Upcoming Classes: “Comfort Measures in Pregnancy & Labor”, “Writing Your Birth Plan” @BabyEarth

Comfort Measures in Pregnancy & Labor (click this title to see where to sign up!)

• Watch & practice 12 positions to help you get more comfortable during pregnancy and labor, and allow baby to descend into the pelvis more readily.
• Come learn some of our doula’s best skills to help a mother during pregnancy and in labor.
• Our wish is to empower the mothers, and their partners with techniques that can enrich the birth experience, and make it more productive.

This class is held twice a month;
– Every 1st Monday, 9:30-11:30am
– Every 4th Monday, 6-8pm

Limit 12 people
$25/couple
$15/individual

• Bring:
o a pillow for each person,
o a birth ball (if you have one)
o comfy clothes that you can move in,
o something to write with.
o your own beverage & snacks.
o a towel, blanket, or yoga mat

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Writing Your Birth Plan (click this title to see where to sign up!)

• What kind of labor and delivery are you planning?
• If you could have birth your way, what would that look like?
• Will you circumcise? Vaccinate? Delay cord clamping? Bank Cord Blood? Have a medicated or unmedicated birth? Use a code word? Episiotomy? These questions and many more will be discussed.
• Our doulas will get you thinking as you communicate with your partner and us about what your ideal birth looks like, how to plan for it, and your decisions for the baby after their birth.

*** Please bring something to write with, and your own beverage & snacks.

Every 2nd Monday, 6-8pm
Every 3rd Monday, 9:30-11:30am
Limit 12 people
$25/couple
$15/individual

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*** Instructor Bio:
Kate LeClair, and Jerrika Joubert
As Doulas and Educators within this Positive Birth Community Collective, we value ourselves as women, partners, and mothers.
We are passionate women with visions and goals of providing a place where birth is normal. Believing that birth is a right of passage and that each woman deserves the opportunity to enter into motherhood in power and dignity, we empower each woman to participate actively on her journey through pregnancy and childbirth. We will support you through this process with education, encouragement, and support.
We hope to encourage and inspire you to explore creative ways to nurture both your families and your own contributions to the world through your gifts.
As mothers and women, we believe that we all have something to give, and a woman should not have to choose between motherhood and fulfilling herself outside of the home.
Congratulations! We are blessed to be on this journey with you. Welcome to our Positive Birth Community.

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Placenta Encapsulation by Hill Country Placentas! GIVEAWAY #5

Positive Birth Community‘s GIVEAWAY #5, valued at $320.00:

(You should probably enter the other contests that are still open, too!)

A winner will be randomly selected on 8/17/2014, after 8pm.

One free placenta encapsulation- Pick up included if the winner is having her baby at a St. David’s facility.

One free herbal product of the winners choice. Choices are:

First Aid Salve
Skin moisturizer
Healing skin balm in a roll-up tube

Valued at $320!!

Do you want to win this package?? (This is a LOCAL prize only! Must be in the:

  • Austin
  • Pflugerville
  • Hutto
  • Round Rock
  • Taylor
  • Georgetown
  • Killeen
  • Temple
  • Marble Falls
  • Leander
  • Cedar Park
  • and the surrounding areas)

If you said “Yes, I want to win!”, then:

  • LIKE our page
  • SHARE this contest on your page
  • COMMENT on why you want to win & your due date!

 

Hill Country Placentas is the leader for placenta services in the Central Texas area. Lisa is a professionally trained encapsulator. She did her training almost three years ago and since that time has completed over 350 encapsulations. As a former St. David’s employee Lisa understands hospital policies and with that knowledge was able to find a loophole that would allow St. David’s facilities to release placentas without a court order. In the Fall of 2013 new policies were implemented at all the St. David’s facilities and court orders are no longer needed at those hospitals. Lisa strives to make the process for placenta services as easy as possible for new mothers.

Hill Country Placentas also has an herbal line created with 100% pure organic products. All of the products can also have stem cells from a mother’s placenta added which adds even more healing properties.

Hill Country Placentas wants to accomodate any mother that may benefit from her placenta. Lisa is happy to work with low income mother’s by providing services at a reduced rate.

Hill Country Placentas also has a loss program. Encapsulations are done free of charge for any mother that has a stillborn baby. In the event that the placenta can not be used for encapsulation an umbilical cord keepsake can be made for the mother. This program was created in memory of Lisa’s daughter, Hannah who passed away before birth.

If you would like more information or would like to learn about the amazing healing properties of the placenta and how it is so beneficial during the postpartum period please come to a free class offered at Baby Earth the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm.

Lisa is always available by phone or email as well to answer any questions.
(512) 517-9017
hillcountryplacentas@gmail.com

http://www.facebook.com/hillcountryplacentas

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 Official Details to Win:

1. “LIKE” our ‘Positive Birth Community‘ page
2. “SHARE” the link of our contest you wish to win on your own page. 
3. Comment under the contest “LIKED and SHARED on my page” or why you want to win or due date after you have ‘liked’ our page and ‘shared’ the contest with all the details.
4. Additional entries can be made by your friends (or your business page, etc), if they do items 1, 2 & 3, and then comment, “LIKED and SHARED on my page for (your name)

Other Important Details:

1. Winners are capable of winning multiple contests.
2. Some items are only applicable to local (North Austin, TX & surrounding cities areas). Shipping or delivery out of area is the responsibility of the winner.
3. Team members of PBC are not eligible to win. However, donators may win prizes from anyone other than themselves!
4. ‘FULL Benefits doula package’ from PBC is valid until 9/1/2017 and is transferrable to one person/one time only, and only available in the area in which PBC serves.

5. “Winners will be chosen after the selected date and time by a Random Number Generator. **If the number corresponding to the person selected has not done items 1-3 correctly, the prize will be given to the following person who has successfully completed items 1-3. Entries after the selected time of giveaway will not be included in the drawing.**  

Enjoy the giveaways! We hope you WIN!

Thank you for helping us share our PASSION, our Positive Birth Community!

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/positivebirthcommunity

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Encapsulate My What?? Why? …Come and Learn!

Introduction to Placenta Encapsulation FREE Class! 

Have a happy postpartum period! Increase your energy, help avoid postpartum depression, help your milk supply and give your body back vital nutrients that it lost during pregnancy and birth. Come find out all about placenta encapsulation from a certified placenta encapsulator. Join us the first Wednesday of every month at BabyEarth.

Hill Country Placentas has offers a discount for those working with Positive Birth Community!

Want a PBC FULL Benefits Doula Package?? Valued at $699!

To celebrate our BIRTHDAY, we are giving away a PBC Full Benefits DOULA package! Not pregnant yet, or want to gift it to a friend, or spouse?? ‘FULL Benefits doula package’ from PBC is valid until 9/1/2017 and is transferrable to one person/one time only.

This package includes:

  • meeting all the doulas,
  • prenatal visit with you & your provider around 36 weeks
  • the 3 community classes,
    • Writing your Birth Plan
    • Comfort Measures in Pregnancy and Labor
    • Newborn Care and Feeding & Postpartum Realities
  • on-going PBC support group membership,
  • labor support for your entire delivery up until an hour afterwards or baby’s first breastfeeding, and
  • a 4 hour postpartum visit!

http://www.positivebirthcommunity.com/pbc-cart/  to view other options we offer.

To win:

1. “LIKE” our ‘Positive Birth Community‘ page
2. “SHARE” the link of our contest you wish to win on your own page. You MUST copy and paste the full contest details on your page along with the link. (We want to give our donators as much PR as possible for making such amazing donations!)
3. Comment under the contest “LIKED and SHARED on my page” after you have ‘liked’ our page and ‘shared’ the contest with all the details.
4. Additional entries can be made by your friends (or your business page, etc), if they do items 1, 2 & 3, and then comment, “LIKED and SHARED on my page for (your name)“Winners will be chosen after the selected date and time by a Random Number Generator. **If the number corresponding to the person selected has not done items 1-3 correctly, the prize will be given to the following person who has successfully completed items 1-3. Entries after the selected time of giveaway will not be included in the drawing.**

Other Important Details:

1. Winners are capable of winning multiple contests.
2. Some items are only applicable to local (North Austin, TX & surrounding cities areas). Shipping or delivery out of area is the responsibility of the winner.
3. Team members of PBC are not eligible to win. However, donators may win prizes from anyone other than themselves!
4. ‘FULL Benefits doula package’ from PBC is valid until 9/1/2017 and is transferrable to one person/one time only, and only available in the area in which PBC serves.

Enjoy the giveaways! We hope you WIN!

Thank you for helping us share our PASSION, our Positive Birth Community!

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/positivebirthcommunity

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Did we mention, we LOVE our jobs?? 🙂

Grand Opening Giveaways Start Now on our FaceBook Page!

STAY TUNED ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR GIVEAWAYS TO START TODAY!!

Positive Birth Community is SO blessed to partner with so many amazing individuals, organizations, and companies close to us, and even far away!

To celebrate our GRAND OPENING of www.PositiveBirthCommunity.com, we will be doing weekly giveaways (all throughout August and September) compliments of PBC, as well as the following phenomenal pregnancy & birth supporters:

  • Bebe Massage Therapy
  • Austin Doula Training
  • Tiny Love Doula Training
  • Jessica Atkins CPM, LM
  • Goodwin Chiropractic and Acupuncture
  • Hill Country Hypnobirthing
  • Cakes and Canvas
  • Hill County Placentas
  • The Placenta Picker Upper
  • Apple Turkey Photography
  • Birth by Nature
  • Prenatal Nutrition Services
  • Imagine Birth
  • Butterfly Elements
  • Kate LeClair Doula
  • AND our GRAND PRIZE “Labor Day Giveaway” from http://www.PositiveBirthCommunity.com for a FULL Benefits Doula Package!

 

To win:

  1. LIKE” our page
  2. SHARE” the link of our contest you wish to win on your own page. You MUST copy and paste the full contest details on your page along with the link. (We want to give our donators as much PR as possible for making such amazing donations!)
  3. Comment under the contest “LIKED and SHARED on my page” after you have ‘liked’ our page and ‘shared’ the contest with all the details.
  4. Additional entries can be made by your friends (or your business page, etc), if they do items 1, 2 & 3, and then comment, “LIKED and SHARED on my page for (your name)“Winners will be chosen after the selected date and time by a Random Number Generator.  **If the number corresponding to the person selected has not done items 1-3 correctly, the prize will be given to the following person who has successfully completed items 1-3. Entries after the selected time of giveaway will not be included in the drawing.**

Other Important Details:

  1. Winners are capable of winning multiple contests.
  2. Some items are only applicable to local (North Austin, TX  & surrounding cities areas). Shipping or delivery out of area is the responsibility of the winner.
  3. Team members of PBC are not eligible to win. However, donators may win prizes from anyone other than themselves!
  4. ‘FULL Benefits doula package’ from PBC is valid until 9/1/2017 and is transferrable to one person/one time only.

Enjoy the giveaways! We hope you WIN!

Thank you for helping us share our PASSION, our Positive Birth Community!

On Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/positivebirthcommunity

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Why Use A Doula? What the Clients Say…

Don’t take our word for it!! Here’s 3 recent client comments:

 

What our clients say about us… (We LOVE our clients!) 

“I never knew having a doula would be so FUN! I was surprised at the amount of laughing we did, all the while “gettin’ it done”. Between the laughs, the pressure-point massages, and even the hard parts (transition & labor during my unmedicated birth), I was so glad to have my friend and doula by my side. My husband was impressed, too, and that says a lot! This was my 2nd unmedicated birth, and unlike my 1st one, I never felt like I couldn’t do it – it was never an option in my mind. I attribute that to my support system, and my frame of mind which had been cultivated for the many months preceding the actual “big day”.”

– Christi

“Our doula was absolutely essential to the success of our birth.  Seriously, I don’t know if I’d been able to deliver vaginally without her.”

-Katie

 

“I had never met Kate in person but she was on call with Jerrika since Jamie was out of town and I am so blessed to have had Kate and Jerrika come to my “dry run” as we are calling it when I went into “false” labor. It was a very hard and emotional day and they both brought so much love to the room and offered comfort that could have come from the most amazing, loving people ever. Kate was my super hero that day and Jerrika her amazing side kick, Batman and Robin all the way. 

When I went into labor 5 days later Jerrika was on it but I went so fast I hardly made it the hospital. Jerrika was there to offer me support right after birth and I am so thankful she was there to help me since we also had my kids with us and my husband had his hands full. She was by my side and every need I had was met before I even had to ask. Jerrika has a beautiful calm way about her, she just blends into room with you, it is a gentle calm of reassurance and help.

You never feel alone and you feel like the most important person and not just “another” pregnant person, when you have a doula.

-Morgan

THANK YOU for all the words of encouragement for a job we are passionate about!

 

Celebrate with us!

~Positive Birth Community

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