The Southwest Birth Roundup: Driving change for the next generation

If you are ready to make change in your community – join us for THE birth event of 2014!

Moms & Babies Fair, fabulous fellowship and conference speakers for both advocates and professionals including Dr. Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Jill Arnold of The Unnecesarean, and Dr. Bill & Martha Sears. Plus, members and conference attendees have access to a book signing with Dr. Sears.

We can’t wait to change the world with you!

The Birth Roundup is committed to improving the culture of birth through professional advocacy education. This conference is for birth professionals and birth advocates who want to improve the national maternity care system by advocating the Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative through professionalism and consumer outreach.

Hosted by the Tarrant County Birth Network, in conjunction with the Denton County and Dallas Birth Networks, in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards, this weekend will be packed with useful information on how to make a difference in your community as a professional or volunteer. The conference will host tandem educational series, a professional track
and an advocate/consumer track for non-birth professionals.

Get Tickets HERE!


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

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:


Saturday April 26, 2014 is a big day for our local birth community as well as the global cloth diaper community. Every year cloth diapering families from around the world gather together to try to break a Guinness World Record for the most cloth diapers changed at that same moment globally. This year marks the 4th year for the Great Cloth Diaper Change. We have decided this year to partner with the DFW Cloth Diaper Group and Rebecca’s Closet to host our area change at the Mom’s and Babies fair inside the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame! The change will take place precisely at 11AM CST. We could not be more excited to see all these squishy babies at the Moms and Babies Fair.


Be sure to visit the DFW Cloth Diaper Group website for more details on the change, seen enough? Pre-register here.

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