Events

Community Support day for expectant and new families

Sunday 16th January 2022, Dartington Village Hall

 

We are aware of the current spread of the new variant and to minimise any potential risk, we are changing the event to only include socially distanced support groups.We have been offering these groups throughout the lockdowns, in line with government regulations that states that in person parent support groups are allowed.

On the community day we will be offering the following groups:
 

10:00 - 12:00 - Radiant Mama Pregnancy Support Circle
13:00- 15:00 - Radiant Mama New Mothers and Babies in arms Support Circle


There will be a maximum of 10 women per Circle to give sufficient attention and support as well as adequate social distancing
Places are limited, so please book your tickets in advance.

 

Thank you for your support.

Please book your tickets in advance from the link below

 ** Cancelled**
Community day for expectant and new families

Sunday 16th January 2022

Dartington Village Hall

Cott Rd

Dartington

TQ9 6HH

About this Event

Support, Resources & Community during Pregnancy and the First Year

09:45- 10:00 - Welcome desk open for bookings, teas and coffees

10:00 - 11:30 - Radiant Mama Circle (only 8 places, please book on arrival at the welcome desk)

11:45 - 12:30 - Talk : The 3 mistakes you want to avoid when writing a Birth Plan

12:30 - 13:30 - Lunch

13:15- 13:30 - Welcome desk open for afternoon bookings

13:30 - 14:15 - 'Ask the Midwife' Session

14:30 - 15:15 - Talk / Demonstration : Closing the Bones Ceremony / Rebozo

15:30 - 15:55 - Yoga Nidra Deep relaxation.

11:45 - 12:45 & 15:00 - 16:00 Mini Treatments Massage, Reflexology, Cranio-Sacral Therapy (20-minute sessions) Limited spaces. Please book on arrival at the welcome desk

Throughout the day:

- Practitioner Support

- Library & Resources

- Refreshments

The community days are designed as a whole day experience, but if a whole day feels like too much, you are very welcome to just drop-in to the bits that interest you most.

Places are limited, so please book your tickets in advance. One ticket per grown-up. Young children come free. Please be aware that there is no childcare provided at this event. We are aiming to offer childcare care on some of our future Community days.

Thank you for your support.

Please book your tickets in advance from the link below

In the event of new restrictions, we may have to change the format of the event.

Please come back to this site for any updates

* Post-Natal Planning Workshop *

More dates coming soon !

The Angel Hall @ Bowden House, Totnes

About this Event

How would you like your postnatal time to be?

The first few days and weeks after the birth of your baby can feel blissful, however it is normal to also have times when you feel overwhelmed and emotional as you get to know your baby, integrate the birth, establish feeding, deal with interrupted sleep and adapt to caring for your baby whilst trying to recover and find a new rhythm as a family. 

Many cultures have a tradition of postpartum support involving care for the newborn, special food, massage and other forms of care for the mother and up to 3 months of being supported by her community so she can rest and recover. In our culture there seems to be so much pressure to get up and about soon after the birth and even if a lying in period is wanted by the new mum it is hard to come by in a culture where everyone is so busy. This is why I feel that planning this time is so important.

Postnatal Planning Workshop

I am offering this workshop with Olivia Seck to pregnant women/couples in the Totnes area.

It will be a space for you to explore how you would like this postnatal time to feel like, the ‘essence’ of what you/and your partner want for yourself, your baby and any other siblings. We will then invite you to think of how this could look practically which could include your rest and recovery, visitors, how you want to feed your baby, where they will sleep, who will be cooking and cleaning and other relevant areas.

I believe that preparing for this time can enable you to feel empowered to make conscious choices and support your recovery, bonding and breastfeeding. All of which, will support you as a mother (and as a family) to navigate your parenting journey feeling resourced and connected to yourself and those you love.

Annie Gardner: As a postnatal doula and postpartum coach, as well as herbalist and holistic sleep coach, I am dedicated to supporting families to prepare for the change that having a baby brings. This could be through group or individual sessions during pregnancy, postnatal follow-up visits (or sessions on zoom) and through my work as a postnatal doula.

The course itself is subsidised by the Lottery, so it can be accessible to all. 

Please donate if you are able to in order to support Radiant Mama and Fathers.org

with their core running costs, which the funding does not cover.

Recommended donation between £5-£45 per person to book your place. 

Thank you for your support!

Please get your tickets in advance from the link below

* Breastfeeding Preparation Workshop *

More dates coming soon !

The Angel Hall @ Bowden House, Totnes

About this Event

This workshop will cover how to establish and maintain a good supply of milk and what can support

an enjoyable and sustainable feeding relationship. 

We will also debunk some myths, look at self care and how partners can offer valuable support. The group will be facilitated by Sarah Baker who is a birth and postnatal doula based in South Devon and who has a strong interest in breastfeeding education as this can help prevent many of the common issues that may arise during the breastfeeding period.

The course itself is subsidised by the Lottery, so it can be accessible to all. 

Please donate if you are able to in order to support Radiant Mama and Fathers.org

with their core running costs, which the funding does not cover.

Recommended donation between £5-£30 per person to book your place. 

Thank you for your support!

Please get your tickets in advance from the link below