May 2014 Meeting

Making the decision to become a doula is a transformational one.

Join a panel of seasoned doulas as we discuss paths to becoming a doula, choosing to get certified, and with which organization certification, what kinds of problems and obstacles doulas face, personally and professionally.

Meeting will be held at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, 1000 Montgomery St., Ft Worth, Texas in the Medical Education & Training Building, Room 111. Parking and main entrance are on Bunting Street.

Please remember that regular meetings are only for babies who are content to stay quietly in your lap or in a carrier for the duration of the meeting. Thanks so much for your cooperation!

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Earn TWO free tickets to hear Dr. Sears speak Saturday April 26 at the Fort Worth Stockyards. To earn your tickets we will supply you with 200 postcards to distribute, bring us back a list of who got how many cards, and we will give you a coupon code for TWO free tickets to see Dr Sears LIVE April 26.

 

Additionally if you are interested in attending the conference for little or no cost, and would like to volunteer, contact us with your Friday April 25, Saturday April 26, or Sunday April 27 availability and we will forward your information to our Volunteer Coordinator.

To get started just email us at admin@tcbirthnetwork.org

afterthestorm *Trigger Warning: this month’s meeting will include stories from a disaster zone of both triumph and tragedy. If you are sensitive to loss, please exercise caution in attending the meeting.*

On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) struck the Philippines, killing at least 6,201 people in that country alone. It was the strongest storm recorded in that region. As part of the recovery effort, Mercy in Action, a non-profit organization that focuses on the crisis in Maternal/Newborn/Child health care worldwide, organized volunteer midwives to attend to the needs of expectant and postpartum mothers in the Philippines. Tarrant County midwife Christy Martin served in the recovery effort for 6 weeks across the Christmas holidays and through the month of January, working with a team that gave medical care to 1350 survivors and fed hundreds of pregnant and breastfeeding mothers. Over 110 babies were born in the mobile maternity tent. Christy will share with us her experiences in the Philippines following Typhoon Yolanda and talk about the practical logistics of birth without any of the basic comforts enjoyed here. A certified professional midwife since 2006, Christy received her training through Mercy in Action and has cared for impoverished women and their families in Manila, Philippines and Tanzania, East Africa.   This will be the last meeting before Birth Roundup which will replace the April meeting. We will be drawing for 1 Rustler Ticket to the 2014 Southwest Birth Roundup. The ticket is good for Saturday and Sunday attendance. Tickets are $1 for each for those attending the meeting or $2 online. Tickets are available here: http://form.jotformpro.com/form/40298247411958

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