Explore our Site:
Our mission is to protect the birth experience by providing women and their families with education, resources, and advocacy.
We are dedicated to empowering women to honor and celebrate the birthing process. We envision a community where parents access resources to make informed choices for their birth and early parenting experiences.
Meet the Doula
Friday March 25nd, 2016
A free community event for expecting women and couples.
Bring questions or just come to listen. You'll have the opportunity
to talk with several doulas and find the right one for you. Big brothers
and big sisters are welcome to attend. Events last about 2 hours.
Meet the Midwives
Monterey Public Library
Meet local midwives who attend both hospital and home births
in Monterey County (and surrounding areas). If you are curious
about what a midwife does, what she will bring to a birth, what happens
in an emergency, where you can have a waterbirth locally...
don't miss this event!
Open to expecting parents or parents considering midwifery
care for their next pregnancy.
Expecting parents can register at HERE
*This is a free event for parents*
You can view the facebook event page here
Public Round Table Discussions 2015
The Parenting Connection of Monterey County
Marina Del Mar School, Rm 10
3066 Lake Dr. Marina
These evening meetings are open to parents, members of the community,
and all members of the Birth Network of Monterey County.
Each meeting will have a topic and a panel of experts.
Bring questions or just come and listen to the discussion.
Wednesday, February 11th
A discussion for professionals and parents about why
labor sometimes "stalls" and what options are available.
Panel includes Jamie Meyerhoff, CNM, WHNP; Sarah McCabe, Lamaze childbirth educator, CBD; Jennifer Golden, LCSW; Molly Lineberger, Mother
Tuesday, June 9th
Labor induction has become more and more popular
in our society. Professionals and parents are invited
to learn more about the risks, reasons, and options of
Panel includes Carole Jungwirth, RN; Jacqueline Little, CPM, LM; Maureen Manning, LAc; Cori Gentry, Childbirth Educator & Mother
***Vaginal Birth after Cesarean***
Monday, September 14th
Many women today are told "once a cesarean, always a cesarean,"
but that is not always what women desire or what is safest for mom and baby.
This educational panel on Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) will include a
local OBGYN, L&D nurse, midwife, and doula. Learn what local options are available for women having another baby after a cesarean birth.
Panel includes Dr. Chander, OB/GYN; Jacqueline LIttle, LM, CPM
Brittany Randolph, Doula, Prenatal Fitness and Nutrition
Maia Carpenetti, VBAC mom and co-chair of ICAN
The Postpartum Period
Thursday, November 19th
Parents often times spend time preparing for their birth and the baby, but not the postpartum period for mom. Learn how to have a healthy and positive postpartum period physically and emotionally from our panel of local experts.
Panel includes Gail Root M.A. Pre & Perinatal Psychology & Health, Stephanie Greunke, MS, RD, CPT, WHE; Registered Dietitian, Tina McRorie of Monterey Bay Parenting & Attachment Parenting International
Visit the facebook page here.
Member Lunch Meetings 2015
Tarpy's Roadhouse (Sarah's Room)
2999 Salinas Monterey Highway, Monterey
These meetings are open to all members of the
Birth Network of Monterey County. Each meeting will have
a topic for our professional members, we will cover what events
are coming up, and members can connect with other professionals
in our area. Bring cash or checks for lunch.
2015 Member Lunch Meetings:
Tuesday, January 13th
Membership kickoff, 2015 Events
You can view the facebook event page here.
Friday, April 3rd
Wednesday, August 19th
Thursday, October 1
Wendy Root Askew will be our guest speaker. She will be sharing what
options families have available to them after receiving care that was unsatisfying
or traumatic. As birth professionals and community members it may be helpful to know what steps families can take to heal a situation, or create change.
Optimize Your Birth Panel Event
Sunday, October 25, 2015
Natividad Medical Center
Free community event for families interested in learning about their birthing options and how to better prepare yourself for your ideal birth from local professionals at this free event. Professional panel includes an Ob/Gyn, home birth midwife, childbirth educator, and birth doula.
The Educations Panel will be followed by a Birth & Baby Fair for women and their partners who are planning to start a family, are currently expecting, or have welcomed a new baby. Meet local birth & early parenting professionals. Ask questions of doctors, doulas, midwives, childbirth educators, lactation consultants, and more.
Michelle Liamidi, MD, OB/GYN
Thank you to our panelists this year!
L&D Nurse: Rosa Gutierrez, RN, PHN, MSN
Nurse Midwife: Jamie Meyerhoff, CNM,
Acupuncturist: Kristen Roth, L.Ac.
Doula & Birth Educator: Czarina Bowers
If you would like to have a table at the event, you may register here.
News & Announcements
POSTPARTUM SUPPORT GROUP & WARMLINE
TAKE THE BIRTH SURVEY TODAY!
CIMS's (the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services) Birth Survey.