as an individual is paramount to your well-being as a parent.

  • Understand & meet the needs of your family’s new normal

  • Access your internal tool kit to ride the waves of new parenthood

  • Recognize your baby’s transitions from womb to world & how to best support them

This class includes a mix of lecture, discussion, media, movement and relaxation techniques. It is ideal for anyone who is either birthing or supporting the labor of a loved one.

Cost: $200 per couple.

HSA reimbursement via superbill


FOR REGISTRATION or ANY OTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE EMAIL: mindfulnesteducation@gmail.com

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Parent Support Circle (6 months & up)
Jul
7
3:00 PM15:00

Parent Support Circle (6 months & up)

We are so pleased to be offering a monthly support circle specifically for parents of older babes! Bring your wigglin’ & gigglin’ little ones on the first Sunday of every month for community and support. A lot of things can change in the first year of your baby’s life, from your feeding relationship to finding your new normal after going back to work.

Come gather with Brave Birth Families and Doulas!

+ Connect with other postpartum families +
+ Gain confidence and adjust to your new normal +
+ Receive support, information, & community +

Located at our new home inside Zenana Spa and Wellness Center

$5 donation per circle; Open to Brave Birth families & families from the community.

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Parent Support Circle (6 months & up)
Aug
4
3:00 PM15:00

Parent Support Circle (6 months & up)

We are so pleased to be offering a monthly support circle specifically for parents of older babes! Bring your wigglin’ & gigglin’ little ones on the first Sunday of every month for community and support. A lot of things can change in the first year of your baby’s life, from your feeding relationship to finding your new normal after going back to work.

Come gather with Brave Birth Families and Doulas!

+ Connect with other postpartum families +
+ Gain confidence and adjust to your new normal +
+ Receive support, information, & community +

Located at our new home inside Zenana Spa and Wellness Center

$5 donation per circle; Open to Brave Birth families & families from the community.

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Cancelled- Postpartum Movement - please read schedule update
Feb
17
4:45 PM16:45

Cancelled- Postpartum Movement - please read schedule update

This class will be moving locations please contact Megan with questions- megan@bravebirth.com.

meganpetersonyoga.com

This class will offer space to explore the body’s new normal with curiosity and kindness. The class will include pelvic floor and core awareness and strengthening, movement to support a human who now has a tiny human attached to them, and space for deep rest. There will probably be giggles as well. This class is just for the postpartum parent, it is not a baby and me class.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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Feb
17
1:00 PM13:00

Brave Newborn Care

Whether this is your first baby or your fifth, we invite you to brush up on the basics of caring for your new babe(s)! We'll chat about everything from bonding to swaddling, diapering to safe sleep. Gain confidence in your new role, spend time with other parents, and connect with your coparent over how you will care for your little one(s).


Day of need-to-know: Consider bringing cloth diapers, swaddling blankets and velcro swaddles- anything you have Q's about or want to practice with! Please wear comfortable clothing in layers. There will be periodic breaks, feel free to bring snacks. Water and tea are provided. Please email instructor with any questions, kelly@bravebirth.com

Brave Birth Family: A pregnant person and their support person who DO have a Brave Birth Doula, $105, ($95 EARLY BIRD rate, register by 2/10/19) 

Community Family: A pregnant person and their support person who DO NOT have a Brave Birth Doula, $115, ($105 EARLY BIRD rate, register by 2/10/19)

Click here to register!


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Feb
17
9:00 AM09:00

Brave Breastfeeding

Surprisingly, about three quarters of postpartum families have breastfeeding/chestfeeding challenges. This three hour course will discuss the basics of breastfeeding/chestfeeding, nursing positions, the early days of breastfeeding/chestfeeding, breast/chest pumps, pumping for your baby, and more. The breastfeeding/chestfeeding relationship between a family and their child is an experience to be treasured. Join us and bring your questions, concerns, and curiosities around breastfeeding/chestfeeding and we will explore how to navigate the sometimes tricky postpartum world of feeding your baby.


Day of need-to-know: Consider bringing your breast pump and any breastfeeding accessories that you would like to learn how to use or may have Q's about. Please wear comfortable clothing in layers. There will be periodic breaks, feel free to bring snacks. Water and tea are provided. Please email instructor with any questions, kelly@bravebirth.com

Brave Birth Family: A pregnant person and their support person who DO have a Brave Birth Doula, $105, ($95 EARLY BIRD rate, register by 2/10/19)

Community Family: A pregnant person and their support person who DO NOT have a Brave Birth Doula, $115, ($105 EARLY BIRD rate, register by 2/10/19)

Click here to register!


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CANCELLED- Prenatal Yoga- please read schedule update
Feb
12
5:30 PM17:30

CANCELLED- Prenatal Yoga- please read schedule update

Starting 2/18, Prenatal Yoga will move to Monday evenings at 5:30pm-6:45pm at 5433 NE 30th Ave. Contact Megan with any questions- megan@bravebirth.com.

Yoga, pregnancy and birth weave together so beautifully! The Brave Birth prenatal yoga classes allow space to embrace the mental, emotional and physical changes that accompany pregnancy. Classes will include time to connect with other pregnant people, effective core strengthening to support the changing pregnant body, postures that can aid in optimal fetal positioning and will conclude with restorative poses for deep rest.  The skills learned from one's practice can be invaluable during labor and for the journey ahead. This class is for all levels of yoga experience.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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Schedule update - 5433 NE 30th Ave & begins at 4:45pm
Feb
10
4:45 PM16:45

Schedule update - 5433 NE 30th Ave & begins at 4:45pm

Please contact Megan with any questions- 971-678-4785, megan@bravebirth.com

This class will offer space to explore the body’s new normal with curiosity and kindness. The class will include pelvic floor and core awareness and strengthening, movement to support a human who now has a tiny human attached to them, and space for deep rest. There will probably be giggles as well. This class is just for the postpartum parent, it is not a baby and me class.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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Feb
5
7:00 PM19:00

Pregnancy Support Circle

Pregnancy Support Circle

Come gather with Brave Birth Families and Doulas!

BRAVE BIRTH STUDIO SPACE 5010 NE 9th Ave. Unit B Portland OR, 97211-- Enter the studio on NE 9th.  Behind the building you will see a set of stairs.  Go up the stairs and enter the first door to the left-- through the gate.  Call or text 503-820-8092 if you have any trouble locating us. 

+ Connect with other pregnant families +
+ Spend time with your Doula & back-up Doula +
+ Receive support, information, & community +

Click here for directions and information on accessing the Brave Birth Studio

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Prenatal Yoga
Feb
5
5:30 PM17:30

Prenatal Yoga

Yoga, pregnancy and birth weave together so beautifully! The Brave Birth prenatal yoga classes allow space to embrace the mental, emotional and physical changes that accompany pregnancy. Classes will include time to connect with other pregnant people, effective core strengthening to support the changing pregnant body, postures that can aid in optimal fetal positioning and will conclude with restorative poses for deep rest.  The skills learned from one's practice can be invaluable during labor and for the journey ahead. This class is for all levels of yoga experience.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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Feb
4
6:30 PM18:30

Becoming US after Baby with BB Suarez

The Becoming Us AFTER Baby series has been specifically designed to address the challenges that new parents are already facing as they’ve been thrust into parenthood with less than ideal preparation and support. They’re wanting to do more than just survive parenthood, they want to build a family that thrives.

In these classes you’ll discover… how to manage the unexpected, ways to support your whole family as you move through this huge life transformation, routines that will support you, your partner and your growing baby’s health and well-being, how to better adjust to your new normal, how to baby-proof your relationship, do conflict well, and connect and reconnect through your life-long parenting journey!

You may have taken childbirth and breastfeeding classes to prepare for your baby — but have you prepared your relationship for this transition from couple to family?

Barb Buckner Suárez is one of the first Health Educators in the world to be offering these group classes! She’s been teaching them as a pilot program through Legacy Health System since April 2017, and now she’s also stepping into the community in order to increase the availability and awareness of this most important work.

Click on any of the dates below to register for either the BEFORE or AFTER baby classes. Please note: the BEFORE classes are intended for those parents who are either expecting a baby, or are in the process of becoming parents for the first time. The AFTER classes are intended for those couples already parenting. I have had brand new parents as well as parents of toddlers attending these AFTER classes. Quiet babes in arms are welcome to attend.

I look forward to working with you! (Cost of the class includes a copy of the book, Becoming Us, and all other class materials.) 

FOR REGISTRATION

Cost is $195 for community families and $175 for Brave Birth familiies

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Postpartum Movement
Feb
3
4:30 PM16:30

Postpartum Movement

This class will offer space to explore the body’s new normal with curiosity and kindness. The class will include pelvic floor and core awareness and strengthening, movement to support a human who now has a tiny human attached to them, and space for deep rest. There will probably be giggles as well. This class is just for the postpartum parent, it is not a baby and me class.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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Feb
2
9:30 AM09:30

Brave Childbirth Education Workshop

Whether you are planning an in or out of hospital birth you will benefit from attending this one-day childbirth education workshop intensive. Come to discuss your questions and curiosities about labor and birth, build confidence in your body's ability, and have time together with your partner/support person for connection and hands-on practice for your labor. Different aspects of the birth process will be discussed, childbirth medication options, relaxation techniques, and routine policies and practices that you can expect at your chosen place of birth.

Day of need-to-know: Please wear comfortable clothing in layers. There will be a built-in lunch break, feel free to bring a sack lunch or enjoy one of the local spots. Water and tea are provided. Please email instructor with any questions, kelly@bravebirth.com

Brave Birth Family: A pregnant person and their support person who DO have a Brave Birth Doula, $170, ($160 EARLY BIRD rate, register by 1/26/19)

Community Family: A pregnant person and their support person who DO NOT have a Brave Birth Doula, $180, ($170 EARLY BIRD rate, register by 1/26/19)

Click here to register!

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Prenatal Yoga
Jan
29
5:30 PM17:30

Prenatal Yoga

Yoga, pregnancy and birth weave together so beautifully! The Brave Birth prenatal yoga classes allow space to embrace the mental, emotional and physical changes that accompany pregnancy. Classes will include time to connect with other pregnant people, effective core strengthening to support the changing pregnant body, postures that can aid in optimal fetal positioning and will conclude with restorative poses for deep rest.  The skills learned from one's practice can be invaluable during labor and for the journey ahead. This class is for all levels of yoga experience.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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Parent Support Circle
Jan
29
10:00 AM10:00

Parent Support Circle

Come gather with Brave Birth Families and Doulas!

BRAVE BIRTH STUDIO SPACE 5010 NE 9th Ave. Unit B Portland OR, 97211-- Enter the studio on NE 9th.  Behind the building you will see a set of stairs.  Go up the stairs and enter the first door to the left-- through the gate.  Call or text 503-820-8092 if you have any trouble locating us. 

+ Connect with other postpartum families +
+ Gain confidence and adjust to your new normal +
+ Receive support, information, & community +
+Get general breast, chest and bottle feeding support with IBCLCs+

Click here for directions and information on accessing the Brave Birth Studio

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Parent Support Circle
Jan
29
10:00 AM10:00

Parent Support Circle

Come gather with Brave Birth Families and Doulas!

BRAVE BIRTH STUDIO SPACE 5010 NE 9th Ave. Unit B Portland OR, 97211-- Enter the studio on NE 9th.  Behind the building you will see a set of stairs.  Go up the stairs and enter the first door to the left-- through the gate.  Call or text 503-820-8092 if you have any trouble locating us. 

+ Connect with other postpartum families +
+ Gain confidence and adjust to your new normal +
+ Receive support, information, & community +
+Get general breast, chest and bottle feeding support with IBCLCs+

Click here for directions and information on accessing the Brave Birth Studio

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Postpartum Movement
Jan
27
4:30 PM16:30

Postpartum Movement

This class will offer space to explore the body’s new normal with curiosity and kindness. The class will include pelvic floor and core awareness and strengthening, movement to support a human who now has a tiny human attached to them, and space for deep rest. There will probably be giggles as well. This class is just for the postpartum parent, it is not a baby and me class.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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Prenatal Yoga
Jan
22
5:30 PM17:30

Prenatal Yoga

Yoga, pregnancy and birth weave together so beautifully! The Brave Birth prenatal yoga classes allow space to embrace the mental, emotional and physical changes that accompany pregnancy. Classes will include time to connect with other pregnant people, effective core strengthening to support the changing pregnant body, postures that can aid in optimal fetal positioning and will conclude with restorative poses for deep rest.  The skills learned from one's practice can be invaluable during labor and for the journey ahead. This class is for all levels of yoga experience.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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Parent Support Circle
Jan
22
10:00 AM10:00

Parent Support Circle

Come gather with Brave Birth Families and Doulas!

BRAVE BIRTH STUDIO SPACE 5010 NE 9th Ave. Unit B Portland OR, 97211-- Enter the studio on NE 9th.  Behind the building you will see a set of stairs.  Go up the stairs and enter the first door to the left-- through the gate.  Call or text 503-820-8092 if you have any trouble locating us. 

+ Connect with other postpartum families +
+ Gain confidence and adjust to your new normal +
+ Receive support, information, & community +
+Get general breast, chest and bottle feeding support with IBCLCs+

Click here for directions and information on accessing the Brave Birth Studio

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CANCELLED TODAY: Postpartum Movement
Jan
20
4:30 PM16:30

CANCELLED TODAY: Postpartum Movement

This class will offer space to explore the body’s new normal with curiosity and kindness. The class will include pelvic floor and core awareness and strengthening, movement to support a human who now has a tiny human attached to them, and space for deep rest. There will probably be giggles as well. This class is just for the postpartum parent, it is not a baby and me class.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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MindfulNest Childbirth Education (2wknd series)
Jan
20
9:00 AM09:00

MindfulNest Childbirth Education (2wknd series)

MindfulNest is a childbirth education series led by Nicolette and Megan. The techniques learned in this class have the ability to reduce anxiety & stress, contribute to a healthy pregnancy, increase connection in your family, reduce pain during labor, enhance your immunity and improve child outcomes.

MATERIAL COVERED IN SESSION ONE:

Pregnancy: Build your nest! In preparing for the arrival of your babe, often you hear about nesting in your home, but what about nesting in your body?

  • Lay the groundwork for mindfulness practices

  • Increase your ability to cope with discomfort with practical tools that fit into everyday life

  • Functional movement in pregnancy & preparing the pelvis for birth

  • Navigate new household challenges and joys, while staying connected to yourself & your family

 

Early Labor: Your egg is about to crack! Anchor into the unknowns of early labor. As the arrival of your babe draws closer, what can you do as a household to gain confidence and prepare for the unfamiliar terrain of early labor?  

  • Learn the stages of dilation/effacement and the variations of normal

  • Recognize the emotions & physical sensations common in this stage

  • How to create a birthing environment that’s supportive of your family’s needs

 

MATERIAL COVERED IN SESSION TWO:

Active Labor & Birth: It takes a village to hatch an egg! Find calm and confidence during active labor and the birth of your baby.  The energetic atmosphere of your chosen place of delivery can directly impact your birth experience.  How can you implement the tools you’ve practiced to set the tone for a supportive atmosphere?

  • Address fears & create individualized pathways for Relaxation- Comfort- Confidence

  • Learn about the role and importance of hormones in labor

  • Establish trust in your clinical care team

  • Transition & the birth of your baby

 

The 4th Trimester (Postpartum): Nest into the Fourth Trimester! Create support systems within your family and friend circles in order to promote self-care.  Turns out they were right... taking care of baby IS A FULL TIME JOB.  The identity of parenthood does not overshadow who you are as a person in the world.  Creating space for your continued growth as an individual is paramount to your well-being as a parent.

  • Understand & meet the needs of your family’s new normal

  • Access your internal tool kit to ride the waves of new parenthood

  • Recognize your baby’s transitions from womb to world & how to best support them

This class includes a mix of lecture, discussion, media, movement and relaxation techniques. It is ideal for anyone who is either birthing or supporting the labor of a loved one.

Cost: $200 per couple.

HSA reimbursement via superbill


FOR REGISTRATION or ANY OTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE EMAIL: mindfulnesteducation@gmail.com

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Jan
15
7:00 PM19:00

Pregnancy Support Circle

Pregnancy Support Circle

Come gather with Brave Birth Families and Doulas!

BRAVE BIRTH STUDIO SPACE 5010 NE 9th Ave. Unit B Portland OR, 97211-- Enter the studio on NE 9th.  Behind the building you will see a set of stairs.  Go up the stairs and enter the first door to the left-- through the gate.  Call or text 503-820-8092 if you have any trouble locating us. 

+ Connect with other pregnant families +
+ Spend time with your Doula & back-up Doula +
+ Receive support, information, & community +

Click here for directions and information on accessing the Brave Birth Studio

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Prenatal Yoga
Jan
15
5:30 PM17:30

Prenatal Yoga

Yoga, pregnancy and birth weave together so beautifully! The Brave Birth prenatal yoga classes allow space to embrace the mental, emotional and physical changes that accompany pregnancy. Classes will include time to connect with other pregnant people, effective core strengthening to support the changing pregnant body, postures that can aid in optimal fetal positioning and will conclude with restorative poses for deep rest.  The skills learned from one's practice can be invaluable during labor and for the journey ahead. This class is for all levels of yoga experience.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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Parent Support Circle
Jan
15
10:00 AM10:00

Parent Support Circle

Come gather with Brave Birth Families and Doulas!

BRAVE BIRTH STUDIO SPACE 5010 NE 9th Ave. Unit B Portland OR, 97211-- Enter the studio on NE 9th.  Behind the building you will see a set of stairs.  Go up the stairs and enter the first door to the left-- through the gate.  Call or text 503-820-8092 if you have any trouble locating us. 

+ Connect with other postpartum families +
+ Gain confidence and adjust to your new normal +
+ Receive support, information, & community +
+Get general breast, chest and bottle feeding support with IBCLCs+

Click here for directions and information on accessing the Brave Birth Studio

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Postpartum Movement
Jan
13
4:30 PM16:30

Postpartum Movement

This class will offer space to explore the body’s new normal with curiosity and kindness. The class will include pelvic floor and core awareness and strengthening, movement to support a human who now has a tiny human attached to them, and space for deep rest. There will probably be giggles as well. This class is just for the postpartum parent, it is not a baby and me class.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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MindfulNest Childbirth Education (2wknd series)
Jan
13
9:00 AM09:00

MindfulNest Childbirth Education (2wknd series)

MindfulNest is a childbirth education series led by Nicolette and Megan. The techniques learned in this class have the ability to reduce anxiety & stress, contribute to a healthy pregnancy, increase connection in your family, reduce pain during labor, enhance your immunity and improve child outcomes.

MATERIAL COVERED IN SESSION ONE:

Pregnancy: Build your nest! In preparing for the arrival of your babe, often you hear about nesting in your home, but what about nesting in your body?

  • Lay the groundwork for mindfulness practices

  • Increase your ability to cope with discomfort with practical tools that fit into everyday life

  • Functional movement in pregnancy & preparing the pelvis for birth

  • Navigate new household challenges and joys, while staying connected to yourself & your family

 

Early Labor: Your egg is about to crack! Anchor into the unknowns of early labor. As the arrival of your babe draws closer, what can you do as a household to gain confidence and prepare for the unfamiliar terrain of early labor?  

  • Learn the stages of dilation/effacement and the variations of normal

  • Recognize the emotions & physical sensations common in this stage

  • How to create a birthing environment that’s supportive of your family’s needs

 

MATERIAL COVERED IN SESSION TWO:

Active Labor & Birth: It takes a village to hatch an egg! Find calm and confidence during active labor and the birth of your baby.  The energetic atmosphere of your chosen place of delivery can directly impact your birth experience.  How can you implement the tools you’ve practiced to set the tone for a supportive atmosphere?

  • Address fears & create individualized pathways for Relaxation- Comfort- Confidence

  • Learn about the role and importance of hormones in labor

  • Establish trust in your clinical care team

  • Transition & the birth of your baby

 

The 4th Trimester (Postpartum): Nest into the Fourth Trimester! Create support systems within your family and friend circles in order to promote self-care.  Turns out they were right... taking care of baby IS A FULL TIME JOB.  The identity of parenthood does not overshadow who you are as a person in the world.  Creating space for your continued growth as an individual is paramount to your well-being as a parent.

  • Understand & meet the needs of your family’s new normal

  • Access your internal tool kit to ride the waves of new parenthood

  • Recognize your baby’s transitions from womb to world & how to best support them

This class includes a mix of lecture, discussion, media, movement and relaxation techniques. It is ideal for anyone who is either birthing or supporting the labor of a loved one.

Cost: $200 per couple.

HSA reimbursement via superbill


FOR REGISTRATION or ANY OTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE EMAIL: mindfulnesteducation@gmail.com

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Prenatal Yoga
Jan
8
5:30 PM17:30

Prenatal Yoga

Yoga, pregnancy and birth weave together so beautifully! The Brave Birth prenatal yoga classes allow space to embrace the mental, emotional and physical changes that accompany pregnancy. Classes will include time to connect with other pregnant people, effective core strengthening to support the changing pregnant body, postures that can aid in optimal fetal positioning and will conclude with restorative poses for deep rest.  The skills learned from one's practice can be invaluable during labor and for the journey ahead. This class is for all levels of yoga experience.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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Parent Support Circle
Jan
8
10:00 AM10:00

Parent Support Circle

Come gather with Brave Birth Families and Doulas!

BRAVE BIRTH STUDIO SPACE 5010 NE 9th Ave. Unit B Portland OR, 97211-- Enter the studio on NE 9th.  Behind the building you will see a set of stairs.  Go up the stairs and enter the first door to the left-- through the gate.  Call or text 503-820-8092 if you have any trouble locating us. 

+ Connect with other postpartum families +
+ Gain confidence and adjust to your new normal +
+ Receive support, information, & community +
+Get general breast, chest and bottle feeding support with IBCLCs+

Click here for directions and information on accessing the Brave Birth Studio

View Event →
Postpartum Movement
Jan
6
4:30 PM16:30

Postpartum Movement

This class will offer space to explore the body’s new normal with curiosity and kindness. The class will include pelvic floor and core awareness and strengthening, movement to support a human who now has a tiny human attached to them, and space for deep rest. There will probably be giggles as well. This class is just for the postpartum parent, it is not a baby and me class.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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Postpartum Movement
Dec
30
4:30 PM16:30

Postpartum Movement

This class will offer space to explore the body’s new normal with curiosity and kindness. The class will include pelvic floor and core awareness and strengthening, movement to support a human who now has a tiny human attached to them, and space for deep rest. There will probably be giggles as well. This class is just for the postpartum parent, it is not a baby and me class.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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Dec
22
1:00 PM13:00

Brave Babe Care

Whether this is your first baby or your fifth, we invite you to brush up on the basics of caring for your new babe(s)! We'll chat about everything from bonding to swaddling, diapering to safe sleep. Gain confidence in your new role, spend time with other parents, and gather with your Brave Birth Doulas! 

$85 for community families OR $75 for Brave Birth Families

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT $5 off if registered by 12/15

Click here to register!

Questions? Email kelly@bravebirth.com

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Dec
20
7:00 PM19:00

Brave Labor Positions

Labor and birth require a lot of physical and mental preparation. As you get ready for your upcoming birth, you will want to have a variety of comfort measures and coping techniques in your labor toolbox so that you and your support team can be as prepared as possible. Learning helpful labor positions and strategies to promote labor progress will allow your body to work with your baby toward a safe and healthy birth.

Prepare yourself and receive guidance on how to prepare your team to support you!

 $45 for Brave Birth clients
 $55 for community members

Click here to register!

Questions? Email kelly@bravebirth.com

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