Sep
9
11:00 AM11:00

Potluck Brunch - Infant & Maternity Clothing Swap

Join us Sunday September 9th for an infant & maternity clothing swap! 

Pregnant families and new parents are invited to bring gently used clothing items sized 0-12 months (please no toys, books, or gear) and maternity clothes. Families are welcome to come empty handed and simply shop!

Clothing swaps are a great way to purge your basement and/or stock up on next season's items without spending any money. 

11 am - 1 pm every first Sunday of the month at the YMCA (Alex's Place) starting with a 15-minute informational session followed by food and mingling. Free!

Partners and infants welcome. Please bring a dish to share (or not).

For more information info@vineyardbirthcollective.org

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Jun
3
11:00 AM11:00

Potluck Brunch

Erin Estrella, LICSW, is a psychotherapist specialized in working with expectant & postpartum mothers around the challenges of motherhood, as well as the diagnosis & treatment of perinatal psychiatric disorders. She will be giving a candid & interactive talk about perinatal depression, anxiety, and the life changes that affect every new mom.

Potluck Brunch - 11 am - 1 pm every first Sunday of the month at the YMCA (Alex's Place) starting with a 15-minute informational session followed by food and mingling. Free!
Partners and infants welcome. Optional potluck, bring a dish or not.

info@vineyardbirthcollective.org

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May
6
11:00 AM11:00

Potluck Brunch - Babywearing

CHANGE OF LOCATION TO THE WEST TISBURY LIBRARY FOR THIS POTLUCK ONLY.

Babywearing mom, Kaylan Look, will be on hand to go over the proper use of carriers. She will bring some but please bring your own if you could use some tips or to show others what you like to use. 

Potluck Brunch - 11 am - 1 pm every first Sunday of the month at the YMCA (West Tisbury Library this time) starting with a 15-minute informational session followed by food and mingling. Free!

Partners and infants welcome. Optional potluck, bring a dish or not.

info@vineyardbirthcollective.org

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Apr
8
11:00 AM11:00

Potluck Brunch - What is BirthFit

BirthFit is a movement powered by women taking charge of their birth experience. Giving birth can be the most athletic event of your life. BirthFit helps you train intentionally for pregnancy and recover intentionally postpartum. Our four pillars are fitness, nutrition, mindset, and chiropractic.

Sarah Walsh is a strength and conditioning coach, a new Mom, and backyard bird enthusiast.

Potluck Brunch - 11 am - 1 pm every first Sunday of the month at the YMCA (Alex's Place) starting with a 15-minute informational session followed by food and mingling. Free!
Partners and infants welcome. Optional potluck, bring a dish or not.

info@vineyardbirthcollective.org

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Apr
6
to Apr 8

Breastfeeding Education for Community Support Course

  • YMCA of Martha's Vineyard (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for a 2.5 day course learning all of the ins and outs about supporting breastfeeding in our community. Led by nurse and IBCLC Lilly Schott, we will explore a wide variety of topics from breastmilk science to latch technique to how to help mothers around you. Perfect for birthworkers, doulas (aspiring and experienced), and anyone interested in supporting the families around them on their breastfeeding journey.

Friday & Saturday 8am-4pm
Sunday 8am-12pm

Sign up now and use code HALFOFF for a big discount!

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Mar
4
11:00 AM11:00

Potluck Brunch - Tongue & Lip Ties

Hannah Beford, Speech Language Pathologist and doula, will talk about the connection between tongue and lip ties and breastfeeding as well as possible impacts on further development. Hannah will be available after the brief talk to screen babies for tongue and lip tie. 

Potluck Brunch - 11 am - 1 pm every first Sunday of the month at the YMCA (Alex's Place) starting with a 15-minute informational session followed by food and mingling. Free!
Partners and infants welcome. Optional potluck, bring a dish or not.

info@vineyardbirthcollective.org

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Feb
4
11:00 AM11:00

Potluck Brunch

Lilly Schott, labor nurse and IBCLC, talks all things hospital birth and how to plan for the birth you're dreaming about.

Potluck Brunch - 11 am - 1 pm every first Sunday of the month at the YMCA (Alex's Place) starting with a 15-minute informational session followed by food and mingling. Free!
Partners and infants welcome. Optional potluck, bring a dish or not.

info@vineyardbirthcollective.org

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Jan
7
11:00 AM11:00

Potluck Brunch - Introducing Solids

Is your baby trying to steal your lunch? Are they ready to eat or just exploring their surroundings? Come to our FREE event with Dr. Dardy Slavin to learn when, what and how to introduce solids to your baby.

Dardy is a chiropractor and certified birth doula specializing in treating pregnant women and children. In addition to being trained by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, she is Webster Technique certified, has attended the Spinning Babies workshop and taken breastfeeding counselor classes. Dr. Slavin has taken numerous nutrition classes and enjoys nourishing her family through food.

11 am - 1 pm every first Sunday of the month at the YMCA (Alex's Place) starting with a 15-minute informational session followed by food and mingling.

Partners and infants welcome. Optional potluck, bring a dish or not.

For more information info@vineyardbirthcollective.org

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Oct
1
11:00 AM11:00

Potluck Brunch/Lunche Comunitário - Meet the Doulas

Come meet the doulas of Martha's Vineyard and learn how they can support you through your pregnancy, birth and postpartum period.

11 am - 1 pm every first Sunday of the month at the YMCA (Alex's Place) starting with a 15-minute informational session followed by food and mingling. Free!

Partners and infants welcome. Please bring a dish to share.

For more information info@vineyardbirthcollective.org

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Aug
6
11:00 AM11:00

Potluck Brunch/Lunche Comunitário - Acupuncture for Fertility & Pregnancy

Come learn from Cathleen Vincent, Lic. Ac. how acupuncture can support fertility and pregnancy. Cathleen is board certified and licensed to practice acupuncture by the Massachusetts Board of Medicine. She practices acupuncture and lives on Martha’s Vineyard and offers individually tailored treatments for people seeking wellness and health.  Common conditions that often improve with acupuncture include stress management, digestive problems, fertility support, pregnancy health, chronic illness, orthopedic injury, and mood balance.

11 am - 1 pm every first Sunday of the month at the YMCA (Alex's Place) starting with a 15-minute informational session followed by food and mingling. Free!

Partners and infants welcome. Please bring a dish to share.

For more information info@vineyardbirthcollective.org

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Jun
30
12:00 PM12:00

Infant Massage

Fae Kontji-Gibbs is an Island mom and grandmom who has been working with bodies of all ages (0-100) for over 30 years. She is a certified yoga instructor & body worker and a licensed acupuncturist.

Pre-registration required
508-687-9182

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Jun
23
12:00 PM12:00

Infant Massage

Fae Kontji-Gibbs is an Island mom and grandmom who has been working with bodies of all ages (0-100) for over 30 years. She is a certified yoga instructor & body worker and a licensed acupuncturist.

Pre-registration required
508-687-9182

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Jun
16
12:00 PM12:00

Infant Massage

Fae Kontji-Gibbs is an Island mom and grandmom who has been working with bodies of all ages (0-100) for over 30 years. She is a certified yoga instructor & body worker and a licensed acupuncturist.

Pre-registration required
508-687-9182

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Jun
4
11:00 AM11:00

Potluck Brunch/Lunche Comunitário - Infant Feeding

Breastfeeding, bottle feeding and pumping. Presented by Mary Alice Robinson (RN, MV Breastfeeding Network)

11 am - 1 pm every first Sunday of the month at the YMCA (Alex's Place) starting with a 15-minute informational session followed by food and mingling. Free!

Partners and infants welcome. Please bring a dish to share.

For more information info@vineyardbirthcollective.org

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May
7
11:00 AM11:00

Potluck Brunch - Infant & Maternity Clothing Swap

Pregnant families and new parents are invited to bring gently used clothing items sized 0-12 months (please no toys, books, or gear) and maternity clothes. Families are welcome to come empty handed and simply shop!

Clothing swaps are a great way to purge your basement and/or stock up on next season's items without spending any money.

11 am - 1 pm every first Sunday of the month at the YMCA (Alex's Place) starting with a 15-minute informational session followed by food and mingling. Free!

Partners and infants welcome. Please bring a dish to share.

For more information info@vineyardbirthcollective.org

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Apr
2
11:00 AM11:00

Potluck Brunch - Infant Sleep Tips

Gentle, practical, age appropriate tips for laying the foundation for your new baby's sleep.

Rebekah Thomson is a Gentle Sleep Coach, trained and certified by Kim West (AKA The Sleep Lady), author of Good Night Sleep Tight. She works individually with families struggling with sleep challenges and offers workshops. Rebekah and her husband live in West Tisbury with their three children, who offer her ongoing professional development opportunities.

11 am - 1 pm every first Sunday of the month at the YMCA (Alex's Place) starting with a 15-minute informational session followed by food and mingling. Free!

Partners and infants welcome. Please bring a dish to share.

For more information info@vineyardbirthcollective.org

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Mar
5
11:00 AM11:00

Potluck Brunch - Infant & Maternity Clothes Swap

Join us this Sunday March 5th for an infant & maternity clothing swap!

Pregnant families and new parents are invited to bring gently used clothing items sized 0-12 months (please no toys, books, or gear) and maternity clothes. Families are welcome to come empty handed and simply shop!

Clothing swaps are a great way to purge your basement and/or stock up on next season's items without spending any money.

11 am - 1 pm every first Sunday of the month at the YMCA (Alex's Place) starting with a 15-minute informational session followed by food and mingling. Free!

Partners and infants welcome. Please bring a dish to share.

For more information info@vineyardbirthcollective.org

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Feb
5
11:00 AM11:00

Potluck Brunch - Cloth Diapering 101

Interested in cloth diapering but don't know where to start? Aimee Blood Cotton, mother of 5, Melissa Schellhammer, mother of 2, and Emilee Valenti, mother of 1, share with us their cloth diaper stashes and explain the ease of diapering with cloth!

They will be discussing types of cloth, strategies, resources, providing demonstrations, and information about how easy cloth diapering can be as well as the financial, ecological, and other benefits.

There will also be cloth diaper giveaways!

11 am - 1 pm every first Sunday of the month at the YMCA (Alex's Place) starting with a 15-minute informational session followed by food and mingling. Free!

Partners and infants welcome. Please bring a dish to share.

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Nov
6
11:00 AM11:00

Potluck Brunch - Your Powerful Pelvis

"The female pelvis is a powerhouse of energy transformation; the very throne of creation which universal creative energy patterns course and flow."
-Dr. Rosita Arvigo, DN

Jennifer Knight, Holistic Health Coach and Pre- and Postnatal Pilates Specialist, will guide participants through a series of simple exercises that facilitate centered birthing and enable empowered postnatal recovery.

11 am - 1 pm every first Sunday of the month at the YMCA (Alex's Place) starting with a 15-minute informational session followed by food and mingling. Free!

Partners and infants welcome. Please bring a dish to share.

For more information info@vineyardbirthcollective.org or www.vineyardbirthcollective.org/events/

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Oct
21
to Oct 23

The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® Self Care Training

Level One

Sponsored by Adult & Community Education, Martha’s Vineyard

Oct 21st Friday 3:30pm–7:30pm, Oct 22nd Saturday 9am-6:45pm, Oct 23rd Sunday 9am-3:15pm

Fee: $450 but if registration is paid by September 21st then the fee is $425. Included is a self care manual and a 30 minute personal education session with an Arvigo® Practitioner. Meals are available at nearby restaurants.

The focus of this course is on the Maya ways of healing including: massage, herbs, nutrition, emotional connections, and spiritual aspects as taught to Rosita Arvigo, a Doctor of Naprapathy, in Belize by traditional healers including Shaman Don Elijio Panti and Midwife Hortence Robinson.

Instructor: Connie Coker MSN CNM Licensed Midwife, with over 30 years experience in women’s holistic health care. She is a Certified Arvigo® Practitioner and Self Care Instructor and currently operates Integral Women’s Wellness in South Nyack, NY.

The class will include a review of the anatomy and physiology of the abdominal and reproductive organs of women and men, the causes and symptoms of displaced organs which impacts the flow of blood, lymph, nerves, and chi. We will cover a variety of health issues and how to address them using the Arvigo® techniques. You will learn how to perform the Maya Abdominal Therapy on yourself.

This Level 1 Self Care Training also provides the required foundation for those licensed healthcare practitioners who may quality to enroll in a Level 2 Arvigo® Professional Training and become practitioners.

To register for this Self Care Course: www.arvigotherapy.com. For additional information, contact Connie Coker at 845-348-1525 or connie@sacredvesselcare.com

Completion of this Self Care course awards continuing education credits to some healthcare practitioners: NCBTMB for massage therapy: 17.5 CE hours, NCAAOM for acupuncture: 18 PDA points, MEAC for midwives: 17 Contact Hours

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Oct
2
11:00 AM11:00

Potluck Brunch - Introducing Solids

Is your baby trying to steal your lunch? Are they ready to eat or just exploring their surroundings? Come to our FREE event with Dr. Dardy Slavin to learn when, what and how to introduce solids to your baby.

Dardy is a chiropractor and certified birth doula specializing in treating pregnant women and children. In addition to being trained by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, she is Webster Technique certified, has attended the Spinning Babies workshop and taken breastfeeding counselor classes. Dr. Slavin has taken numerous nutrition classes and enjoys nourishing her family through food.

11 am - 1 pm every first Sunday of the month at the YMCA (Alex's Place) starting with a 15-minute informational session followed by food and mingling.

Partners and infants welcome. Please bring a dish to share.

For more information info@vineyardbirthcollective.org

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