Evolution of JS Dar a Luz (Ending Monthly Meetings)

It has been our pleasure to be a part of so many mothering journeys!  Thank you!

Special thanks to all the amazing people who volunteered their time, energy, and skill to be Guest Speakers for our group.  We are truly grateful.

Thank you to all the mamas who came to meetings, and supported our group by spreading the word and sharing our events.

Special thanks to Dr. Sarah Lane for graciously hosting our group meetings for the last 4+ years.

We plan to continue to serve the local parenting community through special events and continual online support and resources.  If you are pregnant or at any stage in mothering, please feel free to reach out with questions, concerns, referrals for local services and support.
Contact: Beth Salerno doulainfo@yahoo.com or 908.492-4987

Babywearing with Shore Babywearers 2/15/17

**February will be our last monthly meeting.  We will continue to serve local women through individual support, resources and special events.  Thank you for letting us be a part of your journey.**

Shore Babywearers is a Monmouth and Ocean County Group of parents and caregivers dedicated to spreading the joy and love of babywearing with monthly meeting and events.  We teach the safe, comfortable and fashionable practice of wearing babies and children in soft slings and carriers.  Whether you're new to babywearing or a seasoned pro, we'ld love to have you join us as we support and interact with each other while holding our children close!

--Intro to Group and info on Meet-ups
--TICKS (Babywearing Safety)
--Why We Wear
--Types of Carriers

As always, our meetings are free and all (including babies/children) are welcome!
 Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Focus Center for Vision
200 Route 71 Spring Lake, NJ

Fertility 1/18/17--CANCELED!

January 18, 2017  meeting has been canceled.

Unfortunately, we did not have enough people who could attend.  

Understanding your fertility cycle can empower you to make truly informed choices. Whether you are considering medical fertility treatment, or (on the opposite end!) seeking to prevent conception, this meeting will be informative for all! Mariana Bernstein is a Fertility Coach who will be sharing her expertise with us.  BeFertileYou

**PLEASE RSVP on Facebook if you plan to come.  We need at least 5 people.  

As always, our meetings are FREE and all women, babies and children are welcome.  (We want all the women to feel comfortable talking openly about intimate issues....So, this meeting is just for them. ;)

Wednesday, January 18, 1017
FOCUS Vision Center
200 Route 71
Spring Lake, NJ

If you have any questions or need help finding us, please call or text Beth 908.492-2987

Open Topic/Free Cycle 12/21/16

We love to open up the floor for WHATEVER is on your mind!  Stop in and share, ask questions, or just meet other mamas.  Whether it's about pregnancy, teething, sleep, or not even related to parenting, you are most welcome.  Great to see old friends and make new ones.

We also do a Free Cycle (bring unwanted items you have--kid-related or not and take any items you can use.  If there are leftovers, they will be donated.)  We love this type of de-cluttering before the Holiday inundation.

We will also be evaluating and charting our future plans for the group.  This group is for YOU,..we would love your feedback on how we can best serve you moving forward, or if there is no longer this type of support. 

As always, our meetings are FREE and all are welcome.  Hope to see you!
      Wednesday  December 21, 2016
       FOCUS vision center 200 Route 71 
       Spring Lake 
    (From route 71, you'll see sign for Dr. Mark Hannah.  
Park and enter on back side of building.  Upstairs, only door on right.  If you need help finding us, call/text Beth 908-492-4987)

Ear Health with Kim Metcalfe 11/16/16

Ear Infections are the second most common illness in children.  Join us as we learn:

 **natural ways to support immunity

 **alternative techniques  to treat ear infections 

 **how to avoid ear tubes.

Kim Metcalfe is an herbalist, massage therapist and mother who will be sharing ways naturally enhance immunity and keep ears healthy.    

As always, our meetings are free and babies and children are always welcome.  
Wednesday November 16, 2016
Focus Vision Center
200 Route 71
Spring Lake, NJ
    (From route 71, you'll see sign for Dr. Mark Hannah.  
Park and enter on back side of building.  Upstairs, only door on right.)

Getting the Birth You Want with Linda Carroll 10/19/16

Wondering how to navigate the medical system to get the birth you want?
*Learn about your birth/postpartum options
*How best to communicate effectively with hospital staff 
*Key elements to getting breastfeeding off to the best start

We've are unbelievably lucky to have Linda Carroll, MPH, RN, IBCLC sharing her expertise! Linda is the Clinical Program Manager in the Department of Perinatal Education at Jersey Shore University Medical Center.  She is responsible for the curriculum development and implementation of prenatal classes and new mothers' support group as well as inpatient and outpatient lactation consultation.  In addition to her Master's in Public Health, Linda is a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.

As always, our meetings are free.  Partners, labor coaches, and anyone else interested in learning about getting the hospital birth you want are welcome to attend.  (Babies and children, too!)

Wednesday Oct. 19, 2016
200 Route 71
Spring Lake
Dr. Lane's Office: enter from back of the building, upstairs on the right.

Please share--especially valuable for any expecting couples!!!

Essential Oils with Vivian 9/21/16

Essential oils are super-concentrated plant essences.  These all natural compounds can be used to enhance your health during pregnancy, comfort you during labor, and (when used carefully!) can help your newborn's digestive discomfort and sleep. and help prevent illnesses and speed healing time.  

We are thrilled to welcome Vivian Taormina, owner of Bond & Bangs Apothecary who will be helping us learn how to use essential oils safely.  Vivian completed the Masters Level program at The New York Institute of Aromatherapy in June 2015.  She has been practicing and doing clinical aromatic consultations since that time, working with individuals with a variety of needs. 

As always, our meetings are free.  All are welcome, including babies and children.  

Weds. Sept. 21, 2016
Dr. Sarah Lane's office: 
200 Route 71
Spring Lake, NJ