The Weekly Newsletter for Heart of Houston Birth and Wellness Families
Happy Monday everyone. I hope you all had a wonderful and festive 4th. Things are still hopping at the birth center! We welcomed sweet little Amelia into our community on Thursday evening. After spoiling us with fajitas and cookies she and her parents headed home to introduce big sister to her new best friend. Have I mentioned how much we love our jobs? Well, we do. A lot.
We have a great pregnancy group scheduled for this Sunday the 11th. Midwife Bethany will be joined by our favorite Dietitian/Nutrition Counselor, Samina Qureshi. Samina will share her tips on hydration and nutrition in hot and humid Houston. One of my favorite tips for postpartum preparation is outsourcing the most time consuming daily tasks. Meal prep is at the very top of that list and we are excited that Samina has partnered with Territory Foods to giveaway meal samples for everyone who attends. Vegetarian options will also be available. I hope you will join us this Sunday the 11th at 4pm. RSVP here (Please note that we have corrected the date for Mary's When Things Don't Go as Planned make-up session. The correct date is Sunday July 18th)
We've added another fun event to the calendar for new and expectants folks. The ladies of Heirbloom Co are hosting a Mamas & Mocktails event at Heart of Houston. Saturday July 17th from 1:30-3pm. They will have guest speakers, giveaways and yummy treats for each attendant. Heirbloom Co offers birth and postpartum doula services as well as some incredible products for postpartum recovery. We hope you all will join us for this event. Pregnant and nursing mamas welcome! RSVP Here
Latch Clinic: July 7th and 21st 10am, Leah Jolly IBCLC will join our weekly postpartum support group to answer your feeding questions.
Pregnancy Group: July 11th 4pm, Samina Quershi of Wholesome Start Nutrition will give us tips on surviving pregnancy in Houston heat.
Dance and Stretch Class: July 17th 10am, Joanna is back to ease your mind and prepare your body for the movements of labor. This class is like a session with a doula, yoga instructor and therapist all rolled into one. Take a moment out of your busy schedule to focus on your changing body and growing baby. Class is $15 for Whole Heart Collective members and all Heart of Houston families and $20 for the public. Feel free to invite your friends!
Pregnancy Group: July 18th 2pm, Dr. Ploy of West U Wellness Chiropractics will join us for a discussion on Body Alignment and Adjusting to Your Growing Baby. We'll talk about how important alignment is to optimal fetal position. Dr. Ploy specializes in the care of pregnant bodies and babies. Jessica will follow this talk with hands on session of exercises and activities to help your baby get into and stay in an ideal position for birth. * At 4pm Mary Love will follow with a repeat of the When Things Don't Go As Planned class for those who did not attend the first offering. (*please note change in dates*)
Infant CPR & BLS: July 31st 10 am, If you haven't taken a CPR class in the last few years we highly recommend taking a refresher before you bring your new baby home. This is also a great class for grandparents and potential babysitters. This class is an American Heart Association approved class. Sign up here. (This course is appropriate for expectant parents and healthcare workers)
Family Brunch: August 14th 11am, Come meet your fellow Heart of Houston families! Get to know all the great people in your HOH community in a not super awkward setting. This is a potluck style gathering so bring a dish to share.
Postpartum Support Group: Every Wednesday from 10-12ish. Come as you are, come late, leave when you need to.
Various Childbirth Education Curriculums starting soon: Rebel Birth weekly series or weekend intensive , Bradley Method with Anne Zwicky, Hypnobirthing with Sankofa Mama and Birth Without Fear with Joanna coming soon!