Village Birth believes that community is a vital part of wellness for growing families. We are passionate about non-judgmental camaraderie and helping you create the connections you need to feel supported.
A village pre-natal is a communal gathering that nourishes pregnant womyn – in mind, body, and soul – at any stage of gestation. Our 3-week series supports you in speaking words to power as you dive into your unique birth vision and build-up trust in yourself and your baby. Activities include grounding visualizations, bellymapping, henna, pampering, and portraits taken by our in-house photographer. And yes, there will be delicious snacks.
In community, those who have birthed before you share personal moments of strength, power, humor, realization, and joy, demonstrating the beauty inherent to birth in all its variation. Midwives, doulas, and health practitioners will be among our circle of attendants, holding space as you navigate your pregnancy and enter parenthood, whether for the first or fourth time.
Saturdays, Feb 15-29th. 2pm-4pm
Fourth Trimester Group
The Fourth Trimester Series is a support circle designed to help you navigate and celebrate the shift that comes from giving birth. We meet to enjoy healing foods, to learn, and to build a community.
- Designed for birthing people 0-12 weeks postpartum (we’ve had babes as young as 5 days join us!).
- Education and discussion about everything from newborn care basics to breastfeeding support to babywearing.
- Additional focus on the mental, emotional, and physical recovery of the birthing person.
- Included in the support group is 4 weeks of email support, access to additional resources such as a pelvic floor specialist and chiropractor, and nourishing foods ideal for postpartum recovery shared during each session.
Every parent needs a village. Let this support group be a part of yours.
*This is 4 consecutive weeks of support and education. If you need to miss a session, one make up in another series is allowed.
Thursdays, Feb 13th – March 5th, 10am-12pm
$150 for the 4-week series
Ages 2 wks to 6 months
A come as you are gathering for parents with babies ages 2 weeks to 6 months old. Build community and find support with other local parents as you navigate finding your new daily rhythms and branching back out into the world post baby. Each session will be led by an experienced mother or doula and will focus on a theme but we will always leave room for additional support for anything that is coming up for group members. Drop ins are always welcome to this event!
Meets every Friday from 10am-12pm.
$20 drop in and discount packages available
Babywearing Dance Party
Want a good workout and time to bond with your baby? Strap on your little one and have fun moving your body to feel good music! This beginner friendly dance class will incorporate basic movements from ballet, jazz, hip hop, and yoga, all able to be done while baby wearing. Bring your favorite baby wearing carrier, and enjoy the extra benefits of not only connecting to baby and other parents/caregivers, but also breaking a sweat from dancing with your little!
Wear something comfortable to move in and we will dance barefoot. Please use a supportive two strap carrier (no ring slings).
3rd Sunday every month, 9:30am (Jan 19th)
4th Tuesday every month, 10:30am (Jan 28th)
$20 drop in and discount packages available
Meet the Doula Night
Come meet some of our wonderful doulas! This casual (and free!) meet-n-greet is a fun way to understand more about the role of a doula and mingle with some of the best in the city!
We’ll start with some introductions, have a Q&A, and then you’ll have an opportunity to “speed date” with our doulas!
Thursday, Feb 5th, 7-9pm
This series is designed for women that have had a baby in the past year and are ready to start healing their bodies through intentional breath work and movement. These classes start with intentional breath work and evolve into full body functional movements & workouts. You will establish a solid core foundation, wake up your posterior chain, and enhance your posture through safe, effective movements that transfer to any activity in our daily lives. Our top three words to describe this class would be BREATH, BODY, and FLOW.The goal is to heal a Diastasis Recti, re-establish proper pelvic floor function, strengthen your core, and address lower back pain. If you are dealing with any of these issues, this class is for you!
The class will be 60 minutes in length for four weeks in a row. You will be also be given movement homework to practice. So, come ready to move and connect! Non-mobile babies are welcome!
Mondays, March 2nd – 23rd @ 10am
Please join us at one of our free upcoming events.
Echo Park Mama Walk
This is an opportunity for pregnant and new moms to meet one another, build community, and receive feeding support from our team of educators. Please join us for some sunshine, camaraderie, and to test out that new carrier or stroller you have been too nervous to tackle.
Third Wednesday of each month
Location: Echo Park Lake (at Logan and Park Streets)
We will meet at Echo Park Lake at the picnic tables where Logan Street runs into Park Street. There is plenty of free parking on surrounding streets, and a pay lot located on Logan south of Sunset.
Echo Park lake is about 1 mile around. We will do a minimum of 1 lap, and more if mamas and babies feel up for it! After our lap(s) we will meet in the grass for snacks, feeding support, and camaraderie! There is a cafe on the path and plenty of bathrooms.
Rain = stay in bed
Dress code: unwashed hair and a t-shirt with day old spit up on it
Babies and Brews
With a beer in one hand and your baby in the other, gather with new and expecting fathers and partners to share experiences of becoming a parent and life with a baby.
Gather round with new and expecting fathers to share a beer and experiences of becoming a parent and life with a baby. This meetup gives you the opportunity to build your “friends with kids” community while giving your partner some time for themself. Bring your little one, that carrier you’ve been wanting to try, and remember to drink responsibly.