Events

**CANCELLED**
Community Support day - Life after birth

Preparing and meeting the changes and challenges after baby's birth

 

Saturday 30th April 2022,

St Andrew's Church Hall & Ashburton Arts Centre

15 West St

Ashburton

TQ13 7DT

Booking is essential. Please book tickets for any sessions using the links provided below

The first year after birth is a very important time and a delicate passage, made easier and

more fulfilling by conscious preparation and support from the community and professionals.
This is the time when the foundations of the family are laid.


This Community day will be informative and also practical, providing useful tools to
apply in postpartum life. It will include talks, workshops, a film and activities
bringing together a variety of professionals with new parents/parents to be.

10am - 12pm

A conversation with a panel of expereinced practitioners

based around the theme of 'Life after Birth'.

There will be an introduction to the 'fourth trimester' and short presentations on the following topics:

  • Post natal planning

  • Breastfeeding preparation and support

  • Mental health and trauma support after birth for both new parents and baby

  • Postpartum treatments for physical and emotional recovery and integration

12:15 - 1:30pm

A Lunch of Nutritious Soup with Local Bread will be available on donation

1:30 - 2:30pm

The film ‘Man Down', the silent struggle of a first time Dad by a local father

– followed by a conversation on becoming a father.

TICKETS For Panel and Film Conversation

 

2:45 - 4:15pm

The Father’s Circle with Chris

will include a check in followed by a simple exercise to assess how things are going in our parenting journey

and to look at ways to easily improve things and ways to balance our lives.

Chris is a father of 3, is a Counsellor, works in IT and has been involved in the Mytho-Poetic menswork movement for many years. - we will also have some simple poetry!

No poetry writing- just a poem read out to start

 

TICKETS for Father's Circle

2:45 - 3:25pm

Mother and Baby Yoga with Uma

will combine postnatal strengthening for mum, hip and shoulder opening practices,

lifts, carries and holds for baby. There are fun interactive exercises for both.

This class will promote relaxation and restful sleep, helping healing after labour and childbirth, to manage the physical stresses of motherhood and relieve common ailments e.g. back pain, shoulder, breast and neck ache.

TICKETS for Mother and Baby Yoga


3:30 - 4:10pm

The Balanced Parent Balanced Child group with Petra

offers a gentle and non - judgmental support in a safe and tranquil environment.

This taster session offers your a safe place where they're allowed to explore, and a quiet -

almost meditative space - where you may sit back and observe your child. Whether born or in utero.

Through this session you'll get the chance to learn more about the beauty of the

Waldorf way of life and its magic of Rhythm, Repetition and Reverence.

 

TICKETS for Balanced Parent/Balanced Child

Throughout the day:

  • Massage and Counselling 20min sessions, more information is available through the booking process.

  • An information table and books for sale


The event is Covid aware and our team will all take Lateral flow test before
attending the day. We invite members of the public to do the same (tests available
at the event), and act with awareness of the need to keep everyone safe.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

February Community day for expectant and new families

Saturday 19th February 2022

South Brent Old School Community Centre

Totnes Road

South Brent TQ10 9BP

 

A warm welcome to our events page about our upcoming February Community day.

With thanks to Lottery Funding all the events you'll see below are on a donation basis.

Each event requires its own ticket using the link provided below it.
Please book as many events as you would like.
Lunch and Refreshments will be available.

There will be a cosy space in the Main Hall for breastfeeding and for

parent and baby/child to hang out.
If childcare is required please enquire by contacting Kirstie at radiantmamahome@gmail.com


Event Timetable

Please click on the event in this menu to be taken to more details

09:45 Welcome Desk
10:00 - 10:50 - Ask the Midwife with Anna in Main Hall
10:00 - 10:50 - Closing the Bones with Annie in Group Room
11:00 - 11:30 - Refreshments
11:30 - 12:10 - Breastfeeding Support Group with Sarah in Group Room
11:30 - 12:40 - Doula! Film and discussion in Main Hall
12:15 - 12:50 - Baby Massage with Nicky in Group Room
13:00 - 14:00 - Lunch
14:00 - 16:00 - Expectant And New Dad's Group with Chris in Main Hall
14:00 - 16:00 - Mothers with Babies Group with Sarah in Group Room
14:00 - 16:00 - Creative Pregnancy Group with Olivia in Library

 

From 9:45 Welcome desk open
booking for Mini Treatments and Counselling sessions available
(see at the bottom of the page for information)

10:00 - 10.50- Ask the Midwife with Anna

Not the Internet!

Anna is a registered midwife since 2000, has 16 years midwifery experience in the nhs with time out when had two babies. Anna also trained as  pregnancy yoga and active birth teacher, complementary therapist and counsellor. If you wish to ask anything at all I can offer my response, and give generalised information about midwifery care. 


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10:00 - 10:50 - Closing the Bones with Annie
The Closing the Bones Ceremony is a traditional postpartum treatment that celebrates you as a mother and supports recovery, integration and closure following birth. It involves being gently rocked and wrapped in shawls as well as a specific postpartum massage. Annie will explain what this ceremony involves and bring her shawls to demonstrate the rocking and wrapping techniques. There will be space for you to ask questions and experience a taste of what this ceremony can offer you during the postnatal period.

Closing the Bones Tickets
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11:00 - 11:30 - Refreshments
                           
11:20 - 12:10 - BreastFeeding Support Group with Sarah
Breastfeeding can have many joys and challenges and this group gives the opportunity to get together and share support, information and ideas.

Breastfeeding Group Tickets

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11:30 - 12 10 - Doula! Film
DOULA! follows three doulas and three postpartum doulas as they support 3 amazing mothers during pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and the first few weeks as they transition into parents.
12:10 - 12:45 - Film Discussion and Meet the Doulas

Doula! Film Tickets

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12: 15 - 12:50 -  Baby Massage with Nicky
Baby Massage is a wonderful fun and relaxing way to get to know your baby well, bond further and have quality 121 time with them whilst giving them a relaxing all over body massage.
I’m this taster session we will explore the benefits of massage for baby and carer, and try some massage techniques that can be used in a variety of situations.
Please bring a towel and any oil you want to use with your baby and your usual baby changing gear.
Recommended for babies over 6weeks old.

Baby Massage Tickets

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13:00 - 14:00 - Lunch

14:00 - 16:00 - Expectant and New Dads Group with Chris
We will have a check in followed by a simple exercise to assess how things are going in our parenting journey and to look at ways to easily improve things and ways to balance our lives.
Chris is a father of 3, is a Counsellor, works in IT and has been involved in the Mytho-Poetic menswork movement for many years. - we will also have some simple poetry!
No poetry writing- just a poem read out to start

Dads Group Tickets

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14:00 - 16:00 - Mothers with babies in arms group with Sarah
This group offers a welcoming space in which to be listened to and to share challenges, celebrations, ideas, information and wisdom with others on their early parenting journey. We welcome women in their 3rd trimester of pregnancy and mamas with young babies in arms (pre-crawling).

Mothers with Babies Group Tickets

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14:00 - 16:00 - Creative Pregnancy Group with Olivia
A safe and held space to meet other pregnant women and share, whilst crafting together. This week we will create an intention for our pregnancy (or birth if it is imminent), using visualisation and painting on a stone. No creative experience necessary. Come and play! Olivia is the founder of radiant mama, a birth practitioner and trainer, the mother of 4 adult children and a pregnancy and family coach.

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Available Throughout the Day:
10:30 - 12:30 Mini Treatments Reflexology and Shiatsu (20-minute sessions) Limited spaces.
12:30 - 14:00 - Esther Counselling (20-minute sessions) Limited spaces

 

Please book on arrival at the welcome desk

 

We look forward to welcoming you on the day.

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

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