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Water is essential for conception, birth and breastfeeding.

Water is essential for conception, birth, and breastfeeding. Hydration is essential in order for your body to function properly, especially during conception, pregnancy, labor, birth, postpartum healing and lactation. Human beings are made up of [...]

By | January 1st, 2018|

Expectant, Soon-to-be Expecting & Newborn Parents

Healthy Brain ~ Happy Baby ~ Confident Parents Parents, do you wish you knew where the magic button was on your baby to help with soothing, feeding or sleeping?  Are you at the [...]

By | February 2nd, 2017|

I’m Pregnant! Now What? Breathe.

Breathe.  You're pregnant! Congratulations!  There is so much to learn and do.  Let’s start at the beginning of this new beginning.  Deep diaphragmatic breathing is a foundational technique for every step of pregnancy, birth, postpartum, [...]

By | January 30th, 2017|

Attend Professional Conferences – Do Doulas Do That?

Julia Cooper and Kim Martino-Sexton, Co-Owners of Spectrum Birth Services just attend two major professional conferences in the month of October.  Yes, Doulas Do That!  At Spectrum Birth Services we are committed to providing the [...]

By | October 30th, 2016|

Mercy Birthing Center

We listened to women in the community and found many want a home-like birth, or at least a more natural birth without any medical intervention. The Birthing Center at Mercy Hospital provides a more home-like [...]

By | June 14th, 2016|

Confluence Midwifery Center

Providing St. Louis-area women and families with gentle, individualized care. Learn more: Confluence Midwifery Center Website

By | June 14th, 2016|

Birth and Wellness Center

Empowering Women. Respecting Birth. Learn more: Birth and Wellness Center

By | June 14th, 2016|

The Big Push for Midwives

The Big Push for Midwives Campaign provides vital “labor” support to the courageous mothers and midwives nationwide, who sacrifice so much in pushing forward the national movement for out-of-hospital maternity care and birth options. Learn [...]

By | June 14th, 2016|

Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA)

Midwives Alliance of North America's (MANA) vision is that midwifery is an essential maternity care option that must be fully integrated into the U.S. health care system. Learn more: Mana Website

By | June 14th, 2016|

Missouri Midwives Association (MMA)

A professional organization dedicated to promotion, protection, support and education for midwives in Missouri. Learn more: Missouri Midwives Association

By | June 14th, 2016|

 

Upcoming Events

  • Baby & Me Tuesday Afternoons

    Tuesday, Nov 7, 2017 - Monday, Oct 3, 2050

    Time: 12:30pm - 2:30pm

    Baby and Me is a safe, judgement-free, lively circle of supportive parents led by Newborn Family Coaches, Kim Martino-Sexton & Julia Cooper. Join us weekly as we share our wisdom, make new friends and find humor amongst the challenges. Whether you are breastfeeding, formula feeding, cloth diapering or using disposable diapers, this circle is for you. Topics often covered include sleep, transitions, nutrition, siblings, and relationships...  This is your group, you get to ask and share.  All parenting styles are supported and we truly believe you know your baby best!Baby & Me meets every Tuesday from 12:30pm - 2:30pm                                                                                  No fee. Siblings Welcome! 
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    Location


    Kangaroo Kids
    10030 Manchester Road
    Rock Hill, Mo 63122

    Event Fees:


    $ 0.00 Full Class Fee
    $ 0.00 Class Deposit


    Registration is closed for this event.
    For more information or questions, please email:
    newborn.family.coach@gmail.com

    MOMS Group at Night

    Thursday, Jan 25, 2018 -

    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    The early days, weeks and months of motherhood can be both joyful and overwhelming. Sharing the ups and downs with one another is the best way to heal and grow.The MOMS Group is a free peer support group for expectant and postpartum moms experiencing any form of baby blues, anxiety, overwhelm, and/or depression. All moms are welcome and registration is not necessary. Babies in arms and siblings are welcome. Trained postpartum peer coaches, moms, who have been there and have gone through these experiences already, lead the MOMS GROUP.Moms learn and talk about:- Caring for ourselves and our families- Family sleep and tranisitions- Motherhood: the myth and reality- Newborn family nutrition- Identifying my supports- Siblings and the newborn family- Diapering, baby wearing and attachment parenting- Every family is unique- Boundary setting- Mommy anger and other taboo subjects- The new normal- Effective communicationLed by trained postpartum peer coachesMOMS Group at Night                                                                                                                  Meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday Nights                                                                                            7:00pm - 9:00pm                                                                                  No fee. Babies and Siblings Welcome! 
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    Location


    Kangaroo Kids
    10030 Manchester Road
    Rock Hill, Mo 63122

    Event Fees:


    $ 0.00 Class Deposit
    $ 0.00 Full Class Fee

  • Baby & Me Tuesday Afternoons

    Tuesday, Nov 7, 2017 - Monday, Oct 3, 2050

    Time: 12:30pm - 2:30pm

    Baby and Me is a safe, judgement-free, lively circle of supportive parents led by Newborn Family Coaches, Kim Martino-Sexton & Julia Cooper. Join us weekly as we share our wisdom, make new friends and find humor amongst the challenges. Whether you are breastfeeding, formula feeding, cloth diapering or using disposable diapers, this circle is for you. Topics often covered include sleep, transitions, nutrition, siblings, and relationships...  This is your group, you get to ask and share.  All parenting styles are supported and we truly believe you know your baby best! Baby & Me meets every Tuesday from 12:30pm - 2:30pm                                                                                  No fee. Siblings Welcome! 
    Thumbnail Image

    Location


    Kangaroo Kids
    10030 Manchester Road
    Rock Hill, Mo 63122

    Event Fees:


    $ 0.00 Full Class Fee
    $ 0.00 Class Deposit


    Registration is closed for this event.
    For more information or questions, please email:
    newborn.family.coach@gmail.com

    MOMS Group at Night

    Thursday, Jan 25, 2018 -

    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    The early days, weeks and months of motherhood can be both joyful and overwhelming. Sharing the ups and downs with one another is the best way to heal and grow. The MOMS Group is a free peer support group for expectant and postpartum moms experiencing any form of baby blues, anxiety, overwhelm, and/or depression. All moms are welcome and registration is not necessary. Babies in arms and siblings are welcome. Trained postpartum peer coaches, moms, who have been there and have gone through these experiences already, lead the MOMS GROUP. Moms learn and talk about: - Caring for ourselves and our families - Family sleep and tranisitions - Motherhood: the myth and reality - Newborn family nutrition - Identifying my supports - Siblings and the newborn family - Diapering, baby wearing and attachment parenting - Every family is unique - Boundary setting - Mommy anger and other taboo subjects - The new normal - Effective communication Led by trained postpartum peer coaches MOMS Group at Night                                                                                                                  Meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday Nights                                                                                            7:00pm - 9:00pm                                                                                  No fee. Babies and Siblings Welcome! 
    Thumbnail Image

    Location


    Kangaroo Kids
    10030 Manchester Road
    Rock Hill, Mo 63122

    Event Fees:


    $ 0.00 Class Deposit
    $ 0.00 Full Class Fee

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Expectant, Soon-to-be Expecting & Newborn Parents

Healthy Brain ~ Happy Baby ~ Confident Parents Parents, do you wish you knew where the magic button was on your baby to help with soothing, feeding or sleeping?  Are you at the [...]

February 2nd, 2017|

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