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OUR COLLECTIVE SERVICES

Mother’s Table is where we doulas put on our aprons and serve the mamas in our midst. We’ll fill your mug, bring you a plate of snacks, hold your little one so you can chow down, and all around a table of common ground - we are mothers. It’s a time of sharing, listening, laughing, crying. Mother’s Table is for those expecting a little one via pregnancy, adoption or fostering or you have a baby up to 12 months in age. This table gathering is free and space is limited. 

No matter how you plan to birth or how birth happens, we have put this interactive class together to serve anyone. Whether you need a refresher on approaching labor in a holistic manner or this is your first time exploring this important aspect of labor, through discussion and hands-on learning activities, we learn why and how to engage the heart, mind and body together for a peaceful, empowering and satisfying birth experience. In the beginning of this class we also give opportunity for attendees to submit birth-related questions or topics on paper that they want the doulas to answer or respond to.

So you have your baby registry and your breastfeeding supplies, what else do you need to know to prepare for postpartum?

A LOT. 

Post birth, an 8-inch wound is left in the uterus from the placenta detachment and the female body undergoes the biggest hormonal change it will ever experience. Beyond the dramatic hormone changes and loss of necessary nutrients that the woman’s body needs replenished of (after giving birth), it is not only her body that undergoes a major change, but her mind and soul. This class informs the mother and her family of what to expect after giving birth and how to prepare and plan for it. This class is comprehensive and attendees walk away prepared with a written  plan of action.

Your written postpartum plan will explore postpartum from all angles:

  • a day to day breakdown of changes and emotions

  • caring for and bonding with baby

  • changing partner roles

  • sleep cycles

  • observing motherly intuition and instinct

  • breastfeeding

  • sex and intimacy 

  • diet

  • returning to work

  • risk factors and signs of postpartum depression and anxiety

  • self-care habits

  • physical healing (vaginal and cesarean birth)

  • choosing a care provider

  • communication with family and friends

  • support for dads and partners