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The Bumpdate

The Weekly Newsletter for Heart of Houston Birth and Wellness Families and Friends

Let Summer begin!

Happy TUESDAY friends! I was busy welcoming a new baby into the world yesterday so the Bumpdate had to wait. I'll keep it short this week. It's the final week of school for many families around Houston so expect traffic to ease and the local pools to fill up. This past weekend we had a great peer led pregnancy group with a focus on all things pumping. Heather, Amanda, Terah and Danni brought their various types of breast/chest pumps to show our pregnant folks what works best for them and why. It was a great way for folks to see what each pump is capable of and which ones to avoid. Thanks to everyone who participated, it was such great information.

More than just a latch clinic

For those of you who are new to our collective I want to encourage you to sit in on one of our twice monthly Latch Clinics. Our resident IBCLC Leah Jolly joins us virtually and in person to answer all of your feeding questions. There's a lot of misinformation right now about breast/chest feeding vs formula feeding. We strongly believe that you should do what works best for your family. We also know that many of the typical struggles with body-feeding tends to come from lack of support. These groups are not exclusive to any specific method of feeding! We support you no matter how you choose to fill you baby's belly. Leah is an expert in all things baby and feeding and offers a wealth of knowledge for everyone in attendance. Stop by tomorrow between 10am-12pm for our postpartum support group and Feeding clinic!

This Weekend

Take advantage of the long weekend and spend Saturday with Bee! Class is donation based for HOH clients and Whole Heart Collective members. Bee and her partners always feed attendants well have we mentioned free childcare?!

Memorial walk to Celebrate Cora

Please join us in honoring the McDonald family and their sweet baby Cora Sunday May 29th at 9am. Bring the family and enjoy the splash pad and fishing pond. If you can't join us please consider donating to the Cure Tay-Sach foundation in Cora's name.

Next Weekend!

There is still time to sign up for the IN PERSON Momma Strong event! Check out the event on our calendar and let me know if you have any questions!

Upcoming Events

Our calendar will look much fuller when we get into our new space!

  • Postpartum Support Group & Latch Clinic: Wednesday 5/25 10-12pm on IN PERSON

  • Postpartum Support Group : Thursday 5/16 9:30-11:30 ZOOM

  • Momma Strong Postpartum Dos and Don'ts Saturday 6/4th 10-12pm $50 person Must Register

  • Partner Led Group: Sunday 6/5 2-4pm IN PERSON

  • Infant CPR: Saturday 6/11 10-12pm $45 a person. Please read event details to register

  • Pregnancy Group: Sunday 6/12 Pumping 101 with Leah Jolly, IBCLC class is free for clients and Whole Heart Collective Members. $40 for all others.

Ongoing Events

  • Postpartum Support Group: Every Wednesday from 10-12ish and Thursday 9:30-11:30. Zoom link has been sent to all HOH clients and Whole Heart Collective members. Email Jessica if you need more information.

  • Latch Clinic: Twice a month during Postpartum group. Keep an eye on schedule for specifics

  • Queer Parent Circle: Second Sunday of every month 3:30-5pm Open to the public!

  • Birthworkers Circle: Second Sunday of every month starting Jan 2022 time 11am-1:30pm

  • Various Childbirth Education Curriculums starting soon: Rebel Birth weekly series or weekend intensive,and Bradley Method with Anne Zwicky. Birthing from within.

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

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