Doulas of Las Vegas is excited to announce new classes, events and support groups starting in August 2018.
Join us for our open house on August 1st from 6-8pm. This will be open house style so drop by at your convenience! Come by and see our new space, meet our doulas, get information on our new classes and enter to WIN a Happy Baby Wrap! We love this wrap and you will too! Snack and refreshments will be served. LIVE MUSIC from Nick Mattera.
Wednesday, August 1st, 2018
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Mom University (MU)
Mom University was created to empower and support new moms as they transition into motherhood. This four week series was created to build community and learn current information. Classes are based on baby's birthday and begin when baby is 2-6 weeks old. Series is led by industry experts and guest speakers. Tuition is $300 for series.
First series starts in September (class dates 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28). This series is ideal for moms who had their baby's in late July or August.
Starting Monday, August 13th, 2018 we will have regular office hours for you to drop-in and ask questions, learn about services or purchase exclusive retail items from our boutique.
Mondays 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Fridays 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
New Classes & Workshops
In this workshop you will learn both immediate and long term benefits of baby wearing, discuss safety guidelines, demonstrate different wearing positions, and provide a hands on experience with several different baby carriers. Participants will get to try on a variety of carriers including, wraps, ring slings, structured carries and semi-structured carriers.
Date: Saturday, August 18th from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Kelcey Dabel
These aren’t your grandmothers cloth diapers. Learn about the ease, eco-friendly and financial benefits of modern cloth diapers. During this workshop you will learn everything you need to know in order to successfully cloth diaper your baby. We will discuss how to get started and choosing a cloth diaper system, how to care for cloth diapers, and provide hands on demonstrations of determining cloth fit.
Date: Saturday, August 11th from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Instructor: Angela Reis
Curious about Placenta Encapsulation? Have you heard about placenta encapsulation but want to learn more about about the benefits and the process? Join us for this informative class to get all your questions answered! There is no cost for this class and you will receive 10% off placenta encapsulation services just for attending.
Date: Saturday, August 25th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Alicia Mattera
NEW Yoga Classes and Times
Baby and Me - Mondays 11:30 a.m.
Baby & Me Yoga is an inclusive class open to all moms, dads, caregivers and infants from (0-12 months). Focus on letting go of the stress of your new role as a parent, building your inner core strength, and relieving the inevitable neck and shoulder tension that come with parenthood. This is a fun, supportive environment alongside other new moms, dads, caregivers and little ones.
Prenatal / Postnatal Flow - Mondays 10:00 a.m. & Thursdays at 5:00 p.m.
Connect with your body and breath with Prenatal / Postnatal Flow. This class is specifically designed for the journey of pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Prenatal / Postnatal Flow builds strength, endurance and focus. Class includes modified Sun Salutations, balancing poses, a standing sequence, seated poses and relaxation. Postnatal students, please be cleared by your healthcare provider for physical activity.
HypnoBirthing®, The Mongan Method. HypnoBirthing® is a as much a philosophy as it is a technique. It is a rewarding, relaxing, stress-free method of birthing that is based on the belief that all babies should come into the world in an atmosphere of gentility, calm and joy. When a mother is properly prepared for birthing physically, mentally and spiritually, she can experience that sort of joy, birthing her baby in an easier, more comfortable, and often even pain-free manner. Through this program of deep relaxation, self-hypnosis, special breathing techniques, visualization, affirmations and education, HypnoBirthing® returns to a woman the art of birthing in a way that allows her to summon her natural birthing instinctsand to birth her baby in safety and with ease.
In need of breastfeeding support?
Starting Wednesday, August 8, from 10 AM to Noon, come to Doulas of Las Vegas for our latest offering, Breast Practices.
Breastfeeding takes practice. Breastfeeding takes support. For 30 minutes, you will have a personal, one-on-one session to answer any of your breastfeeding questions. This weekly offering is hosted by our Certified Lactation Counselor & Doula, Tiphanie Sparks.
Some topics you and Tiphanie will discuss include, your breastfeeding experience so far, baby’s latch, your goals for breastfeeding and more. We can even do a quick weight check on your baby! Leave your session with the confidence and support you need to continue your breastfeeding journey.
Dates: Weekly on Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
New Support Groups
Ladies who Latch - NEW TIMES
Join Us for our new breastfeeding support group, Ladies Who Latch. Hosted by Tiphanie Sparks, Doula & Certified Lactation Counselor. Group is held on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Dates: Second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Group Facilitator: Tiphanie Sparks, CLC
NICU Support Group
NICU Journey is a monthly support group for moms and dads who are experiencing or have experienced the frightening NICU roller coaster. Parents who have spent any amount of time in the NICU are welcome. This parent-led group is a place to go where others can relate to what you've been through and share stories. It’s a place to ask questions and offer support to other families.
Dates: Saturday, August 25th from 4-6pm
Group Facilitator: Alicia Mattera
Young Moms Support Group
The Young Mothers Support Group is a place for pregnant teens and young mothers who are feeling the pressure of parenthood and society. Meet other young mothers who can relate to what you are going through and share your story in a safe place. Meetings are held on the third Friday of each month at 6:30 pm. Partners and children are welcome to attend.
Dates: Third Friday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
Led by: Brianna Espinoza - Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula and teen mother of two
Meet our newest team member, Erin Nausin!
My journey as a birth worker started during my first pregnancy in 2013. After watching a few too many Netflix documentaries during that first trimester, my eyes were opened to the many ways we can experience pregnancy and birth; not one of them better than the other. It was so freeing to me to know that birth can look so different for everyone. I began looking for the kind of support I wanted for my own birth, and found that with an incredible group of midwives. That first birth was intense, my recovery was long, and breastfeeding was much more of a challenge than I had ever imagined. I learned how important it was to have that support system to help achieve the kind of birth you want, and to navigate those early postpartum days as you experience that big transition into a new rhythms and routines. I became passionate about walking alongside other women in their birth and postpartum journey, knowing that it can have a profound effect on our confidence as parents, our mental health, and the relationship we have with our children. Read Erin's full bio >>