MindfulNest (2wknd series): Active Labor, Birth & Postpartum
Sep
23
8:30 AM08:30

MindfulNest (2wknd series): Active Labor, Birth & Postpartum

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: $195 for community families AND $175 for Brave Birth families.

HSA reimbursement via superbill


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

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Pelvic Floor Health: Holistic Self-Care Workshop
Sep
24
10:00 AM10:00

Pelvic Floor Health: Holistic Self-Care Workshop

We invite you to join us for support and learning!

This workshop offers a safe, supportive space to meet with other postpartum or pregnant parents interested in learning more about their pelvic floor health.  

Topics we will cover:

  • Basic anatomy and function of the pelvic floor
  • What to expect after pregnancy and birth
  • Accessible exercises and life style modifications to incorporate for improving pelvic floor function  

Common concerns addressed include general pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapse, incontinence, pain with sex, low back and hip pain.

The Last Mondays of the Month :

10am-12pm

$20

Hosted by Brave Birth Doulas:

Kelley Burke

Trained Midwife, Bodyworker, Doula & Pelvic Floor Therapist

Megan Peterson

Yoga Therapist, Prenatal Yoga Instructor, Doula & Childbirth Educator

To register email: kelley@bravebirth.com or megan@bravebirth.com

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Parent Support Circle
Sep
25
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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Prenatal Yoga
Sep
25
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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Sep
27
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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Sep
30
9:00 AM09:00

Brave Childbirth Education Workshop

Whether you are planning an in or out of hospital birth you will benefit from attending our one-day childbirth education workshop intensive. You can 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 hands-on practice for your labor. Different aspects of the birth process will be discussed, some breastfeeding and postpartum basics, as well as pain relief options, relaxation techniques, and routine policies and practices that you can expect at your chosen place of birth.

$155 for community families OR $145 for Brave Birth Families

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT $10 off if registered by 9/23

Click here to register!

Questions? Email kelly@bravebirth.com

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Parent Support Circle
Oct
2
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 →
Prenatal Yoga
Oct
2
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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Oct
2
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

View Event →
MindfulNest (2wknd series): Pregnancy & Early Labor
Oct
7
8:30 AM08:30

MindfulNest (2wknd series): Pregnancy & Early Labor

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: $195 for community families AND $175 for Brave Birth families.

HSA reimbursement via superbill


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

 

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Parent Support Circle
Oct
9
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 →
Prenatal Yoga
Oct
9
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

View Event →
MindfulNest (2wknd series): Active Labor, Birth & Postpartum
Oct
13
8:30 AM08:30

MindfulNest (2wknd series): Active Labor, Birth & Postpartum

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: $195 for community families AND $175 for Brave Birth families.

HSA reimbursement via superbill


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

View Event →
Oct
14
9:00 AM09:00

Brave Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding

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.

Please bring a baby-sized doll/stuffed animal to class, thank you!

$95 for community families OR $85 for Brave Birth Families

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT $5 off if registered by 10/7

Click here to register!

Questions? Email kelly@bravebirth.com

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Oct
14
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 10/7

Click here to register!

Questions? Email kelly@bravebirth.com

View Event →
Parent Support Circle
Oct
16
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 →
Prenatal Yoga
Oct
16
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

View Event →
Oct
16
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

View Event →
Oct
21
9:00 AM09:00

Brave Childbirth Education Workshop

Whether you are planning an in or out of hospital birth you will benefit from attending our one-day childbirth education workshop intensive. You can 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 hands-on practice for your labor. Different aspects of the birth process will be discussed, some breastfeeding and postpartum basics, as well as pain relief options, relaxation techniques, and routine policies and practices that you can expect at your chosen place of birth.

$155 for community families OR $145 for Brave Birth Families

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT $10 off if registered by 10/14

Click here to register!

Questions? Email kelly@bravebirth.com

View Event →
Parent Support Circle
Oct
23
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 →
Prenatal Yoga
Oct
23
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

View Event →
Oct
25
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

View Event →
Pelvic Floor Health: Holistic Self-Care Workshop
Oct
29
10:00 AM10:00

Pelvic Floor Health: Holistic Self-Care Workshop

We invite you to join us for support and learning!

This workshop offers a safe, supportive space to meet with other postpartum or pregnant parents interested in learning more about their pelvic floor health.  

Topics we will cover:

  • Basic anatomy and function of the pelvic floor
  • What to expect after pregnancy and birth
  • Accessible exercises and life style modifications to incorporate for improving pelvic floor function  

Common concerns addressed include general pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapse, incontinence, pain with sex, low back and hip pain.

The Last Mondays of the Month :

10am-12pm

$20

Hosted by Brave Birth Doulas:

Kelley Burke

Trained Midwife, Bodyworker, Doula & Pelvic Floor Therapist

Megan Peterson

Yoga Therapist, Prenatal Yoga Instructor, Doula & Childbirth Educator

To register email: kelley@bravebirth.com or megan@bravebirth.com

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Oct
29
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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Parent Support Circle
Oct
30
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 →
Prenatal Yoga
Oct
30
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

View Event →
Nov
3
9:00 AM09:00

Brave Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding

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.

Please bring a baby-sized doll/stuffed animal to class, thank you!

$95 for community families OR $85 for Brave Birth Families

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT $5 off if registered by 10/27

Click here to register!

Questions? Email kelly@bravebirth.com

View Event →
Nov
3
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 10/27

Click here to register!

Questions? Email kelly@bravebirth.com

View Event →
Nov
5
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

View Event →
Parent Support Circle
Nov
6
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 →
Prenatal Yoga
Nov
6
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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Nov
6
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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Nov
10
9:00 AM09:00

Brave Childbirth Education Workshop

Whether you are planning an in or out of hospital birth you will benefit from attending our one-day childbirth education workshop intensive. You can 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 hands-on practice for your labor. Different aspects of the birth process will be discussed, some breastfeeding and postpartum basics, as well as pain relief options, relaxation techniques, and routine policies and practices that you can expect at your chosen place of birth.

$155 for community families OR $145 for Brave Birth Families

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT $10 off if registered by 11/3

Click here to register!

Questions? Email kelly@bravebirth.com

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MindfulNest  (2wknd series): Pregnancy & Early Labor
Nov
11
8:30 AM08:30

MindfulNest (2wknd series): Pregnancy & Early Labor

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: $195 for community families AND $175 for Brave Birth families.

HSA reimbursement via superbill


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

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Doula-ing the Doula: A self-care workshop for birth workers
Nov
11
5:00 PM17:00

Doula-ing the Doula: A self-care workshop for birth workers

This workshop, led by Brave Birth Doula & Yoga Therapist, Megan Peterson, will offer birth workers a space to give back to themselves. Birth work can be joy-filled, shockingly beautiful, awe-inspiring and also challenging, unpredictable and tiring. This workshop will cover the following:

  • Movement & mindfulness practices to reduce strain on the body during a birth
  • How to utilize these practices with the birthing person during labor
  • Nervous system regulation
  • A full restorative yoga practice to connect and recharge

These simple techniques can be utilized in regular life to support the doula with on-call life and birth timelines. Send any questions to megan@bravebirth.com and to register click here

November 11th

5:00pm- 7:00pm

$35

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Nov
12
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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Parent Support Circle
Nov
13
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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Prenatal Yoga
Nov
13
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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MindfulNest (2wknd series): Active Labor, Birth & Postpartum
Nov
18
8:30 AM08:30

MindfulNest (2wknd series): Active Labor, Birth & Postpartum

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: $195 for community families AND $175 for Brave Birth families.

HSA reimbursement via superbill


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

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Nov
19
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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Parent Support Circle
Nov
20
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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Prenatal Yoga
Nov
20
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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Nov
20
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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Pelvic Floor Health: Holistic Self-Care Workshop
Nov
26
10:00 AM10:00

Pelvic Floor Health: Holistic Self-Care Workshop

We invite you to join us for support and learning!

This workshop offers a safe, supportive space to meet with other postpartum or pregnant parents interested in learning more about their pelvic floor health.  

Topics we will cover:

  • Basic anatomy and function of the pelvic floor
  • What to expect after pregnancy and birth
  • Accessible exercises and life style modifications to incorporate for improving pelvic floor function  

Common concerns addressed include general pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapse, incontinence, pain with sex, low back and hip pain.

The Last Mondays of the Month :

10am-12pm

$20

Hosted by Brave Birth Doulas:

Kelley Burke

Trained Midwife, Bodyworker, Doula & Pelvic Floor Therapist

Megan Peterson

Yoga Therapist, Prenatal Yoga Instructor, Doula & Childbirth Educator

To register email: kelley@bravebirth.com or megan@bravebirth.com

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Parent Support Circle
Nov
27
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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Prenatal Yoga
Nov
27
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
Dec
4
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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Prenatal Yoga
Dec
4
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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Dec
4
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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Parent Support Circle
Dec
11
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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Prenatal Yoga
Dec
11
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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Dec
15
9:00 AM09:00

Brave Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding

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.

Please bring a baby-sized doll/stuffed animal to class, thank you!

$95 for community families OR $85 for Brave Birth Families

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT $5 off if registered by 12/8

Click here to register!

Questions? Email kelly@bravebirth.com

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Parent Support Circle
Dec
18
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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Prenatal Yoga
Dec
18
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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Dec
18
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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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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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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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 →
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
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

View Event →
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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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

View Event →
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

View Event →
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
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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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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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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Feb
19
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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Sep
18
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
Sep
18
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
Sep
18
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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Doula-ing the Doula: A self-care workshop for birth workers
Sep
16
5:00 PM17:00

Doula-ing the Doula: A self-care workshop for birth workers

This workshop, led by Brave Birth Doula & Yoga Therapist, Megan Peterson, will offer birth workers a space to give back to themselves. Birth work can be joy-filled, shockingly beautiful, awe-inspiring and also challenging, unpredictable and tiring. This workshop will cover the following:

  • Movement & mindfulness practices to reduce strain on the body during a birth
  • How to utilize these practices with the birthing person during labor
  • Nervous system regulation
  • A full restorative yoga practice to connect and recharge

These simple techniques can be utilized in regular life to support the doula with on-call life and birth timelines. Send any questions to megan@bravebirth.com and to register click here

September 16th

5:00pm- 7:00pm

$35

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MindfulNest (2wknd series): Pregnancy & Early Labor
Sep
16
8:30 AM08:30

MindfulNest (2wknd series): Pregnancy & Early Labor

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: $195 for community families AND $175 for Brave Birth families.

HSA reimbursement via superbill


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

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Prenatal Yoga
Sep
11
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
Sep
11
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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Sep
4
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
Sep
4
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
Sep
4
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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Aug
30
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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Prenatal Yoga
Aug
28
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
Aug
28
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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Aug
27
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: https://bbsuarez.com/events/bu-before-after-baby-classes/

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

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Pelvic Floor Health: Holistic Self-Care Workshop
Aug
27
10:00 AM10:00

Pelvic Floor Health: Holistic Self-Care Workshop

We invite you to join us for support and learning!

This workshop offers a safe, supportive space to meet with other postpartum or pregnant parents interested in learning more about their pelvic floor health.  

Topics we will cover:

  • Basic anatomy and function of the pelvic floor
  • What to expect after pregnancy and birth
  • Accessible exercises and life style modifications to incorporate for improving pelvic floor function  

Common concerns addressed include general pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapse, incontinence, pain with sex, low back and hip pain.

The Last Mondays of the Month :

10am-12pm

$20

Hosted by Brave Birth Doulas:

Kelley Burke

Trained Midwife, Bodyworker, Doula & Pelvic Floor Therapist

Megan Peterson

Yoga Therapist, Prenatal Yoga Instructor, Doula & Childbirth Educator

To register email: kelley@bravebirth.com or megan@bravebirth.com

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Thursday Morning Restorative Yoga
Aug
23
10:00 AM10:00

Thursday Morning Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga is a rest based practice that can help release tension and stress. Poses are held for 3-15 minutes and are supported by blankets, bolsters, blocks and hot water bottles. The poses held for a long period of time with extra support, aid in activating the parasympathetic nervous system to promote a deep sense of calm and rejuvenation in the body and mind. The benefits of restorative yoga are many, including improved sleep, less mind-chatter and a healthier functioning digestive system. The class is for all levels of yoga experience and all practitioners (not just the pregnant folks) and can be especially helpful during the postpartum period when sleep may be a fond memory.

Pricing: 

First class 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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Aug
21
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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Parent Support Circle
Aug
21
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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Aug
20
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: https://bbsuarez.com/events/bu-before-after-baby-classes/

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

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Aug
19
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 8/12

Click here to register!

Questions? Email kelly@bravebirth.com

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Aug
19
9:00 AM09:00

Brave Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding

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.

Please bring a baby-sized doll/stuffed animal to class, thank you!

$95 for community families OR $85 for Brave Birth Families

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT $5 off if registered by 8/12

Click here to register! 

Questions? Email kelly@bravebirth.com

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Thursday Morning Restorative Yoga
Aug
16
10:00 AM10:00

Thursday Morning Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga is a rest based practice that can help release tension and stress. Poses are held for 3-15 minutes and are supported by blankets, bolsters, blocks and hot water bottles. The poses held for a long period of time with extra support, aid in activating the parasympathetic nervous system to promote a deep sense of calm and rejuvenation in the body and mind. The benefits of restorative yoga are many, including improved sleep, less mind-chatter and a healthier functioning digestive system. The class is for all levels of yoga experience and all practitioners (not just the pregnant folks) and can be especially helpful during the postpartum period when sleep may be a fond memory.

Pricing: 

First class 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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Pregnancy Support Circle - Meet the Doulas!
Aug
14
7:00 PM19:00

Pregnancy Support Circle - Meet the Doulas!

  • 5010 NE 9th Avenue Unit B Portland, OR, 97211 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Curious about doula care?

Join the Brave Birth Doulas for Meet the Doulas circle! Hear a brief introduction from each doula and learn what doulas do to support families throughout the childbearing year. Most time will be spent visiting and answering your questions.

No registration required, this circle is free and open to all! If you have questions about the event, or questions you know you would like answered by our doulas, please email hello@bravebirth.com.

What you can expect:

> A warm welcome from the doulas at Brave Birth Doula Care
> Light snacks and refreshments, yum!
> 15-20 minutes of mingling with other pregnant families
> About an hour of processing through any struggles/joys, questions/concerns, etc. anyone in attendance may have related to where they're at in their pregnancy journey
> Group facilitated by Doulas, former Midwives, Pelvic Floor Therapists, Prenatal Yoga Instructors, and more! 
> An introduction to the support that a doula is able to offer you and your family

***Providing a welcoming space for our clients and our Doulas is important to us. This space respects all aspects of people, including race, ethnicity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, age, religion, and ability.

Tuesday, August 14th  | 7:00 - 8:30pm | Brave Birth 5010 NE 9th Ave, Unit B, PDX

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Prenatal Yoga
Aug
14
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
Aug
14
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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