Saturday, August 21, 2010

Local Options for Natural Birth meeting September 16

Are you curious about the landscape of birth options in the greater DC area?

Where are the birth centers? What are local midwife options? How do OBs and hospitals support natural birth, VBAC, etc.?

Which childbirth classes are right for you?

Come to the Arlington/Alexandria chapter of Holistic Moms Network to learn about local birth options and to meet birth care providers including midwives, OBs, doulas, childbirth educators and other practitioners who support women in preparing to birth.

Date/Time: Thursday, September 16, 6:30-9:00 p.m

Location: George Mason Regional Library, 7001 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, Virginia

Note this is a different location than our usual chapter meetings

Children are welcome to attend, but the meeting might be crowded and busy, so plan accordingly.

HMN meetings are always open to members and first-time visitors. This meeting is open to anyone regardless of whether you've attended a meeting before or not. No RSVP required.

  1. Introductory presentation on DC-area options and general considerations for natural birth by Karen Klauss, CNM, and former board member of Birth Options Alliance
  2. Q&A with practitioners
  3. Open house meet & greet with practitioners

If you are a birth-related practitioner who would like to attend and/or to send materials for the info table, please contact the chapter leaders at HolisticMomsArlAlex (at) gmail (dot) com by August 27 with the following information:
  • Name
  • Profession and Affiliation(s)
  • Services provided
  • Contact information

For more information about the Arlington/Alexandria chapter of Holistic Moms Network, please:
visit our blog at
email HolisticMomsArlAlex (at) gmail (dot) com
or call Leigha at 703-785-1099

For more information about Holistic Moms Network, a national non-profit organization with over 120 chapters aroundthe U.S. and in Canada, please visit

Yummy August meeting

Lots of people -- and lots of pints! -- turned out for our first ice cream social. So many yummy options to try - ice cream made out of coconut milk, hemp milk, almond milk, soy milk, real cow's milk... It was a lovely evening on the AUMC patio! Thanks to everyone who came out, including so many dads and visitors!