While the main event space is open, attendees can also enjoy presentations and workshops in our 2 classroom spaces on the second floor of the venue. The class schedule alternates, so you can attend as many classes as you'd like!
*Included in the $5 entrance fee*
*All class info will be updated in January 2021 to reflect accuracy for the March expo*
10:30 - 11 am
Myths to Home Buying, How to Get a Downpayment
Cornerstone Home Lending -- Julie Herrmann and Debbie Nazarino
Have you heard you need 20% down to buy a home? Well, we hate to tell you – but that’s not correct! Mortgage Gal’s Julie Herrmann & Debbie Nazarino from Cornerstone Home Lending will be breaking down the common misconceptions on qualifying for a home mortgage through a fun and interactive “Bust Those Myth’s” seminar. Julie & Debbie will be diving over down payment options, touching on home loans for veterans, first time home buyers and how to start the home buying process.
11 - 11:30 am
A Midwife’s Guide to Home Birth: Safety, Preparation, and Everything in Between
Fly True Midwifery -- Ashley Jones
Interested in an out-of-hospital birth? Maybe just curious? Join Ashley Jones LM, CPM, MSM as she discusses all the ins and outs of home birth. Learn about picking a care provider, insurance coverage, and what to expect during midwifery care. Then, she will discuss the safety of home birth, including an overview of equipment, how to know if you are low-risk, and what happens when things don’t go according to plan. Finally, learn about completing your birth team, preparing for home birth, and what to expect postpartum. You will leave with a solid understanding of home birth and steps to follow to improve the success of your out-of-hospital birth!
11:30 am - 12 pm
Keep Moving: Diastasis Rectus & Prenatal and Postpartum Exercise
Kitsap Physical Therapy -- Emily Everett PT, DPT, PHC
Join Kitsap Physical Therapy’s Pelvic Health Specialists as we help you discover your body’s beautiful journey during pregnancy and beyond. Let us guide you through learning about the anatomy of the abdominal wall and its supportive and adaptive nature. We will discuss normal changes and how to keep moving and stay healthy throughout your pregnancy and onto postpartum as you grow and nurture your baby. You will be taught various abdominal exercises adaptable to your phase of this process. Become empowered on this journey of honoring yourself and your resilient body as you learn what exercise and movement best serves you.
12 - 12:30 pm
Exploring the Benefits of Birth Photography
Mother Bird Photography -- Heather Clement
Join Heather Clement of Mother Bird Photography to discuss the process and benefits of hiring a professional birth photographer to join your birth team! We will take a look at a birth story slideshow as well as an album and discuss the practical elements of birth photography, from beginning to postpartum. If you have any questions about birth photography or are curious about this process Heather will be there to offer answers, along with a client family to share their first hand experience with professional birth photography.
12:30 - 1 pm
Pain Coping Through Breath: A Sample of Birthing From Within
Finding Joy Together -- Joanna Hayes
Birthing From Within is a holistic approach to childbirth preparation that fosters discovery of your inner strength and resources. Join me on March 21st at the Peninsula Birth and Baby Expo as I introduce this unique learning style and teach coping with pain through following your natural breath. This is a workshop for everyone who wants to add another tool to their pain coping tool bag.
1 - 1:30 pm
Newborn Neurology: Cues, Cries, & Concerns
Looking Glass Chiropractic -- Dr. Crystal Folta
Join us at the Peninsula Birth & Baby Expo on March 21st for a 30 minute introduction into understanding what your baby is trying to tell you. Do you have concerns as to what is 'normal' for a new human? Your baby is beautifully designed with a body language that is expressed through their nervous system. Dr. Crystal will help you understand how to better read your baby and respond with love, grace, and answers.
1:30 - 2 pm
All About the Boobs: Breastfeeding, Pumping, and Beyond!
Nurturing Expressions -- Tracy Corey and Jenn Green
Join Nurturing Expressions in learning all the things you need to know about breastfeeding and pumping! Tracy Corey, Nurturing Expressions Owner, RN & IBCLC will walk you through all you need to know to be successful with breastfeeding from birth and beyond. Tracy has been nurturing moms for 20+ years and loves coaching moms through their breastfeeding journey! Jenn Green is the Nurturing Expressions Manager and pumping expert. She will walk you through all the different pumping options along with common pumping issues and how to best combat them.
2 - 2:30 pm
Beyond Birth: Preparing for the 4th Trimester
The Chosen Nest -- Janelle and Tony Marion
We plan in many ways for labor and birth. How do we plan or prepare for what follows, beyond the birthing day? Share energy and space with Janelle Marion, Registered Nurse, Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator and Breastfeeding Specialist to create a customized Beyond Birth Plan. Discover ways to identify your needs BEFORE they are immediate or emergent, and strategize solutions for common postpartum and baby feeding challenges. Leave with information involving support, nutrition, products and resources to facilitate physical and emotional healing, and honor your transition into parenthood. Special guest, Tony Marion with a partners perspective on ways to identify needs and implement support. This chapter isn’t always easy. Together, we can create space for ease within it.
2:30 - 3 pm
Blossom Baby -- Lori and Andrea
Come chat with a babywearing educator about baby carriers. We will cover choosing the right carrier for your lifestyle and body shape, basic carrier safety tips, and buying carriers for every budget. We will also cover the mental, emotional, and physical benefits of babywearing so it can be a valuable caregiving tool for everyone.
3 - 3:30 pm
Postpartum Depression and Anxiety—
Know Your Risk/Make a Plan
Dyad Mental Health -- Catherine Davies
Everyone talks about postpartum depression and anxiety like it will happen to someone else, but depression is the most common complication of pregnancy and affects many parents, sometimes seemingly out of the blue. Are you at risk? Dr. Catherine Davies is a perinatal psychiatrist who has helped thousands of parents navigate mood and anxiety symptoms during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Come learn about postpartum depression and anxiety, how to know if you have it, identify your personal risk factors, and start to make a plan for your postpartum period to decrease your risk and help you identify if you might need more support.
3:30 - 4 pm
Bellies, Birth and Breath
Chrysalis Physical Therapy -- Megan Kranenburg
Your breath and pelvic floor activity are directly connected. Come learn how your breathing patterns can improve your comfort with walking and movement during pregnancy, improve your coping with discomfort during active labor, and help you minimize risk of injury during the pushing phase.