December Potluck

Bring your family and a side-dish or dessert to share and join us for a special night of holiday celebration. TCBN will provide the main dish & drinks. Please RSVP here  and note number attending on the wall so that we can have enough food available.

The whole family is welcome including children of all ages. Food and fellowship will be served, Thursday, December 18 7:00pm – 9:00pm

University of North Texas Health Science Center
Medical Education & Training Building, Cafe
1000 Montgomery St
Ft Worth, Texas

Parking and main entrance are on Bunting Street
Campus Map: http://www.hsc.unt.edu/campusmap/default.cfm

November Meeting

Join us November 20 at 7PM for a friendly discussion about circumcision and the evolving perception of birthing families. Our panel will be comprised of real parents who chose to circumcise their first but not their second, and parents who are circumcised but chose differently for their child.

We will also have circumcision expert
speaker Teri Mitchell has been a registered nurse for over 10 years, with certifications in maternal newborn nursing, childbirth education, and is an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Teri studied to earn a doctoral degree in nurse-midwifery at Baylor University. The focus of her doctoral studies has been on parental decision making for routine infant circumcision in the United States, using the Shared Decision Making model.

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!

October Meeting

In preparation for an easier birth for themselves and their babies, many women are realizing the benefits of adding chiropractic adjustments to their prenatal care. Dr. Terry Garcia of Inner Light Chiropractic will join us to review how chiropractic care can contribute to a better birth and overall health from preconception to postpartum.

Meeting will be held Thursday October 23, at 7pm at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, 1000 Montgomery St., Fort 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.

The Art of Birth 2015

The Art of Birth is a mixed media art show opening February 6 and running through February 28 in downtown Fort Worth at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. Over 35 artists will be featured in the gallery exhibit, showcasing subjects surrounding the pregnancy, birth and postpartum period. The exhibit is free to the public and open 9 am- 5 pm, Monday through Friday at 1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107. An invitation only mixer will kick off the event on Friday, February 6, 2015.

The event is hosted by Texas Birth Networks, a 501c3 non-profit organization committed to advocating and supporting evidence-based maternity care in the state of Texas.

If you or someone you know would like to display art at the exhibit please fill out and submit this Art Submission Form to be considered. Artists will be notified on or around December 15, 2014 if their art has been chosen.

Sponsored by:

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September Meeting

A frequent misconception during pregnancy is that you cannot switch providers, especially late in pregnancy. Choosing a care provider is often said to be the single most important decision you can make to positively affect your birth.

Join Tarrant County Birth Network on Thursday, September 25th at 7pm and hear from area office managers the logistics and frequently asked questions that surround making this important decision to switch.

We’ll also hear personal accounts on making the tough decision to find a more supportive provider during pregnancy.

Meet the Coordinators – Lynne Evans

Lynne Evans is a Cesarean Birth After Cesarean (CBAC) mom of two. She is an internationally published hair stylist and makeup artist, whose passion for sparking confidence and uplifting women through photo shoots shifted to birth activism and advocacy after the cesarean birth of her daughter in 2011. With firm encouragement from friends and family, along her Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) journey while pregnant with her son she decided to become a doula. She and her husband welcomed him via CBAC in 2013.

She has been a member of TCBN since 2012 and is enthusiastic to continue facilitating the astonishing championing of choice we have here in North Texas.

WHEW the summer is over, and it is time for Tarrant County Birth Network to kick back into high gear for 2015. We are hard at work at several really important things, but first we would like to take a moment to introduce those who work diligently behind the scenes to make everything happen.  After all things like BOLD, The Art of Birth, Ina May Gaskin’s lecture on Infant Mortality, Birth Roundup, and the Resource Guide do not happen in the blink of an eye. They are the fruits of countless hours of behind the scenes man hours. Over the course of the next couple weeks, we will be running a Meet the Coordinators blog series where we will post a picture and a bio for each of our Regional Coordinators. So if you see any of these folks out and about be sure to say hi.

August Meeting

Join us Thursday August 28 at 7PM, while we discuss breastfeeding adversity. We will hear from Certified Lactation Educator and Councilor, Naya Weber as well as mommies who have made it through breastfeeding issues to become full term breastfeeders.

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TCBN Joins Texas Birth Networks

Thank you for your continued support of Tarrant County Birth Network. Over the years we have been able to do some great things, and we are not stopping anytime soon. Over the course of the next few months our organization will be undergoing some changes to allow us to better serve our community. This will include some changes to the administrative side of things. As of August 1, 2014, we will no longer be a chapter of BirthNetwork National, but a member of Texas Birth Networks. The way we handle business administration is affected, however your member benefits and organizational leaders will remain the same. We will be running a membership drive special with savings up to $25 until October 1.

$ 20.00 Birth Advocate

$ 40.00 Birth Professional – Silver

$ 75.00 Birth Professional – Gold

$ 500.00 Small Group Membership

$ 1,000.00 Large Group Membership

Now we offer an auto renewal option to eliminate the hassle of annual membership renewal.  Benefits of joining Texas Birth Networks, as well as the membership form, are listed on our website at http://108.167.133.30/~tcbirthn/join/.

Have you already renewed with BirthNetwork National?

No worries, BirthNetwork National renewals completed January 1, 2014 to July 24, 2014 will be honored until expiration by Texas Birth Networks with the same benefits as before. Thank you for your support as we continue to work together for evidence based maternity care in Tarrant County and beyond.

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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