Aug
25
6:30 PM18:30

Restorative Yoga @ The People's Yoga

A slow paced class that focuses on restoring the body and relaxing the senses. Class consists of mild movements and gentle flow to get the joints and muscles ready for the deep restorative poses that follow. Restorative poses are all practiced on the ground with plenty of propping and support. Alternatives are given to help accommodate everyone. This class is appropriate for all levels and has an intentional open and supportive environment. Beginners and those recovering from injuries are welcome to attend. This class is accessible while pregnant and can be especially beneficial in the postpartum time.

Classes taught by Megan Peterson, Brave Birth Doula & Yoga Therapist

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Parent Support Circle (0-6 months)
Aug
26
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 (4003 NE Grand Ave. Portland, OR 97212)

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

*$5-10 donation requested from families with babies older than 6 months

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Aug
26
5:30 PM17:30

Prenatal Yoga @ Ready Set GROW

Yoga, pregnancy and birth weave together so beautifully and prenatal yoga allows space to embrace the physical, emotional and mental changes that accompany pregnancy. The prenatal class 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 in one’s practice can be invaluable during the birth process and the journey ahead. This class is for al levels of yoga experience.

Classes taught by Megan Peterson, Brave Birth Doula & Yoga Therapist

Click here to register

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Aug
27
5:30 PM17:30

Queer Prenatal Yoga @ Ready Set GROW

This class is offered on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month.

Prenatal Yoga For LGBTQIA2SNB+ People - Part of our Community Prenatal Yoga Series, this class is designed for pregnant people who identify as LGBTQIA2SNB+, to be able to practice, process, and prepare for labor and birth, while finding relief from any pregnancy related discomforts, surrounded by a supportive and like-minded community. 

Please honor and respect our need to gather and hold space in community. Allies can support by sharing the class information with those who identify as LGBTQIA2S+. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Classes taught by Megan Peterson, Brave Birth Doula & Yoga Therapist

Click here to register

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Aug
27
7:15 PM19:15

Restorative Yoga @ The People's Yoga

A slow paced class that focuses on restoring the body and relaxing the senses. Class consists of mild movements and gentle flow to get the joints and muscles ready for the deep restorative poses that follow. Restorative poses are all practiced on the ground with plenty of propping and support. Alternatives are given to help accommodate everyone. This class is appropriate for all levels and has an intentional open and supportive environment. Beginners and those recovering from injuries are welcome to attend. This class is accessible while pregnant and can be especially beneficial in the postpartum time.

Classes taught by Megan Peterson, Brave Birth Doula & Yoga Therapist

Click here to register

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Sep
1
1:30 PM13:30

Prenatal Yoga @ The People's Yoga

Yoga, pregnancy and birth weave together so beautifully and prenatal yoga allows space to embrace the physical, emotional and mental changes that accompany pregnancy. The prenatal class 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 in one’s practice can be invaluable during the birth process and the journey ahead. This class is for al levels of yoga experience.

Classes taught by Megan Peterson, Brave Birth Doula & Yoga Therapist

Click here to register

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Sep
1
6:30 PM18:30

Restorative Yoga @ The People's Yoga

A slow paced class that focuses on restoring the body and relaxing the senses. Class consists of mild movements and gentle flow to get the joints and muscles ready for the deep restorative poses that follow. Restorative poses are all practiced on the ground with plenty of propping and support. Alternatives are given to help accommodate everyone. This class is appropriate for all levels and has an intentional open and supportive environment. Beginners and those recovering from injuries are welcome to attend. This class is accessible while pregnant and can be especially beneficial in the postpartum time.

Classes taught by Megan Peterson, Brave Birth Doula & Yoga Therapist

Click here to register

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Parent Support Circle (0-6 months)
Sep
2
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 (4003 NE Grand Ave. Portland, OR 97212)

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

*$5-10 donation requested from families with babies older than 6 months

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Sep
2
5:30 PM17:30

Prenatal Yoga @ Ready Set GROW

Yoga, pregnancy and birth weave together so beautifully and prenatal yoga allows space to embrace the physical, emotional and mental changes that accompany pregnancy. The prenatal class 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 in one’s practice can be invaluable during the birth process and the journey ahead. This class is for al levels of yoga experience.

Classes taught by Megan Peterson, Brave Birth Doula & Yoga Therapist

Click here to register

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Sep
3
7:15 PM19:15

Restorative Yoga @ The People's Yoga

A slow paced class that focuses on restoring the body and relaxing the senses. Class consists of mild movements and gentle flow to get the joints and muscles ready for the deep restorative poses that follow. Restorative poses are all practiced on the ground with plenty of propping and support. Alternatives are given to help accommodate everyone. This class is appropriate for all levels and has an intentional open and supportive environment. Beginners and those recovering from injuries are welcome to attend. This class is accessible while pregnant and can be especially beneficial in the postpartum time.

Classes taught by Megan Peterson, Brave Birth Doula & Yoga Therapist

Click here to register

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Sep
8
1:30 PM13:30

Prenatal Yoga @ The People's Yoga

Yoga, pregnancy and birth weave together so beautifully and prenatal yoga allows space to embrace the physical, emotional and mental changes that accompany pregnancy. The prenatal class 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 in one’s practice can be invaluable during the birth process and the journey ahead. This class is for al levels of yoga experience.

Classes taught by Megan Peterson, Brave Birth Doula & Yoga Therapist

Click here to register

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Postpartum Planning
Sep
8
5:00 PM17:00

Postpartum Planning

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.  

Cost:
Brave Birth Families $10
Community Families $35
Payment is due with check/cash to the instructor on the evening of the class

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

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Sep
8
6:30 PM18:30

Restorative Yoga @ The People's Yoga

A slow paced class that focuses on restoring the body and relaxing the senses. Class consists of mild movements and gentle flow to get the joints and muscles ready for the deep restorative poses that follow. Restorative poses are all practiced on the ground with plenty of propping and support. Alternatives are given to help accommodate everyone. This class is appropriate for all levels and has an intentional open and supportive environment. Beginners and those recovering from injuries are welcome to attend. This class is accessible while pregnant and can be especially beneficial in the postpartum time.

Classes taught by Megan Peterson, Brave Birth Doula & Yoga Therapist

Click here to register

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Parent Support Circle (0-6 months)
Sep
9
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 (4003 NE Grand Ave. Portland, OR 97212)

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

*$5-10 donation requested from families with babies older than 6 months

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Sep
9
5:30 PM17:30

Prenatal Yoga @ Ready Set GROW

Yoga, pregnancy and birth weave together so beautifully and prenatal yoga allows space to embrace the physical, emotional and mental changes that accompany pregnancy. The prenatal class 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 in one’s practice can be invaluable during the birth process and the journey ahead. This class is for al levels of yoga experience.

Classes taught by Megan Peterson, Brave Birth Doula & Yoga Therapist

Click here to register

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Sep
10
5:30 PM17:30

Queer Prenatal Yoga @ Ready Set GROW

This class is offered on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month.

Prenatal Yoga For LGBTQIA2SNB+ People - Part of our Community Prenatal Yoga Series, this class is designed for pregnant people who identify as LGBTQIA2SNB+, to be able to practice, process, and prepare for labor and birth, while finding relief from any pregnancy related discomforts, surrounded by a supportive and like-minded community. 

Please honor and respect our need to gather and hold space in community. Allies can support by sharing the class information with those who identify as LGBTQIA2S+. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Classes taught by Megan Peterson, Brave Birth Doula & Yoga Therapist

Click here to register

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Sep
10
7:15 PM19:15

Restorative Yoga @ The People's Yoga

A slow paced class that focuses on restoring the body and relaxing the senses. Class consists of mild movements and gentle flow to get the joints and muscles ready for the deep restorative poses that follow. Restorative poses are all practiced on the ground with plenty of propping and support. Alternatives are given to help accommodate everyone. This class is appropriate for all levels and has an intentional open and supportive environment. Beginners and those recovering from injuries are welcome to attend. This class is accessible while pregnant and can be especially beneficial in the postpartum time.

Classes taught by Megan Peterson, Brave Birth Doula & Yoga Therapist

Click here to register

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MindfulNest Childbirth Education
Sep
14
9:00 AM09:00

MindfulNest Childbirth Education

THIS IS A TWO DAY CLASS September 14th & 15th from 9:00am-1:00pm. held at 4003 NE Grand Ave.

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:
$225 per Brave Birth Family (five spots available)
$265 per Community Family (two spots available)

HSA reimbursement via superbill


FOR REGISTRATION CLICK HERE or EMAIL QS TO: mindfulnesteducation@gmail.com

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MindfulNest Childbirth Education
Sep
15
9:00 AM09:00

MindfulNest Childbirth Education

THIS IS A TWO DAY CLASS September 14th & 15th from 9:00am-1:00pm. held at 4003 NE Grand Ave.

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:
$225 per Brave Birth Family (five spots available)
$265 per Community Family (two spots available)

HSA reimbursement via superbill


FOR REGISTRATION CLICK HERE or EMAIL QS TO: mindfulnesteducation@gmail.com

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Sep
15
1:30 PM13:30

Prenatal Yoga @ The People's Yoga

Yoga, pregnancy and birth weave together so beautifully and prenatal yoga allows space to embrace the physical, emotional and mental changes that accompany pregnancy. The prenatal class 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 in one’s practice can be invaluable during the birth process and the journey ahead. This class is for al levels of yoga experience.

Classes taught by Megan Peterson, Brave Birth Doula & Yoga Therapist

Click here to register

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The First 7 Days: Infant Feeding
Sep
15
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. 

Cost:
Brave Birth Families $10
Community Families $35
Payment is due with check/cash to the instructor on the evening of the class

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

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Sep
15
6:30 PM18:30

Restorative Yoga @ The People's Yoga

A slow paced class that focuses on restoring the body and relaxing the senses. Class consists of mild movements and gentle flow to get the joints and muscles ready for the deep restorative poses that follow. Restorative poses are all practiced on the ground with plenty of propping and support. Alternatives are given to help accommodate everyone. This class is appropriate for all levels and has an intentional open and supportive environment. Beginners and those recovering from injuries are welcome to attend. This class is accessible while pregnant and can be especially beneficial in the postpartum time.

Classes taught by Megan Peterson, Brave Birth Doula & Yoga Therapist

Click here to register

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Parent Support Circle (0-6 months)
Sep
16
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 (4003 NE Grand Ave. Portland, OR 97212)

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

*$5-10 donation requested from families with babies older than 6 months

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Sep
16
5:30 PM17:30

Prenatal Yoga @ Ready Set GROW

Yoga, pregnancy and birth weave together so beautifully and prenatal yoga allows space to embrace the physical, emotional and mental changes that accompany pregnancy. The prenatal class 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 in one’s practice can be invaluable during the birth process and the journey ahead. This class is for al levels of yoga experience.

Classes taught by Megan Peterson, Brave Birth Doula & Yoga Therapist

Click here to register

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Sep
17
7:15 PM19:15

Restorative Yoga @ The People's Yoga

A slow paced class that focuses on restoring the body and relaxing the senses. Class consists of mild movements and gentle flow to get the joints and muscles ready for the deep restorative poses that follow. Restorative poses are all practiced on the ground with plenty of propping and support. Alternatives are given to help accommodate everyone. This class is appropriate for all levels and has an intentional open and supportive environment. Beginners and those recovering from injuries are welcome to attend. This class is accessible while pregnant and can be especially beneficial in the postpartum time.

Classes taught by Megan Peterson, Brave Birth Doula & Yoga Therapist

Click here to register

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Sep
22
1:30 PM13:30

Prenatal Yoga @ The People's Yoga

Yoga, pregnancy and birth weave together so beautifully and prenatal yoga allows space to embrace the physical, emotional and mental changes that accompany pregnancy. The prenatal class 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 in one’s practice can be invaluable during the birth process and the journey ahead. This class is for al levels of yoga experience.

Classes taught by Megan Peterson, Brave Birth Doula & Yoga Therapist

Click here to register

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Couples Connection for Labor & Birth
Sep
22
5:00 PM17:00

Couples Connection for Labor & Birth

Family Bonding Series (Part 1)

Couples Connection for Labor & Birth
with Barb Buckner Suarez

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.

Cost:
Brave Birth Families $10
Community Families $35
Payment is due with check/cash to the instructor on the evening of the class

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

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Sep
22
6:30 PM18:30

Restorative Yoga @ The People's Yoga

A slow paced class that focuses on restoring the body and relaxing the senses. Class consists of mild movements and gentle flow to get the joints and muscles ready for the deep restorative poses that follow. Restorative poses are all practiced on the ground with plenty of propping and support. Alternatives are given to help accommodate everyone. This class is appropriate for all levels and has an intentional open and supportive environment. Beginners and those recovering from injuries are welcome to attend. This class is accessible while pregnant and can be especially beneficial in the postpartum time.

Classes taught by Megan Peterson, Brave Birth Doula & Yoga Therapist

Click here to register

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Parent Support Circle (0-6 months)
Sep
23
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 (4003 NE Grand Ave. Portland, OR 97212)

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

*$5-10 donation requested from families with babies older than 6 months

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Sep
23
5:30 PM17:30

Prenatal Yoga @ Ready Set GROW

Yoga, pregnancy and birth weave together so beautifully and prenatal yoga allows space to embrace the physical, emotional and mental changes that accompany pregnancy. The prenatal class 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 in one’s practice can be invaluable during the birth process and the journey ahead. This class is for al levels of yoga experience.

Classes taught by Megan Peterson, Brave Birth Doula & Yoga Therapist

Click here to register

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Sep
24
5:30 PM17:30

Queer Prenatal Yoga @ Ready Set GROW

This class is offered on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month.

Prenatal Yoga For LGBTQIA2SNB+ People - Part of our Community Prenatal Yoga Series, this class is designed for pregnant people who identify as LGBTQIA2SNB+, to be able to practice, process, and prepare for labor and birth, while finding relief from any pregnancy related discomforts, surrounded by a supportive and like-minded community. 

Please honor and respect our need to gather and hold space in community. Allies can support by sharing the class information with those who identify as LGBTQIA2S+. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Classes taught by Megan Peterson, Brave Birth Doula & Yoga Therapist

Click here to register

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Sep
24
7:15 PM19:15

Restorative Yoga @ The People's Yoga

A slow paced class that focuses on restoring the body and relaxing the senses. Class consists of mild movements and gentle flow to get the joints and muscles ready for the deep restorative poses that follow. Restorative poses are all practiced on the ground with plenty of propping and support. Alternatives are given to help accommodate everyone. This class is appropriate for all levels and has an intentional open and supportive environment. Beginners and those recovering from injuries are welcome to attend. This class is accessible while pregnant and can be especially beneficial in the postpartum time.

Classes taught by Megan Peterson, Brave Birth Doula & Yoga Therapist

Click here to register

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Sep
29
1:30 PM13:30

Prenatal Yoga @ The People's Yoga

Yoga, pregnancy and birth weave together so beautifully and prenatal yoga allows space to embrace the physical, emotional and mental changes that accompany pregnancy. The prenatal class 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 in one’s practice can be invaluable during the birth process and the journey ahead. This class is for al levels of yoga experience.

Classes taught by Megan Peterson, Brave Birth Doula & Yoga Therapist

Click here to register

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Sep
29
6:30 PM18:30

Restorative Yoga @ The People's Yoga

A slow paced class that focuses on restoring the body and relaxing the senses. Class consists of mild movements and gentle flow to get the joints and muscles ready for the deep restorative poses that follow. Restorative poses are all practiced on the ground with plenty of propping and support. Alternatives are given to help accommodate everyone. This class is appropriate for all levels and has an intentional open and supportive environment. Beginners and those recovering from injuries are welcome to attend. This class is accessible while pregnant and can be especially beneficial in the postpartum time.

Classes taught by Megan Peterson, Brave Birth Doula & Yoga Therapist

Click here to register

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Parent Support Circle (0-6 months)
Sep
30
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 (4003 NE Grand Ave. Portland, OR 97212)

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

*$5-10 donation requested from families with babies older than 6 months

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Sep
30
5:30 PM17:30

Prenatal Yoga @ Ready Set GROW

Yoga, pregnancy and birth weave together so beautifully and prenatal yoga allows space to embrace the physical, emotional and mental changes that accompany pregnancy. The prenatal class 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 in one’s practice can be invaluable during the birth process and the journey ahead. This class is for al levels of yoga experience.

Classes taught by Megan Peterson, Brave Birth Doula & Yoga Therapist

Click here to register

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Couples Connection for Labor & Birth
Oct
6
5:00 PM17:00

Couples Connection for Labor & Birth

Family Bonding Series (Part 1)

Couples Connection for Labor & Birth
with Barb Buckner Suarez

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.

Cost:
Brave Birth Families $10
Community Families $35
Payment is due with check/cash to the instructor on 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)
Oct
7
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 (4003 NE Grand Ave. Portland, OR 97212)

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

*$5-10 donation requested from families with babies older than 6 months

View Event →
Postpartum Planning
Oct
13
5:00 PM17:00

Postpartum Planning

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.  

Cost:
Brave Birth Families $10
Community Families $35
Payment is due with check/cash to the instructor on the evening of the class

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

View Event →
Parent Support Circle (0-6 months)
Oct
14
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 (4003 NE Grand Ave. Portland, OR 97212)

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

*$5-10 donation requested from families with babies older than 6 months

View Event →
The First 7 Days: Infant Feeding
Oct
20
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. 

Cost:
Brave Birth Families $10
Community Families $35
Payment is due with check/cash to the instructor on the evening of the class

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

View Event →
Parent Support Circle (0-6 months)
Oct
21
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 (4003 NE Grand Ave. Portland, OR 97212)

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

*$5-10 donation requested from families with babies older than 6 months

View Event →
Parent Support Circle (0-6 months)
Oct
28
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 (4003 NE Grand Ave. Portland, OR 97212)

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

*$5-10 donation requested from families with babies older than 6 months

View Event →
Couples Connection for Labor & Birth
Nov
3
5:00 PM17:00

Couples Connection for Labor & Birth

Family Bonding Series (Part 1)

Couples Connection for Labor & Birth
with Barb Buckner Suarez

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.

Cost:
Brave Birth Families $10
Community Families $35
Payment is due with check/cash to the instructor on the evening of the class

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

View Event →
Parent Support Circle (0-6 months)
Nov
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 (4003 NE Grand Ave. Portland, OR 97212)

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

*$5-10 donation requested from families with babies older than 6 months

View Event →
MindfulNest Childbirth Education
Nov
9
9:00 AM09:00

MindfulNest Childbirth Education

THIS IS A TWO DAY CLASS November 9th & 10th from 9:00am-1:00pm. held at 4003 NE Grand Ave.
To register CLICK HERE. Any Qs? Send an email nicolette@bravebirth.com

MindfulNest is a childbirth education series led by Nicolette . 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:
$225 per Brave Birth Family (three spots available)
$265 per Community Family (two spots available)

HSA reimbursement via superbill


To register CLICK HERE. Any Qs? Send an email nicolette@bravebirth.com

View Event →
MindfulNest Childbirth Education
Nov
10
9:00 AM09:00

MindfulNest Childbirth Education

THIS IS A TWO DAY CLASS November 9th & 10th from 9:00am-1:00pm. held at 4003 NE Grand Ave.
To register CLICK HERE. Any Qs? Send an email nicolette@bravebirth.com

MindfulNest is a childbirth education series led by Nicolette . 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:
$225 per Brave Birth Family (five spots available)
$265 per Community Family (two spots available)

HSA reimbursement via superbill


To register CLICK HERE. Any Qs? Send an email nicolette@bravebirth.com

View Event →
Postpartum Planning
Nov
10
5:00 PM17:00

Postpartum Planning

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.  

Cost:
Brave Birth Families $10
Community Families $35
Payment is due with check/cash to the instructor on the evening of the class

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

View Event →
Parent Support Circle (0-6 months)
Nov
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 (4003 NE Grand Ave. Portland, OR 97212)

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

*$5-10 donation requested from families with babies older than 6 months

View Event →
The First 7 Days: Infant Feeding
Nov
17
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. 

Cost:
Brave Birth Families $10
Community Families $35
Payment is due with check/cash to the instructor on the evening of the class

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

View Event →
Parent Support Circle (0-6 months)
Nov
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 (4003 NE Grand Ave. Portland, OR 97212)

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

*$5-10 donation requested from families with babies older than 6 months

View Event →
Parent Support Circle (0-6 months)
Nov
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 (4003 NE Grand Ave. Portland, OR 97212)

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

*$5-10 donation requested from families with babies older than 6 months

View Event →
Parent Support Circle (0-6 months)
Nov
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 (4003 NE Grand Ave. Portland, OR 97212)

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

*$5-10 donation requested from families with babies older than 6 months

View Event →
Couples Connection for Labor & Birth
Dec
1
5:00 PM17:00

Couples Connection for Labor & Birth

Family Bonding Series (Part 1)

Couples Connection for Labor & Birth
with Barb Buckner Suarez

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.

Cost:
Brave Birth Families $10
Community Families $35
Payment is due with check/cash to the instructor on the evening of the class

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

View Event →
Parent Support Circle (0-6 months)
Dec
2
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 (4003 NE Grand Ave. Portland, OR 97212)

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

*$5-10 donation requested from families with babies older than 6 months

View Event →
MindfulNest Childbirth Education
Dec
7
9:00 AM09:00

MindfulNest Childbirth Education

THIS IS A TWO DAY CLASS December 7th & 8th from 9:00am-1:00pm. held at 4003 NE Grand Ave.
To register CLICK HERE. Any Qs? Send an email nicolette@bravebirth.com

MindfulNest is a childbirth education series led by Nicolette. 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:
$225 per Brave Birth Family (five spots available)
$265 per Community Family (two spots available)

HSA reimbursement via superbill

To register CLICK HERE. Any Qs? Send an email nicolette@bravebirth.com

View Event →
MindfulNest Childbirth Education
Dec
8
9:00 AM09:00

MindfulNest Childbirth Education

THIS IS A TWO DAY CLASS December 7th & 8th from 9:00am-1:00pm. held at 4003 NE Grand Ave.
To register CLICK HERE. Any Qs? Send an email nicolette@bravebirth.com

MindfulNest is a childbirth education series led by Nicolette. 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:
$225 per Brave Birth Family (five spots available)
$265 per Community Family (two spots available)

HSA reimbursement via superbill


To register CLICK HERE. Any Qs? Send an email nicolette@bravebirth.com

View Event →
Postpartum Planning
Dec
8
5:00 PM17:00

Postpartum Planning

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.  

Cost:
Brave Birth Families $10
Community Families $35
Payment is due with check/cash to the instructor on the evening of the class

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

View Event →
Parent Support Circle (0-6 months)
Dec
9
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 (4003 NE Grand Ave. Portland, OR 97212)

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

*$5-10 donation requested from families with babies older than 6 months

View Event →
The First 7 Days: Infant Feeding
Dec
15
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. 

Cost:
Brave Birth Families $10
Community Families $35
Payment is due with check/cash to the instructor on the evening of the class

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

View Event →

Aug
25
1:30 PM13:30

Prenatal Yoga @ The People's Yoga

Yoga, pregnancy and birth weave together so beautifully and prenatal yoga allows space to embrace the physical, emotional and mental changes that accompany pregnancy. The prenatal class 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 in one’s practice can be invaluable during the birth process and the journey ahead. This class is for al levels of yoga experience.

Classes taught by Megan Peterson, Brave Birth Doula & Yoga Therapist

Click here to register

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Aug
20
7:15 PM19:15

Restorative Yoga @ The People's Yoga

A slow paced class that focuses on restoring the body and relaxing the senses. Class consists of mild movements and gentle flow to get the joints and muscles ready for the deep restorative poses that follow. Restorative poses are all practiced on the ground with plenty of propping and support. Alternatives are given to help accommodate everyone. This class is appropriate for all levels and has an intentional open and supportive environment. Beginners and those recovering from injuries are welcome to attend. This class is accessible while pregnant and can be especially beneficial in the postpartum time.

Classes taught by Megan Peterson, Brave Birth Doula & Yoga Therapist

Click here to register

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Aug
19
5:30 PM17:30

Prenatal Yoga @ Ready Set GROW

Yoga, pregnancy and birth weave together so beautifully and prenatal yoga allows space to embrace the physical, emotional and mental changes that accompany pregnancy. The prenatal class 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 in one’s practice can be invaluable during the birth process and the journey ahead. This class is for al levels of yoga experience.

Classes taught by Megan Peterson, Brave Birth Doula & Yoga Therapist

Click here to register

View Event →
Parent Support Circle (0-6 months)
Aug
19
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 (4003 NE Grand Ave. Portland, OR 97212)

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

*$5-10 donation requested from families with babies older than 6 months

View Event →
Aug
18
6:30 PM18:30

Restorative Yoga @ The People's Yoga

A slow paced class that focuses on restoring the body and relaxing the senses. Class consists of mild movements and gentle flow to get the joints and muscles ready for the deep restorative poses that follow. Restorative poses are all practiced on the ground with plenty of propping and support. Alternatives are given to help accommodate everyone. This class is appropriate for all levels and has an intentional open and supportive environment. Beginners and those recovering from injuries are welcome to attend. This class is accessible while pregnant and can be especially beneficial in the postpartum time.

Classes taught by Megan Peterson, Brave Birth Doula & Yoga Therapist

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The First 7 Days: Infant Feeding
Aug
18
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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Aug
18
1:30 PM13:30

Prenatal Yoga @ The People's Yoga

Yoga, pregnancy and birth weave together so beautifully and prenatal yoga allows space to embrace the physical, emotional and mental changes that accompany pregnancy. The prenatal class 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 in one’s practice can be invaluable during the birth process and the journey ahead. This class is for al levels of yoga experience.

Classes taught by Megan Peterson, Brave Birth Doula & Yoga Therapist

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Aug
13
7:15 PM19:15

Restorative Yoga @ The People's Yoga

A slow paced class that focuses on restoring the body and relaxing the senses. Class consists of mild movements and gentle flow to get the joints and muscles ready for the deep restorative poses that follow. Restorative poses are all practiced on the ground with plenty of propping and support. Alternatives are given to help accommodate everyone. This class is appropriate for all levels and has an intentional open and supportive environment. Beginners and those recovering from injuries are welcome to attend. This class is accessible while pregnant and can be especially beneficial in the postpartum time.

Classes taught by Megan Peterson, Brave Birth Doula & Yoga Therapist

Click here to register

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Aug
13
5:30 PM17:30

Queer Prenatal Yoga @ Ready Set GROW

This class is offered on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month.

Prenatal Yoga For LGBTQIA2SNB+ People - Part of our Community Prenatal Yoga Series, this class is designed for pregnant people who identify as LGBTQIA2SNB+, to be able to practice, process, and prepare for labor and birth, while finding relief from any pregnancy related discomforts, surrounded by a supportive and like-minded community. 

Please honor and respect our need to gather and hold space in community. Allies can support by sharing the class information with those who identify as LGBTQIA2S+. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Classes taught by Megan Peterson, Brave Birth Doula & Yoga Therapist

Click here to register

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Aug
12
5:30 PM17:30

Prenatal Yoga @ Ready Set GROW

Yoga, pregnancy and birth weave together so beautifully and prenatal yoga allows space to embrace the physical, emotional and mental changes that accompany pregnancy. The prenatal class 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 in one’s practice can be invaluable during the birth process and the journey ahead. This class is for al levels of yoga experience.

Classes taught by Megan Peterson, Brave Birth Doula & Yoga Therapist

Click here to register

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Parent Support Circle (0-6 months)
Aug
12
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 (4003 NE Grand Ave. Portland, OR 97212)

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

*$5-10 donation requested from families with babies older than 6 months

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Aug
11
6:30 PM18:30

Restorative Yoga @ The People's Yoga

A slow paced class that focuses on restoring the body and relaxing the senses. Class consists of mild movements and gentle flow to get the joints and muscles ready for the deep restorative poses that follow. Restorative poses are all practiced on the ground with plenty of propping and support. Alternatives are given to help accommodate everyone. This class is appropriate for all levels and has an intentional open and supportive environment. Beginners and those recovering from injuries are welcome to attend. This class is accessible while pregnant and can be especially beneficial in the postpartum time.

Classes taught by Megan Peterson, Brave Birth Doula & Yoga Therapist

Click here to register

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Brave Postpartum Planning
Aug
11
5:00 PM17:00

Brave Postpartum Planning

Family Bonding Series (Part 2)

Brave 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.  

Cost:
Brave Birth Families $10
Community Families $35
Payment is due with check/cash to the instructor on the evening of the class

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

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Aug
11
1:30 PM13:30

Prenatal Yoga @ The People's Yoga

Yoga, pregnancy and birth weave together so beautifully and prenatal yoga allows space to embrace the physical, emotional and mental changes that accompany pregnancy. The prenatal class 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 in one’s practice can be invaluable during the birth process and the journey ahead. This class is for al levels of yoga experience.

Classes taught by Megan Peterson, Brave Birth Doula & Yoga Therapist

Click here to register

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Aug
6
7:15 PM19:15

Restorative Yoga @ The People's Yoga

A slow paced class that focuses on restoring the body and relaxing the senses. Class consists of mild movements and gentle flow to get the joints and muscles ready for the deep restorative poses that follow. Restorative poses are all practiced on the ground with plenty of propping and support. Alternatives are given to help accommodate everyone. This class is appropriate for all levels and has an intentional open and supportive environment. Beginners and those recovering from injuries are welcome to attend. This class is accessible while pregnant and can be especially beneficial in the postpartum time.

Classes taught by Megan Peterson, Brave Birth Doula & Yoga Therapist

Click here to register

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Aug
5
5:30 PM17:30

Prenatal Yoga @ Ready Set GROW

Yoga, pregnancy and birth weave together so beautifully and prenatal yoga allows space to embrace the physical, emotional and mental changes that accompany pregnancy. The prenatal class 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 in one’s practice can be invaluable during the birth process and the journey ahead. This class is for al levels of yoga experience.

Classes taught by Megan Peterson, Brave Birth Doula & Yoga Therapist

Click here to register

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Parent Support Circle (0-6 months)
Aug
5
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 (4003 NE Grand Ave. Portland, OR 97212)

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

*$5-10 donation requested from families with babies older than 6 months

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Aug
4
6:30 PM18:30

Restorative Yoga @ The People's Yoga

A slow paced class that focuses on restoring the body and relaxing the senses. Class consists of mild movements and gentle flow to get the joints and muscles ready for the deep restorative poses that follow. Restorative poses are all practiced on the ground with plenty of propping and support. Alternatives are given to help accommodate everyone. This class is appropriate for all levels and has an intentional open and supportive environment. Beginners and those recovering from injuries are welcome to attend. This class is accessible while pregnant and can be especially beneficial in the postpartum time.

Classes taught by Megan Peterson, Brave Birth Doula & Yoga Therapist

Click here to register

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Couples Connection for Labor & Birth
Aug
4
5:00 PM17:00

Couples Connection for Labor & Birth

Family Bonding Series (Part 1)

Couples Connection for Labor & Birth
with Barb Buckner Suarez

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.

Cost:
Brave Birth Families $10
Community Families $35
Payment is due with check/cash to the instructor on the evening of the class

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

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Aug
4
1:30 PM13:30

Prenatal Yoga @ The People's Yoga

Yoga, pregnancy and birth weave together so beautifully and prenatal yoga allows space to embrace the physical, emotional and mental changes that accompany pregnancy. The prenatal class 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 in one’s practice can be invaluable during the birth process and the journey ahead. This class is for al levels of yoga experience.

Classes taught by Megan Peterson, Brave Birth Doula & Yoga Therapist

Click here to register

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Jul
30
7:15 PM19:15

Restorative Yoga @ The People's Yoga

A slow paced class that focuses on restoring the body and relaxing the senses. Class consists of mild movements and gentle flow to get the joints and muscles ready for the deep restorative poses that follow. Restorative poses are all practiced on the ground with plenty of propping and support. Alternatives are given to help accommodate everyone. This class is appropriate for all levels and has an intentional open and supportive environment. Beginners and those recovering from injuries are welcome to attend. This class is accessible while pregnant and can be especially beneficial in the postpartum time.

Classes taught by Megan Peterson, Brave Birth Doula & Yoga Therapist

Click here to register

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Jul
29
5:30 PM17:30

Prenatal Yoga @ Ready Set GROW

Yoga, pregnancy and birth weave together so beautifully and prenatal yoga allows space to embrace the physical, emotional and mental changes that accompany pregnancy. The prenatal class 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 in one’s practice can be invaluable during the birth process and the journey ahead. This class is for al levels of yoga experience.

Classes taught by Megan Peterson, Brave Birth Doula & Yoga Therapist

Click here to register

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Parent Support Circle (0-6 months)
Jul
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 (4003 NE Grand Ave. Portland, OR 97212)

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

*$5-10 donation requested from families with babies older than 6 months

View Event →
Jul
28
6:30 PM18:30

Restorative Yoga @ The People's Yoga

A slow paced class that focuses on restoring the body and relaxing the senses. Class consists of mild movements and gentle flow to get the joints and muscles ready for the deep restorative poses that follow. Restorative poses are all practiced on the ground with plenty of propping and support. Alternatives are given to help accommodate everyone. This class is appropriate for all levels and has an intentional open and supportive environment. Beginners and those recovering from injuries are welcome to attend. This class is accessible while pregnant and can be especially beneficial in the postpartum time.

Classes taught by Megan Peterson, Brave Birth Doula & Yoga Therapist

Click here to register

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Jul
28
1:30 PM13:30

Prenatal Yoga @ The People's Yoga

Yoga, pregnancy and birth weave together so beautifully and prenatal yoga allows space to embrace the physical, emotional and mental changes that accompany pregnancy. The prenatal class 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 in one’s practice can be invaluable during the birth process and the journey ahead. This class is for al levels of yoga experience.

Classes taught by Megan Peterson, Brave Birth Doula & Yoga Therapist

Click here to register

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Jul
23
7:15 PM19:15

Restorative Yoga @ The People's Yoga

A slow paced class that focuses on restoring the body and relaxing the senses. Class consists of mild movements and gentle flow to get the joints and muscles ready for the deep restorative poses that follow. Restorative poses are all practiced on the ground with plenty of propping and support. Alternatives are given to help accommodate everyone. This class is appropriate for all levels and has an intentional open and supportive environment. Beginners and those recovering from injuries are welcome to attend. This class is accessible while pregnant and can be especially beneficial in the postpartum time.

Classes taught by Megan Peterson, Brave Birth Doula & Yoga Therapist

Click here to register

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Jul
23
5:30 PM17:30

Queer Prenatal Yoga @ Ready Set GROW

This class is offered on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month.

Prenatal Yoga For LGBTQIA2SNB+ People - Part of our Community Prenatal Yoga Series, this class is designed for pregnant people who identify as LGBTQIA2SNB+, to be able to practice, process, and prepare for labor and birth, while finding relief from any pregnancy related discomforts, surrounded by a supportive and like-minded community. 

Please honor and respect our need to gather and hold space in community. Allies can support by sharing the class information with those who identify as LGBTQIA2S+. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Classes taught by Megan Peterson, Brave Birth Doula & Yoga Therapist

Click here to register

View Event →
Jul
22
5:30 PM17:30

Prenatal Yoga @ Ready Set GROW

Yoga, pregnancy and birth weave together so beautifully and prenatal yoga allows space to embrace the physical, emotional and mental changes that accompany pregnancy. The prenatal class 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 in one’s practice can be invaluable during the birth process and the journey ahead. This class is for al levels of yoga experience.

Classes taught by Megan Peterson, Brave Birth Doula & Yoga Therapist

Click here to register

View Event →
Parent Support Circle (0-6 months)
Jul
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 (4003 NE Grand Ave. Portland, OR 97212)

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

*$5-10 donation requested from families with babies older than 6 months

View Event →
Jul
21
6:30 PM18:30

Restorative Yoga @ The People's Yoga

A slow paced class that focuses on restoring the body and relaxing the senses. Class consists of mild movements and gentle flow to get the joints and muscles ready for the deep restorative poses that follow. Restorative poses are all practiced on the ground with plenty of propping and support. Alternatives are given to help accommodate everyone. This class is appropriate for all levels and has an intentional open and supportive environment. Beginners and those recovering from injuries are welcome to attend. This class is accessible while pregnant and can be especially beneficial in the postpartum time.

Classes taught by Megan Peterson, Brave Birth Doula & Yoga Therapist

Click here to register

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