We are launching LACTATION CLASSES starting today! Check out our first class, "Lactation Essentials" which is FREE. View the class video on Facebook or YouTube: Facebook: Lactation Essentials Class with Sarah Imig RN IBCLC YouTube: Lactation Essentials Class with Sarah Imig RN IBCLC Email OurCommunityBirthCenter@gmail.com or send us a Facebook message to request details on how to sign up for an in-depth online interactive class with one of our International Board Certified Lactation Consultants. All class fees support Our Community Birth Center's plan to restore birth center services to Lane County!
Download the full Press Release For Immediate Release - March 23, 2020 PANDEMIC HIGHLIGHTS NEED FOR LOCAL FREESTANDING BIRTH CENTER Our Community Birth Center continues planning and fundraising Eugene, OR – March 23, 2020 – Pregnant people in Lane County are looking for options and finding their choices limited. Amid an urgent need to limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), and conserve hospital resources for those in critical condition, freestanding birth center options in Lane County are non-existent. In order to improve health outcomes in our community and support and empower families from preconception through parenting, Our Community Birth
Hilary Prager, CNM MPH and Certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist is donating 100% of proceeds for all placenta encapsulations, including gift certificates, to Our Community Birth Center. Hilary uses the Traditional Chinese Medicine method to create capsules. Benefits may include increased milk supply and decreased depression. Hilary can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have been repeatedly amazed and inspired by the outpouring of support for Our Community Birth Center since we launched our Capital Campaign in November. Just this week we surpassed $70,000 raised toward our fundraising goal. The recent Matching Gift Opportunity from Chris Heritage CNM exceeded our goal and raised over $3,500. Thank you to Chris for continuing to match all of the donations even after it passed the goal!
Our Community Birth Center was featured on KLCC this week, with a very appropriate title, "People Want A Birth Center in Lane County". “There’s a study called Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns and the results were published in 2018,” says Westlake. “It showed lower rates of C-sections, fewer pre-term births, fewer low-birth weight babies and a lower cost to the health care system when families used birth centers.” Read the story Listen to the story
Annie Hoag RN IBCLC is donating 100% of proceeds from her private lactation services to Our Community Birth Center from January 20 - March 31, 2020. Annie offers initial and follow up lactation visits, baby weight checks, baby feeding plans, craniosacral therapy for babies with feeding difficulties, and more! Annie can be reached at email@example.com or 541-513-5267.
At our recent Track Town Pizza fundraiser, a supporter introduced himself and told us that his wife sent him to the event because they haven’t had kids yet BUT when the do have kids in a couple years she knows she wants to use the birth center! We need a birth center for families like this! We also talked with a supporter who gave birth to her daughter at the old birth center when it was in downtown Eugene and then when her daughter had a baby she gave birth at the birth center in Springfield ON THE SAME BED that
Thank you to Wild Light Yoga Center and Jess Eldridge for hosting Our Community Birth Center's first Yoga Benefit Class on January 12, 2020. This was a fun way to fundraise and felt so good! We had such a great response that we're turning it into a series. Next up, come join us at CrossFit Evviva for a class led by Michelle Baumann on Sunday February 16th at 10 AM.
Thank you to KVAL news for covering the importance of Our Community Birth Center for families in our community. 'Our Community Birth Center' to open after Midwifery birthing center shuts down - KVAL News, December 30, 2019
Help us meet our Matching Gift Challenge! Donate on our website by Dec 31, 2019! Michele Peters-Carr and Dennis Carr will match $3,000 of donations (that means we have potential to raise $6,000 by Dec 31!) in honor of Michele’s 3,000+ births attended through her work at the birth center. Was Michele your midwife? Make a donation online and send us a note if you want to donate in honor of your baby or in honor of Michele! Photo by aprilchristopher.com.