This wellness class will help new or repeat parents prepare for a positive postpartum experience. Our society focuses heavily on birth preparation and on the birth experience itself, but birthing people and new families all too often experience the postpartum phase as lonely, overwhelming, and lacking in support. Students will learn how to create a postpartum plan that includes information about local resources, self-care, and even recipes for a deeper understanding of this phase of life before the baby arrives! Students will also explore their views on and fears about the postpartum experience through hands-on writing/drawing/discussion. River’s aim as a postpartum doula is to educate and prepare birthing people/couples in a way that feels enlightening and empowering. All supplies included. Please enter through the 5th Street door.
Teaching Artist: River Edvalson
Cost: $25 Member / $30 Non-Member
Artist Bio: River is a certified birth and postpartum doula with Birth Arts International. She is a practicing doula in the local community and has six years of experience as a birth worker and birthing person.
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Registration cancellations & transfers must be made through Art Center East at (541) 624-2800 48 hours or more before the class start time. We cannot issue refunds or transfers for cancellations received after the 48-hour cutoff. Exceptions will be considered for medical or family emergencies. ACE will honor a refund, minus a $10 administration fee when the cancellation is made 48 hours or more before class start date. When a class is canceled due to low enrollment, we will issue a refund for all registration fees. ACE will contact you in the event of a cancellation. Face coverings will be required in accordance with statewide regulations current at the time.