Bumpdate July 19 2021

The Weekly Newsletter for Heart of Houston Birth and Wellness Families

July 19th

Well hello there, cutie pie!

Happy Monday everyone and Eid Mubarak to our friends celebrating Eid al Adha today. No new babies to report but check out the smile on Charlie! If you don't immediately smile back at him are you even human?! I'm loving these pictures of your little ones in the Heart of Houston onesies. Keep them coming!!

Over the Weekend

We had a full weekend at the birth center! Saturday was our Stretch and Dance class led by Joanna Zepeda of JZ Mindful Birth. It was a full class and a few of our mamas stuck around for the Mamas and Mocktails event that followed. The folks at Heirbloom Co. covered a range of topics like Traditional Chinese and Integrative Medicine, herbal yoni steams, breastfeeding and doula care. We loved having folks in different stages of their reproductive journey joining together in community. It was hard to leave at the end of the event but I'm certain we will see many of these folks again soon. Joanna will be back with another Stretch and Dance class Saturday August 7th at 10am. RSVP here Partners and support persons are encouraged to join the class on the 7th.

On Sunday Dr. Ploy Chotiratkul of West University Wellness shared the benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy and beyond. We discussed optimal fetal positioning and how the body's alignment plays a big role during pregnancy and an even bigger role in labor. We practiced a few Spinning Babies moves for our expectant parents to try at home. Bodywork is one of the little cheats we've found to be helpful in preparing your body for birth AND we firmly believe that our bodies are designed to do this miraculous work. Sometimes we can benefit from little tweaks here and there but a great birth experiance is never dependent one specific thing. Do the things that work for you, your family and your situation!

Core Classes

One of the things Mary and I are working hard on is offering core classes on a rotating schedule. As much as we would love to teach you all the things, we believe that it is important for you to get your information from multiple sources. While we encourage all parents to take a complete childbirth education series, these classes are not “one size fits all.” Research a little about what we have to offer and choose the best fit for your family. Our core classes are designed to get you thinking about the information