Thinking Out Loud
Nicolle the Doula Blog Series
Nicolle the Doula Blog Series
I know that you are probably all overwhelmed by holiday plans (please say it's not just me!), but make a little brain space for a few special events that the doulas here at Birth by Design are bringing soon!
Click on each title to go to the Facebook event page to sign up.
December 17 Essential Oils Make & Take
Come to our Conway offices at 10 am to learn more about the benefits of oils, and to make your own facial scrub, moisturizer, or room spray. There is a small cost involved in this event.
January 3 Six Week Childbirth Education Class
Pregnant and needing to educate yourself? Join Nicolle Fletcher in Conway on Tuesday evenings for this six week course.
“You and your partner will receive 12 hours of comprehensive education in childbirth, nutrition, exercise, breastfeeding, postpartum for mom, newborn care, and hear birth stories from other couples, just like you. Whether you are planning a home birth or a hospital birth these classes will benefit you. Our classes are unbiased and evidenced based, taught by the educators who are experts in their knowledge and skill.
You will learn how to experience a healthy pregnancy through healthy diet and exercise. What you can expect from routine doctor/midwife visits and how you can actively participate in your own health care. You will learn about optimal fetal positioning for your baby. We will practice hands on relaxations techniques breathing, vocalization, visualization, and how to experience pain without suffering. We will give direction on how to create a birth plan. How the routine hospital procedures can affect your labor and what to do about it. You will learn how to communicate your specific needs to your care provider without fear and intimidation.”
January 7 Freezer Meal Prep Party
Meet us in Conway from 9-12 to make five healthy meals to stock up your freezer. You know this is going to be a nice way to treat yourself after a busy holiday season! Space is limited, and signups are happening, so get your name on the list.
Here’s how it works: Participants will be expected to bring their share of ingredients to the event; anticipated cost will be about $30. (That’s only $6 per meal!) Everyone will chop, saute, stir and package meals (along with drinking coffee, snacking, chatting and baby snuggling) so that they are ready to be popped into your freezer as soon as you get home.
January 19 Birth Bowl
Come to Round Mountain Coffee in Conway from 7-9 to meet Nicolle Fletcher and discuss all things birth!
"Is childbirth really like we see it in the movies? Do women really scream, "I hate you!" or "You did this to me!"? Let's get together and just talk birth. We will have a fishbowl available for you to ask any question you want. You don't have to be pregnant, or thinking about becoming pregnant at this time in your life. I think it is still important to have this conversation. RSVP here and let me know you are coming. You will have a blast! Male and Female friendly environment. Singles are welcomed and encouraged to attend!”
We would love to see your faces at our events- we love spending time with the women and families we serve!
Once again, don't miss out on giving this season! We'd love your help to gift our services!
Wishing you a peaceful holiday season,
Desiree and the rest of the BbD doulas