Mom Circle – Every 3rd Tuesday of the month
Come connect with other moms and midwife Tania about pregnancy, birth, and parenting. We can walk, we can chat, and we will support each other. Kids welcome.
When: Every 3rd Wednesday at 10am
Where: Libbey Park, Ojai California
New Baby! Childbirth Class for the Big Siblings – Dates TBD
What: Is your child curious about birth? Are you wondering about how your family will transform as it grows? In this three part series siblings connect with babies in the belly, we talk about how they get out, and what it is like being a big sister or brother.
In the first class we will sing and connect with our babies. Then pregnant doll Anna will teach everyone about birthing a baby, a placenta, and starting to feed.
The second class will focus on what it is like having a new baby in your family, how a big brother or sister can help, and a family with a new baby will come to share their experience.
The third class will be a reunion after the babies have been born. We will gather again to share and tell stories.
Who: This class is designed for 3-7 year olds and their parents/caregivers/adult family though all siblings can benefit and are welcome.
Where: Ojai, California
Cost: $40 for the series with scholarships available.
Call or email for details if you are interested: 805-746-4509 or email@example.com
Film Screening: Why Not Home – Sunday May 1st at 4pm
Are you curious about home birth? Come check out this film about doctors and nurses who choose to birth their own babies at home.
When: Sunday May 1st at 4pm
Where: Greater Goods at 114 Padre Juan, Ojai California
Q&A with local home birth midwife Tania McCracken to follow the film
“Dr. Michelle Minikel thought home birth was crazy–until she got pregnant. Turns out
she’s not alone. Why Not Home? exposes a secret from within the medical community.
A small but growing number of doctors, midwives, and nurses who attend birth in the
hospital are choosing to have their own children at home.
Through the compelling stories of women who choose to go outside the hospitals
where they practice to give birth, viewers experience the beauty and challenges facing
families both at home and in the hospital in a way that hasn’t been seen before.
Beyond the personal stories, Why Not Home? is a critical and thoroughly researched
look at how we are providing maternity care in the US and the choices we are giving
women and families about that care. Maternal mortality rates are rising in the US at at
time when they are falling in every other industrialized country. Why Not Home? challenges viewers to move beyond the polarization and judgement that has plagued this
issue for decades and instead embrace a more integrated and collaborative model for
For more details check out the film website here