Thursday, January 21, 2010

Pathways Club: Birth edition

Pathways Club Meeting
Robinson Family Wellness
DATE: Wed. January 27th
TIME: 12:15 - 1:15
LOCATION: The Robinson Family Wellness Office
MORE: Please RSVP for discussion questions

Robinson Family Wellness
221 E. College St. Ste 211
Iowa City, Iowa 52240

Iowa City Babywearers: Carrier Sale/Swap

Iowa City Babywearers announces a Baby Carrier Sale/Swap!

On February 6, 2010 from 1-3 pm at Fair Grounds Coffeehouse (during our regular monthly meeting) we will provide the opportunity to offer or find baby carriers for sale or swap.


1-Carriers must be clean and in good condition (no tears, rips, etc.)
2-When pricing carrier(s) think about how much was originally paid for it, how much love/use it has seen, and it's overall condition. If you're still unsure how to price, check-out the For Sale or Trade board at ( )
3-Transactions are your own responsibility. We recommend cash-only transactions, but that is ultimately up to you.
4-Iowa City Babywearers in no way takes responsibility for the condition or sale of baby carriers.

There will also be a thread under the "Discussions" tab of our Facebook Group to post what you are selling or hoping to find. Good luck!

*This will be one of the last posts on this Yahoo Group. Beginning in February we will only use the Facebook Group.

Bamboo Birth Services- Doula
"empowering no-to-low intervention hospital births"

Natural teething remedy: Amber

Is your little one teething? Learn about the benefits of using Baltic Amber and Hazelwood. Plus get save 10%

Inspired by Finn
"Historically, Baltic Amber has been used in Europe as a natural and traditional remedy and curative for many ailments for centuries. Long ago it was considered one of the leading ‘medicines’ of its time. Baltic Amber is the most esteemed amber in the world, and the healing qualities of Baltic Amber make it unlike any other type of amber found in the world.
When baltic amber is worn on the skin, the skin’s warmth releases trace amounts of healing oils from the amber. These oils contain succinic acid and are absorbed into the skin.

Baltic Amber has some of the highest concentrations of Succinic Acid found in nature, and this is what makes it so special. Succinic Acid is a natural component of plant and animal tissues, and it's presence in the human body is beneficial in many ways.

How can baltic amber help us?

•Pain Relief -
Baltic amber contains analgesic properties and helps take the edge off of many types of discomfort associated with dental issues, headaches, joint pain, etc.

•Strengthens the body's immune system -
In many different and subtle ways, succinic acid helps boost the body's own natural healing ability and immune system.

•Restoring Energy –

The human body naturally produces succinic acid. The salt of succinic acid (succinate) is one of the most active substances in the processes of cellular respiration and intercellular energy creation. Succinic acid restores oxygen and energy supply to depleted cells and helps the body return to a normal, functioning state.

Succinate is a raw material and a catalyst in the Krebs Cycle which is one of our main sources of energy. During the Krebs Cycle carbohydrates, fats, and proteins are metabolized for energy.

•Maintaining Wellness -
When the human body reacts to stress, the body’s cells begin to use oxygen more quickly. Oxygen plays a central role in the intercellular creation of energy, and a lack of oxygen can result in feeling lethargic.

Oxygen is alkaline-forming in the blood and maintaining a slightly alkaline blood ph helps keep us healthy. Whenever the body functions in a state of low oxygen, it is much more susceptible to illness.

•To help break a cycle of (chronic) inflammation -

Where chronic inflammation is present, disease lurks.

When the body’s cells are chronically inflamed the human body’s immune system response is to increase production of free radicals. Chronic overproduction of free radicals results in inflammatory-related disease. Chronic inflammation is a common denominator of many seemingly unrelated diseases.

While wearing a piece or two of baltic amber jewelry may not cure all that may ail you, it has been a proven benefit to many!"

Your unique discount code that you can use is: 16
This discount code is entered during the checkout process by the person placing the order. It will deduct 10% off the entire merchandise total of the order (not just jewelry).

Bamboo Birth Services- Doula
"empowering no-to-low intervention hospital births"

Friday, January 8, 2010

Conscious Birth Summit 2010

Please join us for the fourth annual Conscious Birth Summit in Iowa City on January 28 from 3:00-9:00. All events are at the Iowa City Public Library, and are free of charge.

The Birth Summit is an exciting evening filled with educational workshops, two great films, a panel discussion, and many opportunites to network and meet others who care about birth.

Spread the word! We hope to see you there.

For more information, contact Kristin Bergman:

You are invited to the:
JANUARY 28, 2010
FROM 3:00 – 9:00 PM

3:00 p.m. in Meeting Room A - "Meet Doula and Natural Childbirth Educators"
hosted by Jun- Nicole Matsushita of Bamboo Birth Services, Iowa CIty, IA. All
providers are welcome to join us and discuss their approach.
4:30 p.m This will be followed by a Birth Planning Workshop, lead by Jun-Nicole
in Meeting Room C.
4:00 p.m. Room A - Dr. Ron Robinson D.C. of Robinson Family Wellness, Iowa City,
IA welcomes other chiropractors, mental health practitioners and massage
therapists. "Complimentary Care Providers" will meet with and answer questions
about the many benefits of their services.
6:00 p.m. PM Dr. Robinson will then lead a discussion in Meeting Room C that
focuses on the proven support of important "Postpartum Care Choices".
5:30 p.m. in Meeting Room A is the screening of "The Business of Being Born".
7:00 p.m."Q & A with OB's and Midwives, CPM's and CNM's."
8:00 p.m. Room A - screening of film by Elena Tonetti, Birth As We Know It. For
more info visit
7:30 p.m. in Meeting Room D "Access to Midwifery Care in Iowa" discussion with
Friends of Iowa Midwives.
An opportunity for all Iowans to learn about legislative and community health
care decisions.

Conscious Birth Summit is free and open to the public.Information will be
available about community classes, babywearing, and meal delivery plans. Nursing
babies are welcome to attend. Some food and drink will be provided by The Red
Avocado Restaurant, Oasis Falafel and New Pioneer Co-op.
Donations are gratefully accepted to support Friends of Iowa Midwives.

This event is sponsored by Robinson Family Wellness, Bamboo Birth Services-
Doula,Janelle Railey M.A.,and Heartland Yoga.

Any questions about the event should be directed to Kristin Bergman, LMT (319)

Note: CBS 2010 can be found on Facebook
Please pass this message on to friends and family who are expecting
"empowering no-to-low intervention hospital births"
and online birth plan consultations

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Birth Plan Consultations

Birth Plan Consultations:
Serving Families Worldwide
We will communicate via telephone and e-mail
* Elite Birth Plan Writing Service, $275. To start, we will review your birth goals, your birth location, and choice of care provider. From there I will guide you in writing, revising, and finalizing your birth plan. Once the birth plan is complete I will review with you how to use your birth plan as a working document to communicate with your care provider during prenatal appointments and with your birth team. Our ultimate goal is to "Define and Declare your Wishes" on your journey to experiencing an empowering birth.  
* Birth Plan Revision Service, $79. This service is for you if you have written a draft of your birth plan. I will review your birth plan and make suggestions for revisions. Once the birth plan is complete we will review how to use your birth plan as a working document to "Define and Declare your Wishes" on your journey to experiencing an empowering birth.