In the spirit of making parenting, pre-conception, and pregnancy resources available to all, regardless of gender, sexuality, or class, EVERYBODY is hosting a free ($10 suggested donation) pre-natal yoga workshop, doula/midwife meet & greet, and informational session
The event will connect the diverse Los Angeles community of those expecting or in the planning stages with seasoned midwives and doulas who work closely with queer parents and families.
We will touch on an array of issues including fertility, pre-natal and post-partum care, navigating the donor selection and insemination process, negotiating family dynamics, and creating a birth plan.
We will also have the opportunity to share a little bit more about our values at EVERYBODY, our low and median income memberships, gender neutral locker rooms, and our passion for community-building for folx and families of all ages.
ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT EVERY MOTHER COUNTS
11:15-NOON Prenatal Yoga Class with Erin Haynes
12:15-1:15 Speakers followed by Q & A
Sara is a Licensed Midwife (LM), Certified Professional Midwife (CPM), and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). She has a BA in Creative Writing, and graduated from the National College of Midwifery in 2013. She completed UC San Diego’s lactation consultant program in 2014. Sara married her wife in 2011, and together they welcomed twins in 2014. After experiencing the healthcare system firsthand as a queer pregnant person, Sara rededicated herself to creating a safe place for families to receive competent, personalized midwifery care.
Erica Chidi Cohen is co-founder and CEO of LOOM, a membership-based community hub in Los Angeles providing pathways to pregnancy, parenting and reproductive wellness for all, opening this summer. Erica has passionately guided hundreds of women and families in their transition from pregnancy to parenthood. Beginning her work in San Francisco, Erica volunteered within the prison system to work with pregnant inmates and eventually went on to build a successful doula practice in both San Francisco and Los Angeles, notably featured on Glamour, The Chalkboard, Cup Of Jo, and Man Repeller. Erica is also the author of the forthcoming title Nurture: A Modern Guide to Pregnancy, Birth, Early Motherhood, and Trusting Yourself and Your Body published by Chronicle Books in Fall 2017.
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