Natural Parenting Teas

March 15th – Baby Wearing
Katie L. Boynton, NREMT, CPST

bwiofcentralmaine@gmail.com

Babywearing International, Inc. (BWI) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to promote babywearing as a universally accepted practice, with benefits for both child and caregiver, through education and support. BWI of Central Maine is our local chapter, and we meet three times a month, the first Tuesday and third Saturday at the Buker Community Center in Augusta and the second Friday at the Waterville Public Library.
 
We offer assistance to caregivers with learning how to use their personal carriers, offer a “try before you buy” with a full library of all varieties of carriers (soft structured, ring slings, wraps, etc.), and a sustaining membership program where members can take carriers home for a month to use.
 
We will bring several carriers to the presentation to demonstrate proper use and can also help anyone who has questions. I am the lending librarian and a Chapter Support Volunteer and Volunteer Babywearing Educator in-training (VBE-it). Laurilyn Doucette is our treasurer and a VBE and she is hoping to attend as well.
 
We are trained to help caregivers wear babies from newborn through toddlerhood, preschool and beyond.
 
To contact Katie directly:
Katie and the BWI Central Maine Team
Facebook group:  BWI of CentralMaine

Many parents go into their birthing scene wanting a ‘natural birth’ and hoping on just ‘winging it’ at the hospital.  That is basically what we had planned with our first daughter.  Luckily, we were encouraged to take a natural birthing class.  Because of that class, we were able to have the calm & relaxed birthing we desired.  It was so calm and relaxed, that it made me want to spread the word about how birthing can & should be, so I became certified to teach other expectant parents.  Join me as I discuss some important steps to help create the birth you envision!

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These are FREE events and are open to ANYONE open to LEARNING!

Meet with other expectant parents and birth professionals for our monthly Natural Parenting Tea!

Always remember… our teas are an informational platform. You just have to be interested in learning. Knowledge is power.

There will be homemade goodies and tea.

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March 15th – Baby Wearing
Katie L. Boynton, NREMT, CPST

Babywearing International, Inc. (BWI) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to promote babywearing as a universally accepted practice, with benefits for both child and caregiver, through education and support. BWI of Central Maine is our local chapter, and we meet three times a month, the first Tuesday and third Saturday at the Buker Community Center in Augusta and the second Friday at the Waterville Public Library.

We offer assistance to caregivers with learning how to use their personal carriers, offer a “try before you buy” with a full library of all varieties of carriers (soft structured, ring slings, wraps, etc.), and a sustaining membership program where members can take carriers home for a month to use.

We will bring several carriers to the presentation to demonstrate proper use and can also help anyone who has questions. I am the lending librarian and a Chapter Support Volunteer and Volunteer Babywearing Educator in-training (VBE-it). Laurilyn Doucette is our treasurer and a VBE and she is hoping to attend as well.

We are trained to help caregivers wear babies from newborn through toddlerhood, preschool and beyond.

To contact Katie directly:
207-626-3869
http://www.maine.gov/ems

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April 19th – Surrogacy
Tia Marie Nielsen

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May 17th – Postpartum Experiences
Dr Elyse Corbett

Join licensed psychologist Dr Elyse Corbett as she discusses the emotional effects that pregnancy & childbirth can have on a family, what to watch for and how to help.

Dr. Elyse Corbett
www.BellaVitaMaine.com
(207) 619-3424
Elyse@BellaVitaMaine.com

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June 21st – Pelvic Floor Health
Allison Poole, PT, MPT
 
Our bodies go through an incredible change during pregnancy, birth and postpartum. The demands on our muscles and joints can lead to pain, weakness of the core muscles, incontinence and the inability to do the activities we love. This can leave us feeling defeated and not sure of where to start, or simply accepting these symptoms as a “new normal.” Allison will empower you to realize why you are experiencing the symptoms you’re having and offer strategies you can begin implementing today.
 
 
Allison Poole, PT, MPT
Specializing in Women’s Health and Pelvic Floor PT
apoolept@gmail.com

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