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Childbirth Options in NYC

Thursday, July 11, 2019, 6:30 PM until 8:00 PM
Book Nook
New York City, NY  10007
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A Conversation About Childbirth Options in NYC

HRP Mamas invites expectant parents for an evening with Bonu deCaires and Ceridwen Morris! 

Bonu & Ceridwen, are two of New York City’s most experienced & knowledgeable Doulas and Childbirth Educators.
Whether this is your first pregnancy or you are expecting your 2nd, 3rd, 4th child - please join us to talk about how to navigate the many childbirth options in NYC to find the right fit for you.

Topics will include:

• Locations: Hospitals, Birth Centers, Home
• Providers: Doctors, Midwives, Doulas, Baby Nurses, Postpartum Doulas 
• Preparation: Childbirth, Breastfeeding & Babycare Classes

This workshop will also tackle:

• How to respect the natural process of birth 
• How to use medical interventions to your best advantage 
• How to find your autonomy in a medical setting

And of course there will be time & space for your questions!

Feedback From Prior Attendees For This Workshop:

"The event exceeded my expectations. I was left with a better sense of the options that exist as well as which options might be best for me. For example, I wasn’t aware of/hadn’t considered having a birth doula. However, after the session, I am certainly considering it. The website references are also extremely helpful in terms of getting more detailed information (for example, on birth classes). Thanks for organizing!”

"I found it SUPER informative and comforting. I feel a lot more educated and confident, less confused, and just generally more 'ready' to tackle this. I was really impressed with the discussion facilitators and thought it was very well organized. Thank you so much again for allowing me to attend! It really was a pleasure. The event EXCEEDED my expectations.”

About the Workshop Educators:

Bonu's educational background is in the sciences.  She earned her Bachelor's in Biology from Amherst College and her Master's in Nutritional Science from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.   She is a Certified Cooperative Childbirth Educator (CCCE) and has 15 years of teaching experience and has helped thousands of NYC couples and individuals prepare for birth.  Bonu also mentors aspiring childbirth educators and offers continuing education for current educators.  Bonu is a Certified Labor Doula and Labor Doula Trainer and has supported hundreds of births in hospitals, homes and birth centers in NY and NJ.  In addition, Bonu is a Certified Breastfeeding Counselor.  Bonu is passionate about educating and empowering parents to enhance their experiences with pregnancy, birth and the postpartum time period.

Ceridwen is an author, educator and doula who has been working with New York families for over ten years. She co-wrote the popular pregnancy and parenting guide, From The Hips (2007) and was once described by the New York Times as “noted crunchy-but-generally-reasonable voice on birthing topics.” She teaches at Tribeca Pediatrics, City Births and privately via Ceridwen’s approach is to offer expectant parents clear, evidence-based information to help ease any confusion and engender confidence about how the body works and the many ways to cope with labor.