“Fear can be overcome by Faith.” -Grantly Dick-Read, M.D.

Welcome to our....

April Babies!

Grady Dalton
April 2nd

8 lb 3.5 oz
to Erin and Nathan

Marla Esther
April 14th 

to Ava and Michael

Tilia Grace
April 14th

to Alyssa and Ben

Kincaid Edmund
April 16

10 lb 4 oz
to Sonya and Jeff

Cleason James
April 19

6 lb 7 oz
to Sandra and Willard

Isla Rae
April 20

8 lb 7 oz
to Rachel and Jerry


Time: 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Drop in any time!

Place: Morrison Park (between Redfront Supermarket and Waterman Elementary)
Bring your whole family!
Food, drinks, and fun provided!

Come when you can!

This is a day to
celebrate your midwife!

It's time to acknowledge the work, and time, midwives give to the care of pregnant women in our community! It's a day to also widen the knowledge globally of what midwives (CNM and CPM) do for the world.

This year's theme is "The World Needs Midwives More than Ever" as part of the ongoing campaign to highlight the need for this kind of care!

For more information visit:
The International Confederation of Midwives
Midwives Alliance of North America


Don't Forget! 

May 5th, 2013 also... 
is the Oh Baby! Expo at JMU

See you there!

Birth Circle
* every 2nd Monday *
from 7pm to 9pm
2013 dates:

May 13
June 10

MILK classes

(Moms Involved with Lactation and Kids)

A free support group for lactation, nutrition, physical activity, and general kids stuff.
Meeting every 4th Monday of the month

Le Leche League Breastfeeding Cafe
2nd Thursday of July and October 2013
7:00 - 8:30 pm

Childbirth Education Classes
with Melanie Copeland

next session:
May 16 - June 20
meeting on Thursday evenings

Bright Beginnings Workshop
with Elizabeth Schwartz, ICCE
# (540) 436 - 3154

Lactation Services
Contact Michelle Gough, IBCLC


mom of the month:

Melanie Schaffer

Melanie grew up in Vermont, and went to a state college there where she majored in Painting and minored in Art History. She moved to Harrisonburg, VA in 2009 to be closer to her sister's family, for a change of scenery, and to have a fresh start.

In 2002, while she was still in college, Melanie had worked at a small hand crafted goods shop, in Rutland, Vermont. She was encouraged there to create her own jewelry, and to sell it in the store for some extra pocket money. Her work was quite the hit. She started making presents for friends and family, and began selling her art at a farmer's market. When she moved to Harrisonburg she started selling her jewelry at the local farmers market here too. That is where she met Andrew, who had a produce stand at the market. In 2007 he had bought the family farm house, that he had grown up in, and transformed the property into Wildside Farms. The two started dating summer of 2009, quickly fell in love, and were married in early 2010. They had a simple wedding in the Virgin Islands, and cam home to settle into their cozy family farm in Singers Glen.

Almost exactly two years after they were married the couple welcomed a baby into their home! Silas Robert was born on February 13, 2013 at Brookhaven Birth Center. Melanie and Andrew love their baby boy unconditionally, and are so excited to have him as part of their family. Melanie is back at the farmers market and you can find her stand featuring "Designs by Melanie" on Saturday mornings. She also does local shows and displays throughout the Valley. 

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Visit her website


Brookhaven Women's Health and Natural Birth Center
1461 Brookhaven Ct.
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
 (540) 437-9850