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Carriage House Birth  Doula Services, Doula Trainings, Childbirth Education & Classes NYC & LA #iamacarriagehousebirthdoula #birthflow #feedingwithlove #bumppositive

We DO have a huge bone to pick with the $70 BILLION US infant formula companies. This is a huge FOR PROFIT industry that targets and markets to impoverished countries and communities of color. FOR FINANCIAL GAIN!!! Deceptive marketing strategies are disgusting and unethical and need to stop. The health of our babies is NOT the top priority. MONEY is. How about they spend LESS money on marketing to vulnerable new parents and focus on making a better quality baby formula. How is it that European formulas are far superior to our options here in the US? European formula manufacturers are NOT allowed to use corn syrup, glucose, fructose, rice syrup, table sugar (sucrose), GMO’s or carrageenan. The US does not restrict the use of these ingredients in our infant formulas. Corn Syrup solids is often the first ingredient. As consumers we need to DEMAND better. Our babies deserve better.
The US recently objected an initiative that the WHO proposed to promote breastfeeding globally. This initiative would restrict deceptive marketing strategies by formula companies. The US wanted to protect the formula companies?!? Well Abbot (similac) & Nestlé (enfamil) have lobbying power in Washington. NOT Surprising 😑

Again, these posts are not meant to shame anyone for their infant feeding choices. We are sharing information in hopes of facilitating some much needed change. We want deceptive marketing strategies from formula companies to stop. We want a better quality infant formula option for people who cannot or choose not to breastfeed. We want affordable and or free breast/chest feeding options for ALL! #feedingwithlove #carriagehousebirth

✨FEEDING WITH LOVE✨ Recently we've seen quite a few posts about world breastfeeding week and how many people felt shamed that they couldn't or that they decided not to feed their baby with their bodies. As parents who fed their babies with breastmilk, donor milk, and formula - we hold no judgement in our hearts. At CHB, we support you in all the ways that you feed your baby. We all do the best that we can given our own individual life circumstances. Our idea that people can just drop everything and breastfeed a baby comes from a privileged place. We acknowledge that.
During this past week, we wanted to stress how incredibly important it is to normalize the act of breastfeeding. Many people are STILL being shamed for nursing in public and/or older children. That has got to stop. Educating and supporting people on their breastfeeding journey is essential. Access to affordable and/or free breastfeeding support for everyone is the goal. We are NOT SHAMING anyone who couldn't or chose not to breastfeed by normalizing the act of breastfeeding. We see you. We support ALL of you. You should not be stigmatized for your path in feeding your baby. #feedingwithlove #feedingwithlovesubmission #carriagehousebirth #worldchestfeedingweek #worldbreastfeedingweek

✨Infant Developmental Movement Playgroup✨
With @adele_loux_turner
August 14th

A Body-Mind Centering® approach to the first year of life.
Walk Ins Welcome!

Fall sessions: Sept 25th, Oct 2, 9, 16, 29, 30th
$30 for a drop-in, $125 for the six-week session.

Learn how to nurture your baby's movement process through gentle handling techniques, touch, and play. Infants' movement development is intricately linked to their perceptual, intellectual, and social development. This work supports normal development and is also great for premature infants or those with minor challenges. If your baby hates tummy-time, this class is for you! Some of the specifics addressed are general comfort, digestion, soothing techniques, side preferences/asymmetry.

Come with your questions and curiosities. Class is aimed at infants from birth to walking. Expecting parents are also welcome to join.

Sign up:
#grandsthealingproject #babymovement #carriagehousebirth #brooklyn #williamsburg

✨Newborn Care & Beyond✨
Sept 15th

2pm-5pm $175


Our newest workshop 🙌 will be hosted by @newparentsjourney a NYC Top Tier Postpartum Doula. This class will give you guidelines on how to care for your newborn in the first weeks. Besides the basic newborn care we will discuss what your newborn will be like, what to expect in their development, feeding and sleep methods and patterns, warning signals and nursery set up, baby gear and product recommendations etc.
Manon Chevallerau has been supporting new parents over 19 years, by giving them guidance with their new born care & developmental stages, setting routines, understand the baby’s queues, supporting with breastfeeding etc. Manon was the pioneer in Lower Manhattan with her mother and father support groups (sponsored by Tribeca Pediatrics), One of her groups became HRP Mamas support network,that now has thousands of members. Manon also lead one of the first work/life workshops for corporations, giving employees tools on how to balance their life as a new parents and being productive at their job. As mother of two, 19 and 26, Manon has created a strong network and resources in her field. #carriagehousebirth #newborncare #doula #postpartum #grandsthealingproject

Preparing for Birth Should Include Preparing for Loss: A Training for Birth Doulas w/ @ihadamiscarriage
10/12 at 12pm - 2pm

@grandsthealing $30 suggested donation

Hosted by @ihadamiscarriage and @carriagehousebirth
Jessica Zucker is a Los Angeles-based psychologist specializing in women's reproductive and maternal mental health. Jessica specialized in this field long before experiencing a 2nd trimester miscarriage firsthand. In 2014, she launched the #IHadAMiscarriage campaign with the aim of shifting the antiquated silence and stigma that shroud this topic.

#carriagehousebirth #ihadamiscarriage #grandsthealingproject #doula #stillborn #miscarriage #SIDS #infantloss #birth #postpartum (Message us at info@carriagehousebirth to sign-up) art-Van Gogh

✨BUMP POSITIVE✨ Our dear heart friend & CHB client @_amelia.life_ 🙌❤️ - Also, FYI CHB teaches childbirth education classes in Brooklyn @grandstreethealing and Manhattan @hatchgal We have a 2-day weekend intensive offering and a 2-hour express class. Stay tuned for upcoming CHB childbirth ed classes in the LOS ANGELES area!!! Visit our website to sign up #carriagehousebabe #carriagehousebirth #carriagehousebirthla #childbirtheducation #bumppositive #bumppositivesubmission

✨BIRTH FLOW✨ YAS!!! Here is one of our AMAZING Carriage House Birth family members Catalina @catalina.clark photographed by another CHB love @rebeccacoursey_photosandfilm 🙌🙌🙌❤️❤️❤️ #carriagehousebabe #carriagehousebirth #birthflow #iamacarriagehousebirthdoula #carriagehousebirthla

✨Birthday frosting 🎂- Consider skipping the newborn bath. Delayed bathing has benefits to your newborn. Babies are not born "dirty" Many hospitals have a newborn bath as one of the items on their check list. Often times the newborn bath is NOT presented as a choice. It is!!! We can't tell you how many times we've watched hospital staff roll their eyes when a parent declines the infant bath. Why?!?! Also why are they slathering your baby in soap that is filled with toxins??? (Please check out @thinkdirty) BENEFITS OF DELAYING NEWBORN BATH - *Reduced risk of infection. Vernix contains proteins that prevent common bacterial infections. *Stabilized blood sugar. Bathing a baby too soon after birth can cause low blood sugar. *Regulated body temperature. Babies are able to maintain body temperature better when they are not bathed. *Bonding. Skin to skin is super beneficial for bonding. Baby should be kept on the birthing person or partner (if applicable.) Newborn care procedures (in healthy babes) should be delayed if possible for at least an hour. *Improved breast/chest feeding success. Babies are born with all that goopy goodness for a reason. Try not to mess with it. // 📸 @christinabentonphotography #carriagehousebirth #vernix

✨BIRTH FLOW✨ Epic shot by @hadasimages #carriagehousebirth #birthflow

✨Yoga for Labor✨ with our very own @adele_loux_turner 🤗

A partner-based birth workshop

Sept 30th

2-5pm $150 per couple, $80 for an individual

This three-hour workshop is designed for birthing people and their partners. Learn how to apply yoga-based breath, movement, touch, and relaxation techniques to the process of labor. We will discuss the stages and physiology of labor and practice methods that both you and your birth partner can use to support the challenges of each stage. These techniques can be used in any type of birth setting: with or without medication, in the hospital or at home. This class picks up where many talk-based birthing classes fall short: you will leave with practical tools that you can practice at home to help you cope with the physicality of the birth process. Yoga for Laborcan be taken as a one-off childbirth-ed class, or as a supplement to more comprehensive childbirth courses. It’s also a great refresher course for those having their second child.

#grandsthealingproject #carriagehousebirth #doula #yoga #brooklyn #williamsburg

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