Fun and Games: We will be featuring local mom and baby friendly businesses, have face painting, a bounce house, and special guests Elmo and Mickey Mouse coming to visit!
We are also Raffling off a custom TULA! Tickets are already on sale and they will be $5 each or 5 for $20! Winner will be drawn at the Birthday Bash!
There will be lots of raffle prizes from our vendors and the first 50 families who complete the vendor bingo will receive a swag bag with awesome prizes!
Bring a dish to share. Last years potluck was smorgasbord of wonderful food! Bring your favorite dish to share and we can have a picnic in the wonderful playroom!
Thank you Reno for making our first
2 years such an amazing success! We are looking forward to many more years of
supporting families in the Reno area!
Lamaze Childbirth Education
Next class begins September 3rd: Our childbirth classes will teach you and the support person(s) of your choice how to manage the physical process of labor and birth, using massage, and movement and relaxation techniques. Hands on practice sessions will give your partner the skills and tools to make labor a more manageable and intimate experience.
Meredith Pollaro, OTR/L, IBCLC: If you need help on your breastfeeding journey, Meredith offers one on one consultations incorporating her extensive lactation experience with her feeding skills as an occupational therapist to bring you and your baby the best care and information to achieve your breastfeeding goals.
Join us every Thursday and Friday from 10am to 12pm for our free playgroups!
Join Step Into Music & Miss Patti for an amazing musical experience for little ones ages 4months and up! Register on her Website, your first class is FREE!
And coming soon is Artful Play an experience in mindful exploration for children! Watch our FACEBOOK page for more information!
This comprehensive training is one step toward certification with DONA International. Learn the Art of Childbirth Assisting in this unique training workshop and explore the historical and conventional paradigms around childbirth. You'll learn the special role of Birth Doulas and how we can help women and families return to the ancient wisdom of birthing and parenting.
Most people have no idea that U.S. maternity care practices are decades behind what science says is best for moms and babies—and decades behind the more gentle, humane treatment that women and babies deserve in this most important life event.
The Reno Doula Project is looking for Volunteers to help at the Rally on Labor Day - Monday September 7th to raise awareness of Mother Friendly Birth Choices! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details on how you can help!
Essential Oils Classes
Essential oils have many emotional and physical wellness aplications. If you would like to learn more, join us for our FREE essential oils classes:
9/2 @ 7:15 pm
EOs for Everyday Ailments
9/16 @ 7:15 pm
EOs for Pregnancy, Birth and Babies
Come in with your little one(s) and have a professional photo taken!
This is a Breastfeeding Awareness Event, so we encourage breastfeeding photos, but all moms and littles are welcome!
for $15 your digital image will be sent to you via email!
Meredith Pollaro, OTR/L, IBCLC is a wonderful asset to Northern Nevada Breastfeeding women and their families!
Meredith began her career as an Occupational Therapist in 2000 at Children's Hospital working in NICU setting, specializing in feeding and swallowing disorders, failure to thrive, cleft lip and palate, and administering swallow studies.
She later moved to Colorado and worked as the Director of Occupational Therapy at Vail Valley Medical Center. She started her training in lactation counseling in 2005 in NICU helping with bottle and breastfeeding. To further her lactation skills she worked at a well baby hospital Summit Medical Center seeing inpatient and outpatient mothers/babies weekly. Both hospitals participating in the Baby Friendly Initiative.
Meredith has some additional unique training and experiences: She has completed NOMAS training (Neonatal Oral-Motor Assessment Scale), Baby friendly initiative hospital training, training in pediatric swallowing disorders, attends the International Lactation Consultant Association Conferences and volunteered her time in Romania at a failure to thrive clinic.
You may wonder how OT/Feeding Therapy relates to Lactation: An Infants oral motor skills play an important role in the success of breastfeeding. In many cases, minor refinement in the infant's oral motor skills can make an immediate difference to the success of the breastfeeding pair, as well as providing long term benefits and preventing more serious problems (mobimotherhood.org). Feeding Therapists are experts on the structure and function of the mouth and the swallow. Their expertise can lend to help babies become more efficient and coordinated feeders. OT's practice in setting such as NICU, home health, outpatient pediatrics, feeding teams and Early intervention. They can specialize in feeding among many other areas. Meredith has worked in all these practice settings. She currently provides occupational therapy services in the community, coordinates the state's WIC Peer Counseling Program and volunteers her time as the Co-Chair of The Northern Nevada Breastfeeding Coalition. She also meets moms for breastfeeding circle every Monday at noon and private consultations by appointment here at The Nurturing Nest.
See you Saturday at the Liquid Gold!
The Nurturing Nest will be hosting a team and a team breakfast! You can still register for the Race on the day of the event! Come support the Northern Nevada Breastfeeding Coalition!
Team T-shirts will be available for $12 day of the event!
Every Monday at 12pm the Nurturing Nest hosts a free support group for breastfeeding Moms! Join Meredith Pollaro, IBCLC, OTR/L for a supportive discussion on breastfeeding and all it's joys and challenges. Register on our website!
For mothers who are having challenges with breastfeeding we offer Private 1:1 Feeding and Lactation consultations with Meredith Pollaro, OTR/L, IBCLC. Call 775-303-7269 to schedule an appointment.