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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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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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Beginning today and ending at the end of the March 27, 2014 TCBN meeting. We will be selling raffle tickets to win 1 Rustler Ticket to the Birth Roundup. Prices will be $2 for tickets sold online, $1 for tickets sold a meetings, and 25 tickets for $20 online or in person.

Buy your raffle ticket here

Winners will be contacted. Once contacted they will have 72 hours to claim their prize before another name is drawn.

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Only 80 days remaining until the 2014 Southwest Birth Roundup. This event is getting close and our excitement is growing by the day.

We have added a session information page that contains a listing of all sessions for Saturday and Sunday, as well as a link to the Friday Workshop. You will also be able find Continuing Education Units information for individual sessions there.

Our schedule of events has been updated as well so you can plan your days and nights accordingly. Please feel free to come and go between sessions as needed. Additionally, we are selling tickets to fit your needs, buy tickets individually or as a package. Attend 2 out of 3 days or all of them.

SUNDAY TICKET BONUS!!! Sunday we have added Jennie Joseph to our line up. This means that those who have already purchased al a carte tickets to see Martha on Sunday will also be able to attend the Jennie Joseph session at no additional charge

For those requiring accommodations our discount with the Stockyard Hotel expires March 10, 2014. The hotel is located directly across the street from the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame so your commute will be minutes not miles. Just mention “Birth Roundup” at booking to secure your discount.

Last but not least the early bird registration special end TOMORROW! Monday ticket prices will increase by $50 be sure to register and save.

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After many months of work we are proud to release Birth and Beyond: North Texas Birth Networks’ Resource Guide 2014.

This year we partnered with Dallas and Denton County Birth Networks to organize our largest distribution yet. We are ecstatic to connect pregnant families with so many evidence based care providers across North Texas.

View the guide electronically HERE!!!

This year we will be distributing resource guides like girl scout cookies. If you would like to receive a box to distribute at your office, to your friends, or in your local groups. Please be sure to email us at admin@tcbirthnetwork.org and we will make arrangements to get your box to you ASAP.

 

970554_10201543184651478_537555758_nEarly bird registration for the 2014 Southwest Birth Roundup is ending in just shy of a week. Early Bird registrants enjoy a $50 discount over regular price tickets.

How much are early bird tickets and what do I get?

Tickets are broken into packages. Members receive a $50 discount on each package

Wrangler – $150 non members / $100 members

-Attend Saturday Sessions Only – includes conference shirt

Rustler – $210 non members / $160 members

-Attend Both Saturday & Sunday Sessions – includes shirt and tote bag

Cow Boss – $285 non members / $235 members

-Same as Rustler – plus attend the Friday night sponsorship dinner with Dr. & Mrs. Sears.

When does early bird registration end?

Early registration ends at 11:59 PM on February 2, 2014. Prices for members and non members will increase by $50 Monday, February 3 and will not include a shirt.

Where can I buy tickets?

http://form.jotformpro.com/form/31566005837960

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“Squats vs Kegels- Can we all just work together?”

That is the magic question these days. Join us for our January meeting as Marie Woerner, PT, DPT shares with us exactly what we should know about squats, kegels & your pelvic floor.

Marie Woerner, PT, DPT, is one of the few physical therapists in Tarrant County who treats pelvic problems in both men and women. She and Charles Nichols, DPT, are the new physical therapists at the Alliance Clinic in north Fort Worth/Keller. Nichols has extensive experience in orthopedic therapy, especially spine rehabilitation and sports therapy.

Woerner specializes in women’s health, including care during pregnancy and postpartum; and fibromyalgia, osteoporosis and lymphedema. She also uses a biofeedback unit for some patients, to allow them “to see and monitor what their pelvic floor muscles are doing with specific tasks.” The patient is connected to this unit with surface EMG electrodes, and can move around freely with the machine in place. She also treats patients with general orthopedic conditions ranging from low back pain to post-surgical issues.

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Join us to hear what to expect when a Home Birth turns into a Hospital Birth at the last minute. Home Birth Midwife, Christy Martin and Hospital Midwife, Lindsay Griffiths will speak on what to expect during a hospital transport.

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October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. The loss of a baby is one of the most painful things anyone will ever have to face. If you have experienced such a loss it can be a devastating and overwhelming. If that loss happens to a loved friend or family member it can be very difficult to know how to best support them in their grief.

Rebekah Mitchell, founder of Mommies Enduring Neonatal Death or M.E.N.D., will join us this month to address this very subject. She will talk about the experience and emotions of a family after the loss of a baby and ways that friends and family can best show their love and support during such a difficult time.

Rebekah Mitchell is the founder / president of Mommies Enduring Neonatal Death (M.E.N.D.), which she founded in 1996, one year following the stillbirth of her son, Jonathan Daniel. M.E.N.D. is a Christian non-profit organization, based in Irving, TX, that reaches out to families who have suffered the loss of a baby due to miscarriage,stillbirth, or early infant death. M.E.N.D. has chapters across Texas and several other states.

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