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Boise Birth Worker's Book Club

Collaborate, grow your community. Reading series.

Are you a doula, birth + postpartum business owner, healer, midwife or individual serving families and looking to expand your knowledge base through the threshold of labor & delivery, the fourth trimester,  holistic healing, bodies, and community? Look no further than Boise's first Birth Workers Book Club! We are committed to the growth of your expertise and intelligence that directly impact your work style and clients. Join us for our quarterly book club, growing your philosophy and lending library one book at a time.

 
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January Book Club

Body Full of Stars - Female Rage and My Passage into Motherhood

What if labor does not end with pregnancy but continues into a mother’s postpartum life? How can the fiercest love for your child and the deepest wells of grief coexist in the same moment? How has society neglected honest conversation around the significant physical changes new mothers experience? Could real healing occur if generations of women were fluent in the language of their bodies?

Join fellow members for a wine, snacks and conversation in March 2019 to explore various interpretations of this book, how we can best support this community and hard truths that many new parents face during postpartum.

 
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June Book Club

Revolutionary Mothering

Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front-lines is an anthology that centers mothers of color and marginalized mothers’ voices—women who are in a world of necessary transformation. The challenges faced by movements working for anti-violence, anti-imperialist, and queer liberation, as well as racial, economic, reproductive, gender, and food justice are the same challenges that marginalized mothers face every day.

Join fellow members for a wine, snacks and conversation in July 2019 to explore various interpretations of this book, supporting marginalized communities, and other topics

 
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October Book Club

The First Fourty Days - The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother

As modern mothers are pushed to prematurely “bounce back” after deliver­ing their babies, and are often left alone to face the physical and emotional challenges of this new stage of their lives, the first forty days provide a lifeline—a source of connection, nourishment, and guidance.
 
The book includes 60 simple recipes for healing soups; replenishing meals and snacks; and calming and lactation-boosting teas, all formulated to support the unique needs of the new mother. In addition to the recipes, this warm and encouraging guide offers advice on arranging a system of help during the post­partum period, navigating relationship challenges, and honoring the significance of pregnancy and birth.

Join fellow members for a create and share where we will have an opportunity to bring a recipe from this book to enjoy over conversation in January 2020 we will explore various interpretations of this book, the art of receiving, incorporating this idea into your postpartum practice and more.

 
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January Book Club

When Survivors Give Birth - Effects of Early Sexual Abuse on Childbearing Women

  • Nearly one in five women in America say they have been sexually assaulted.

  • One in five girls are victims of childhood sexual abuse.

  • One in six women in America are victims of rape or attempted rape

The reality of Sexual Abuse and Childbirth is that they generally involve the same areas of the body. This can disrupt a persons ability to trust the birthing process, to tolerate certain positions, exams, and other normal processes of labor and delivery.

Limiting birth trauma and facilitating a healing experience through childbirth can be a life changing event for survivors. The knowlege and understanding you gain through the December book club can support you in being the bridge for your clients as they cross these thresholds.

Join fellow members in April 2020 to explore the information we have gleaned and what we are coming away with after expanding our knowledge base surrounding an epidemic that effects 1 in 5 women. we will explore various interpretations of this book, the art of receiving, incorporating new methods of care and presence when working with survivors.