Chatty Claire and Acorn Treasures are initiating the "Treasures Birth Hour" at Acorn Treasures. This is a once per month meeting, free, for Huntsville and North Alabama families.
Each meeting will be led by either Jessica Claire or Sarah Bailey AND one or two local doulas. Additionally, we will have special speakers at some meetings such as a midwife, ICAN Leader, chiropractor, obstetrician, acupuncturist, or any number of other possibilities.
This is an opportunity for us to serve our community and engage in purposeful education opportunities and your collaboration will lessen the burden on any one person.
Meetings will be the 4th Saturday of the month from 9:00am-10:30am at Acorn Treasures. Presentation will begin at 9:15am to allow time for group to get refreshments and to settle into seats before presentation begins.
1.) Share your prepared activity or discussion questions (approx 40 minutes of activity or discussion) related to the topic of the month with Jessica Claire before meeting date. For accurate event descriptions which leads to better attendance, share this information with Jessica Claire as early as possible; 3 weeks in advance is preferred.
2.) Bring light snacks/refreshments for the group
3.) 10 minutes to speak about their business offerings
4.) Spread the word and invite people to attend
Jessica Claire and/or Sarah Bailey responsibility:
1.) Lead meeting (along with scheduled doula) using activity or discussion questions related to the topic of the month
2.) Seating, table, & paper products
3.) Create Facebook events
4.) Share on social media & list on local calendars
5.) List of attendees (including attendees’ contact info) to doula within 72 hours of meeting date.
TECHNOLOGY. Acorn Treasures has a TV that is suitable for sharing pictures or visuals. We recommend you bring a flash drive with all visuals you’d like to share placed in a single folder. This folder would be set up on a continuous slideshow that can be paused to discuss the visual.
I (Jessica Claire) will maintain a master calendar of who is scheduled. Any questions, please email me: email@example.com.
The meeting topics include bullet points of specifics for you to focus on as you prepare your activity or discussion questions. It is requested for you to have an activity or discussion to last about 40 minutes in duration. All topic points will not be covered in every meeting for that topic/ it is likely that only one or two topic points will be discussed per meeting.
Writing your birth plan
Tips to improve mom’s comfort while pregnant
Exercise/fitness while pregnant
Preparing your home for baby
Preparing to breastfeed
Packing hospital/birth bag
Knowing labor signs
Comfort measures and pain relief while in labor
Purpose of a doula
Birth is powerful
Including partner in birth experience
Joys and grief of our birth stories
Bringing baby home & newborn care
Recovering from childbirth
Baby’s Fourth Trimester
Sleep expectations for your infant
Caring for yourself
Postpartum mood disorders
Using a baby carrier
Notes on exercise and eating during postpartum time
Please select all meetings in which you are available to participate (the topic for each meeting is in parentheses).
Your time participating will need to be devoted to the meeting and you will need to have childcare arranged. Attendees will be able to bring their children to
Use this link to select your date/topic using the form on signupgenius.com.
I will respond to you asap via email with any questions or comments. Please email me with any questions you may have: firstname.lastname@example.org. ~Jessica Claire Hall