With the Cape Cod Parent Resource Fair rapidly approaching we will be sharing blog posts on our participating sponsors, vendors and nonprofits. You will find out more about these amazing businesses and what they offer to our community. They will be sharing their services, advice, what challenges face our community as well as upcoming events they will be having. We hope to see you at the Resource Fair!
1. Tell us about your business/non profit and how it benefits local families?
I provide birth & postpartum doula services for growing families. This means I provide:
-in-home prenatal education
-holistic care for families seeking a less invasive birth
-hand-picked resources based on your needs as a family
-on-call 24/7 attention within 2 weeks of anticipated due date
-physical presence in early labor lasting until delivery of baby
-In-Home Postpartum Care modified to suit the needs of each family.
-Education for Safe Sleeping, Baby Wearing, Bathing, Feeding & Swaddling
-Screening for Postpartum Mood Disorders
-Overnight Baby Coverage
-Light Cleaning, Cooking & Errands
Doula involvement in childbirth has been shown to decrease the demand for medical pain relief, risk of c-section, and postpartum depression. The support of a doula benefits the entire family by reducing a women's time in labor, increasing confidence as a new parent and providing emotional support in an overwhelmingly medicalized field of childbirth.
2. Where is it located?
Located in Falmouth; serving families throughout Cape Cod, Boston area, South Shore, North Shore & Rhode Island
3. What is your favorite part about our community?
I love the loyalty of families and their commitment to including others.
4. How else do you get involved with the community?
I work at Shuckers World Famous Raw Bar in Woods Hole during summer. I provide childcare to many local families and you may see me at the Cape Cod Children's Museum, Woods Hole Aquarium, or any local playground with children in tow.
5. What are the biggest challenges facing parents in our community?
Lack of community! We feel like parents need to do everything on their own, which is simply not true. Parenthood is hard, and deserving of support!
6. What is your favorite memory or story over the years involving you and your business?
Every baby that is born under my care and assistance is important to me. My business is extremely personal, and results in deep relationships with parents, children & families.
7. What advice would you give parents and care givers in our community?
Trust your instincts!!! You are the expert on your child, and your intuition is incredibly valuable.
Self-care is incredibly valuable. Time away to take care of yourself, is beneficial to your entire family. Do not neglect your own needs! You, and your family deserve a happy, healthy, and present parent.
"I meet my best friends in playgroup, and my kids are now 13 and 16."
"If it wasn't for your Lap Babies group, I would still be in my pajamas. Thank you for getting me out of the house!"
"I moved to the Cape and didn't know a soul. After attending your playgroup with my daughter, I made friends and so did she."
"Thank you making me, and my wiggley child, feel so welcome in Music and Movement. This group is perfect for us!"
Real quotes from real moms: if you close your eyes, you can almost here the relief in all of their voices. All of our groups are free and open to anyone with children birth to school age.
We're the Coalition for Children and we are looking for you! Registrations are available at your local library (Falmouth, Mashpee, Bourne, and Sandwich), or by calling (508) 548 0151 x 172. Once you register, follow up phone calls will go out by the first week in September and groups start the week of September 12th. Drop in groups will start at the same time, and there is no registration necessary for drop ins. Don't be left out. Call today!
Thought I would post the upcoming schedule via the American Red Cross in Hyannis of the CPR classes! Maybe some of us can take them together! These classes are for CPR/AED Adult plus Child and Infant. Please go to http://www.capecodandislandsredcross.org/ to register!
July 26 6-8:30pm $90
August 9 6-8:30pm $90
August 15 9:30-12pm $90
August 25 3:30-6pm $90
July 29 9-12pm $70
August 16 6-9pm $70
August 31 6-9pm $70
Sept 13 6-9pm $70
Sept 26 6-9pm $70
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