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Child and Adult CPR/AED/First Aide Cert Course
Jun 15, 2024 - Jun 15, 2024

This 4 Hr course is taught by CPR Eductor Instructor Christopher Gaskins and provides you with digital materials and your 2 year certification card.

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Jun 15, 2024
Sat
10:00am - 2:00pm PDT
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$75.00
1 Session
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Childbirth Express Class
Jun 22, 2024 - Jun 23, 2024

Childbirth Express is designed to prepare families for the birth they desire in any setting and with any provider. The course happens over two consecutive days (each are four hours with a break midway through). We will cover: establishing your birth support team, different birth locations, identifying your birth preferences, the mechanics of birth, setting up your birth space, non-medicinal coping techniques, interventions (including a backup cesarean plan), and preparing for a successful transition into life with baby.

Birth partners are encouraged to attend.

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Jun 22, 2024 - Jun 23, 2024
Sat, Sun
10:00am - 2:00pm PDT
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$275.00
2 Sessions
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Meet the Doulas
Jun 23, 2024 - Jun 23, 2024

If you're expecting a baby and interested in hiring a birth or postpartum doula, this event is the perfect opportunity to meet a bunch of them at one time! Learn about what doulas do and how they can support your family, then speak one-on-one with doulas to see if they might be a good fit. This event is presented by Birth Network of Santa Cruz.

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Jun 23, 2024
Sun
4:00pm - 5:30pm PDT
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$0.00
1 Session
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Mama's Time Out - Steel and Grace
Jun 29, 2024 - Jun 29, 2024

Move your body, explore your sensuality, and connect with other Mamas at first Mama's Time Out of the Year. Join us and Steel and Grace Pole fitness for a special class designed to help you reconnect to your pregnant or postpartum body as we learn a fun and seductive for routine suitable for all bodies and fitness levels.

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Jun 29, 2024
Sat
4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
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$50.00
1 Session
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FREE Birth Doula Training
Jul 6, 2024 - Jul 7, 2024

Are you interested in supporting families through pregnancy and birth? Join Circle co-founders & certified doulas, Elisa Havens-Stokes and Kim Guiley, for this special two-day birth doula training!

This course covers:

-The stages of labor: what is happening in the body & how to support clients through each step
-Comfort measures: hands-on practice with different positions
-Medical options & interventions: learn about common interventions, medical tools (how and when they are used)
-Lactation education: Melissa Mancini (CNM & IBCLC) will teach you about the process of breastfeeding and how to support clients as they learn this challenging skill
-Early postpartum support: what clients need in the early days & weeks, signs and symptoms to look out for

What is included:

-16 hours of in-person doula & lactation education
-FREE catered lunch (both days)
-Custom, in-depth curriculum booklet with worksheets you can use to support future clients
-FREE childcare!

Who is eligible:

Anyone who is interested in supporting birthing families is eligible to join! We especially encourage bilingual folks, as there is a great need for multi-lingual birth support in our community.

Please note:

Aspiring doulas who enroll in this workshop must attend a 4 hour follow-up workshop to enroll as a MediCal Doula. This workshop will also be held at The Circle on a future date. You will not be required to work exclusively with MediCal families, but being enrolled as a MediCal provider will allow you to expand your reach in our community and serve families who may not otherwise be able to afford doula support.

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Jul 6, 2024 - Jul 7, 2024
Sat, Sun
9:00am - 5:30pm PDT
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$0.00
2 Sessions
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