World Human Milk Donation Day
- This year's theme for World Doula Week will highlight the benefit of having a doula!
- Join NYSBC's 7th Annual Conference: Breastfeeding Through an Equity Lens-A Continuum of Care
- "As we celebrate Black History Month, we pay tribute to the struggles and achievements of the people and events that have shaped our nation. Join the USBC in recognizing the histories and continuing invaluable contributions of Black people in the United States."
- "By working together to raise awareness about Black maternal, infant, and child health, and bringing to light community priorities, strengths, and assets, we can all share and utilize resources, and actively engage in collaborative efforts to advance health equity."
BirthNet invites you to engage in an in-person Forum for Change – Centering Black Mamas, Black Families and Black Doulas. Our focus for this forum is to deeply examine our systems of care in the Capital District #518.
The BMHW 2022 theme, “Building for Liberation: Centering Black Mamas, Black Families and Black Systems of Care," reflects BMMA’s work in centering Black women’s scholarship, maternity care work, and advocacy across the full-spectrum of sexual, maternal, and reproductive health care, services, programs, and initiatives. Additionally, the 2022 theme reflects the critical need for learning about Black Feminist and womanist approaches in strengthening wellness structures within our communities, across the Diaspora, as a revolutionary act in the pursuit of liberation and in the global fight to END maternal mortality. Black Maternal Health Week runs every year from April 11-17.
Hope and Healing Family Center is hosting a 3 Day Birth Summit. The theme for this year's Birth Summit is, "The Unspoken Rules." This year's theme starts the discussion around unspoken topics surrounding motherhood and women's health.
- Wednesday, April 20, 2022 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
National Volunteer Recognition Day is a day to honor our wonderful and generous volunteers who knit blankets and hats for babies in the NICU, deliver milk to babies in need, donor screen, assist Lab Techs when needed, help pack orders for outpatients, and more! We depend on our volunteers to help us do an assortment of tasks so that we can get precious donor milk to babies in need.
- In this time of uncertainty, there’s a fundamental truth that gives us
hope – that together we can do extraordinary things. This #GivingTuesday is especially meaningful as we celebrate our Fifth Year Anniversary! After collecting and distributing over 1,000,000 ounces of milk since 2016, we are now raising funds to streamline our operations.
- When: 12 PM - 1 PM
Where: South Shore Mailroom (903 Montauk Hwy, Copiague, NY 11726)
- Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. faced a maternal and infant health crisis and still remains among the most dangerous developed nations for childbirth. This crisis is fueled by the health equity gap in our health care system that puts women and babies of color at the greatest risk.
- Guest Presenters:◦ March of Dimes, NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens, Personal Testimonials
- Topics of Discussion:◦ Racial disparities in premature birth
◦ Prematurity prevention, risk factors, and NICU care
◦ March of Dimes prematurity initiatives
◦ Nutritional needs of mothers and preemies
- When you’re expecting or newly postpartum, it can be overwhelming figuring out what you need to prepare for your new life as a family. As is the case with a lot of Westchester County families, you probably just moved from the city or out-of-state and have no idea where to begin. There are so many services out there ready to help you out and many of them are right in your backyard!
- Our expo is for the local business so you get that personal connection. The vast majority of our vendors are small business owners and moms themselves so you’ll be supporting local entrepreneurs and getting advice from those that have been there!
- In addition to our vendor expo, we’ll be hosting 20-minute educational breakout sessions from some of the areas leading experts in the field.
- 10:00 AM-4:00 PM at The Space at Westchester Avenue (2125 Westchester Ave, Rye, 10580)
- Join the Military Mommies Team for an educational and supportive virtual event where one of our expert Military Mommies Managers will review all the pumps that we offer. Each pump will be discussed as well as an explanation of the pump parts, terminology and best uses. We will even have time to answer any questions you may have. Our Outside Sales Partners are located all over the world to support you through your breastfeeding journey.
- 11:00AM PST, 1:00PM CST, 2:00PM EST
Breastfeeding: Nurturing the Path to Collective Health and Wellness
Celebrating Black Breastfeeding Week and National Breastfeeding Awareness Month
- 11:00 AM-2:00 PM St. Albans Park
- Breastfeeding Education
- Baby Lift Up Ceremony
- Community Resources and Support
- Covid-19 Testing and Vaccines (Ages 12+). Receive a $100 Vaccine Incentive
Click here to register for this event!
Black Breastfeeding Week
Theme: The Big Pause: Collective Rest for Collective Power
Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Week
Theme: Reclaiming Our Traditions
Revitalizing Culture Through Breastfeeding and Chest feeding
In Celebration of Indigenous Milk Medicine Week
- Join speakers Kimberly Moore-Salas, IBCLC, and Amander Singer, CLC from the Navajo Breastfeeding Coalition. Together they will present a powerful discussion on the ancestral teachings around breastfeeding/chestfeeding in the Navajo culture in honor of Native Breastfeeding Week.
Indigenous Milk Medicine Week
Theme: Nourishing Our Futures
- This year's Indigenous Milk Medicine theme is "Nourishing Our Futures," in recognition of the power and respect this medicine has had for Indigenous peoples.
Virtual BIG Latch On
Theme: Protect Breastfeeding: A Shared Responsibility
Brooklyn Alliance for Breastfeeding Empowerment, Inc. (BABE)
- Join BABE for a virtual event to celebrate Breastfeeding Month!
- Don't miss the opportunity to take part in Workshop Sessions from the leaders in our field!
A day to celebrate human milk donors and professionals working together across the world to promote human milk donation!
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“The first Sunday of each May is International Bereaved Mother's Day. This special day was created in 2010 to honour and celebrate the mothers who carry some, perhaps all, of their children in their hearts rather than their arms."
This year’s virtual conference will offer a national space for learning, rich discussions, and mobilization to transform Black maternal health, rights, and justice. We need a place to be in the community together, to vision and dream, and to celebrate each other.
Widening the Lens to Improve Lactation Outcomes for All
Save time and money this year! No travel or lodging expense! We are making this a very interactive event, with lots of opportunities for you to network and chat with presenters as well as other attendees.