2016 Resource Guide

A Guide to Understanding the Resource Guide

Ad spaces are on sale until September 10th.

Last year, in conjunction with Dallas and Denton Birth Networks we distributed nearly 20,000 Resource Guides, and you helped make it happen. This year Tarrant County Birth Network is proud to once again go to print, as a part of Texas Birth Networks.We cannot wait to get Mother-Friendly resources in the hands of the many families across North Texas. But first we need your help! The resource guide would not be possible without the support of advertisers like you. We are inviting you to become an advertiser, and support the spread of Mother-Friendly care across North Texas.

As a benefit of membership with Tarrant County Birth Network and Texas Birth Networks, professional members will be listed in the directory portion of the resource guide. Last year’s directory listings are printed between pages 30 and 48. Seen here: http://www.flipsnack.com/FFC778EC5A8/ftmyxl53

To be included in the directory, Texas Birth Network membership is required. A separate email will go our at the conclusion of ad sales. Please look for this email around September 10th. Joining is easy at: http://birthtexas.org/join-a-texas-birth-network/

Advertisements are up to 500% larger and sprinkled through out the book.


Those who advertise this year will also receive free layout design for their ad. Once you have paid in full, our designer will contact you for a consultation

We have 4 options available for ads this year,  the prices are:

Premium Space – $1500
Full Page – $1125
1/2 Page – $600
1/4 Page – $350
1/8 Page – $250

Auto draft payment plans are available. To see a graphic representation of the ad sizes visit: https://goo.gl/Bsal6i

Ads are available for purchase at: http://www.jotformpro.com/form/51650989129971

Changing Waterbirth Practices in Texas: 2015 Guidelines, Tarrant County Birth Network August Meeting

In 2014, a fatal Legionella infection occurred in a newborn after a water birth. Amelia’s death highlighted the need for infection control education, client awareness, and standardization of cleaning procedures in Texas midwife facilities offering waterbirth.

Her mother, Amber Jennings, participated in an Ad Hoc committee on the Texas Midwifery Board with five certified professional midwives and one certified nurse midwife to create the Waterbirth Guidelines, approved by the board this June.

The guidelines include criteria for use of water immersion for labor or birth, reasons not to enter or stay in the pool, environmental conditions for safety, management of stages of labor during water immersion and immediate postpartum concerns including newborn resuscitation.

Amber will join us to tell her story and describe the process the ad-hoc committee went through to create their recommendations to develop safer waterbirth practices for Texas mothers.

Maryn Taylor, with Buoyant Birth pool rentals will also join us to talk about practical application of the guidelines for providers and families.

The guidelines are available for review at http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/midwife/waterbirth/

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.

Parking and main entrance are on Bunting Street.

TCBN meetings are free and open to the public. Please remember that regular meetings are only for adults and 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!

Online Professional Guide

In an effort to continue to provide a comprehensive guide to the birth professionals in our area, Texas Birth Networks will be beta testing a new feature in the Tarrant County area. During the test ANY mother-friendly birth professional may list their business for FREE in the TCBN online directory. Free listings will be limited to Business Name, Category, 25 Character Description, Service Area, and Telephone number. Free listings will be approved once a month by a TCBN Regional Coordinator; Once approved free listings will be good for 1 year, when they will need to be updated again.

Texas Birth Networks professional member listings will continue to be listed with Provider Name, Business Name, Address (if desired) with Google Map, Telephone Number, Photo, and link to business website. Member listings will be highlighted above free listings and designated with a TXBN Member Badge.

If you are a current professional member and need assistance getting listed on the website please email us at admin@tcbirthnetwork.org. If you would like more information on upgrading your listing, please contact us at admin@tcbirthnetwork.org or visit http://tcbirthnetwork.org/join/ for details.

Angelica is an accountant and mom of two who has a passion for birth, breastfeeding, and women’s rights. After the birth of her two sons she wanted to find a way to stay involved in the birth community and TCBN was the best fit.

Meet the Coordinator – Shazia Lackey

Shazia is a registered nurse and certified childbirth educator. She works at the Fort Worth Birthing and Wellness Center and also teaches Birth Boot Camp. Shazia has two sons that keep her busy when she isn’t working. She is passionate about improving maternity care through the education and empowerment of women. Shazia is excited to begin working with TCBN.

June Meeting

Answering the Call: Becoming a Midwife

Thursday, June 25th 2015 at 7pm

Ask any midwife, they will tell you that midwifery is a calling, a labor of love to serve women and families. As more families discover the value of choosing midwifery care for their low risk birth, the demand for midwives is increasing. If you have considered exploring midwifery as a profession, join us on June 25, 2015.

We will have both student and practicing Certified Nurse Midwives (Carla Morrow & student) and Certified Professional Midwife (Christy Martin) and her student (Jamie Hinton) answering questions in a panel format about their training, how they balance work & family life, and how they have grown successful businesses in the Dallas/ Fort Worth area.

Meeting will be held at the University of North Texas Health Science Center:
1000 Montgomery St.
Fort Worth, Texas
Medical Education & Training Building.

Parking and main entrance are on Bunting Street.

TCBN meetings are free and open to the public. Please remember that regular meetings are only for adults and 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!

April Meeting

Secondary Infertility: the reality of a silent struggle

While primary infertility has slowly gained recognition, the pain and devastation of secondary infertility has not been widely received and acknowledged. The National Center for Health Statistics suggests an estimated 3 million women of childbearing age in the U.S. with one biological child deal with the hindrance of getting pregnant or carrying to term, oftentimes leaving women and couples to feel desolate with lack of support and awareness.

Join Andi Seibold, Au.D. as we discuss the causes, treatments, and emotional manifestations of secondary infertility as she shares her personal story with us.

Meeting will be held Thursday, April 23rd 2015 at 7pm at the University of North Texas Health Science Center,
1000 Montgomery St.,
Ft Worth, Texas
Medical Education & Training Building auditorium

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!

March Meeting

Hospital Waterbirth: It’s not just for mermaids!

Thursday, March 26th 2015 at 7pm

Long known as the “Midwives’ Epidural,” waterbirth has been in the news lately. Opinions and questions have come from the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics), ACOG (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists), and FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in recent years, at times directly contradicting the findings of international agencies with a long history of endorsing waterbirth.

Locally, some hospitals and care providers encourage waterbirth, while other do not allow it at all. The consumer is left wondering when is a waterbirth “allowed” at their hospital, and under what conditions?

Is it safe? How do you get the tub clean enough? How does the doctor or midwife deliver the baby under water?

Join Certified Nurse Midwife Lindsay Kragle Griffith as we discuss the pros, cons, do’s and do not’s of having a hospital waterbirth.

Meeting will be held at the
University of North Texas Health Science Center,
1000 Montgomery St.,
Ft Worth, Texas
Medical Education & Training Building auditorium

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!

February Meeting

Thursday, February 26th at 7pm

In the United States alone, each year 26,000 babies are born still, and 18,000 families experience neonatal loss (within the first 28 days). Behind this startling statistic are the faces and hearts of families affected by the tragic loss.

Guest speaker Cindy Haggerton will share with us how she has persevered through the loss of their son, Evans at 33 weeks due to Potter’s Syndrome and will be joined by Trina Lozano, who specializes in infant loss. As a birth worker herself, Cindy has helped other families walk through their loss journey, before and after her son’s short life.

Meeting will be held at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in the Medical Education & Training Building.
1000 Montgomery St.
Fort Worth, Texas

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!

January Meeting

 

Join us on January 22, 2015 at 7pm as we welcome Dr. Heather Bartos, from Be. Women’s Health & Wellness, to speak about Vaginal Birth After Cesarean in North Texas. Dr. Bartos has been board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology since 2008. She is also certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultants.

“Per the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) is a reasonable and appropriate choice for most women with one prior cesarean and for “some women” with two prior cesareans. Being pregnant with twins, going over 40 weeks, having an unknown or low vertical scar, or suspecting a “big baby” should not prevent a woman from planning a VBAC.”

“45% of American women are interested in the option of VBAC, yet 92% have a Repeat Cesarean Section (RCS). Some women chose their RCS or it was medically necessary. Others felt like they didn’t have much of a choice for numerous reasons including hospital VBAC bans; immense social pressure; or the misrepresentation of VBAC risks.” ~www.vbacfacts.com

The January meeting will also be the official release of the 2015 Texas Birth Networks Resource Guide.

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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