Mar
18
1:30pm 1:30pm

Comfort Measures for Birth

Comfort Measures for Birth

This 1.5 hour hands-on class will you teach you about the various comfort measures available to you during birth.  By learning effective communication tools to both help your partner and birth team understand your desires, we hope that you will feel more engaged in your birth experience. With this engagement, birthing people tend to have a higher overall opinion of the birthing experience as a whole.  The various comfort measures will be taught in a hands on demonstration style will be geared towards having all five senses engaged to help distract your mind from any pain you may experiencing.  We encourage you to bring your support person to this class as this training is as much for them as it is for you, the birthing person. 

Various topics covered:

  • How to effectively communicate your wishes to with your partner and birth team 
  • Early labor circuits to help gauge how your labor is progressing 
  • How to engage all five senses for comfort 
  • Hands on demonstration of over 30 touch comfort measures and various laboring positions 

Pre-registration Required: Email Emily at Emily@CarolinaBirthandWellness.com

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Birth Stories Discussion Group
Sep
27
10:00am10:00am

Birth Stories Discussion Group

Join us for our monthly birth stories discussion group on the fourth Tuesday of the month at Restoring Balance!

This free event is open to anyone that was impact by birth and would like a safe, nonjudgemental space to share her or his feelings about that experience.  We believe that by surrounding yourself with a group of like-minded individuals, you will feel safe to process your feelings associated with your's, or someone's you love, birth.  

We will be here from 10-11, please feel free to drop in anytime and share your story.  We are excited to meet you.

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Sep
24
10:30am10:30am

Infant Massage Two-Week Series: Day 2 of 2

Today's Class:

During the second class, we will cover infant specific massage strokes to arms, back, face gas/colic routine and gentle movements.

 Two Week Class:

During our two-week series class, you will learn basic infant massage techniques to perform a full body massage for your baby.  Each stroke is designed to provide the physical touch that is crucial for babies, as well as an amazing way to relax and reconnect with your baby after a long day or a sleepless night.   Research shows that regular massage of babies can promote bonding between parent and child (of any age), helps infants align their circadian rhythm (sleep/wake cycle) of that of their parents, and stimulates the release of oxytocin for both the baby and the person giving the massage.  Each class will include an introduction and demonstration of all strokes and gentle stretches plus effective techniques to help relieve gas and tummy issues, followed by a group discussion of various topics associated with touch and massage therapy.  Handouts for families and a small bottle of massage oil will be provided for parents to take home to ensure that massage becomes a part of each family’s routine.  Please join us for this amazing opportunity to learn how to introduce massage into your infant’s life, and provide them with lifelong benefits of nurturing touch. 

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Sep
17
10:30am10:30am

Infant Massage Two-Week Series: Day 1 of 2

Today's Class:

During the first class, we will cover infant-specific massage strokes to legs, abdominal area, and chest.

Two Week Class:

During our two-week series class, you will learn basic infant massage techniques to perform a full body massage for your baby.  Each stroke is designed to provide the physical touch that is crucial for babies, as well as an amazing way to relax and reconnect with your baby after a long day or a sleepless night.   Research shows that regular massage of babies can promote bonding between parent and child (of any age), helps infants align their circadian rhythm (sleep/wake cycle) of that of their parents, and stimulates the release of oxytocin for both the baby and the person giving the massage.  Each class will include an introduction and demonstration of all strokes and gentle stretches plus effective techniques to help relieve gas and tummy issues, followed by a group discussion of various topics associated with touch and massage therapy.  Handouts for families and a small bottle of massage oil will be provided for parents to take home to ensure that massage becomes a part of each family’s routine.  Please join us for this amazing opportunity to learn how to introduce massage into your infant’s life, and provide them with lifelong benefits of nurturing touch. 

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