Upcoming Birth & Baby Events & Classes

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The holidays are approaching and with parties, family, and all of the beautiful traditions fall and winter bring, taking the time for professional networking or to consciously prepare for your new baby might end up on the bottom of your to-do list. The Birth Network of Monterey County hopes we can still help you find ways to connect and grow!


Birth Network of Monterey County Events

For Professionals:

BNoMC Board Meeting / Sunday, November 20 / 11:00AM-1:00PM
Cherry Bean Gourmet Coffeehouse & Roastery / 332 Main St, Salinas
All BNoMC Board meetings are open to the public. Interested in joining our Board or have some feedback, please join us!
Doula Community Building & Peer Support / Sunday, November 20 / 1:30PM-3:30PM
Starbucks / 3148 Del Monte Boulevard, Marina
Open to all doulas, doulas in training, or people interested in becoming a doula. You do not have to be taking births to participate, from aspiring doulas that haven’t had their first birth to retired doulas that would like to pass on their wisdom to the next generation of doulas.

Doula & Nurse Professional Networking Event / Monday, November 21 / 4:30-6PM
Natividad Medical Center / 1441 Constitution Blvd, Salinas

A networking opportunity where doulas and nurses can exchange knowledge and skills. Doulas will be sharing rebozo techniques and a presentation on Doula Scope. Nurses are invited to share what is most helpful to them, or concerns.

For Parents & Professionals:

All BNoMC events are free to parents.

Meet the Doula / Friday November 25 / 6:00PM-8:0PM
Babies”R”Us / 1930 N Davis Rd, Salinas
A free community event for expecting parents. Meet local birth & postpartum doulas and learn about the tremendous benefits of having a doula by your side before, during, and after birth.
Parent Registration
Doula Registration (Members)

Natural Birth Talk / Tuesday, December 6 / 6:00PM-7:45PM

Monterey Public Library / 625 Pacific St, Monterey
Learn from a panel of experts how to allow the normal, natural process of birth to unfold in any birth setting, hospital, home, or birth center.
Parent Registration
VBAC Facts Talk & Panel with Jen Kamel / Saturday January 7th / 1:30PM-4:00PM
Marina Library / 190 Seaside Ave, Marina

Participate in an intimate 1 Hour talk with Jen Kamel, founder of VBACFacts, followed by a panel with Jen and other birth experts prepared to answer all your questions regarding VBAC and repeat cesarean risks, benefits and options.

Events & Offerings from our Members

Hypnotherapy and Holiday Stress  / Today, November 15 / 5:30PM-6:30PM

Wellspring Natural Health / 833 Cass St, Monterey
taught by Kaye Coleman, CCHT
Learn how to use simple techniques to manage stress during the busy holiday season. Spending time with close and extended family can be a balancing act. Learn some simple self-hypnosis techniques to help you arrive at any event feeling your best and present to enjoy the celebration.
Make-and-Take Natural Cleaners / Today, November 15 / 6:30PM-8:30PM
Wellspring Natural Health / 833 Cass St, Monterey
hosted by The Holistic Moms Network Monterey Bay
DIY and discussion! Led by Dr. Deb Oleynik, ND. We will explore what is in the products we use. We will also be making homemade non-toxic cleaners – materials available and free for the first 12 people to arrive.
Healing Touch Yoga with Danielle Wegman / Friday, November 18 / 7:00PM – 8:30PM
Seaside Yoga Sanctuary / 300 Grand Ave, Pacific Grove
taught by Danielle Wegman
Join Danielle Wegman for her newest offering: an evening of yoga, integrating sound, gentle touch and meditation.

Natural Childbirth Series – Home & Hospital / Tuesday, November 22 / 7PM-9:00PM
Birth Chemistry, Salinas / 335 Amherst Drive, Salinas
taught by Cori Gentry, BBCI

Families choose a natural birth to minimize risk to mother and baby, because they would like minimal interventions and procedures done during their birth, or because they believe birth is a normal, healthy part of life. This class is designed to help modern moms and their partners achieve a natural birth.
Parenting Connection of Montrey County / November – December
see website for dates, times, and more classes www.parentingconnectionmc.org
  • Creative Tinkering – Art, Science, and Engineering Today 4 PM
  • How to get help for Postpartum Depression
  • Jump Into Art – Toddler Time
  • Creative Tinkering – Art, Science, and Engineering
  • Dealing with Anxiety during Pregnancy and Postpartum
In service,

Cori Gentry
Birth Network of Monterey County

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