Positive Birth Movement
The Positive Birth Movement – Quad Cities is a peer-to-peer group that meets twice a month. Our meetings are always free to attend and we welcome all women, including but not limited to expectant mothers, postpartum mothers, adoptive mothers, birth enthusiasts of all ages, birth workers, health care providers, professionals in social services and more. Please feel free to bring children. We aim to provide an inclusive, safe space where we can discuss and promote positive birth + exchange information & ideas + share positive birth experiences. Positive Birth Movement – Quad Cities is facilitated by Rosie Harvey, a fellow mother and birth enthusiast. We define a birth as positive when: 1) women are where they want to be 2) their choices are informed by reality not fear 3) women are listened to and treated with dignity and respect 4) mothers are empowered and enriched 5) memories are warm and proud. The Positive Birth Movement believes that every woman deserves a positive birth and that any kind of birth can be positive – whether it is through C-Section, Vaginal birth, VBAC, Induction, medicated, unmedicated, etc. No one type of birth is superior to another type of birth, so long as it is experienced positively by the birthing mother. Starting in February, we will meet the first Saturday of each month at 930am & the third Thursday of each month at 6:45pm. See the specific meeting dates on the Schedule–>Appointments tab.
Postpartum Support Circle
The Motherhood Matters Postpartum Support Circle is a twice per month gathering space for mothers to connect and discuss their transition into motherhood. This group is for first time and veteran moms. Feel free to come with or without baby! Meetings are held on the 1st Thursday and 3rd Saturday of each month, 10:30am-12:00pm. Check out the Schedule–>Appointmentss tab for specific dates!
Yarn Lovers Circle
The Motherhood Matters Yarn Lovers Circle is for anyone looking to knit or crochet with a tribe. Come join us for an afternoon of stitching and connection. Feel free to bring whatever project is on our needles/hook, a snack for yourself or to share, a beverage, or anything else to make yourself comfortable! There are not planned lessons but we are sure that our community would love to share their knowledge if you there is something you need a little help with! We will meet the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month, 1:00-3:00pm. Please see specific dates on the Schedule–>Appointments tab!
The Motherhood Matters Book Club will meet quarterly to discuss books that focus on self improvement, self discovery, tribe, pregnancy, birth and parenting. You are welcome to join whether you have read the entire book, browsed a few pages or didn’t even open it! Join us for discussion and connection as we share our love for all things growth! Our meetings will be held on the first Sundays of the following months, 1:00-3:00pm, and the books we intend to read are as follows:
March – Girl, Wash Your Face, Rachel Hollis
June – Active Birth, Janet Balaskas
September – The Gifts of Imperfection, Brene Brown
December -Pushed, Jennifer Block
See specific dates on the Schedule–>Appointments tab.