2018 Birth & Baby Fair at the Natural Family Expo

 
 

Welcome to the Birth & Baby Fair!


The Birth & Baby Fair is a part of the Natural Family Expo and features maternity and postpartum care providers and education.  We're making it easy to find the local providers (including midwives, doctors, and doulas) that serve new and expectant parents by placing many of them together in one area of the Expo Hall.

This area is conveniently located by the Natural Family Expo's workshop space, parent resting area, and diaper changing room.


Workshops & Seminars

There will be a full day of free educational opportunities between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FREE! No registration required.

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10:30 - 11:30
Creating Your Ideal Birth Team

Pregnant or planning to be? Want to feel more confident (or at least a bit less overwhelmed) as you head into your birth?  Come to the Birth & Baby Fair’s workshop on creating your ideal birth team. Hear from the experts about your options during pregnancy and birth in Madison. Bring your questions and ask our panel of docs, midwives, doulas, chiropractors, childbirth educators, lactation professionals, and prenatal yoga instructors with years of experience supporting families like yours. We’ll talk about how each unique role is beneficial in crafting YOUR individual birth experience.

Join the Facebook Event: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/355793964903365/


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11:45 - 12:30
Baby-wearing Workshop & Practic
e With Demos from "Hike It Baby - Madison"

Babywearing - it’s awesome in theory right?  We know that the research shows that keeping our babies close throughout their first few months is beneficial in many ways. But how to sort through the different kinds and the different carries and what’s appropriate at what ages!?  Learn from some of the experts the babywearing strategies and tricks to keep baby feeling comfortable and happy, so that YOU can feel safe and confident.

Join the Facebook Event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1992972510956144/


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1:00
Daddy Boot Camp
Intro to Madison Dad's Group

So you’re gonna be a dad, or hoping to be!  Wondering what it’s like to be a dad in Madison?  This workshop is for you! Will Housely is a National Trainer and Coach for Boot Camp for New Dads.  Will has been coaching and training new Boot Camp programs nationally for over 16 years and brought the Boot Camp for New Dads program to SSM Health.  As a sample of the Boot Camp curriculum, he will be sharing a visual comparison of Mom and Dad’s developmental stages during and after pregnancy.

City Dads Group’s goal is to form an inclusive and active community of involved dads to do activities together in cities all over the country.  Organized meet-up events are offered several times per week. Eric Jacobs, a leader from Madison’s branch of City Dad’s will be present to talk a bit about the group, and to answer any questions about how the group works and the kinds of activities they do.

Join the Facebook Event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/149980102339313/


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2:00
I Thought Breastfeeding was FREE, so What's All This Stuff?

Ahhhh - the stuff related to having a baby.  So.much.stuff. What’s *really* necessary?  What’s actually helpful? What’s just gonna sit on a shelf?  Join the doulas of Lumos (who have 25+ years of professional experience between them) in a frank conversation about the stuff related to breastfeeding.  Breastfeeding is “supposed” to be free.....right? And yet! Listen to professionals sort through what families talk about being truly helpful, and feel better about knowing you’re on a path that will help set you up for breastfeeding success!

Join the Facebook Event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/175758659870453/


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3:00 - 3:30
Safety First!  From car seats to baby-proofing. Tips & Resources from Kohl Safety Center

Want a reliable, knowledgeable and experienced person to talk with when it comes to making your home and car safe for baby? Then the folks from the Koh's Safety Center at the American Family Children's Hospital are the folks to know! They have supportive staff that can answer questions and give reassurances on all sorts of safety related issues from car seats to baby gates to bike helmets. As part of their mission to keep local families feeling confident in their own safety choices, the Kohl's Safety Center keeps the cost of these products accessible. Come to this workshop to learn some basic car seat safety and hwo the many products they offer can get your family feeling safe and secure, both at home and traveling around.


MEET THE EXPERTS

The 2018 Birth & Baby Fair at Natural Family Expo is sponsored by...

 

Doula Support, Classes, Clinic

 

Sale #21 April 20-22-2018