I am happy to recommend the following resources for a memorable birth experience and support in the Fargo-Moorhead area – and beyond!
Doulas of the Red River Valley : Connect with area doulas, and attend our free educational and support group, The Birth Circle, the 3rd Tuesday of every month at The Skaff Apartments Community Room (near Scheels in Fargo)! Contact me for details!
Independent Childbirth Education Classes
Blissborn: taught by doula Brandi Spray
Heritage Birth: Childbirth Express class, taught by doula Mary Carlson (Wahpeton)
Hospital-Based Childbirth Classes
Sanford Hospital: link to schedule of all classes; search for classes related to labor/delivery, breastfeeding and infant care
Essentia Hospital: link to class schedule, select ‘childbirth preparation’
Online Childbirth Education Classes
Birth Boot Camp Childbirth Education*+
(Click the button for more information or to register)
Online Pre and PostNatal Fitness, TummySafe
Fit2B*+ (Click the button for more information or to join)
Home-birth Midwives Serving the Fargo-Moorhead area
Molly Ferguson, CPM and Katie Murray, CMP : Prairie Naturopathic Doctors
Beth Bergeron, CPM: Blessed Events Midwifery
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support
Harlynn’s Heart: From the dark valleys to the sunny peaks, Harlynn’s Heart spreads love, support, and hope to families experiencing perinatal or neonatal loss.
Hospice of the Red River Valley: Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group. You can click the link on the second paragraph to print a 2016 flyer with calendar of meetings.
Finding Hope Ministry: “Finding Hope Ministries’ mission is to help people value life in all stages, especially life before birth and to recognize the dignity of the deceased regardless of age. We carry out our mission by supporting families who are struggling with the loss of a child and by educating people about the grief that may follow a miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant loss. Finding Hope Ministries was founded in Fargo, ND in 2016.” — from their FB page
Mary-Alice and Friends 5k for Stillbirth Research and Awareness: This local event raises money and provides support for families that have experienced pregnancy loss. They are connected with the STAR Legacy foundation, which is a national organization that has similar aims and goals.
stillbirthday.com: Information, support, and ideas for how to say hello to your baby, knowing you will shortly say goodbye. A wealth of good here. Please know that we have several area doulas who provide doula support for times of loss. Please visit doulasrrv.org and click on doula profiles to learn more.
SHARE: “Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support is a community for anyone who experiences the tragic death of a baby. We often serve parents, grandparents, siblings, and others in the family unit, as well as the professionals who care for grieving families. Share is a national organization with over 75 chapters in 29 states. Our services include bed-side companions, phone support, face-to-face support group meetings, resource packets, private online communities, memorial events, training for caregivers, and so much more.” — from website, nationalshare.org
Books, Blogs, and More
In addition, I will be blogging about books, products, and many ideas that can help you in this amazing journey of pregnancy, birth, and beyond!
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