An Introduction to Dar a Luz Network

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Mar 24th Meeting: Breastfeeding 101

Join us for our March meeting as we discuss "Breastfeeding 101: How to Get the Best Start."

We'll talk about how to prepare for breastfeeding before the baby arrives and then, what steps to take following birth, to give you and your baby every advantage of getting breastfeeding off to the right start! We'll also discuss breastfeeding resources - books, websites and local resources - and invite our attendees to share their experiences and information. Our discussion will be led by Jennifer Steinbach, a DONA-certified postpartum doula with breastfeeding support experience.

Our monthly meetings are free and open to the public (dads, partners and babies are welcome!) and are held at 6:30pm every 4th Tuesday of the month at BirthMark, 33 Bishop Hollow Rd., Newtown Square.

Join us for support, information, snacks, and access to our lending library!

See you there!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Feb. Meeting - Community Resources

Join us on February 24th at 6:30pm to discover & share our local, family-friendly community resources:

Where can I find playgroups?
Who's your favorite pediatrician?
Is there a cloth-diaper service?
I've gotta get out of the house in the winter - where can I take my baby?
Where can I exercise that has childcare?
Who's your favorite well-woman care provider?
Where can I get breastfeeding help?

List goes on and join us as we share, compare and discover all that our community has to offer right under our fingertips! We'll also dish on our favorite books, magazines, websites and blogs.

Our meetings take place every 4th Tuesday of the month @ 6:30pm at BirthMark, 33 Bishop Hollow Rd, Newtown Square.

Remember, all are welcome to attend (including babies, dads and friends), meetings are free, and we always make time to answer any of your questions on pregnancy, birth and the early motherhood years.

See you there!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

SNOW DATE - Viewing of the Born in the USA film

12:00pm 1/27/09 - Due to the weather forecast, this event has been postponed to next week, Tuesday, Feb. 3rd (same time & location).

PS - come see which local place of birth is featured in the film!

Join us at the Newtown Square BirthMark for a viewing of the film Born In the USA -- You've heard about it on PBS, the Oxygen Network, in Self magazine and Fit Pregnancy (and it's all the buzz in the birthing community)!

Now's your chance to see what all the hype is about -- join us on Tuesday, January 27th at 6:30pm (We'll start the film at 7pm). RSVPs are welcomed to

About Born In the USA:
Meet three birth caregivers—a obstetrician, a nurse-midwife, and a licensed homebirth midwife—each with a dramatically different idea about what constitutes best care for birthing women. Learn how they see their work and what factors—medical, legal, and cultural—influence women's choices in the birthing room.

"The best film on birth in America."
——Marsden Wagner, Former Director, Maternal and Child Health, W.H.O.