Special Event: Flower Essences and Healing During Pregnancy, Birth, Postpartum and Beyond

You’ve probably heard of Rescue Remedy for use during times of high stress, anxiety or panic, but do you know that Rescue Remedy is a formula comprised of flower essences?  Flower essences are safe, gentle natural remedies, that are related to homeopathic remedies and are used to focus on healing for the mind, spirit and psyche.  Becoming pregnant, carrying a baby, birthing and becoming a mother for the first time or adding a new baby to a family are profoundly transformative times. Flower essences can be a wonderful tool for working with the many feelings and issues that come up during this special time.

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Come learn all about flower essences – a profound yet underutilized natural healing modality – with Jaime Fleres-Mizejewski, founder of Santosha Birth and Wellness, a Saint Paul based wellness resource.  Learn about the healing energy of flowers, why they make such an amazing source of support for the childbearing season (and beyond), and how to add them to your home health care toolkit.  During our gathering, we will talk about and sample a handful of flower essences that particularly shine in their support of women through pregnancy, birth, and motherhood, as well as babies.  Jaime will leave time to answer your questions and make custom remedies upon request (for an additional fee).  Learn more about Santosha at SantoshaMama.com.

Jamie Fleres-Mizejewski

When:  Thursday, November 12th from 10am-11:30  With tea, coffee, yummy baked goods and chatting from 11:30-12:30.

Where:  geneabirth, 851 Dayton Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104  (upper level) Parking is on-street, south side of the street only.

Who can come:  Any and all women!  You do not need to be a geneabirth client to attend.

What about the kids? Bring them if you like! We have a large, open space and plenty of toys. In our experience, babies, children, mamas and learning have come together nicely at these events.  Erin and Sarah will be on hand to be baby-holders and toddler-wranglers.

How to register:  This workshop is free to geneabirth clients who are currently pregnant or still recieving postpartum care from Sarah and Erin.   Just send an RSVP to Erin at herbalisterin@outlook.com

For former clients and other community members the fee is $12.  Please register via paypal using the button below. Questions?  Contact Erin at 612-508-0584 or leave a question in the comments sections or email me at herblisterin@outlook.com

Custom blended remedies will be available upon request from Jamie for an additional fee.

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Children’s Halloween Party/Mother’s Tea at Geneabirth

Join us for some Halloween fun at Geneabirth!

halloweenThursday, October 22nd

9:30 am-Noon

851 Dayton Avenue, Saint Paul 55104

Upper Level 

 

We will have a special toddler/preschool friendly Halloween or harvest-themed craft and goodies. Costumes are, of course, welcome but not necessary.

We have tea and coffee, comfy places to sit, lots of and toys for the little ones. We’ll have some yummy snacks to share. Potluck snacks are encouraged, but don’t worry if you are not able to bring a snack, just bring yourself and your little ones).  If you baby is too small for crafts and party activities, join us anyway for a cup of tea and some conversation

This event  is open to the whole community. You do not need to be a geneabirth client to come.

We hope to see you there!

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Babywearing 101: September 17th at Geneabirth

jen babywearing 1There are so many benefits to babywearing for both moms and babies.

ashley babywearing at the beachJoin us on Thursday, September 17th for Babywearing 101.

Volunteer Babywearing Educators from Babywearing International of the Twin Cities will be here to do an introduction to babywearing. Learn all about babywearing safety and the different styles of carriers available. There will be time at the end for questions.

Coffee, tea and yummy baked goods will be served.  Bring your baby, of course, but toddlers and older children are welcome too. There’s plenty of room and lots of toys.

This is event is open to the community.  Anyone can come; you do not need to be a geneabirth client to attend.

Free!

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Thursday, September 17th

Geneabirth:  851 Dayton Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55104

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More about Core and Pelvic Floor!

Back by popular demand, Sally Rye, will join us at Geneabirth on Thursday, June 25th at 10 am for a movement based workshop. We learned so much from Sally last month about what’s going on with our seperated ab muscles and “weak” pelvic floors.  We’ve asked Sally to come back and lead a group in learning and performing exercise that will help you on your journey of understanding and healing your body after birth and having a healthy body throughout your entire lifecycle.

Move It 101: find your core & more

In this movement-based class, learn techniques & exercises to re-connect with your core & pelvic floor. Find your TVA muscle and your glutes, and perform a magic trick called “co-contraction.” We will learn how to sit, squat & how to walk! Wear your yoga pants & bring 2 towels.

About Sally:  Sally Rye developed her expertise about abs, pelvic floors, diastasis recti, and umbilical hernias over the past decade, inspired by her own body’s experience in these areas.  Sally loves to share her knowledge and finds entertaining ways to inform about this taboo topic, empowering women to pursue effective remedies.  She recently closed her decade-old diastasis and lives in Minneapolis with her husband, three children, and nine backyard chickens.sally rye

When:  Thursday, June 25th, 10 am-11:30.  With tea, coffee and chatting from 11:30-12:30.

Where:  geneabirth, 851 Dayton Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104  (upper level)

Who can come:  Any and all women.  You do not need to be a geneabirth client to attend.

What about the kids?  That’s up to you.  You may get the most out of this presentation if you don’t have to chase after your toddler.  However, babies and kids are certainly welcome.  Erin and Sarah will be on hand to be baby-holders and toddler-wranglers.

How to register:  This workshop is free to geneabirth clients who are currently pregnant or still recieving postpartum care from Sarah and Erin.   Just send an RSVP to Erin at herbalisterin@outlook.com

For former clients and other community members the fee is $10.  Please register via paypal using the button below.

Questions?  Contact Erin at 612-508-0584 or leave a question in the comments sections or email me at herblisterin@outlook.com

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Help for your Pelvic Floor Issues: A Workshop at geneabirth

It’s a big deal to carry and birth a baby!  Most of us feel like things are different in our bodies afterwards.  Sometimes these changes are small or subtle, but for some women the symptoms really bother us or negatively impact our lives. Join us  at geneabirth on Thursday, May 21st to learn about this important topic and and what you can do about it!  Our friend, Sally Rye, will be presenting her workshop (description below).  You will learn practical tips and exercises you can put into practice right away and Sally is a lot of fun–she will put you at ease with humor and lightheartedness.

Pelvic Floor, POP & Core, Let Your Booty Work Some More

Do you pee when you sneeze?  Were you told you have diastasis recti/separated abs? Do you hate kegels?  then this class is for you!  This class will explain why women have pelvic floor problems.  You will learn how to alleviate symptoms now and promote long-term healing.

 About Sally:  Sally Rye developed her expertise about abs, pelvic floors, diastasis recti, and umbilical hernias over the past decade, inspired by her own body’s experience in these areas.  Sally loves to share her knowledge and finds entertaining ways to inform about this taboo topic, empowering women to pursue effective remedies.  She recently closed her decade-old diastasis and lives in Minneapolis with her husband, three children, and nine backyard chickens. sally rye

When:  Thursday, May 21st, 10 am-11:30.  With tea, coffee and chatting from 11:30-12:30.

Where:  geneabirth, 851 Dayton Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104  (upper level)

Who can come:  Any and all women.  You do not need to be a geneabirth client to attend.

What about the kids?  That’s up to you.  You may get the most out of this presentation if you don’t have to chase after your toddler.  However, babies and kids are certainly welcome.  Erin and Sarah will be on hand to be baby-holders and toddler-wranglers.

How to register:  This workshop is free to geneabirth clients who are currently pregnant or still recieving postpartum care from Sarah and Erin.   Just send an RSVP to Erin at herbalisterin@outlook.com For former clients and other community members the fee is $10.  Please register via paypal using the button below. Questions?  Contact Erin at 612-508-0584 or leave a question in the comments sections or email me at herblisterin@outlook.com

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Fun with Easter Eggs at Geneabirth

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Thursday, March 26th

10 am-Noon

Geneabirth:  851 Dayton Avenue, Saint Paul 55104

 

Join us for some Easter egg fun!  We will be dyeing Easter eggs with natural, food-based dyes.  We’ll also have a little Easter egg hunt around the clinic for the little ones. Don’t worry–we won’t add to the glut of sugar in your lives–the eggs will have healthy goodies and non-food surprises.

Mamas with  babies too small for the Easter activities are welcome too!  We’ll have tea, coffee, comfy chairs and good conversations for mamas and plenty of toys for little ones of all ages.

This event is open to the whole community.  You do not need to be a geneabirth client to attend.

 

Now Offering Critical Congenital Heart Disease Screening at Home

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We are happy to announce that geneabirth is now offering Critical Congenital Heart Disease screening.

In recent years there has a growing awareness surrounding the issues of  Critical Congenital Heart Disease and a campaign to screen all babies for CCCHD.  Congenital Heart Disease is the most common birth defect among all babies.  Many of these babies are diagnosed from the 20 week ultrasound. In other cases it may be quickly apparent after birth that the something is very wrong.  However, in a fraction of cases, a baby with CCHD will  appear to transition well to life outside the mother’s uterus and serious, life-threatening problems become apparent in the days after the baby is born.

CCHD screening is also called pulse ox screening because it is accomplished with a pulse oximeter.  If you or anyone you love has ever been hospitalized you have probably seen a pulse oximeter.  It’s the little plastic thing placed on one finger that lights up and monitors the pulse and blood oxygen levels of the patient.

The CCHD screening uses a pulse oximeter to measure a newborn baby’s blood oxygen levels. This test is painless and non-invasive. The baby’s blood oxygen levels are measured in one hand and both feet using the sensor and a soft, flexible band to hold the sensor in place. The baby can be held by his mother, her partner or the midwife while the test is completed. The baby can nurse throughout the test. The test takes just a minute or two.

This test is one of the options available to you and there is no additional charge.  It is performed by your midwife in the comfort of your home at the 24 hour postpartum homevisit.  While the overwhelming majority of babies are born healthy and ready to grow and thrive, it can provide peace of mind to know that there are no hidden issues with your baby’s heart  that need to be addressed with expert medical attention.

Feel free to ask Sarah or Erin any questions you may have about CCHD or pulse ox screening.  And check out this video for more information.

 

 

Winter Geneabirth Community Blessingway

sally doing hennaYou’re invited….

Geneabirth Community Blessingway

Saturday, February 7th

11am -2 pm

Geneabirth –851 Dayton Avenue,

Saint Paul MN 55104

 

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Join us in celebration and fellowship at our community Blessingway.  A Blessingway is an alternative to a baby shower, an event to mark the passage a woman makes to motherhood for the first time or each subsequent time she adds a new life to her family.

All women are welcome…pregnant, postpartum, doula or other birthworkers or any women or mothers who want to offer support, enjoy one another’s company and bask in the warm, loving birthy glow.

We will  honor the mothers who came before us, sing, pamper our mothers-to-be and other guests with henna, foot rubs and shoulder massages and hair braiding, weave a web of support and end it all sharing a delicious meal together.

Babes in arms welcome.  Please make alternative arrangements for older babies, toddlers and children.

Please bring a potluck item to share.  Sparkly non-alcoholic beverages, coffee, tea, a celebratory cake  and gluten-free treat will be provided.

RSVP   Erin at epiorier@mninter.net  or via text at 612-508-0584  or find the event on our Geneabirth facebook page and join.

 

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Birth Videos + Chili Night

Join us tonight at geneabirth for Birth Video Night!

We’re getting together to share the videos, photos and stories of our births.  Bring a  video or story to share or just come and watch.

Sarah’s making black bean chorizo chili and vegetarian chili. Erin is making buttermilk cornbread.

Feel free to bring a side or dessert if you are feeling inspired.

Tea and coffee will be served.

October 23rd, 2014

6:00 social time

6:30  videos start 

851 Dayton Avenue, Saint Paul  55104.  Upper level.

This event is free and all community members and interested folks are welcome.

Babes in arms are welcome but please make other arrangements for your toddlers and young children.

See you at Birth Video Night!

Hypnobabies Classes at Geneabirth

We are excited to host Hypnobabies Childbirth Education at geneabirth.

There are many great options for childbirth education in the Twin Cities. Childbirth education with a hypnosis component is an increasingly popular choice.  We have seen hypnosis techniques help women decrease tension and fear during pregnancy and birth, leading to greater relaxation and confidence during birth.

You can read more about hypnobabies here.

Our colleague and friend, Aileen Larson, of Bywater Birth will  be teaching weekend Hypnobabies classes at our clinic in Saint Paul.  Each session is 6 weeks of comprehensive childbirth education with a hypnosis/relaxation component. Hypnobabies includes the hypnosis tracks and cds. The mamas we work with who take a hypno type childbirth education love these cds and audio files and use them to achieve restful sleep  when insomnia is a problem,to decrease worry and anxiety in late pregnancy and to continue to reinforce positive ideas about pregnancy and birth.

 

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About Aileen:

Hi!  I’m Aileen Larson and  I’m a mother, birth doula, Hypnobabies Instructor, and placenta encapsulator.  I’m also a Co-Leader of Twin Cities Attachment Parenting International.  I love babies, birth, breastfeeding, babywearing, and helping families to hit their stride after a new baby arrives.

 

Aileen’ Upcoming Hypnobabies Classes: 

November 9 – December 14, 2014, Sundays, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm, for January and February guess dates
January 4 – February 8, 2015, Sundays, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm, for March and April guess dates

You can reach Aileen with questions or to register at  612.408.9035, or aileen@bywaterbirth.com

You can also read more about how to register and a detailed outline of the classes here.

We love options and think there’s a great class out there for every couple.  Geneabirth will continue to host Bradley Childbirth Education with Karen Bruce, an experienced childbirth educator in the Bradley method.  Karen also offers a four week Homebirth Prep course.   Karen’s classes meet on Monday or Tuesday evenings. Contact Karen for more details.