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“Natural birth has a purpose and a plan; who would think of tearing open the chrysalis as the butterfly is emerging? Who would break the shell to pull the chick out?” — Marie Mongan

Welcome to our....


September Babies!


Luke
September 1st

8 lb 15 oz
to Brooke and Shawn

Jalenna Esm
é
September 8th
7 lb 1 oz
to Marci and Nathan

William Lucker
September 17th

7 lb 2 oz
to Jenn and Jason

Lucas Dale
September 19th

8 lb 10 oz
to Bethany and Seth

Audrey Francis
September 26th

7 lb 2 oz
to Marlene and Wesley

Alisha Jayne
September 29th

7 lb 14 oz
to Amy and Austin



The Bradley Method
*husband coached natural childbirth class*

This is a new childbirth class
now featured at Brookhaven!


The next series begins October 2nd
It's a 12 week series with certified instructor Kelly Whiddon.



 "Bradley classes stress the importance of Healthy Baby, Healthy Mother and Healthy Families. We attract families who are willing to take the responsibility needed for preparation and birth. "
Learn more about the Bradley Method!

For more information on our 12 week series contact the instructer, Kelly Whiddon, directly at:

kellywhiddon07@gmail.com


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Coming Soon!

"Midwife" the documentary


This will be playing on October 25th at the Strasburg Home Theater
from 6 pm to 9:30 pm


$5 cover fee


View the promo video here:


Blessing God's Way

This event is brought to you by:

BGW Home Birth Care, Just Birth, NOVA Natural Birth Center, Ten Moons Midwifery, Active Health Chiropractic, Babymoon Doulas, Shenandoah Birth Network, Life's Blessings Doula Services and Placenta Encapsulation, Brookhaven Women's Health & Natural Birth Center


More details can be found on facebook!

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

October 14

November 11


The Bradley Method
12 week series begins:
October 2nd
Classes will be on Wednesdays at 7pm
For more information visit:

www.BradleyBirth.com/KellyWhiddon

 

Bright Beginnings Workshops
with Elizabeth Schwartz, ICCE
Classes are Saturdays!
Next 4 session series:
Begins November 2nd
from 2:30 to 5pm

Please call or email to register today!
 (540) 436 - 3154
Email: brightbeginningsbirth@yahoo.com

 

Le Leche League Breastfeeding Cafe
*free*
Next Meeting October 10

7:00 - 8:30 pm

Lactation Services
Contact Michelle Gough, IBCLC
shenvalleylc@gmail.com


Mom of the Month
Some of you may recognize our next Mom of the Month because after she transferred into our care halfway through her pregnancy we hired her as a full time office assistant!  It was the best decision Brookhaven has made!  Mia has quickly became part of our family and we absolutely adore little baby Aly!
 

Mia Buracker


 
Before my husband and I even began planning our family, I knew I wanted to have a natural labor and birth. So when we became pregnant I knew I wanted to find a midwife. I transferred care to Brookhaven after my 20 week ultrasound. I knew from my first appointment that I made the right decision, because Brookhaven felt like home.

My labor started around 12:30 pm. I arrived at Brookhaven around 10:30 am. I was 7cm dilated and extremely excited! However, after 6.5 hours of contractions with no progress being made, we decided to make the transfer to the hospital. Misty and the rest of the Brookhaven staff were with me throughout my labor at the hospital. I had the most amazing team with me. I delivered my daughter, Alysa, via a c-section at 11:17 pm. Even though my birth wasn't what I had planned I had the most amazing group of women behind me the whole time. With the support of my husband, doula, Brookhaven team, and hospital team I now have a beautiful baby girl to forever be grateful for. Transferring our care was one of the best decisions we have made, and I so look forward to my next pregnancy where I will return to Brookhaven and hopefully have a successful VBAC!

     
                       


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