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  • What is the Boston Birth Village?
    The Boston Birth Village is a sister-owned business that offers prenatal and postpartum services including childbirth education classes, birth and postpartum doula services, postpartum groups, and more.
  • Where is Boston Birth Village located?
    Boston Birth Village operates most programs in Newton, a neighborhood of Boston, MA. The address is 385 Ward Street, Newton, MA 02459. We are easily accessible by public transportation and there is ample street parking available for those driving. We also offer virtual programs and some in the community, such as walks around the Chestnut Hill Reservoir.
  • What is the best way for me to reach someone?
    At Boston Birth Village, we value communication and are committed to being available to answer your questions and address your concerns. You can reach us through several channels, including: - Phone: You can call us at (617) 834-2702 during our business hours, which are Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. - Email: You can send us an email at hello@bostonbirthvillage.com. We strive to respond to all emails within 12-24 hours. - Contact form: You can fill out the contact form on our website, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. - Social media: You can also reach us through our social media channels, including Facebook and Instagram. We monitor our social media accounts regularly and will respond to your messages and comments as soon as possible. Whatever method you choose, we are here to support you and answer any questions you may have about parenting and childbirth. Don't hesitate to reach out to us at any time.
  • What kinds of services do you offer?
    Boston Birth Village offers a wide range of services to support families during pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period. Our services include: - Prenatal classes: We offer comprehensive prenatal classes including a prenatal wellness group, childbirth education classes, social meetups for expecting couples, and birth doula services. - Birth support: We offer birth doula services that include 2 prenatal visits and 1 postpartum visit, and our team is here to help you have a safe and empowering birth experience. We are also thrilled to serve as a resource for you with text support along the way. - Postpartum care: We provide postpartum care to help you recover from birth and adjust to life with a new baby. Our postpartum care includes postpartum doula services, a support group for moms, and a social/support group for dads! - Community support: We believe that community support is essential for new families. We offer a variety of community support services, including free workshops, fundraisers and events for the whole family, and a grandparents workshop! We are committed to providing holistic, compassionate care to families. Contact us to learn more about how we can support you!
  • Who is on your team?
    At Boston Birth Village, we have a team of dedicated professionals who are committed to providing you with the best possible care and support during your pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum journey. Our team includes certified psychotherapists, doulas, childbirth educators, and other specialists who are here to help you every step of the way. We work together to create a personalized care plan that meets your unique needs and preferences, and we strive to ensure that you feel empowered, informed, and confident throughout your pregnancy and beyond. Whether you are planning a home birth, a hospital birth, or a birth center birth, our team is here to support you and your growing family. Contact us today to learn more about our services and to schedule a consultation with our team.
  • What is a doula?
    A doula is a trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to a mother before, during and shortly after childbirth to help her achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible. At the Boston Birth Village, we offer birth and postpartum doula services. You are in great hands with one of our doulas by your side!
  • What are the benefits of working with a doula?
    Research shows that women who use a birth doula are: 31% less likely to need Pitocin 28% less likely to have a cesarean birth 9% less likely to use any pain medication and overall, more likely to rate their childbirth experience positively
  • What’s the difference between a doula and a midwife?
    Midwives have medical training and can offer services such as IV, prescribe medication and administer medical exams. A doula’s focus is on supporting the mother throughout the birthing process in a more hands-on way, such as through comforting touch, counter pressure, breathing techniques, emotional support and by sharing evidence-based information and advocacy. Doulas and midwives often work together as a great team!
  • What is your philosophy about childbirth and how do you support your clients and their partners through labor?
    In our role as doulas, we help pregnant people and their partners to achieve the birth they want by supporting their wishes and goals. We don’t make decisions for our clients or expect them to give birth in any particular way. We give our clients the information they need to make educated birth choices and support their decisions so they can have the most positive birth experience possible.
  • What is Bumps Night Out?
    Bumps Night Out is a free social event that we offer throughout the year. Expectant couples come together to socialize, connect, and learn about our services. We also have refreshments and a henna artist ! It is one of our most popular events! We believe the key to improving outcomes for parents bringing home a baby is starting to build community and resources before baby arrives. Attending a Bumps Night Out is a perfect way to start finding your village!
  • What is the Prenatal Wellness Group?
    In this unique group, we'll focus on the physical, emotional, and nutritional aspects of pregnancy and prepping for baby. 🧘‍♀️ Prenatal Yoga, Stretching and Breathing: Rena will lead us through a series of yoga practices that promote flexibility, strength, and relaxation. These sessions are tailored to alleviate common discomforts associated with pregnancy and foster a deeper connection with your baby. 🍏 Nutrition and Wellness: A healthy pregnancy begins with a balanced diet and self-care. Rena will provide us with essential nutrition guidance tailored to your unique needs during pregnancy. Learn how to make wholesome food choices that nurture both you and your growing baby. Discover ways to maintain your energy, reduce common pregnancy discomforts, and cultivate overall well-being. 🌟 What to Expect: - Six weeks of immersive support and community - Nutritional guidance and tips to optimize your diet - A safe space to connect with other expectant mothers 🤰 Who Should Join: This program is open to mothers at any stage of their pregnancy, whether it's your first or subsequent child. It's an opportunity to come together, share your experiences, and build a strong support network.
  • Can I come if this is not my first baby?
    Absolutely! This program can bring you friendship and solidarity whether it's your first or your fifth baby.
  • Do we bring our babies to the postpartum groups?
    Yes, moms typically bring their babies to the mom's groups, and dads are welcome to bring their babies to the dad's groups too!
  • Where does the dad's group meet?
    Our dad's group meets at Baramor in Newton Centre.
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