Community

 

Across all cultures and time women have looked to other women for information, encouragement, and support during pregnancy and birth.

 


 

Groups facilitated by Red Cedar Birth Services (at the Willow Tree Family Center)

 

Birth Chat

– First Monday of the month, 6:30-9pm

  • This free gathering offers space where women can share and explore concepts, philosophies, and techniques surrounding labor, birth and new babies.

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Capital Area Home Birth Meet Up

– Third Sunday of the month, 2-5pm

  • Family Centered get together for anyone who has birthed at home or is planning to.

 

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Healing From Birth

Healing Birth Circle is a safe space for women to process the birth experience in a supportive and judgement free environment.

–Please send us an email to let us know that you are interested in scheduling a circle.

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Resources

Childbirth Educators

Comfort Measures for Labor – Great refresher course for second time moms or as a compliment to Childbirth Education.

Baby Basics and BreastFeeding – A fun filled, hands on day all about preparing for your sweet little baby.

Empowered Childbirth Series – especially helpful for women interested in natural childbirth; however, the information is valuable and applicable for all birth experiences in any setting. These classes are excellent no matter where you plan to birth. To register visit the Willow Tree Family Center’s calender page.

Expectant Parent Organization –  Their natural birth class is great, and features Comfort Measures one night! -2-3 times a year in the Lansing area

Chiropractic Care

Dr. Jennifer Whitman- Caring and knowledgeable chiropractic care in Dewitt, Michigan

www.dewittchiro.com/

Dr. Melissa Marshal of Ledges Chiropractic (specializing in pediatric adjustments)- Grand Ledge, Michigan

www.ledgeschiropractic.com/

Infinity Chiropractor Center – Family Centered Chiropractic Care- Okemos, Michigan

http://www.infinitychiropractic.com/

 

Photographers

Born. Birth Photography Collective– several talented photographers working together from the Lansing and Jackson area.

Tiffany West– Of Direction Studios, Tiffany does amazing photography, we have had the privilege of having her at a few of our home births, and her newborn and maternity work is just out of this world.

Magan Konoski– family photography in  Mason, Michigan

 

Midwifery Resources

Michigan Midwives Association

Friends of Michigan Midwives

Midwives Alliance of North America

 

Baby Wearing

Mid-Michigan Baby Wear-ers– bi-monthly meetings at the Willow Tree Family Center

Lansing Baby Wear-ers– monthly meetings devoted to baby wearing with a well stocked lending library of carriers to check out. Meets in Delta area.

Lansing Baby Wearers Facebook Group

 

Breast Feeding Support

Lansing and East Lansing La Leche League

www.lalecheleague.org/web/michigan.html

Up to date Research and information on drug and food interactions as well as problem solving common issues around breast feeding.

kellymom.com

Mama with Baby

 

Dad with Baby

 

Mama Looking at Baby