La Leche League
Aug
18
1:00 PM13:00

La Leche League

Please join us at our monthly La Leche League meeting, a peer-to-peer support group. Families of nursing babies and children are welcome to come and connect with others as we learn from each other's experiences. Many families find that new questions arise through the stages of their child's development. We always allow time to address these questions first. Accredited La Leche League Leaders will present monthly topics such as: benefits of breastfeeding, bringing home baby, avoiding difficulties, and nutrition and weaning. Other resources include a lending library, email, phone, and online support. 

ALL MEETINGS ARE FREE! Yearly memberships are optional and cost $20. Donations appreciated. Parking is available on site, location is wheelchair/stroller friendly. You can enter through the main entrance or go around to the back of the building to enter directly into the meeting room.

**Please call Camilla before attending the meeting to make sure there have been no changes or cancellations (831)-275-0508

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Newborn Nourishment- Basics of Breastfeeding
Aug
18
3:00 PM15:00

Newborn Nourishment- Basics of Breastfeeding

This unique prenatal class offers both a solid foundation in the basics of breastfeeding and infant care as well as a $25 discount for a follow up in-home support when your little one arrives. Taught by the board certified Lactation Consultants of Monterey Bay Lactation, you will be given the knowledge, resources, and support that all new families both need and deserve. $150 registration fee. 

**Please call Camilla before attending the meeting to make sure there have been no changes or cancellations (831)-275-0508

 

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Grandparents Gathering
Aug
19
6:00 PM18:00

Grandparents Gathering

Are you a grandparent to be, wondering what your role will be? 

Are you a grandparent who enjoys your relationship with the grands, yet have some concerns about current child rearing styles? 

Let's explore together how to be the best grandparent we can be! 

RSVP required: www.rootsandwingsparentcoaching.com; or call Gail, 831-601-3401. 

Babes in arms only please

Cost: By donation at class



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Midwife Led Postpartum Support Group
Aug
21
9:30 AM09:30

Midwife Led Postpartum Support Group

  • Monterey Birth & Wellness Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For Parent’s of babies ages 0-walking.

A support group for parents wishing to join and create community as they navigate the postpartum period. Bring your babies and your partners (if desired) and ask the midwives any question. The attending midwife will utilize topics that are specific to families as they learn and grow together. Topics will include: sleeping, feeding, normal development, postpartum healing, nurturing and growing into your own parenting style. 

Drop Ins always welcome.

At times we may need to cancel for a birth in process. We will post a notice at Facebook.com/montereybirthcenter and on our front door should that happen.

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FREE Birth Center Tours
Aug
21
5:30 PM17:30

FREE Birth Center Tours

Come visit us and see what Monterey County’s new birth option has to offer. We not only offer a beautiful environment to give birth in, but also specialize both natural birth as well as water birth. This tour will include an opportunity to ask your important questions, including cost, insurance, safety and why choose this option. 

Please note that we limit the number of attendees for our tours due to availability. If you are not able to attend, please cancel or reschedule 24 hours in advance. This allows us time to offer your spot to another. 

 

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Growing Together- Monterey Bay Lactation
Aug
23
10:00 AM10:00

Growing Together- Monterey Bay Lactation

Please join the IBCLCs of Monterey Bay Lactation for a weekly support group at the Monterey Birth and Wellness Center. Connect with other breastfeeding families each week as we explore topics that will help you navigate your own unique breastfeeding journey. Latch, positioning, and general breastfeeding assistance will be offered by board certified Lactation Consultants, as well as pre and post feed weight checks upon request. Open to the public, all families welcome.

Suggested donation: $15

Questions? Please contact info@montereybaylactation.com

**Please call Camilla before attending the meeting to make sure there have been no changes or cancellations (831)-275-0508

Led by: Angela Granata, IBCLC and Camilla Miller, IBCLC of Monterey Bay Lactation

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Siblings
Aug
25
1:00 PM13:00

Siblings

Siblings- tools for building successful relationships.

How do we handle conflict?

Why is there conflict?

Helping the siblings in your life work through conflict to build a meaningful relationship.

Babes in Arms Only.

Donation at Location.

Register here: https://www.rootsandwingsparentcoaching.com/events/siblings?fbclid=IwAR2e-UJdYV-TiQEP2RGSNGakk9X0lpEmCgTOZqEzdZn9ZqHyBIvd9MD4JRk

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Midwife Led Postpartum Support Group
Aug
28
9:30 AM09:30

Midwife Led Postpartum Support Group

  • Monterey Birth & Wellness Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For Parent’s of babies ages 0-walking.

A support group for parents wishing to join and create community as they navigate the postpartum period. Bring your babies and your partners (if desired) and ask the midwives any question. The attending midwife will utilize topics that are specific to families as they learn and grow together. Topics will include: sleeping, feeding, normal development, postpartum healing, nurturing and growing into your own parenting style. 

Drop Ins always welcome.

At times we may need to cancel for a birth in process. We will post a notice at Facebook.com/montereybirthcenter and on our front door should that happen.

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FREE Birth Center Tours
Aug
28
5:30 PM17:30

FREE Birth Center Tours

Come visit us and see what Monterey County’s new birth option has to offer. We not only offer a beautiful environment to give birth in, but also specialize both natural birth as well as water birth. This tour will include an opportunity to ask your important questions, including cost, insurance, safety and why choose this option. 

Please note that we limit the number of attendees for our tours due to availability. If you are not able to attend, please cancel or reschedule 24 hours in advance. This allows us time to offer your spot to another. 

 

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Growing Together- Monterey Bay Lactation
Aug
30
10:00 AM10:00

Growing Together- Monterey Bay Lactation

Please join the IBCLCs of Monterey Bay Lactation for a weekly support group at the Monterey Birth and Wellness Center. Connect with other breastfeeding families each week as we explore topics that will help you navigate your own unique breastfeeding journey. Latch, positioning, and general breastfeeding assistance will be offered by board certified Lactation Consultants, as well as pre and post feed weight checks upon request. Open to the public, all families welcome.

Suggested donation: $15

Questions? Please contact info@montereybaylactation.com

**Please call Camilla before attending the meeting to make sure there have been no changes or cancellations (831)-275-0508

Led by: Angela Granata, IBCLC and Camilla Miller, IBCLC of Monterey Bay Lactation

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Midwife Led Postpartum Support Group
Sep
4
9:30 AM09:30

Midwife Led Postpartum Support Group

  • Monterey Birth & Wellness Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For Parent’s of babies ages 0-walking.

A support group for parents wishing to join and create community as they navigate the postpartum period. Bring your babies and your partners (if desired) and ask the midwives any question. The attending midwife will utilize topics that are specific to families as they learn and grow together. Topics will include: sleeping, feeding, normal development, postpartum healing, nurturing and growing into your own parenting style. 

Drop Ins always welcome.

At times we may need to cancel for a birth in process. We will post a notice at Facebook.com/montereybirthcenter and on our front door should that happen.

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FREE Birth Center Tours
Sep
4
5:30 PM17:30

FREE Birth Center Tours

Come visit us and see what Monterey County’s new birth option has to offer. We not only offer a beautiful environment to give birth in, but also specialize both natural birth as well as water birth. This tour will include an opportunity to ask your important questions, including cost, insurance, safety and why choose this option. 

Please note that we limit the number of attendees for our tours due to availability. If you are not able to attend, please cancel or reschedule 24 hours in advance. This allows us time to offer your spot to another. 

 

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Growing Together- Monterey Bay Lactation
Sep
6
10:00 AM10:00

Growing Together- Monterey Bay Lactation

Please join the IBCLCs of Monterey Bay Lactation for a weekly support group at the Monterey Birth and Wellness Center. Connect with other breastfeeding families each week as we explore topics that will help you navigate your own unique breastfeeding journey. Latch, positioning, and general breastfeeding assistance will be offered by board certified Lactation Consultants, as well as pre and post feed weight checks upon request. Open to the public, all families welcome.

Suggested donation: $15

Questions? Please contact info@montereybaylactation.com

**Please call Camilla before attending the meeting to make sure there have been no changes or cancellations (831)-275-0508

Led by: Angela Granata, IBCLC and Camilla Miller, IBCLC of Monterey Bay Lactation

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Primrose and Lace
Sep
6
11:00 AM11:00

Primrose and Lace

Primrose & Lace is a mobile service, offering nursing bra fittings in the comfort of your own home, at no charge. As well, we are featured at select pop-up events, bringing our elegant, yet practical, nursing bra collection directly to you. Primrose & Lace is owned by Vanessa Wennstrom, a local doula, lactation counselor, CLC, and mother of three. Not too long ago, she remembers clearly the frustration of locating a quality nursing bra she could depend on and also enjoy wearing as something beautiful amongst all the immediate postpartum demands her body and lifestyle required. She carries select nursing bra designers who maintain integrity in their lines, honoring the functionality, accessibility and femininity of a quality bra that states clearly, " I am a beautiful mother who has chosen to nurse my little one." As a mobile service, she sincerely enjoys the flexibility she has to travel anywhere from Carmel Valley to Davenport over to Menlo Park, Morgan Hill and everywhere inbetween. As a doula and mother, she knows the importance of bringing the collection directly to you, so that you have one less thing to do after giving birth.

www.primroseandlace.com

Vanessa: 831-325-5030

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Fall Community Birth Series
Sep
7
2:00 PM14:00

Fall Community Birth Series

This class is designed for families planning to birth at home or at a freestanding birth center. This 6 or 4 week series was co-designed by local midwives and covers everything you and your partner needs to know to have a healthy pregnancy, positive birthing experience, and smooth transition into parenthood.

Fall Community Birth Series ($285)
Saturdays, September 7th - October 5th
EDDs late October-January, this is your class!
at Monterey Birth Center
Monterey 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Register

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Monterey Babywearers
Sep
8
2:00 PM14:00

Monterey Babywearers

Join us for the Monterey Babywearers support group and lending library meet up. Our lending library is equipped with a variety of popular babywearing brands and styles to try out and/or borrow. This is a peer to peer support group for anyone interested in babywearing (newborn through preschool), babies and kids welcome!

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Meet the Doula
Sep
8
4:00 PM16:00

Meet the Doula

A free community event for expecting parents. Meet local birth & postpartum doulas and learn about the tremendous benefits of having a doula by your side before, during, and after birth. 

Bring questions or just come to listen. You'll have the opportunity to talk with several doulas and find the right one for you. Event begins promptly at 4pm and lasts approximately 2 hours.

Refreshments will be served.

Doula Registration: https://form.jotform.us/72007172384149

Parent Registration: https://form.jotform.us/72008008084145

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Pregnancy & Postpartum Support Group
Sep
9
5:30 PM17:30

Pregnancy & Postpartum Support Group

This support group takes place on the second Monday of the month.

Postpartum Wellness Support groups are led by compassionate facilitators who provide a safe confidential space for new parents to share their struggles, learn about community resources, and meet others who are recovering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.

Postpartum screenings and referrals to pre-screened therapists are provided as necessary.

If you need to talk to someone sooner, the Postpartum Warmline 783-­5933 provides FREE confidential bilingual group facilitators who will return your call, listen to your concerns, offer a mental health screening, and help guide you on your path towards treatment and recovery.

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Midwife Led Postpartum Support Group
Sep
11
9:30 AM09:30

Midwife Led Postpartum Support Group

  • Monterey Birth & Wellness Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For Parent’s of babies ages 0-walking.

A support group for parents wishing to join and create community as they navigate the postpartum period. Bring your babies and your partners (if desired) and ask the midwives any question. The attending midwife will utilize topics that are specific to families as they learn and grow together. Topics will include: sleeping, feeding, normal development, postpartum healing, nurturing and growing into your own parenting style. 

Drop Ins always welcome.

At times we may need to cancel for a birth in process. We will post a notice at Facebook.com/montereybirthcenter and on our front door should that happen.

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FREE Birth Center Tours
Sep
11
5:30 PM17:30

FREE Birth Center Tours

Come visit us and see what Monterey County’s new birth option has to offer. We not only offer a beautiful environment to give birth in, but also specialize both natural birth as well as water birth. This tour will include an opportunity to ask your important questions, including cost, insurance, safety and why choose this option. 

Please note that we limit the number of attendees for our tours due to availability. If you are not able to attend, please cancel or reschedule 24 hours in advance. This allows us time to offer your spot to another. 

 

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Growing Together- Monterey Bay Lactation
Sep
13
10:00 AM10:00

Growing Together- Monterey Bay Lactation

Please join the IBCLCs of Monterey Bay Lactation for a weekly support group at the Monterey Birth and Wellness Center. Connect with other breastfeeding families each week as we explore topics that will help you navigate your own unique breastfeeding journey. Latch, positioning, and general breastfeeding assistance will be offered by board certified Lactation Consultants, as well as pre and post feed weight checks upon request. Open to the public, all families welcome.

Suggested donation: $15

Questions? Please contact info@montereybaylactation.com

**Please call Camilla before attending the meeting to make sure there have been no changes or cancellations (831)-275-0508

Led by: Angela Granata, IBCLC and Camilla Miller, IBCLC of Monterey Bay Lactation

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Fall Childbirth Series
Sep
13
6:00 PM18:00

Fall Childbirth Series

The Birth Chemistry Childbirth Series is a six week series is designed for hospital, birth center, and home birth families. This class includes Birth Chemistry and Evidence Based Birth®curriculum. See more about what this class includes below the 2019 class schedule.


Tuesday’s, September 10th - October 15th
Due late: October - December this is your class!
Location: Monterey Birth Center
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Cost: $300
Register

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Fall Natural Birth Series
Sep
13
6:00 PM18:00

Fall Natural Birth Series

This 8 week series is designed for hospital, birth center, and home birth families This class includes Birth Chemistry and Evidence Based Birth curriculum.

This class is right for you if:
-You are curious about this amazing process unfolding in your body and would like to know what to expect as your baby prepares for their journey earth side.
-You want a positive birthing experience, and recognize that this takes some preparation! It is my job to help you have an amazing birth no matter what it looks like. This is a non-judgmental space for you to explore your options.
-You know there is no one right way to birth! You desire a variety of comfort measures like position changes, breathing techniques, and massage, and tools like tens units, balls, and laboring scarves to choose from. 
-You are open to interventions and medications if they become necessary, but would like to have the appropriate information so you can make informed decisions about your care. This is best done in advance and not when your are working hard to birth your baby.

Birth Chemistry specializes in helping parents achieve a natural birth, with about 70% of Birth Chemistry students birthing without pain medication, but every parent's wants and needs are unique to them, and every desire and need is respected!

You can read reviews from past students Yelp and on facebook

Fall Natural Birth Series
Fridays, September 13th - October 18th
at Monterey Birth Center
Monterey 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Register

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Breastfeeding Education for Birth Workers
Sep
14
9:00 AM09:00

Breastfeeding Education for Birth Workers

This unique class offers a solid foundation in supporting new families through the basics of breastfeeding as well as the opportunity for discussion about how to tell if a baby is getting enough, how to avoid common difficulties, and when to refer. Taught by the board certified Lactation Consultants of Monterey Bay Lactation, you will receive custom handouts, research based information, and local and web-based resources, including access to an online breastfeeding curriculum. 

$150 registration fee for the class. For official registration, please email: info@montereybaylactation.com

This class is recommended for doulas or other people supporting new families during their breastfeeding journey.



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La Leche League
Sep
15
1:00 PM13:00

La Leche League

Please join us at our monthly La Leche League meeting, a peer-to-peer support group. Families of nursing babies and children are welcome to come and connect with others as we learn from each other's experiences. Many families find that new questions arise through the stages of their child's development. We always allow time to address these questions first. Accredited La Leche League Leaders will present monthly topics such as: benefits of breastfeeding, bringing home baby, avoiding difficulties, and nutrition and weaning. Other resources include a lending library, email, phone, and online support. 

ALL MEETINGS ARE FREE! Yearly memberships are optional and cost $20. Donations appreciated. Parking is available on site, location is wheelchair/stroller friendly. You can enter through the main entrance or go around to the back of the building to enter directly into the meeting room.

**Please call Camilla before attending the meeting to make sure there have been no changes or cancellations (831)-275-0508

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Newborn Nourishment- Basics of Breastfeeding
Sep
15
3:00 PM15:00

Newborn Nourishment- Basics of Breastfeeding

This unique prenatal class offers both a solid foundation in the basics of breastfeeding and infant care as well as a $25 discount for a follow up in-home support when your little one arrives. Taught by the board certified Lactation Consultants of Monterey Bay Lactation, you will be given the knowledge, resources, and support that all new families both need and deserve. $150 registration fee. 

**Please call Camilla before attending the meeting to make sure there have been no changes or cancellations (831)-275-0508 

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Midwife Led Postpartum Support Group
Sep
18
9:30 AM09:30

Midwife Led Postpartum Support Group

  • Monterey Birth & Wellness Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For Parent’s of babies ages 0-walking.

A support group for parents wishing to join and create community as they navigate the postpartum period. Bring your babies and your partners (if desired) and ask the midwives any question. The attending midwife will utilize topics that are specific to families as they learn and grow together. Topics will include: sleeping, feeding, normal development, postpartum healing, nurturing and growing into your own parenting style. 

Drop Ins always welcome.

At times we may need to cancel for a birth in process. We will post a notice at Facebook.com/montereybirthcenter and on our front door should that happen.

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FREE Birth Center Tours
Sep
18
5:30 PM17:30

FREE Birth Center Tours

Come visit us and see what Monterey County’s new birth option has to offer. We not only offer a beautiful environment to give birth in, but also specialize both natural birth as well as water birth. This tour will include an opportunity to ask your important questions, including cost, insurance, safety and why choose this option. 

Please note that we limit the number of attendees for our tours due to availability. If you are not able to attend, please cancel or reschedule 24 hours in advance. This allows us time to offer your spot to another. 

 

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Growing Together- Monterey Bay Lactation
Sep
20
10:00 AM10:00

Growing Together- Monterey Bay Lactation

Please join the IBCLCs of Monterey Bay Lactation for a weekly support group at the Monterey Birth and Wellness Center. Connect with other breastfeeding families each week as we explore topics that will help you navigate your own unique breastfeeding journey. Latch, positioning, and general breastfeeding assistance will be offered by board certified Lactation Consultants, as well as pre and post feed weight checks upon request. Open to the public, all families welcome.

Suggested donation: $15

Questions? Please contact info@montereybaylactation.com

**Please call Camilla before attending the meeting to make sure there have been no changes or cancellations (831)-275-0508

Led by: Angela Granata, IBCLC and Camilla Miller, IBCLC of Monterey Bay Lactation

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Stranger Danger
Sep
22
1:00 PM13:00

Stranger Danger

Exactly what do we need to teach our children?

How does it change with the age of the child?

Babes in arms only.

Donation at location.

Register Here: https://www.rootsandwingsparentcoaching.com/events/stranger-danger

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Midwife Led Postpartum Support Group
Sep
25
9:30 AM09:30

Midwife Led Postpartum Support Group

  • Monterey Birth & Wellness Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For Parent’s of babies ages 0-walking.

A support group for parents wishing to join and create community as they navigate the postpartum period. Bring your babies and your partners (if desired) and ask the midwives any question. The attending midwife will utilize topics that are specific to families as they learn and grow together. Topics will include: sleeping, feeding, normal development, postpartum healing, nurturing and growing into your own parenting style. 

Drop Ins always welcome.

At times we may need to cancel for a birth in process. We will post a notice at Facebook.com/montereybirthcenter and on our front door should that happen.

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FREE Birth Center Tours
Sep
25
5:30 PM17:30

FREE Birth Center Tours

Come visit us and see what Monterey County’s new birth option has to offer. We not only offer a beautiful environment to give birth in, but also specialize both natural birth as well as water birth. This tour will include an opportunity to ask your important questions, including cost, insurance, safety and why choose this option. 

Please note that we limit the number of attendees for our tours due to availability. If you are not able to attend, please cancel or reschedule 24 hours in advance. This allows us time to offer your spot to another. 

 

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Growing Together- Monterey Bay Lactation
Sep
27
10:00 AM10:00

Growing Together- Monterey Bay Lactation

Please join the IBCLCs of Monterey Bay Lactation for a weekly support group at the Monterey Birth and Wellness Center. Connect with other breastfeeding families each week as we explore topics that will help you navigate your own unique breastfeeding journey. Latch, positioning, and general breastfeeding assistance will be offered by board certified Lactation Consultants, as well as pre and post feed weight checks upon request. Open to the public, all families welcome.

Suggested donation: $15

Questions? Please contact info@montereybaylactation.com

**Please call Camilla before attending the meeting to make sure there have been no changes or cancellations (831)-275-0508

Led by: Angela Granata, IBCLC and Camilla Miller, IBCLC of Monterey Bay Lactation

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Midwife Led Postpartum Support Group
Oct
2
9:30 AM09:30

Midwife Led Postpartum Support Group

  • Monterey Birth & Wellness Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For Parent’s of babies ages 0-walking.

A support group for parents wishing to join and create community as they navigate the postpartum period. Bring your babies and your partners (if desired) and ask the midwives any question. The attending midwife will utilize topics that are specific to families as they learn and grow together. Topics will include: sleeping, feeding, normal development, postpartum healing, nurturing and growing into your own parenting style. 

Drop Ins always welcome.

At times we may need to cancel for a birth in process. We will post a notice at Facebook.com/montereybirthcenter and on our front door should that happen.

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FREE Birth Center Tours
Oct
2
5:30 PM17:30

FREE Birth Center Tours

Come visit us and see what Monterey County’s new birth option has to offer. We not only offer a beautiful environment to give birth in, but also specialize both natural birth as well as water birth. This tour will include an opportunity to ask your important questions, including cost, insurance, safety and why choose this option. 

Please note that we limit the number of attendees for our tours due to availability. If you are not able to attend, please cancel or reschedule 24 hours in advance. This allows us time to offer your spot to another. 

 

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Growing Together- Monterey Bay Lactation
Oct
4
10:00 AM10:00

Growing Together- Monterey Bay Lactation

Please join the IBCLCs of Monterey Bay Lactation for a weekly support group at the Monterey Birth and Wellness Center. Connect with other breastfeeding families each week as we explore topics that will help you navigate your own unique breastfeeding journey. Latch, positioning, and general breastfeeding assistance will be offered by board certified Lactation Consultants, as well as pre and post feed weight checks upon request. Open to the public, all families welcome.

Suggested donation: $15

Questions? Please contact info@montereybaylactation.com

**Please call Camilla before attending the meeting to make sure there have been no changes or cancellations (831)-275-0508

Led by: Angela Granata, IBCLC and Camilla Miller, IBCLC of Monterey Bay Lactation

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Primrose and Lace
Oct
4
11:00 AM11:00

Primrose and Lace

Primrose & Lace is a mobile service, offering nursing bra fittings in the comfort of your own home, at no charge. As well, we are featured at select pop-up events, bringing our elegant, yet practical, nursing bra collection directly to you. Primrose & Lace is owned by Vanessa Wennstrom, a local doula, lactation counselor, CLC, and mother of three. Not too long ago, she remembers clearly the frustration of locating a quality nursing bra she could depend on and also enjoy wearing as something beautiful amongst all the immediate postpartum demands her body and lifestyle required. She carries select nursing bra designers who maintain integrity in their lines, honoring the functionality, accessibility and femininity of a quality bra that states clearly, " I am a beautiful mother who has chosen to nurse my little one." As a mobile service, she sincerely enjoys the flexibility she has to travel anywhere from Carmel Valley to Davenport over to Menlo Park, Morgan Hill and everywhere inbetween. As a doula and mother, she knows the importance of bringing the collection directly to you, so that you have one less thing to do after giving birth.

www.primroseandlace.com

Vanessa: 831-325-5030

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Midwife Led Postpartum Support Group
Oct
9
9:30 AM09:30

Midwife Led Postpartum Support Group

  • Monterey Birth & Wellness Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For Parent’s of babies ages 0-walking.

A support group for parents wishing to join and create community as they navigate the postpartum period. Bring your babies and your partners (if desired) and ask the midwives any question. The attending midwife will utilize topics that are specific to families as they learn and grow together. Topics will include: sleeping, feeding, normal development, postpartum healing, nurturing and growing into your own parenting style. 

Drop Ins always welcome.

At times we may need to cancel for a birth in process. We will post a notice at Facebook.com/montereybirthcenter and on our front door should that happen.

View Event →
FREE Birth Center Tours
Oct
9
5:30 PM17:30

FREE Birth Center Tours

Come visit us and see what Monterey County’s new birth option has to offer. We not only offer a beautiful environment to give birth in, but also specialize both natural birth as well as water birth. This tour will include an opportunity to ask your important questions, including cost, insurance, safety and why choose this option. 

Please note that we limit the number of attendees for our tours due to availability. If you are not able to attend, please cancel or reschedule 24 hours in advance. This allows us time to offer your spot to another. 

 

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Growing Together- Monterey Bay Lactation
Oct
11
10:00 AM10:00

Growing Together- Monterey Bay Lactation

Please join the IBCLCs of Monterey Bay Lactation for a weekly support group at the Monterey Birth and Wellness Center. Connect with other breastfeeding families each week as we explore topics that will help you navigate your own unique breastfeeding journey. Latch, positioning, and general breastfeeding assistance will be offered by board certified Lactation Consultants, as well as pre and post feed weight checks upon request. Open to the public, all families welcome.

Suggested donation: $15

Questions? Please contact info@montereybaylactation.com

**Please call Camilla before attending the meeting to make sure there have been no changes or cancellations (831)-275-0508

Led by: Angela Granata, IBCLC and Camilla Miller, IBCLC of Monterey Bay Lactation

View Event →
Monterey Babywearers
Oct
13
2:00 PM14:00

Monterey Babywearers

Join us for the Monterey Babywearers support group and lending library meet up. Our lending library is equipped with a variety of popular babywearing brands and styles to try out and/or borrow. This is a peer to peer support group for anyone interested in babywearing (newborn through preschool), babies and kids welcome!

View Event →
Meet the Doula
Oct
13
4:00 PM16:00

Meet the Doula

A free community event for expecting parents. Meet local birth & postpartum doulas and learn about the tremendous benefits of having a doula by your side before, during, and after birth. 

Bring questions or just come to listen. You'll have the opportunity to talk with several doulas and find the right one for you. Event begins promptly at 4pm and lasts approximately 2 hours.

Refreshments will be served.

Doula Registration: https://form.jotform.us/72007172384149

Parent Registration: https://form.jotform.us/72008008084145

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Pregnancy & Postpartum Support Group
Oct
14
5:30 PM17:30

Pregnancy & Postpartum Support Group

This support group takes place on the second Monday of the month.

Postpartum Wellness Support groups are led by compassionate facilitators who provide a safe confidential space for new parents to share their struggles, learn about community resources, and meet others who are recovering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.

Postpartum screenings and referrals to pre-screened therapists are provided as necessary.

If you need to talk to someone sooner, the Postpartum Warmline 783-­5933 provides FREE confidential bilingual group facilitators who will return your call, listen to your concerns, offer a mental health screening, and help guide you on your path towards treatment and recovery.

View Event →
Midwife Led Postpartum Support Group
Oct
16
9:30 AM09:30

Midwife Led Postpartum Support Group

  • Monterey Birth & Wellness Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For Parent’s of babies ages 0-walking.

A support group for parents wishing to join and create community as they navigate the postpartum period. Bring your babies and your partners (if desired) and ask the midwives any question. The attending midwife will utilize topics that are specific to families as they learn and grow together. Topics will include: sleeping, feeding, normal development, postpartum healing, nurturing and growing into your own parenting style. 

Drop Ins always welcome.

At times we may need to cancel for a birth in process. We will post a notice at Facebook.com/montereybirthcenter and on our front door should that happen.

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FREE Birth Center Tours
Oct
16
5:30 PM17:30

FREE Birth Center Tours

Come visit us and see what Monterey County’s new birth option has to offer. We not only offer a beautiful environment to give birth in, but also specialize both natural birth as well as water birth. This tour will include an opportunity to ask your important questions, including cost, insurance, safety and why choose this option. 

Please note that we limit the number of attendees for our tours due to availability. If you are not able to attend, please cancel or reschedule 24 hours in advance. This allows us time to offer your spot to another. 

 

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Growing Together- Monterey Bay Lactation
Oct
18
10:00 AM10:00

Growing Together- Monterey Bay Lactation

Please join the IBCLCs of Monterey Bay Lactation for a weekly support group at the Monterey Birth and Wellness Center. Connect with other breastfeeding families each week as we explore topics that will help you navigate your own unique breastfeeding journey. Latch, positioning, and general breastfeeding assistance will be offered by board certified Lactation Consultants, as well as pre and post feed weight checks upon request. Open to the public, all families welcome.

Suggested donation: $15

Questions? Please contact info@montereybaylactation.com

**Please call Camilla before attending the meeting to make sure there have been no changes or cancellations (831)-275-0508

Led by: Angela Granata, IBCLC and Camilla Miller, IBCLC of Monterey Bay Lactation

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La Leche League
Oct
20
1:00 PM13:00

La Leche League

Please join us at our monthly La Leche League meeting, a peer-to-peer support group. Families of nursing babies and children are welcome to come and connect with others as we learn from each other's experiences. Many families find that new questions arise through the stages of their child's development. We always allow time to address these questions first. Accredited La Leche League Leaders will present monthly topics such as: benefits of breastfeeding, bringing home baby, avoiding difficulties, and nutrition and weaning. Other resources include a lending library, email, phone, and online support. 

ALL MEETINGS ARE FREE! Yearly memberships are optional and cost $20. Donations appreciated. Parking is available on site, location is wheelchair/stroller friendly. You can enter through the main entrance or go around to the back of the building to enter directly into the meeting room.

**Please call Camilla before attending the meeting to make sure there have been no changes or cancellations (831)-275-0508

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Newborn Nourishment- Basics of Breastfeeding
Oct
20
3:00 PM15:00

Newborn Nourishment- Basics of Breastfeeding

This unique prenatal class offers both a solid foundation in the basics of breastfeeding and infant care as well as a $25 discount for a follow up in-home support when your little one arrives. Taught by the board certified Lactation Consultants of Monterey Bay Lactation, you will be given the knowledge, resources, and support that all new families both need and deserve. $150 registration fee. 

**Please call Camilla before attending the meeting to make sure there have been no changes or cancellations (831)-275-0508

 

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Grandparents Gathering
Oct
21
6:00 PM18:00

Grandparents Gathering

Are you a grandparent to be, wondering what your role will be? 

Are you a grandparent who enjoys your relationship with the grands, yet have some concerns about current child rearing styles? 

Let's explore together how to be the best grandparent we can be! 

RSVP required: www.rootsandwingsparentcoaching.com; or call Gail, 831-601-3401. 

Babes in arms only please

Cost: By donation at class



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Midwife Led Postpartum Support Group
Oct
23
9:30 AM09:30

Midwife Led Postpartum Support Group

  • Monterey Birth & Wellness Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For Parent’s of babies ages 0-walking.

A support group for parents wishing to join and create community as they navigate the postpartum period. Bring your babies and your partners (if desired) and ask the midwives any question. The attending midwife will utilize topics that are specific to families as they learn and grow together. Topics will include: sleeping, feeding, normal development, postpartum healing, nurturing and growing into your own parenting style. 

Drop Ins always welcome.

At times we may need to cancel for a birth in process. We will post a notice at Facebook.com/montereybirthcenter and on our front door should that happen.

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FREE Birth Center Tours
Oct
23
5:30 PM17:30

FREE Birth Center Tours

Come visit us and see what Monterey County’s new birth option has to offer. We not only offer a beautiful environment to give birth in, but also specialize both natural birth as well as water birth. This tour will include an opportunity to ask your important questions, including cost, insurance, safety and why choose this option. 

Please note that we limit the number of attendees for our tours due to availability. If you are not able to attend, please cancel or reschedule 24 hours in advance. This allows us time to offer your spot to another. 

 

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Growing Together- Monterey Bay Lactation
Oct
25
10:00 AM10:00

Growing Together- Monterey Bay Lactation

Please join the IBCLCs of Monterey Bay Lactation for a weekly support group at the Monterey Birth and Wellness Center. Connect with other breastfeeding families each week as we explore topics that will help you navigate your own unique breastfeeding journey. Latch, positioning, and general breastfeeding assistance will be offered by board certified Lactation Consultants, as well as pre and post feed weight checks upon request. Open to the public, all families welcome.

Suggested donation: $15

Questions? Please contact info@montereybaylactation.com

**Please call Camilla before attending the meeting to make sure there have been no changes or cancellations (831)-275-0508

Led by: Angela Granata, IBCLC and Camilla Miller, IBCLC of Monterey Bay Lactation

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Preparing for Puberty
Oct
27
1:00 PM13:00

Preparing for Puberty

Are you comfortable having discussions with your child about changes coming up with puberty?

At what age should you be introducing puberty?

What are some resources that can  help you with this?

Join me as we explore together tools that help you be ready for this developmental stage.

Babes in arms only please

Cost: By donation at event. 

Registration required: www.rootsandwingsparentcoaching.com

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Midwife Led Postpartum Support Group
Oct
30
9:30 AM09:30

Midwife Led Postpartum Support Group

  • Monterey Birth & Wellness Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For Parent’s of babies ages 0-walking.

A support group for parents wishing to join and create community as they navigate the postpartum period. Bring your babies and your partners (if desired) and ask the midwives any question. The attending midwife will utilize topics that are specific to families as they learn and grow together. Topics will include: sleeping, feeding, normal development, postpartum healing, nurturing and growing into your own parenting style. 

Drop Ins always welcome.

At times we may need to cancel for a birth in process. We will post a notice at Facebook.com/montereybirthcenter and on our front door should that happen.

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FREE Birth Center Tours
Oct
30
5:30 PM17:30

FREE Birth Center Tours

Come visit us and see what Monterey County’s new birth option has to offer. We not only offer a beautiful environment to give birth in, but also specialize both natural birth as well as water birth. This tour will include an opportunity to ask your important questions, including cost, insurance, safety and why choose this option. 

Please note that we limit the number of attendees for our tours due to availability. If you are not able to attend, please cancel or reschedule 24 hours in advance. This allows us time to offer your spot to another. 

 

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Growing Together- Monterey Bay Lactation
Nov
1
10:00 AM10:00

Growing Together- Monterey Bay Lactation

Please join the IBCLCs of Monterey Bay Lactation for a weekly support group at the Monterey Birth and Wellness Center. Connect with other breastfeeding families each week as we explore topics that will help you navigate your own unique breastfeeding journey. Latch, positioning, and general breastfeeding assistance will be offered by board certified Lactation Consultants, as well as pre and post feed weight checks upon request. Open to the public, all families welcome.

Suggested donation: $15

Questions? Please contact info@montereybaylactation.com

**Please call Camilla before attending the meeting to make sure there have been no changes or cancellations (831)-275-0508

Led by: Angela Granata, IBCLC and Camilla Miller, IBCLC of Monterey Bay Lactation

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Primrose and Lace
Nov
1
11:00 AM11:00

Primrose and Lace

Primrose & Lace is a mobile service, offering nursing bra fittings in the comfort of your own home, at no charge. As well, we are featured at select pop-up events, bringing our elegant, yet practical, nursing bra collection directly to you. Primrose & Lace is owned by Vanessa Wennstrom, a local doula, lactation counselor, CLC, and mother of three. Not too long ago, she remembers clearly the frustration of locating a quality nursing bra she could depend on and also enjoy wearing as something beautiful amongst all the immediate postpartum demands her body and lifestyle required. She carries select nursing bra designers who maintain integrity in their lines, honoring the functionality, accessibility and femininity of a quality bra that states clearly, " I am a beautiful mother who has chosen to nurse my little one." As a mobile service, she sincerely enjoys the flexibility she has to travel anywhere from Carmel Valley to Davenport over to Menlo Park, Morgan Hill and everywhere inbetween. As a doula and mother, she knows the importance of bringing the collection directly to you, so that you have one less thing to do after giving birth.

www.primroseandlace.com

Vanessa: 831-325-5030

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Midwife Led Postpartum Support Group
Nov
6
9:30 AM09:30

Midwife Led Postpartum Support Group

  • Monterey Birth & Wellness Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For Parent’s of babies ages 0-walking.

A support group for parents wishing to join and create community as they navigate the postpartum period. Bring your babies and your partners (if desired) and ask the midwives any question. The attending midwife will utilize topics that are specific to families as they learn and grow together. Topics will include: sleeping, feeding, normal development, postpartum healing, nurturing and growing into your own parenting style. 

Drop Ins always welcome.

At times we may need to cancel for a birth in process. We will post a notice at Facebook.com/montereybirthcenter and on our front door should that happen.

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FREE Birth Center Tours
Nov
6
5:30 PM17:30

FREE Birth Center Tours

Come visit us and see what Monterey County’s new birth option has to offer. We not only offer a beautiful environment to give birth in, but also specialize both natural birth as well as water birth. This tour will include an opportunity to ask your important questions, including cost, insurance, safety and why choose this option. 

Please note that we limit the number of attendees for our tours due to availability. If you are not able to attend, please cancel or reschedule 24 hours in advance. This allows us time to offer your spot to another. 

 

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Growing Together- Monterey Bay Lactation
Nov
8
10:00 AM10:00

Growing Together- Monterey Bay Lactation

Please join the IBCLCs of Monterey Bay Lactation for a weekly support group at the Monterey Birth and Wellness Center. Connect with other breastfeeding families each week as we explore topics that will help you navigate your own unique breastfeeding journey. Latch, positioning, and general breastfeeding assistance will be offered by board certified Lactation Consultants, as well as pre and post feed weight checks upon request. Open to the public, all families welcome.

Suggested donation: $15

Questions? Please contact info@montereybaylactation.com

**Please call Camilla before attending the meeting to make sure there have been no changes or cancellations (831)-275-0508

Led by: Angela Granata, IBCLC and Camilla Miller, IBCLC of Monterey Bay Lactation

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Preparing for Pregnancy & First Trimester Class
Nov
9
2:00 PM14:00

Preparing for Pregnancy & First Trimester Class

The three hour Preparing for Pregnancy & First Trimester Class is for parents who are planning to conceive or are in their first trimester. Some topics covered are nutrition in both the preconception and early pregnancy period, coping with or avoiding early pregnancy discomforts naturally, and what you can do to prepare for an amazing birth early in your pregnancy, or before it even begins.

This class is one day and is $35 per couple.

Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf2UAJ40WJqqNSM12h1d3HZZ_B09oOP86lRTAlszjuSa0mL2Q/viewform

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Monterey Babywearers
Nov
10
2:00 PM14:00

Monterey Babywearers

Join us for the Monterey Babywearers support group and lending library meet up. Our lending library is equipped with a variety of popular babywearing brands and styles to try out and/or borrow. This is a peer to peer support group for anyone interested in babywearing (newborn through preschool), babies and kids welcome!

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Meet the Doula
Nov
10
4:00 PM16:00

Meet the Doula

A free community event for expecting parents. Meet local birth & postpartum doulas and learn about the tremendous benefits of having a doula by your side before, during, and after birth. 

Bring questions or just come to listen. You'll have the opportunity to talk with several doulas and find the right one for you. Event begins promptly at 4pm and lasts approximately 2 hours.

Refreshments will be served.

Doula Registration: https://form.jotform.us/72007172384149

Parent Registration: https://form.jotform.us/72008008084145

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Meet the Doula
Nov
10
4:00 PM16:00

Meet the Doula

A free community event for expecting parents. Meet local birth & postpartum doulas and learn about the tremendous benefits of having a doula by your side before, during, and after birth. 

Bring questions or just come to listen. You'll have the opportunity to talk with several doulas and find the right one for you. Event begins promptly at 4pm and lasts approximately 2 hours.

Refreshments will be served.

Doula Registration: https://form.jotform.us/72007172384149

Parent Registration: https://form.jotform.us/72008008084145

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Pregnancy & Postpartum Support Group
Nov
11
5:30 PM17:30

Pregnancy & Postpartum Support Group

This support group takes place on the second Monday of the month.

Postpartum Wellness Support groups are led by compassionate facilitators who provide a safe confidential space for new parents to share their struggles, learn about community resources, and meet others who are recovering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.

Postpartum screenings and referrals to pre-screened therapists are provided as necessary.

If you need to talk to someone sooner, the Postpartum Warmline 783-­5933 provides FREE confidential bilingual group facilitators who will return your call, listen to your concerns, offer a mental health screening, and help guide you on your path towards treatment and recovery.

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Midwife Led Postpartum Support Group
Nov
13
9:30 AM09:30

Midwife Led Postpartum Support Group

  • Monterey Birth & Wellness Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For Parent’s of babies ages 0-walking.

A support group for parents wishing to join and create community as they navigate the postpartum period. Bring your babies and your partners (if desired) and ask the midwives any question. The attending midwife will utilize topics that are specific to families as they learn and grow together. Topics will include: sleeping, feeding, normal development, postpartum healing, nurturing and growing into your own parenting style. 

Drop Ins always welcome.

At times we may need to cancel for a birth in process. We will post a notice at Facebook.com/montereybirthcenter and on our front door should that happen.

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FREE Birth Center Tours
Nov
13
5:30 PM17:30

FREE Birth Center Tours

Come visit us and see what Monterey County’s new birth option has to offer. We not only offer a beautiful environment to give birth in, but also specialize both natural birth as well as water birth. This tour will include an opportunity to ask your important questions, including cost, insurance, safety and why choose this option. 

Please note that we limit the number of attendees for our tours due to availability. If you are not able to attend, please cancel or reschedule 24 hours in advance. This allows us time to offer your spot to another. 

 

View Event →
Growing Together- Monterey Bay Lactation
Nov
15
10:00 AM10:00

Growing Together- Monterey Bay Lactation

Please join the IBCLCs of Monterey Bay Lactation for a weekly support group at the Monterey Birth and Wellness Center. Connect with other breastfeeding families each week as we explore topics that will help you navigate your own unique breastfeeding journey. Latch, positioning, and general breastfeeding assistance will be offered by board certified Lactation Consultants, as well as pre and post feed weight checks upon request. Open to the public, all families welcome.

Suggested donation: $15

Questions? Please contact info@montereybaylactation.com

**Please call Camilla before attending the meeting to make sure there have been no changes or cancellations (831)-275-0508

Led by: Angela Granata, IBCLC and Camilla Miller, IBCLC of Monterey Bay Lactation

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La Leche League
Nov
17
1:00 PM13:00

La Leche League

Please join us at our monthly La Leche League meeting, a peer-to-peer support group. Families of nursing babies and children are welcome to come and connect with others as we learn from each other's experiences. Many families find that new questions arise through the stages of their child's development. We always allow time to address these questions first. Accredited La Leche League Leaders will present monthly topics such as: benefits of breastfeeding, bringing home baby, avoiding difficulties, and nutrition and weaning. Other resources include a lending library, email, phone, and online support. 

ALL MEETINGS ARE FREE! Yearly memberships are optional and cost $20. Donations appreciated. Parking is available on site, location is wheelchair/stroller friendly. You can enter through the main entrance or go around to the back of the building to enter directly into the meeting room.

**Please call Camilla before attending the meeting to make sure there have been no changes or cancellations (831)-275-0508

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Newborn Nourishment- Basics of Breastfeeding
Nov
17
3:00 PM15:00

Newborn Nourishment- Basics of Breastfeeding

This unique prenatal class offers both a solid foundation in the basics of breastfeeding and infant care as well as a $25 discount for a follow up in-home support when your little one arrives. Taught by the board certified Lactation Consultants of Monterey Bay Lactation, you will be given the knowledge, resources, and support that all new families both need and deserve. $150 registration fee. 

**Please call Camilla before attending the meeting to make sure there have been no changes or cancellations (831)-275-0508

 

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Midwife Led Postpartum Support Group
Nov
20
9:30 AM09:30

Midwife Led Postpartum Support Group

  • Monterey Birth & Wellness Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For Parent’s of babies ages 0-walking.

A support group for parents wishing to join and create community as they navigate the postpartum period. Bring your babies and your partners (if desired) and ask the midwives any question. The attending midwife will utilize topics that are specific to families as they learn and grow together. Topics will include: sleeping, feeding, normal development, postpartum healing, nurturing and growing into your own parenting style. 

Drop Ins always welcome.

At times we may need to cancel for a birth in process. We will post a notice at Facebook.com/montereybirthcenter and on our front door should that happen.

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FREE Birth Center Tours
Nov
20
5:30 PM17:30

FREE Birth Center Tours

Come visit us and see what Monterey County’s new birth option has to offer. We not only offer a beautiful environment to give birth in, but also specialize both natural birth as well as water birth. This tour will include an opportunity to ask your important questions, including cost, insurance, safety and why choose this option. 

Please note that we limit the number of attendees for our tours due to availability. If you are not able to attend, please cancel or reschedule 24 hours in advance. This allows us time to offer your spot to another. 

 

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Growing Together- Monterey Bay Lactation
Nov
22
10:00 AM10:00

Growing Together- Monterey Bay Lactation

Please join the IBCLCs of Monterey Bay Lactation for a weekly support group at the Monterey Birth and Wellness Center. Connect with other breastfeeding families each week as we explore topics that will help you navigate your own unique breastfeeding journey. Latch, positioning, and general breastfeeding assistance will be offered by board certified Lactation Consultants, as well as pre and post feed weight checks upon request. Open to the public, all families welcome.

Suggested donation: $15

Questions? Please contact info@montereybaylactation.com

**Please call Camilla before attending the meeting to make sure there have been no changes or cancellations (831)-275-0508

Led by: Angela Granata, IBCLC and Camilla Miller, IBCLC of Monterey Bay Lactation

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Birth Chemistry Instructor Training
Nov
23
9:00 AM09:00

Birth Chemistry Instructor Training

Every community needs quality, unbiased, evidence based childbirth classes and you can help fill that need. Birth Chemistry is a comprehensive 8 week evidence based childbirth series that has helped hundreds of families achieve a positive, rewarding birth experience, now you have the opportunity to bring this curriculum to your community.

Training Dates
November 23rd, 2019 9AM - 6PM
November 24th, 2019 9AM - 6PM

Certification Requirements
✓ Attend a 3 day Birth Chemistry training
✓ Complete required reading & watching
✓ Complete a 1 page (bullet points) report on each book/film
✓ Observe 2 births, that can be as a friend, doula, photographer, etc
✓ 50 question short answer closed book test
✓ $449 training fee

Required Reading & Watching (completed before test, does not need to be completed before training)
✓ Optimal Care in Childbirth
✓ Heart and Hands, Fifth Edition
✓ Ina May's Guide to Childbirth
✓ The Birth Partner
✓ Natural Hospital Birth
✓ Mindful Birthing
✓ When Survivors Give Birth
✓ The VBAC Companion
✓ The Baby Book
✓ Do Vaccines Cause That?
✓ The Business of Being Born
✓ Orgasmic Birth

Beyond Your Certification

How Birth Chemistry will support you:
✓ A teaching manual to guide you through the curriculum class by class
✓ Access to Birth Chemistry books ($35 ea. $150 pages, fully color)
✓ Weekly emails with articles & videos to share with your students
✓ My availability to answer your questions

Recertification
✓ Teach at least 1 Birth Chemistry series
✓ Submit 80% of Birth Summaries (summary form provided to give to students)
✓ 1 Professional Development training, workshop, or webinar
✓ 1 page report on a pregnancy, birth, postpartum, or breastfeeding book
✓ $99 Re-certification fee

I hope this helps you all decide if this training will be right for you!

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Midwife Led Postpartum Support Group
Nov
27
9:30 AM09:30

Midwife Led Postpartum Support Group

  • Monterey Birth & Wellness Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For Parent’s of babies ages 0-walking.

A support group for parents wishing to join and create community as they navigate the postpartum period. Bring your babies and your partners (if desired) and ask the midwives any question. The attending midwife will utilize topics that are specific to families as they learn and grow together. Topics will include: sleeping, feeding, normal development, postpartum healing, nurturing and growing into your own parenting style. 

Drop Ins always welcome.

At times we may need to cancel for a birth in process. We will post a notice at Facebook.com/montereybirthcenter and on our front door should that happen.

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FREE Birth Center Tours
Nov
27
5:30 PM17:30

FREE Birth Center Tours

Come visit us and see what Monterey County’s new birth option has to offer. We not only offer a beautiful environment to give birth in, but also specialize both natural birth as well as water birth. This tour will include an opportunity to ask your important questions, including cost, insurance, safety and why choose this option. 

Please note that we limit the number of attendees for our tours due to availability. If you are not able to attend, please cancel or reschedule 24 hours in advance. This allows us time to offer your spot to another. 

 

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Growing Together- Monterey Bay Lactation
Nov
29
10:00 AM10:00

Growing Together- Monterey Bay Lactation

Please join the IBCLCs of Monterey Bay Lactation for a weekly support group at the Monterey Birth and Wellness Center. Connect with other breastfeeding families each week as we explore topics that will help you navigate your own unique breastfeeding journey. Latch, positioning, and general breastfeeding assistance will be offered by board certified Lactation Consultants, as well as pre and post feed weight checks upon request. Open to the public, all families welcome.

Suggested donation: $15

Questions? Please contact info@montereybaylactation.com

**Please call Camilla before attending the meeting to make sure there have been no changes or cancellations (831)-275-0508

Led by: Angela Granata, IBCLC and Camilla Miller, IBCLC of Monterey Bay Lactation

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Midwife Led Postpartum Support Group
Dec
4
9:30 AM09:30

Midwife Led Postpartum Support Group

  • Monterey Birth & Wellness Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For Parent’s of babies ages 0-walking.

A support group for parents wishing to join and create community as they navigate the postpartum period. Bring your babies and your partners (if desired) and ask the midwives any question. The attending midwife will utilize topics that are specific to families as they learn and grow together. Topics will include: sleeping, feeding, normal development, postpartum healing, nurturing and growing into your own parenting style. 

Drop Ins always welcome.

At times we may need to cancel for a birth in process. We will post a notice at Facebook.com/montereybirthcenter and on our front door should that happen.

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FREE Birth Center Tours
Dec
4
5:30 PM17:30

FREE Birth Center Tours

Come visit us and see what Monterey County’s new birth option has to offer. We not only offer a beautiful environment to give birth in, but also specialize both natural birth as well as water birth. This tour will include an opportunity to ask your important questions, including cost, insurance, safety and why choose this option. 

Please note that we limit the number of attendees for our tours due to availability. If you are not able to attend, please cancel or reschedule 24 hours in advance. This allows us time to offer your spot to another. 

 

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Growing Together- Monterey Bay Lactation
Dec
6
10:00 AM10:00

Growing Together- Monterey Bay Lactation

Please join the IBCLCs of Monterey Bay Lactation for a weekly support group at the Monterey Birth and Wellness Center. Connect with other breastfeeding families each week as we explore topics that will help you navigate your own unique breastfeeding journey. Latch, positioning, and general breastfeeding assistance will be offered by board certified Lactation Consultants, as well as pre and post feed weight checks upon request. Open to the public, all families welcome.

Suggested donation: $15

Questions? Please contact info@montereybaylactation.com

**Please call Camilla before attending the meeting to make sure there have been no changes or cancellations (831)-275-0508

Led by: Angela Granata, IBCLC and Camilla Miller, IBCLC of Monterey Bay Lactation

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Primrose and Lace
Dec
6
11:00 AM11:00

Primrose and Lace

Primrose & Lace is a mobile service, offering nursing bra fittings in the comfort of your own home, at no charge. As well, we are featured at select pop-up events, bringing our elegant, yet practical, nursing bra collection directly to you. Primrose & Lace is owned by Vanessa Wennstrom, a local doula, lactation counselor, CLC, and mother of three. Not too long ago, she remembers clearly the frustration of locating a quality nursing bra she could depend on and also enjoy wearing as something beautiful amongst all the immediate postpartum demands her body and lifestyle required. She carries select nursing bra designers who maintain integrity in their lines, honoring the functionality, accessibility and femininity of a quality bra that states clearly, " I am a beautiful mother who has chosen to nurse my little one." As a mobile service, she sincerely enjoys the flexibility she has to travel anywhere from Carmel Valley to Davenport over to Menlo Park, Morgan Hill and everywhere inbetween. As a doula and mother, she knows the importance of bringing the collection directly to you, so that you have one less thing to do after giving birth.

www.primroseandlace.com

Vanessa: 831-325-5030

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Monterey Babywearers
Dec
8
2:00 PM14:00

Monterey Babywearers

Join us for the Monterey Babywearers support group and lending library meet up. Our lending library is equipped with a variety of popular babywearing brands and styles to try out and/or borrow. This is a peer to peer support group for anyone interested in babywearing (newborn through preschool), babies and kids welcome!

View Event →
Meet the Doula
Dec
8
4:00 PM16:00

Meet the Doula

A free community event for expecting parents. Meet local birth & postpartum doulas and learn about the tremendous benefits of having a doula by your side before, during, and after birth. 

Bring questions or just come to listen. You'll have the opportunity to talk with several doulas and find the right one for you. Event begins promptly at 4pm and lasts approximately 2 hours.

Refreshments will be served.

Doula Registration: https://form.jotform.us/72007172384149

Parent Registration: https://form.jotform.us/72008008084145

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Midwife Led Postpartum Support Group
Dec
11
9:30 AM09:30

Midwife Led Postpartum Support Group

  • Monterey Birth & Wellness Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For Parent’s of babies ages 0-walking.

A support group for parents wishing to join and create community as they navigate the postpartum period. Bring your babies and your partners (if desired) and ask the midwives any question. The attending midwife will utilize topics that are specific to families as they learn and grow together. Topics will include: sleeping, feeding, normal development, postpartum healing, nurturing and growing into your own parenting style. 

Drop Ins always welcome.

At times we may need to cancel for a birth in process. We will post a notice at Facebook.com/montereybirthcenter and on our front door should that happen.

View Event →
FREE Birth Center Tours
Dec
11
5:30 PM17:30

FREE Birth Center Tours

Come visit us and see what Monterey County’s new birth option has to offer. We not only offer a beautiful environment to give birth in, but also specialize both natural birth as well as water birth. This tour will include an opportunity to ask your important questions, including cost, insurance, safety and why choose this option. 

Please note that we limit the number of attendees for our tours due to availability. If you are not able to attend, please cancel or reschedule 24 hours in advance. This allows us time to offer your spot to another. 

 

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Growing Together- Monterey Bay Lactation
Dec
13
10:00 AM10:00

Growing Together- Monterey Bay Lactation

Please join the IBCLCs of Monterey Bay Lactation for a weekly support group at the Monterey Birth and Wellness Center. Connect with other breastfeeding families each week as we explore topics that will help you navigate your own unique breastfeeding journey. Latch, positioning, and general breastfeeding assistance will be offered by board certified Lactation Consultants, as well as pre and post feed weight checks upon request. Open to the public, all families welcome.

Suggested donation: $15

Questions? Please contact info@montereybaylactation.com

Led by: Angela Granata, IBCLC and Camilla Miller, IBCLC of Monterey Bay Lactation

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La Leche League
Dec
15
1:00 PM13:00

La Leche League

Please join us at our monthly La Leche League meeting, a peer-to-peer support group. Families of nursing babies and children are welcome to come and connect with others as we learn from each other's experiences. Many families find that new questions arise through the stages of their child's development. We always allow time to address these questions first. Accredited La Leche League Leaders will present monthly topics such as: benefits of breastfeeding, bringing home baby, avoiding difficulties, and nutrition and weaning. Other resources include a lending library, email, phone, and online support. 

ALL MEETINGS ARE FREE! Yearly memberships are optional and cost $20. Donations appreciated. Parking is available on site, location is wheelchair/stroller friendly. You can enter through the main entrance or go around to the back of the building to enter directly into the meeting room.

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Newborn Nourishment- Basics of Breastfeeding
Dec
15
3:00 PM15:00

Newborn Nourishment- Basics of Breastfeeding

This unique prenatal class offers both a solid foundation in the basics of breastfeeding and infant care as well as a $25 discount for a follow up in-home support when your little one arrives. Taught by the board certified Lactation Consultants of Monterey Bay Lactation, you will be given the knowledge, resources, and support that all new families both need and deserve. $150 registration fee. 

 

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Midwife Led Postpartum Support Group
Dec
18
9:30 AM09:30

Midwife Led Postpartum Support Group

  • Monterey Birth & Wellness Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For Parent’s of babies ages 0-walking.

A support group for parents wishing to join and create community as they navigate the postpartum period. Bring your babies and your partners (if desired) and ask the midwives any question. The attending midwife will utilize topics that are specific to families as they learn and grow together. Topics will include: sleeping, feeding, normal development, postpartum healing, nurturing and growing into your own parenting style. 

Drop Ins always welcome.

At times we may need to cancel for a birth in process. We will post a notice at Facebook.com/montereybirthcenter and on our front door should that happen.

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FREE Birth Center Tours
Dec
18
5:30 PM17:30

FREE Birth Center Tours

Come visit us and see what Monterey County’s new birth option has to offer. We not only offer a beautiful environment to give birth in, but also specialize both natural birth as well as water birth. This tour will include an opportunity to ask your important questions, including cost, insurance, safety and why choose this option. 

Please note that we limit the number of attendees for our tours due to availability. If you are not able to attend, please cancel or reschedule 24 hours in advance. This allows us time to offer your spot to another. 

 

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Growing Together- Monterey Bay Lactation
Dec
20
10:00 AM10:00

Growing Together- Monterey Bay Lactation

Please join the IBCLCs of Monterey Bay Lactation for a weekly support group at the Monterey Birth and Wellness Center. Connect with other breastfeeding families each week as we explore topics that will help you navigate your own unique breastfeeding journey. Latch, positioning, and general breastfeeding assistance will be offered by board certified Lactation Consultants, as well as pre and post feed weight checks upon request. Open to the public, all families welcome.

Suggested donation: $15

Questions? Please contact info@montereybaylactation.com

Led by: Angela Granata, IBCLC and Camilla Miller, IBCLC of Monterey Bay Lactation

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Growing Together- Monterey Bay Lactation
Dec
27
10:00 AM10:00

Growing Together- Monterey Bay Lactation

Please join the IBCLCs of Monterey Bay Lactation for a weekly support group at the Monterey Birth and Wellness Center. Connect with other breastfeeding families each week as we explore topics that will help you navigate your own unique breastfeeding journey. Latch, positioning, and general breastfeeding assistance will be offered by board certified Lactation Consultants, as well as pre and post feed weight checks upon request. Open to the public, all families welcome.

Suggested donation: $15

Questions? Please contact info@montereybaylactation.com

**Please call Camilla before attending the meeting to make sure there have been no changes or cancellations (831)-275-0508

Led by: Angela Granata, IBCLC and Camilla Miller, IBCLC of Monterey Bay Lactation

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Winter Childbirth Series
Jan
7
2:00 PM14:00

Winter Childbirth Series

The Birth Chemistry Childbirth Series is a six week series is designed for hospital, birth center, and home birth families. This class includes Birth Chemistry and Evidence Based Birth® curriculum. See more about what this class includes below the 2019 class schedule.

Tuesdays, January 7th - February 11th
Due late March - June this is your class!

Tuition for this class is $300 and includes:

  • 15 hours of in class instruction

  • Concierge maternity support before, during, and after your birth

  • Private consulting sessions should an induction, transfer of care, or cesarean birth become necessary

  • Professionally printed Birth Chemistry Student Manual

  • Evidence Based Birth® curriculum

  • Personal interaction with a certified instructor

  • Weekly birth videos and games that will not make you roll your eyes

  • Weekly emails filled with links to addition supporting information

  • Access to your instructor's birth & parenting lending library

  • Your instructor's availability for advice and support at any time before, during, or after the birth

  • Community with other expecting parents

  • A class reunion after all the babies arrive!


Discounts!
$25 off if you register 1 month in advance
$25 off if you register with another family
$25 off for home and birth center families

Register Here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf2UAJ40WJqqNSM12h1d3HZZ_B09oOP86lRTAlszjuSa0mL2Q/viewform?usp=send_form

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Growing Together- Monterey Bay Lactation
Aug
16
10:00 AM10:00

Growing Together- Monterey Bay Lactation

Please join the IBCLCs of Monterey Bay Lactation for a weekly support group at the Monterey Birth and Wellness Center. Connect with other breastfeeding families each week as we explore topics that will help you navigate your own unique breastfeeding journey. Latch, positioning, and general breastfeeding assistance will be offered by board certified Lactation Consultants, as well as pre and post feed weight checks upon request. Open to the public, all families welcome.

Suggested donation: $15

Questions? Please contact info@montereybaylactation.com

**Please call Camilla before attending the meeting to make sure there have been no changes or cancellations (831)-275-0508

Led by: Angela Granata, IBCLC and Camilla Miller, IBCLC of Monterey Bay Lactation

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FREE Birth Center Tours
Aug
14
5:30 PM17:30

FREE Birth Center Tours

Come visit us and see what Monterey County’s new birth option has to offer. We not only offer a beautiful environment to give birth in, but also specialize both natural birth as well as water birth. This tour will include an opportunity to ask your important questions, including cost, insurance, safety and why choose this option. 

Please note that we limit the number of attendees for our tours due to availability. If you are not able to attend, please cancel or reschedule 24 hours in advance. This allows us time to offer your spot to another. 

 

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Midwife Led Postpartum Support Group
Aug
14
9:30 AM09:30

Midwife Led Postpartum Support Group

  • Monterey Birth & Wellness Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For Parent’s of babies ages 0-walking.

A support group for parents wishing to join and create community as they navigate the postpartum period. Bring your babies and your partners (if desired) and ask the midwives any question. The attending midwife will utilize topics that are specific to families as they learn and grow together. Topics will include: sleeping, feeding, normal development, postpartum healing, nurturing and growing into your own parenting style. 

Drop Ins always welcome.

At times we may need to cancel for a birth in process. We will post a notice at Facebook.com/montereybirthcenter and on our front door should that happen.

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Pregnancy & Postpartum Support Group
Aug
12
5:30 PM17:30

Pregnancy & Postpartum Support Group

This support group takes place on the second Monday of the month.

Postpartum Wellness Support groups are led by compassionate facilitators who provide a safe confidential space for new parents to share their struggles, learn about community resources, and meet others who are recovering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.

Postpartum screenings and referrals to pre-screened therapists are provided as necessary.

If you need to talk to someone sooner, the Postpartum Warmline 783-­5933 provides FREE confidential bilingual group facilitators who will return your call, listen to your concerns, offer a mental health screening, and help guide you on your path towards treatment and recovery.

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Meet the Doula
Aug
11
4:00 PM16:00

Meet the Doula

A free community event for expecting parents. Meet local birth & postpartum doulas and learn about the tremendous benefits of having a doula by your side before, during, and after birth. 

Bring questions or just come to listen. You'll have the opportunity to talk with several doulas and find the right one for you. Event begins promptly at 4pm and lasts approximately 2 hours.

Refreshments will be served.

Doula Registration: https://form.jotform.us/72007172384149

Parent Registration: https://form.jotform.us/72008008084145

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Monterey Babywearers
Aug
11
2:00 PM14:00

Monterey Babywearers

Join us for the Monterey Babywearers support group and lending library meet up. Our lending library is equipped with a variety of popular babywearing brands and styles to try out and/or borrow. This is a peer to peer support group for anyone interested in babywearing (newborn through preschool), babies and kids welcome!

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Growing Together- Monterey Bay Lactation
Aug
9
10:00 AM10:00

Growing Together- Monterey Bay Lactation

Please join the IBCLCs of Monterey Bay Lactation for a weekly support group at the Monterey Birth and Wellness Center. Connect with other breastfeeding families each week as we explore topics that will help you navigate your own unique breastfeeding journey. Latch, positioning, and general breastfeeding assistance will be offered by board certified Lactation Consultants, as well as pre and post feed weight checks upon request. Open to the public, all families welcome.

Suggested donation: $15

Questions? Please contact info@montereybaylactation.com

**Please call Camilla before attending the meeting to make sure there have been no changes or cancellations (831)-275-0508

Led by: Angela Granata, IBCLC and Camilla Miller, IBCLC of Monterey Bay Lactation

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Big Global Latch On
Aug
3
10:00 AM10:00

Big Global Latch On

All chest/breastfeeding as well as human milk feeding families are invited participate in the official Global Big Latch On Monterey at Monterey Birth & Wellness Center on Saturday August 3rd at 10:00am!

The Big Global Latch On Monterey will also feature a free resource fair with local professionals who's services support building a positive infant feeding relationship.

The Global Big Latch On is an event where groups of chest/breastfeeding and human milk feeding parents come together at registered locations around the world to all latch on their child at a set time. All the children are latched on for one minute at the set time and are counted by the witnesses. The numbers are added up and we see if we can beat previous Big Latch On records!

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Primrose and Lace
Aug
2
11:00 AM11:00

Primrose and Lace

Primrose & Lace is a mobile service, offering nursing bra fittings in the comfort of your own home, at no charge. As well, we are featured at select pop-up events, bringing our elegant, yet practical, nursing bra collection directly to you. Primrose & Lace is owned by Vanessa Wennstrom, a local doula, lactation counselor, CLC, and mother of three. Not too long ago, she remembers clearly the frustration of locating a quality nursing bra she could depend on and also enjoy wearing as something beautiful amongst all the immediate postpartum demands her body and lifestyle required. She carries select nursing bra designers who maintain integrity in their lines, honoring the functionality, accessibility and femininity of a quality bra that states clearly, " I am a beautiful mother who has chosen to nurse my little one." As a mobile service, she sincerely enjoys the flexibility she has to travel anywhere from Carmel Valley to Davenport over to Menlo Park, Morgan Hill and everywhere inbetween. As a doula and mother, she knows the importance of bringing the collection directly to you, so that you have one less thing to do after giving birth.

www.primroseandlace.com

Vanessa: 831-325-5030

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Growing Together- Monterey Bay Lactation
Aug
2
10:00 AM10:00

Growing Together- Monterey Bay Lactation

Please join the IBCLCs of Monterey Bay Lactation for a weekly support group at the Monterey Birth and Wellness Center. Connect with other breastfeeding families each week as we explore topics that will help you navigate your own unique breastfeeding journey. Latch, positioning, and general breastfeeding assistance will be offered by board certified Lactation Consultants, as well as pre and post feed weight checks upon request. Open to the public, all families welcome.

Suggested donation: $15

Questions? Please contact info@montereybaylactation.com

**Please call Camilla before attending the meeting to make sure there have been no changes or cancellations (831)-275-0508

Led by: Angela Granata, IBCLC and Camilla Miller, IBCLC of Monterey Bay Lactation

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MBWC’s Community Speaking Series Featuring: Parisa Gomez
Aug
1
6:00 PM18:00

MBWC’s Community Speaking Series Featuring: Parisa Gomez

“CRAFTING YOUR BIRTH STORY”

What happens when one mama shares her birth story in a room full of other mamas?? Everyone eventually shares their stories and community happens!!

We all have them, and each one is unique. But how and when do we share them? Join Parisa Gomez, founder and facilitator of The Love Branch, and learn how to share the heart of your birth story through nature and craft. Let’s face it, writing a long and prolific journal entry while trying to stay awake after a sleepless night probably won’t happen in your first few months (or years) of motherhood!

Come to this free community activity with some local mamas, and begin the process of sharing your story in a fun and inspiring way!

Babies & children are allowed, but there will be crafting....we will leave it up to the mother’s discretion.

Parisa Gomez, M.Ed, created The Love Branch after battling with postpartum depression with 2 out of 3 of her children. She found joy and purpose through sharing her stories of motherhood, and soon realized that storytelling was the key to building a strong and successful community. She utilizes her skills as an educator to facilitate participants through unique crafting experiences that combine the fundamental principles of nature to activate our truth and most treasured stories.

Please visit www.thelovebranch.com for more about her offerings

Spaces are limited, sign up by clicking the link below:

https://montereybirthcenter.as.me/?appointmentType=10781966

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FREE Birth Center Tours
Jul
31
5:30 PM17:30

FREE Birth Center Tours

Come visit us and see what Monterey County’s new birth option has to offer. We not only offer a beautiful environment to give birth in, but also specialize both natural birth as well as water birth. This tour will include an opportunity to ask your important questions, including cost, insurance, safety and why choose this option. 

Please note that we limit the number of attendees for our tours due to availability. If you are not able to attend, please cancel or reschedule 24 hours in advance. This allows us time to offer your spot to another. 

 

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Midwife Led Postpartum Support Group
Jul
31
9:30 AM09:30

Midwife Led Postpartum Support Group

For Parent’s of babies ages 0-walking.

A support group for parents wishing to join and create community as they navigate the postpartum period. Bring your babies and your partners (if desired) and ask the midwives any question. The attending midwife will utilize topics that are specific to families as they learn and grow together. Topics will include: sleeping, feeding, normal development, postpartum healing, nurturing and growing into your own parenting style. 

Drop Ins always welcome.

At times we may need to cancel for a birth in process. We will post a notice at Facebook.com/montereybirthcenter and on our front door should that happen.

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Meet Dr. Jessica Goldstein (Jessi)
Jul
29
5:30 PM17:30

Meet Dr. Jessica Goldstein (Jessi)

Dr. Jessi hopes to make this an informal interaction to help you get to know her philosophy and approach to care. This will be an interactive discussion about bodily autonomy in reproduction, childbirth and beyond.

She will also discuss how when people go to the doctor, it’s all advice and recommendations and that YOU are ultimately the decision maker.

Dr. Goldstein caught the birth bug at age 13 while timing contractions for her sister’s birth. She received her doctorate in Medicine from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL in 2001. Dr. Goldstein served in the U.S. Navy for 10 years including two tours as a flight surgeon serving military pilots and families in California, Florida, Asia and the Middle East. Dr. Goldstein is Board-Certified in Family Medicine. She completed a Fellowship and received a certificate in public health in 2012 at the University of New Mexico and specializes in Maternal, Child and Reproductive Health. Dr. Goldstein has surgical privileges including cesarean section privileges at Natividad Medical Center in Salinas, CA. She is happily married and has three, school age, daughters. Her youngest daughter was born at home in 2014 and that had a large impact on her views on the importance of empowerment in birth. After moving to the Monterey Peninsula in 2015, she has been an advocate both locally and nationally about the need for collaboration between physicians and midwives for safe birthing and healthy families, and is very excited to join this team of wonderfully talented women with the mutual goal of keeping families well.

Her services include but are not limited to:

  • High risk obstetric and trial of labor consultation

  • Newborn and Peds well/sick visits

  • Reproductive health needs

  • Contraceptive counseling/management (IUDs, Implants, Depo-Provera injection)

  • Preconception counseling and management

  • Ultrasound dating, growth, non stress tests and amniotic fluid monitoring

  • Miscarriage management including surgical management if needed

  • Joint injections/skin biopsy/cryotherapy

  • Trigger point injections

  • Preconception and postpartum mental health

  • Chronic disease management (Depression, anxiety, diabetes, hypertension, etc;)

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Infant Massage
Jul
28
1:00 PM13:00

Infant Massage

This is a special time for you and your non-mobile baby to learn and practice basic infant massage strokes. We will discuss some of the whys and hows for massage.

Bring your baby and two towels!

*Babes in arms only

Please register by July 26th: https://www.rootsandwingsparentcoaching.com/events/infant-massage

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Growing Together- Monterey Bay Lactation
Jul
26
10:00 AM10:00

Growing Together- Monterey Bay Lactation

Please join the IBCLCs of Monterey Bay Lactation for a weekly support group at the Monterey Birth and Wellness Center. Connect with other breastfeeding families each week as we explore topics that will help you navigate your own unique breastfeeding journey. Latch, positioning, and general breastfeeding assistance will be offered by board certified Lactation Consultants, as well as pre and post feed weight checks upon request. Open to the public, all families welcome.

Suggested donation: $15

Questions? Please contact info@montereybaylactation.com

**Please call Camilla before attending the meeting to make sure there have been no changes or cancellations (831)-275-0508

Led by: Angela Granata, IBCLC and Camilla Miller, IBCLC of Monterey Bay Lactation

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FREE Birth Center Tours
Jul
24
5:30 PM17:30

FREE Birth Center Tours

Come visit us and see what Monterey County’s new birth option has to offer. We not only offer a beautiful environment to give birth in, but also specialize both natural birth as well as water birth. This tour will include an opportunity to ask your important questions, including cost, insurance, safety and why choose this option. 

Please note that we limit the number of attendees for our tours due to availability. If you are not able to attend, please cancel or reschedule 24 hours in advance. This allows us time to offer your spot to another. 

 

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Midwife Led Postpartum Support Group
Jul
24
9:30 AM09:30

Midwife Led Postpartum Support Group

For Parent’s of babies ages 0-walking.

A support group for parents wishing to join and create community as they navigate the postpartum period. Bring your babies and your partners (if desired) and ask the midwives any question. The attending midwife will utilize topics that are specific to families as they learn and grow together. Topics will include: sleeping, feeding, normal development, postpartum healing, nurturing and growing into your own parenting style. 

Drop Ins always welcome.

At times we may need to cancel for a birth in process. We will post a notice at Facebook.com/montereybirthcenter and on our front door should that happen.

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Postpartum Doula Training and Mentorship Program
Jul
19
5:30 PM17:30

Postpartum Doula Training and Mentorship Program

Birth Doula Training and Mentorship Program

Are you ready to start your journey to being a birth professional? Are you desiring a path as a Birth Doula or a Postpartum Doula? Are you ready to be a supporting role for the profound parenting transition for new and growing families?

Most trainings offer a weekend crash course and you as the new Doula are expected to know how to support families, launch your new business, and feel confident in your skills. This training is unique as it includes a six month mentorship after your weekend training is complete. We feel that this is an important part of providing each new Doula with the confidence and the skills necessary to not only support laboring and postpartum families, but also in order to succeed with their new business venture. 

This training is taught in two parts, Birth and Postpartum. Both parts are recommended (although not required). We feel that this along with a six month mentorship as you begin your new path, you will gain knowledge and confidence that you need in order to offer complete care of and support new and growing families from pregnancy through the postpartum period. 

Taught by Midwife Heather Schwarz, who started her birth profession journey as a Birth and Postpartum Doula as well as a Childbirth Educator. She has years of experience training and mentoring new doulas on their journeys into supporting new families.

June 21st to June 23rd - Part One - Birth Doula Training $300 

July 19th - 21st - Part Two - Postpartum Doula Training $300

For the Complete Birth Professional Training - $525

Mentorship included with each individual part or the complete training. 

Space is limited. In order to hold your space, RSVP for one or both parts of the training by emailing heather@montereybirthcenter.com. 50% deposit due with RSVP. Schedule and complete instructions will be sent privately prior to training.  Scholarship space available for future birth professionals of color. Please inquire. 

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Growing Together- Monterey Bay Lactation
Jul
19
10:00 AM10:00

Growing Together- Monterey Bay Lactation

Please join the IBCLCs of Monterey Bay Lactation for a weekly support group at the Monterey Birth and Wellness Center. Connect with other breastfeeding families each week as we explore topics that will help you navigate your own unique breastfeeding journey. Latch, positioning, and general breastfeeding assistance will be offered by board certified Lactation Consultants, as well as pre and post feed weight checks upon request. Open to the public, all families welcome.

Suggested donation: $15

Questions? Please contact info@montereybaylactation.com

**Please call Camilla before attending the meeting to make sure there have been no changes or cancellations (831)-275-0508

Led by: Angela Granata, IBCLC and Camilla Miller, IBCLC of Monterey Bay Lactation

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FREE Birth Center Tours
Jul
17
5:30 PM17:30

FREE Birth Center Tours

Come visit us and see what Monterey County’s new birth option has to offer. We not only offer a beautiful environment to give birth in, but also specialize both natural birth as well as water birth. This tour will include an opportunity to ask your important questions, including cost, insurance, safety and why choose this option. 

Please note that we limit the number of attendees for our tours due to availability. If you are not able to attend, please cancel or reschedule 24 hours in advance. This allows us time to offer your spot to another. 

 

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Midwife Led Postpartum Support Group
Jul
17
9:30 AM09:30

Midwife Led Postpartum Support Group

For Parent’s of babies ages 0-walking.

A support group for parents wishing to join and create community as they navigate the postpartum period. Bring your babies and your partners (if desired) and ask the midwives any question. The attending midwife will utilize topics that are specific to families as they learn and grow together. Topics will include: sleeping, feeding, normal development, postpartum healing, nurturing and growing into your own parenting style. 

Drop Ins always welcome.

At times we may need to cancel for a birth in process. We will post a notice at Facebook.com/montereybirthcenter and on our front door should that happen.

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Jul
16
6:00 PM18:00

Pelvic Bowl Steam Ritual

Awaken your inner woman with this ancient and powerful sacred ritual.

Gently steaming the yoni with healing herbs is a very simple, effective and ancient tradition. Generations of women from many indigenous cultures through centuries have been passing down this sacred ritual to energetically, emotionally and physically cleanse and nourish their yoni and awaken their Feminine Essence.

It starts with an Opening Circle where we talk of the benefits, and how to steam. Share our Intention, Fears and Needs and we create a safe, welcoming and deep space.

We then drop into the depth of our Womb and Yoni through breathing, and gentle movements at the level of the hips, pelvis and sacrum to allow the energy to start flowing and your lower belly to relax.

Ashley will then guide you through a Womb Meditation to embrace and feel all the emotions, traumas, physical sensations, shame present in your “sacred place “

During and after experiencing the steaming, you are also invited and encouraged to meditate or journal or simply rest and feel comfortable lying down.

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Meet the Doula
Jul
14
4:00 PM16:00

Meet the Doula

A free community event for expecting parents. Meet local birth & postpartum doulas and learn about the tremendous benefits of having a doula by your side before, during, and after birth. 

Bring questions or just come to listen. You'll have the opportunity to talk with several doulas and find the right one for you. Event begins promptly at 4pm and lasts approximately 2 hours.

Refreshments will be served.

Doula Registration: https://form.jotform.us/72007172384149

Parent Registration: https://form.jotform.us/72008008084145

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Monterey Babywearers
Jul
14
2:00 PM14:00

Monterey Babywearers

Join us for the Monterey Babywearers support group and lending library meet up. Our lending library is equipped with a variety of popular babywearing brands and styles to try out and/or borrow. This is a peer to peer support group for anyone interested in babywearing (newborn through preschool), babies and kids welcome!

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Growing Together- Monterey Bay Lactation
Jul
12
10:00 AM10:00

Growing Together- Monterey Bay Lactation

Please join the IBCLCs of Monterey Bay Lactation for a weekly support group at the Monterey Birth and Wellness Center. Connect with other breastfeeding families each week as we explore topics that will help you navigate your own unique breastfeeding journey. Latch, positioning, and general breastfeeding assistance will be offered by board certified Lactation Consultants, as well as pre and post feed weight checks upon request. Open to the public, all families welcome.

Suggested donation: $15

Questions? Please contact info@montereybaylactation.com

**Please call Camilla before attending the meeting to make sure there have been no changes or cancellations (831)-275-0508

Led by: Angela Granata, IBCLC and Camilla Miller, IBCLC of Monterey Bay Lactation

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FREE Birth Center Tours
Jul
10
5:30 PM17:30

FREE Birth Center Tours

Come visit us and see what Monterey County’s new birth option has to offer. We not only offer a beautiful environment to give birth in, but also specialize both natural birth as well as water birth. This tour will include an opportunity to ask your important questions, including cost, insurance, safety and why choose this option. 

Please note that we limit the number of attendees for our tours due to availability. If you are not able to attend, please cancel or reschedule 24 hours in advance. This allows us time to offer your spot to another. 

 

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Midwife Led Postpartum Support Group
Jul
10
9:30 AM09:30

Midwife Led Postpartum Support Group

For Parent’s of babies ages 0-walking.

A support group for parents wishing to join and create community as they navigate the postpartum period. Bring your babies and your partners (if desired) and ask the midwives any question. The attending midwife will utilize topics that are specific to families as they learn and grow together. Topics will include: sleeping, feeding, normal development, postpartum healing, nurturing and growing into your own parenting style. 

Drop Ins always welcome.

At times we may need to cancel for a birth in process. We will post a notice at Facebook.com/montereybirthcenter and on our front door should that happen.

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Newborn Nourishment- Basics of Breastfeeding
Jul
7
3:00 PM15:00

Newborn Nourishment- Basics of Breastfeeding

This unique prenatal class offers both a solid foundation in the basics of breastfeeding and infant care as well as a $25 discount for a follow up in-home support when your little one arrives. Taught by the board certified Lactation Consultants of Monterey Bay Lactation, you will be given the knowledge, resources, and support that all new families both need and deserve. $150 registration fee. 

 

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