Natural Birthworks Kicks Off With Community Meet & Greet.
First-of-its kind holistic cooperative in Broward County seeks to educate and empower women.
Oakland Park, FL: Natural Birthworks will hold its inaugural event, a community meet-and-greet, on Sunday, September 8th, 2013 at 6:30pm at its location on Commercial Boulevard just two blocks east of I-95. Attendees from the community, including local media, are invited to come learn about the services offered and speak with the organization’s practitioners. Refreshments and raffle packages will also be offered for a small donation to benefit underserved pregnant women in South Florida.
The first of its kind in Broward County, Natural Birthworks seeks to create a space where women and their families have access to a variety of holistic services under one roof. Practitioners will include Licensed Midwives, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners, Doulas, Chiropractors, Holistic Pediatricians, Childbirth Educators, Placenta Specialists, Lactation Consultants, Licensed Massage Therapists, Fitness Instructors, Ultrasound Technicians, and is currently seeking to expand the list.
Services will be offered in the form of individual appointments and group classes, and include options such as prenatal care, childbirth education (including daddy-to-be bootcamp), well-woman care, breastfeeding classes and support, placenta encapsulation, pediatric appointments, family chiropractic care and much more. Natural Birthworks is also in the process of developing a non-profit that will provide prenatal care to low income, uninsured women in Broward County, with the intent of reducing perinatal and infant morbidity and mortality.
The space hosted “The Big Latch On” event on August 2nd, in celebration of World Breastfeeding Month, and will be home to the “Improving Birth Rally” this Labor Day, September 2nd, 2013. Natural Birthworks will also host monthly picnics and other events to highlight services and raise community awareness.
Natural Birthworks was founded as a response to increasing nationwide consciousness and demand for alternatives in birth choices and holistic alternatives for pregnant women, their families and beyond. Founder Gelena Hinkley, a state licensed and certified professional midwife, founded the co-op when she realized just how many women are unaware of the normalcy of the birth process and the role she plays in controlling her choices and environment. She states “It is important that women and families know that birth, parenting, and our health is something we need to take into our own hands, and with the proper education, guidance, and access, they are empowered to do just that.”
Natural Birthworks Community Meet-and-Greet
Sunday, September 8th, 2013. 6:30pm
221 East Commercial Blvd, Oakland Park, FL 33334 (just 2 blocks East of 1-95)
Refreshments and Raffle Tickets for Donation with proceeds to benefit non-profit
(prizes include: Free Birth Session by Dara Bling Photography, Free Lactation Consultation with IBCLC Sandy Lobaina, Free Childbirth Class series with P3 and more!)
For more information, email : firstname.lastname@example.org or call (954) 780 9033