Are you a soon-to-be or new parent interested in exploring options for your birth support team? Babypalooza is the perfect place for you. This year, BirthWell Partners Community Doula Project is anchoring The Natural Parenting Expo at Babypalooza with a special meet the Midwives and Doulas programming. The event will be held on Saturday, August 26 in the BJCC East Ballroom from 10am until 2pm.
Meet the Midwives 11:00 AM
Learn about the role of a midwife on your birth support team. The discussion will cover the midwifery model of care, various aspects of childbirth, and offer a Q&A session with seasoned local midwives. Discover the benefits of midwifery and get your questions answered.
- Lauren Collins: Birmingham Home Midwifery
- Hope Hamilton: For Birth Givers
- Hamilton Yarborough: Aurora Midwifery
Meet the Doulas 12:00 PM
At this session, learn about the role doulas play in supporting and advocating for birthing individuals. Discover the different services doulas provide from pre-pregnancy to postpartum. Meet doulas from the local community and learn about how they can support you during your childbirth journey.
- Emily Locke: BirthWell
- Miracle Barnes: BirthWell
- Sarah Moyer: BirthWell
- Jules Nelson: BirthWell
- Emily Thayer: BirthWell and Birmingham Born
- Susan Petrus: BirthWell and BirthWise
Workshop: Self Advocacy in the Maternity Care Space 1:00 PM
Hosted in Room A in the East Hall, this free one-hour workshop aims to empower expectant moms with knowledge, skills, and confidence in selecting maternity services and receiving person-centered prenatal, birth, and postpartum care. Rachel Bailey from Birthwell Partners will guide you in learning and practicing self-advocacy tools crucial for the birthing space, where many factors may be outside your direct control. Learn how to ask good questions and share your personal story to make sure you are getting patient-centered care.
Don’t miss this opportunity to equip yourself with advocacy skills essential for anyone entering a birthing space. Register now for this FREE workshop during the final hour of Babypalooza.
Other Exhibitors in the Natural Parenting Area
In addition to BirthWell Partners, several other exhibitors will be available in the Natural Parenting Area. These include:
- Alabama Midwives Alliance
- Aurora Midwifery
- Birthwise in Birmingham
- Maternal Instincts by Jill
- Mills Perinatal Wellness Group
- Mothers Milk Bank of Alabama
- Reignite Chiropractic
- Warred for Wellness
This is a unique opportunity to connect with doulas, midwives, and other natural parenting professionals in your community. Whether you’re just starting to explore your options or are looking to expand your support network, Babypalooza has something for everyone. Join us on Saturday, August 26, from 10am until 2pm, in the BJCC East Ballroom, and learn about the support options available to you during your birthing journey.