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The Bumpdate

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


Happy February!

Hey there, friends!! Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the cooler weather. We had a baby on Monday and training all day yesterday so this Bumpdate is a little late but I wanted to be sure to get our events out to you. Our community walk was thwarted yet again by morning showers but we had a wonderful family event over the weekend. Our Ask the Experts group turned into an impromptu new parent support circle.. We heard from three newly postpartum couples each with very different birth and postpartum experiences. Even though no pregnant people were present, it was another example of how filling it is to share the highs and lows of this new adventure with others. This weekend Midwife Mary will teach our core class designed to prepare you for the possible interventions you might encounter on your birth journey. RSVP for this in-person event.


New Additions

Our friend Bee the Doula and her team are now offering Monday Morning Yoga classes for both pregnant and postpartum folks. We are excited to offer more options for your fitness! If you've wanted to take one of Bee's Friday night sessions, you can sign up for her first February class this Friday.


Next Monday the 6th we begin a new Anxiety Group for new or expectant parents. Become a parent is challenging in so many ways. Some challenges are expected and some that catch you off guard! Interning Family Therapist Mary Alice Carpenter (Under supervision of Kim Jones LMFT-S) of The Center for Postpartum Family Health and group leader Jessica will offer a variety of mindfulness practices and tools to help navigate this new chapter of your life. This free group is open to current Heart of Houston clients and Whole Heart Collective members. Please email Jessica with any questions. Group will be from 12pm - 1pm every other Monday. Group dates are set for: Feb 6th & 20th, March 6th and 20th, and April 3rd and 17th. **This group is separate from our weekly PP circles.**


We are continuing our Ask the Doula events the second Friday evenings of each month. Our next session will be Friday the 10th.


Second Annual Baby Gear Swap!

Last year's event was such a success we wanted to offer it again for all our new members! Bring your gently used clothing, maternity clothing, baby and kid gear to swap with fellow HOH and Whole Heart Collective members. Drop your items off on Saturday the 18th from 10am to 2pm and come shopping on Sunday 2/19 from 12-4pm. **Please do not bring items any sooner than 10am on 2/18-we do not have storage space.**

All items not claimed by 5pm on Sunday will be taken to local organizations for donation.



This week







February Upcoming events

  • Friday night Yoga with Bee! February 3rd and 17th 6:45pm Our friend Bee and her team of doulas are hosting another Friday evening yoga and sound bath session. Non members $20 at the door, $10 to join us virtually. Members donation based

  • Mindful Movements:

  • Anxiety Support Group: Every other Monday starting February 6th 12-1pm This six week circle will be led by interning Family Therapist Mary Alice Carpenter (Under supervision of Kim Jones LMFT-S). Each week will work on mindfulness and tools to help manage the unavoidable anxieties of pregnancy and postpartum. Registration is open!

  • Music for Pregnancy: Register Here! Join the folks of Prelude Music in a demo Music for Pregnancy class. This class is open to anyone who'd like to join. You must RSVP on this event page.

  • 2023 Baby Gear Swap!!: Bring your gently used clothing, maternity clothing, baby and kid gear to swap with fellow HOH and Whole Heart Collective members. Drop your items off on Saturday the 18th from 10am to 2pm and come shopping on Sunday 2/19 from 12-4pm. **Please do not bring items any sooner than 10am on 2/18-we do not have storage space.** All items not claimed by 5pm on Sunday will be taken to local organizations for donation.




New address 6550 Mapleridge Ste 100



Monthly Ongoing Events


  • Wednesday Virtual Postpartum Support Circle: Second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 10-12 on Zoom. HOH clients and Whole Heart Collective members. Email Jessica if you need more information.

  • Thursday In Person Postpartum Support Circle: 10-12 in the community room. Open to current HOH & WHC members. Feeding clinic first and third Thursdays of each month.

  • Queer Parent Circle: Second Sunday of every month 2-4pm Open to the public.

  • Babywearing Meetup: Third Saturday of each month 4-5pm New Topic each month

  • Birth workers Circle: Second Sunday of every month 11am-1:30pm midwives, student midwives, doulas, birth assistants, Obs and L&D nurses are all welcome to attend.

  • Mindful Movements: First and second Saturday of each month 10:30-12

  • Various Childbirth Education Curriculums starting soon: Rebel Birth weekend intensive or Bradley Method with Anne Zwicky


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




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