The Bumpdate 11/8

The Weekly Newsletter for Heart of Houston Birth and Wellness Families


Petra is not amused.

Well, happy Monday friends. I hope you all had a great week and were able to enjoy the magnificent weather. Our hometown boys weren't able to pull of a world series win but it sure was fun while it lasted. Maybe next year? Our Wednesday Walk at Centennial Gardens was enjoyed by all...even if Petra's face says otherwise. This week we are meeting at Discovery Green by the lake, weather permitting. Hope you can join us!




Tis the Season

Now that baseball season is over and there's no chance the Texans are going anywhere, the city will now turn it's attention to various holiday celebrations. If this is your first holiday season with a kiddo prepare for a resurrection of childhood magic. As an adult I found myself dreading this time of year and all the pressures of gift giving, holiday parties, airports and weather delays. Then I had a baby and everything changed. Just like that the magic of this season was back and I was seeing all the festivities through the eyes of a child again. Thanksgiving with ALL the cousins, twinkling lights everywhere, reindeer with red noses, and a real tree in the living room. The excitement is infectious and I'm so thankful for it! Last year's COVID surge put a huge damper on all the fun events around the city but this year we are planning on going hard! What are your go to Houston activities and what type of traditions are you planning to start for your family?



Something for Everyone!

Starting Friday night we have events at the birth center for just about everyone!


Friday Yoga with Bee: Prenatal yoga this Friday from 6:45-8pm. Childcare is provided and class is free to current HOH clients and Whole Heart Collective members. Non members pay $18 online and $20 at the door. Online attendance is available as well for $10. RSVP to secure your spot


Saturday Baby Yoga: Zoie Drake introduces us to baby yoga and massage. This isn't your typical mommy and me yoga. This class is designed to teach parents and caretakers how to connect and play with little ones. Class is free and open to the public. Masks are required and space is limited. Please RSVP.


Sunday Queer Parent Circle: LGBTQIA+ parents are invited to join in community once a month at the birth center. Whether your kids are grown or you're new this whole parenting gig, everyone is welcome. Our first circle will be this Sunday at 3:30pm. Space is limited, RSVP to secure your spot.







Upcoming Events

Events are virtual unless otherwise noted.


  • Latch Clinic: Now on Zoom Wednesday 11/17 at 10am, Leah Jolly IBCLC will join our weekly postpartum support group to answer your feeding questions. We have breakout rooms now so you can spend a few min in private with Leah if necessary.

  • Take a Walk PP Circle: Wednesday 11/10 10am Discovery Green (Open to the public)

  • Queer Parent Circle: Sunday 11/14 3:30pm LGBTQIA+ identifying parents are welcome to join in community to share the highs and lows of parenthood. New parents and veteran parents are welcome.

  • Partner's Night: Sunday 11/21 Expectant couples are encouraged to join newly postpartum HOH families to hear birth stories and tips on surviving the fourth trimester.

  • Pregnancy Group: Sunday 11/28 the doulas of Houston Premiere Doulas will discuss the stages of labor and ways partners can support you along the way.

Ongoing Events



That's all for now. Have a great week everyone!




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