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We have started this blog to keep our followers informed about new events in our community, up-to-date information regarding pregnancy and birth, and relevant articles and information that we come across. We serve much of South Florida, but with this blog we will be able to reach and inform so many more women. Please let other women know so they can receive the same knowledge! P3 Love!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Natural BirthWorks Monthly Newsletter November 2013

Natural BirthWorks - November Newsletter

www.naturalbirthworks.com | info@p3birth.com

We are delighted to be sending out our first monthly newsletter, designed to help keep you informed on what’s happening at Natural BirthWorks!

As you may already know, Natural BirthWorks is a co-op of providers that share this wonderful space. The goal is to have a diverse group of like-minded holistic providers at one location, readily available to care for women and their families with natural alternative methods. Please check the calendar on our Natural Birthworks website for providers schedule.

In addition, each month we will keep you abreast of any special events, classes, or community events being hosted at NBW. Every newsletter will have a "theme" highlighting one of our providers - so you can learn more about their services.

Current participating providers:

• Gelena Hinkley, Licensed Midwife

• Judith Kaplan, Certified Nurse-Midwife, ARNP

• Dr. Carly Tokar, Family Chiropractor

• Toshani - Monica Gonzalez, Yoga Instructor

• Mommycise - Kim Goodman, Fitness Instructor

• Ultrasound & Radiology Specialist - Family Friendly Ultrasounds

• Sandra Lobaina, Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant

• Jennifer Lopez, Massage Therapist

• Yocheved (Yohi) Popiol, Acupuncturist

Yohi will be doing both private and community practice

~~~~~~~~~~~~November’s theme - Chiropractic Care ~~~~~~~~~~~

Dr. Carly Tokar - Tokar Family Chiropractic

Common chiropractic questions are: What is it? Is it safe? Does it hurt? Why would an expectant mom or child need to see a chiropractor?

Chiropractic is a natural, safe, gentle and effective way to address a number of common health conditions & ailments with a holistic and vitalistic approach. Even more importantly it is a proactive lifestyle choice to help promote and maintain optimal health & wellness.

Join us at NBW on
November 17th when Dr. Carly Tokar will discusses the many benefits of chiropractic care for you and your family, as well as answer all of your questions, and even share her personal health story that led her into becoming an advocate for natural health care through chiropractic!


How are we helping the community:

Natural BirthWorks hosts a monthly community outreach event, inviting women and their families to stop in and learn about all of the wonderful care they can receive - and have some fun!

We are fortunate to have onboard several providers offering special rates to help meet your financial situation. Currently "Yohi", our Acupuncturist, offers community visits for those in need; Toshani, our Yoga instructor, offers a Pranayama class at a "love donation". We are in the process of creating a non-profit,
‘All Women Matter’, which will offer prenatal care and breastfeeding support to uninsured women within the community.


We’re excited to join together in one space for your exceptional holistic care!

Please visit us at www.naturalbirthworks.com for more information

Scheduled events, classes, support groups/workshops:

Mondays 8-2:

Dr. Carly Tokar, Tokar Family Chiropractic (by appointment only)

Go to: www.tokarfamilychiropractic.com

Tuesdays 8-2:

Gentle Gynecology and Woman's Holistic Health (by appointment only)

Please call: 561.218.4480 or go to: www.judithcare.com

nd Tuesday evening of every month:
Breastfeeding 101 with Sandra Lobaina, IBCLC.

RSVP requested, please call: 305.600.8109 or go to: www.mymomglow.com

rd Tuesday evening of every month:
Pumping 101 with Sandra Lobaina, IBCLC RSVP

RSVP requested, please call: 305.600.8109 or go to: www.mymomglow.com

Wednesday 3-9:

Acupuncture by Yohi (by appts. only) call: 774.345.YOHI

Thursday 8-2:

Ultrasound & Radiology Specialists (by appts. only), please call: 954.753.9213

Thursday 3-9:

Mommycise Fitness, must pre-register, go to: www.Mommycisefitness.com

Friday 8-2:

Peaceful Pregnancy Pathways Midwife Gelena (by appt. only) go to: www.p3birth.com

Friday 3-9:

Massages by Jennifer (by appts. only) go to: www.prenatalmassagesbyjennifer.com

Saturday 8-2:

Yoga by Toshani, first class FREE! To pre-register call Monica: 518.966.6217

Toshani’s proceeds go to helping women heal from domestic violence relationships.


Special Events:

Starting November

Natural BirthWorks will be a breast pump rental location for Spectra breast pumps! Please contact Sandy Lobaina for more details: 305 600 8109

November 9

- Peaceful Pregnancy Pathways will begin a new childbirth class series. This 3 class series prepares you for natural labor and birth. Pre-registration is required, please contact: Gelena 954.780.9033

November 17 -

Meet the providers night! Natural Birthworks hosts a monthly community event for families to come by and learn about the holistic alternative care they can receive at our location. It’s a fun monthly event with snacks, goodies and feature one of our providers!

Date to be announced

- Spirit Birth, Spirit Flow classes with Judith Kaplan, Certified Nurse Midwife, ARNP. For more info please contact Judith 561.218 4480 or go to: www.judithcare.com

*If would like to receive NBW updates and relevant news, please email info@p3birth.com

www.p3birth.com  www.naturalbirthworks.com

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013

Midwifery Interview on the air!

It's exciting to see midwives becoming a well known word in our society again. It has been a long journey, owing much thanks to the many granny midwives before us and the dedication and love from the future midwives.
I've always felt blessed when I started my journey into midwifery. I felt blessed because I was able to give women an option, a choice, and a better birth. I also felt blessed because I got to join a community of midwives who are some of the most educated, intelligent, beautiful, well spoken, loving, and dedicated women I've ever met.
Here is a fellow midwife speaking the truth, and enlightening those in the dark about the benefits of Midwifery Care. My friend, and fellow midwife, Jamarah Amani

Homebirths on the rise!

It's always wonderful to see and hear about the rise of homebirths. I think the reason I get so happy is #1 I'm a midwife so thats always a plus!
#2 It makes me happy to know that more women are educating themselves on birth, and becoming aware of their birth options.

The reason why my first 3 births weren't with midwives was because I didn't even know about it! To not even have the option, or knowledge I suppose, to be able to choose or decline is an injustice to a woman. So I'm thrilled to know that women are knowing ALL their options for pregnancy and birth, and hopefully getting educated on it as well, and in-turn, allowing them to make the decision.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Garage Sale/Bake Sale to help us raise money for our non-profit!

FUNdraiser for


our non-profit organization

Sunday October 6, 2013 9am-1pm

We will have toys, children’s clothes, shoes, strollers, maternity clothes, car seats, and MUCH MORE!


Come and enjoy some of our baked goods and lemonade stand (run by the organizations kids)

We are raising money to help fund our non-profit ALL WOMEN MATTER. This organization strives to provide uninsured pregnant women in our community with appropriate prenatal care



A birth reflection from a VBAC client

I got the privilege of helping a VBAC mama get the birth she dreamed. Granted I met her late, I think 40wks, and all seemed like a Repeat C/S was on the horizon. We proceeded with the knowledge that it would all work out, and work out it did. Here is her latest reflection on her amazing birth compared to her first c/s birth:

"It's amazing how different each birth story is - yet how similar at the same time. I've heard SO many women who are disappointed by the experience they had birthing their child/children. How choices were taken from them, how things weren't explained well so that they knew why things were done, how they didn't get to bond with their baby. Having experienced this myself AND having experienced a birth at home where I was able to eat and drink (and when I didn't drink enough and almost needed an IV, I was given the opportunity to drink more so that I wouldn't be constricted by the IV), I was able to change positions to help Thomas make his way into the world naturally AND the BEST of all - I was able to bond with him instantly. It was SO special. I'll never forget that moment. Best feeling in the whole world."

Thought it was inspiring, so I'm sharing with you all.