Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Motherhood Matters: Postpartum & Beyond Expo



Motherly TLC presents our area's first Postpartum & Beyond Expo! What started out as the second day of the Conscious Birth Summit (but was snowed out) has become a whole new kind of event!

October 3rd, 2015 10am- 4pm at the newly remodeled Coralville Holiday Inn. 

So you've had a baby, now what? Join us for a free event full of speakers and exhibitors. There will be a great mix of fun and educational resources for local families with children of all ages. My goal is to facilitate community support for new families by providing a forum where local resources can network and inform. There will be catered snacks and plenty of door prizes for fun!

I'm excited to bring educational topics like postpartum doulas, breastfeeding, postpartum mood disorders, child safety and a parenting forum to new families. I'm planning vendors such as photographers, child care providers, chiropractic care, children's classes and books, essential oils, jewelry for moms, and much, much more! Something for every family! Find us on our Facebook page to keep up to date on sponsors, vendors and speaking topics!

Interested in participating as a sponsor, vendor or speaker? Please fill out the Google Doc to let me know!


Contact kellie@motherlyTLC.com with any questions!

Meet the Doulas

Pregnant? Join us for the next Meet the Doulas! 

Monday, July 13th
6pm ICAN (International Cesarean Awareness Network) of Iowa City/Cedar Rapids will host a meeting to discuss VBACs and reducing the risk of primary cesareans. Q&A included.


7pm Stick around for Meet the Doulas speed dating style. Ask questions, learn what we do, find a match, come out and meet members of the Iowa City Doulas.


Parent or professional who worked with a Doula? Share the Doula love and invite your friends! Remember, it's free so come learn more!


Iowa City Doulas serve pregnant women in the Iowa City, Coralville, North Liberty and surrounding area. We are a group of doulas committed to providing women in our community with prenatal, postpartum, labor and birth support.


Find the event on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1451521335163617/ 
https://www.facebook.com/events/848351798568027/

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Meet the Doulas

World Doula Week (March 22-28) might be over but we're still celebrating doulas by announcing our next Meet the Doulas. Pregnant? Join us for this free event!

What: Quarterly Meet the Doulas Speed Dating Event
When: Monday April 6th, 2015
Where: Sycamore Mall Panera Bread, we usually meet in the back corner.

6pm Breastfeeding Basics with Kimberly Hendricks of Beloved Bonds Breastfeeding Mamas. Don't miss this great opportunity! Q&A included.
7pm Stick around for Meet the Doulas speed dating style. Ask questions, find a match, come out and meet members of the Iowa City Doulas.


Parent or professional who worked with a Doula? Share the Doula love and invite your friends!


Find our event on Facebook!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Conscious Birth Summit 2015

Next weekend is the annual Conscious Birth Summit hosted at Iowa City Library. This year the Summit is a 2 day event with Saturday starting at 10am. The first day of the summit will focus on pregnancy and childbirth related information with Sunday's events focusing on postpartum. For the full schedule, please see Conscious Birth 2015 Schedule.

The IC Doulas will also be hosting Meet the Doulas at noon in Meeting Room A. Come and mingle with other expectant families and meet Iowa City and Cedar Rapids Doulas in a speed-dating style/ mini-interview setting. Learn more about doulas, ask questions, and find a match!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Meet the Doulas Event

Come meet the Iowa City Doulas at our next public event!

What: Speed dating event 
When: Monday, September 22nd  
Where: Sycamore Mall, Panera Bread, we'll have tables set up.

Special guest speaker at 6 pm: Bradley Method instructor Rachelle Jenkins will host a mini childbirth class. Don't miss this great opportunity! Did I mention its FREE?!

7pm:  Stick around and Meet the Doulas speed dating style. Ask questions, find a match, come out and meet members of the Iowa City Doulas.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

2014 Rally to Improve Birth

Please join us Labor Day weekend and other community members, friends and family at the 2014 Rally to Improve Birth! This year's rally will be Monday, September 1st from 10 am to noon at Mercer Park, Iowa City.

Improving Birth started in 2013 as an organization to educate with evidence based care and bring humanity back to childbirth.

This year the rally includes the exciting addition of a Family Fun Day, where they will also feature local vendors, information tables, as well as free games and crafts for the kids. They're offering free fun for the whole family! Come learn more about evidence-based maternity care, meet local resources and businesses, and have a great time!

For more information about this year's rally, please check out the Facebook page 2014 Rally to Improve Birth.


Unable to attend but want to learn more about the Improving Birth organization? Please check out their website and how you can help at Improving Birth.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

World Doula Week and Meet the Doulas

This week is International World Doula Week! 
Doulas have been shown to:
Reduce c-section rates
Lessen the need for epidurals
Increases the initiation and continuation of breastfeeding
Increase the parents' satisfaction in their birth experience



Come and find out more about the Iowa City Doulas and how we can help you have a better birth.  Free and open to the public.

Meet the Doulas

Monday March 31, '14 at 7 pm 

at Panera in Sycamore Mall

Bring your questions, and sit and down 
and meet with the Iowa City Doulas, speed dating style.