Bay Area Bellies: A Pregnant Parent Meetup - In Person
This meetup is designed for pregnant parents only. If you would like to attend virtually, you can view upcoming sessions here: Virtual Bay Area Bellies: A Pregnant Parent Meetup.
Pregnancy is an exciting time and brings with it a multitude of questions and concerns. Whether this is your first baby or your third, come connect with others in this significant experience of growing a person and becoming a parent.
-Make lasting friendships
-Receive support, empowerment, and resources as you navigate your way through this unique journey.
IMPORTANT IN-PERSON POLICY: If health and safety concerns warrant it (uptick in COVID-19 infection, poor air quality due to wild fires, etc) all in-person classes may be moved to a virtual format. Refunds and rescheduling, would not be offered in these circumstances. By signing up for in-person classes you are agreeing to this stipulation. We reserve the right to make this change at our discretion
Nile Nash, MSN, RN, WHNP-BC, CNM is a mama of two little boys and currently offers postpartum midwifery care packages and sleep consultations. Her practice, Mama Lion, was born in 2005 when she started out as a DONA Doula and Birthing From Within Mentor before attending UCSF’s MEPN Master’s program from 2007-2010 to become a nurse midwife. Mama Lion Midwifery thrived in San Francisco for 9 years in the beautiful community of homebirth midwives in the Bay Area. The last few years have been consumed by birthing and raising two little ones during the pandemic and tending to her family. The newest chapter of her calling as a midwife has focused Nile’s professional role on the fourth trimester postpartum period. Mama Lion now cares for families who birth in the hospital but have the wisdom to set up a postpartum plan. Nile is thrilled to be working with the Natural Resources family as the newest facilitator of the New Mothers Circle and the Pregnant Together Circle. www.mamalion.org
Britt Fohrman creates a healing, loving, and supportive environment for women in all stages of the childbearing years, in her work as a yoga teacher, birth educator, photographer, and birth doula. Her yoga teaching includes specialties in working with the female pelvic floor, using yoga as birth preparation and laughter yoga. In addition to helping pregnant families prepare for a conscious birth, Britt also mentors doulas, helping them to create a sustainable, satisfying and successful practice.
Receive more information about Britt and her practice at www.brittfohrman.com.
Lauren Miller Brown is a San Francisco Bay Area native who specializes in providing nurturing, connective, therapeutic massage, doula services and childbirth education classes. She has been a birth doula for since 2007 and feel very fortunate that she is so passionate about her work and that she found it at such a young age. Her work continues to inspire her to this day and she can't imagine doing anything else.
Lauren's road to birth work began after taking a Doulas of North America training in 2007. After completing her Doula certification she enrolled in Alive and Well! The Institute of Conscious Bodywork in Marin County. Lauren completed her massage training in 2008 and has been working as a bodyworker ever since. After massage school, Lauren worked as a massage therapist at The Mindful Body in San Francisco from 2009-2015, focusing on prenatal massage in particular, as well as with a wide variety of clients, including athletes, yogis, and San Francisco's tech community.