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Prenatal Breastfeeding Class- Nov 9th, 7pm

Prenatal Breastfeeding Class

Monday Nov 9th, 7-9pm

$75 (partners welcome free of charge space permitting)

with Heather McFadden

Prenatal breastfeeding education is an important step in preparing for your new baby. Many moms have heard how difficult or painful breastfeeding can be. Learning proper latch techniques and basic management skills before baby arrives can help get breastfeeding off to a good start. Using educational materials and an interactive open question approach, the prenatal breastfeeding class covers a range of areas including:

Pregnant woman

  • Proper latch and positioning
  • Feeding frequency
  • Timing of feeds
  • How can I tell if baby is getting enough milk?
  • Milk supply
  • Two breasts or one?
  • Pumping
  • Milk storage guidelines
  • Diet and breastfeeding
  • Medications and breastfeeding
  • Bed sharing, is it safe?
  • Sleep training, does it work?
  • Swaddling
  • Introducing Solids
  • Weaning
  • Resources and support
 Call 646-221-3147 or email
heather@heathermcfadden.com for questions, to reserve a spot, or for more information.
November 4, 2014 Comments Off on Prenatal Breastfeeding Class- Nov 9th, 7pm

Fertility Awareness Event- July 16th, Fort Greene

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WHAT YOUR MOM AND OB NEVER TOLD YOU ABOUT YOUR FERTILITY

with Katinka Locascio, Erin Borbet
Wednesday July 16th, 6:30-9:30pm
$40 . Fort Greene, Brooklyn

PURCHASE TICKET

Please join Jessa Blades as she hosts women’s health experts, Katinka Locascio and Erin Borbet on Wednesday, July 16th for an interactive and exciting evening. Find out what you need to know to understand the female fertility cycle and how you can start supporting yours today! Healthy snacks and herbal cocktails will be provided.

 

DETAILS:
6:30-7:30pm– Cocktails, Herbal Tea, Conversation and Shopping
(great natural beauty products + wellness goodies with 10% off discount)
7:30-9:30pm– Lecture begins at 7:30pm, Q&A and discussion to follow
$40 per person

High School Biology class- so long ago, right?! Did it really prepare you for what you needed to know about your fertility from ages 20-50? This class will bring your fertility IQ up-to-date as we look at how modern science intersects with Chinese Medicine, Herbalism, Fertility Charting and more…

For anyone who is:
-Looking to optimize fertility now……or five years from now
-Eager to better understand their hormonal health
-Wanting a natural form of birth control
-“Waking up” from hormonal contraception
-Questioning what diet choices balance out the cycle
-And overall interested in appreciating the Goddess within the female body!

For questions or more information, contact: jessa@jessablades.com or call (646) 580-2851

_MG_6065Katinka Locascio, LMT, Doula
Katinka is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Herbalist, Bodyworker and Labor Doula. She founded Earth & Sky Healing Arts 12 years ago with a vision to help people live to their fullest potential while staying rooted in the wisdom of the body. Inspired by her background in science, she has pursued numerous trainings in the healing arts. Her practice focuses on women’s health, pregnancy, and fertility, as well as integrative structural bodywork.

 

Erin Borbet Head ShotErin Borbet, L.Ac, MS, Doula
Erin has her Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine, is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Nationally Board Certified in Chinese Herbal Medicine. She is the Founder of Grow Wellness Acupuncture in Manhattan, a holistic health clinic that specializes in working with women during the reproductive years. Her practice emphasizes a traditional foods approach to health and the importance of stress relief and self care.
May 29, 2014 Comments Off on Fertility Awareness Event- July 16th, Fort Greene

Event: Fertility Awareness Workshop March 26th, 2014

“What your Mom and OB never told you about Birth Control”

 

Whether you are looking to welcome a child into your life, ‘waking up from the pill,” looking for a more natural form of birth control, or wanting to better understand your gynecological health.  This class includes a fun flash back to high school biology class and a conversation about an increasingly talked about (check out this documentary that’s in the works… Miscon(tra)ception) and very safe form of birth control that perhaps your Doctor or your Mother never told you about!

 

DETAILS:
Fertility Awareness Workshop, 7-9:30pm, Wednesday, MARCH 26th
Ft. Greene, Brooklyn (we will send you the address once you buy your ticket)
7-7:30pm- Cocktails, Herbal Tea, Conversation and Shopping (great natural beauty products + wellness goodies with 10% off discount)
7:30-9:30pm- Lecture begins at 7:30pm; Q&A and discussion to follow

$35 per person BUY YOUR TICKET HERE
For questions or more information, contact: jessa@jessablades.com or call (646) 580-2851.
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About Fertility Awareness Method:
Fertility Awareness Method (FAM) is a practice of empowering women to naturally (and effectively) achieve pregnancy, avoid pregnancy and better understand their bodies. This method teaches women how her body works and provides a system by which she can observe and chart her body’s signals in order to know when she is ovulating. Not to be mistaken with the ineffective rhythm method, FAM is based on science and a stronger understanding of one’s own body. This class will not teach the method itself, but will provide a thorough introduction to those both ready to begin integrating FAM into their lives, to those who wish to understand their bodies better AND to those that are simply curious! We will provide information and resources, as well as an opportunity to ask questions and discuss.  Check out this great article: Your Grandmother’s Birth Control Might Actually Work by Nona Willis Aronowitz. As well as this phone app which both educates as well as helps women to manage their charting efforts: Kindara.

About Blades Natural Beauty: Jessa Blades is a makeup artist, natural beauty expert and herbalist based in Brooklyn. Inspired by the idea of true healing and wellness, Jessa made the switch to natural products and founded her company Blades Natural Beauty, providing simple routines, pure products, and expert advice. Splitting her time as a makeup artist for celebrity and fashion clients, Jessa also consults about natural products and founded an online shop, selling her own line of skincare and hand blended herbal teas in addition to her favorite natural beauty and wellness products. Currently, she is working with Caron Callahan at Wythe Hotel, where she has curated a carefully researched and unique apothecary selection for men and women.

Katinka is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Herbalist, Bodyworker and Labor Doula. She founded Earth & Sky Healing Arts ten years ago with a vision to help people live to their fullest potential while staying rooted in the wisdom of the body. Inspired by her background in science, she has pursued numerous trainings in the healing arts. Her practice focuses on women’s health, pregnancy, and fertility, as well as integrative structural bodywork. She lives and works in Long Island City, Queens, and has really enjoyed becoming a part of the community.

March 16, 2014 Comments Off on Event: Fertility Awareness Workshop March 26th, 2014