Birth Smart’s Birth and Baby Expo 2015 is bringing together everything pregnancy, birth, and baby related in the Grand Valley. The expert speakers, educational events, plenty of exhibitors that offer healthy and empowering services and products, and much more will make an exciting event! Join us to explore, learn, and celebrate the transformative experience of growing a family!
9:15 – 11:00 Pregnancy Nutrition and Exercise
Empowered mamas know keeping their birth options open means staying healthy. Many birth-related complications can be avoided by eating right and exercising. Learn about your unique dietary needs while eating for two and the perfect exercises to keep you fit. Plus, you'll learn some helpful birth positions that are all yours with a little practice.
11:15 – 1:00 Creating Your Ultimate Birth Experience
Listen to a panel of empowered mothers who have given birth in a variety of ways, including home birth, unmedicated birth in hospital, hypno-birth, and epidural birth. Learn how you can create your ultimate birth experience, whatever that may be.
1:15 – 3:00 Postpartum: The Fourth Trimester
Listen to a panel of postpartum support professionals discuss ways that you can prepare to thrive after baby is born. So much preparation goes into pregnancy and birth, but extending your education and support through the '4th Trimester' (the first 3 months after your baby is born) is essential for an easy transition into motherhood. Our panel will include discussion of:
- Postpartum doula support in the home
- Placenta Encapsulation for hormonal balance and energy boost
- Breastfeeding support
- Pelvic health support for getting back to normal
3:15 – 5:00 Painless Birth Experience
No matter what you believe about birth, there is a pain management method perfect for you. Learn about both unmedicated and medicated methods to have a comfortable birth.