The Alaska Native Birthworkers Community hosts a virtual talking circle every other Saturday from 11AM-12PM! If you are looking to build community while pregnant, trying to get pregnant, breastfeeding, parenting, adoption, healing from pregnancy or infant loss, or closely supporting someone in any one of these phases of life, please join us! All events are posted on our Facebook page.
This is a safe space for conversation and community. Indigenous birth workers will be present to answer any questions or if you need guidance in any part of your preconception, prenatal and postpartum wellness. Please share this event on your timeline for relatives to see and join.
PLEASE NOTE THE NEW DATE! This event has changed from December 10 to December 17.
ANBC is hosting an in-person workshop in Anchorage to make small beaded medicine bags. Participants can use this bag to hold their baby’s belly button stump after it falls off, a plant medicine of your choice such as sweet grass or sage, or to be used as desired to hold something sacred and special to the birthing parent and their baby. No previous beading or sewing experience required. This event is open to Native birthing families who are currently pregnant or who have given birth within the past year. Space is limited and registration is required.
This event is for Native birthing families who will be in Anchorage on January 21 to prepare for childbirth, build community with others, and connect with Native birthworkers for peer support. Topics include, but are not limited to: self-care during pregnancy, what to expect during labor and birth, comfort measures, wellness and healing, advocacy, lactation and postpartum care.
WHO: Native birthing families (ideal for people in 3rd trimester but all pregnant people are welcome)
WHEN: 10am - 5pm, Saturday, January 21, 2022
WHERE: Native Movement Office, Anchorage, AK
This workshop is offered free of charge to Native birthing families.