2018 Member/Volunteer Drive!

Southern Oregon Birth Connections is a volunteer based group of practitioners, businesses, and community members who meet together to provide support, resources, and education to women and their families throughout the childbearing years. We aim to be the organization Southern Oregon thinks of when you need resources and referrals, education, products, and services related to…

Elena Tonetti’s Speech from “Healthy Birth, Healthy Earth” Conference

Findhorn, September 2016 Photo Credit: Hope Medford Birth should not be taken out of the context of Life. Birth is like a hologram, it reflects everything that happened in a woman’s life. It reflects her cultural background, her family history, her relationships with men, with the world in general and with herself. Which brings me…

Building Your Ally “Ship”

By Joy Hosey –  Long-term partnering is a lot like an on-going high-seas adventure in your very own relation “ship.” And like a ship, your vessel has many compartments that hold the precious cargo of your combined lives: Family, friends, intimacy, play, work, home, finances, to name a few. Take a moment to consider the current…

Helping With The Bumps

By Heather Escobar, D.C. –  Being pregnant is such a wonderful, different, ever-changing and sometimes scary part of a woman’s life.  Working with pregnant women, and then one day their children, is a special privilege and gift.  Even years after being blessed with the first of my children, I still feel such appreciation and gratitude…

shared joy between a baby and mom are key to secure attachment

Genetic predispostion does not end with birth. Rather, genes continue to “come online” throughout our first year of life, laying a foundation in the brain for secure attachment and a naturally optimistic view of life. Emotions guide co-regulation between a baby and their primary caregiver. The sharing of joy is the magic  “nourishment” that a…

SOBC Members Headshot Photography and January Meeting

The first meeting of 2015 was a blast for everyone who attended!  A whole new format, complete with lots of interaction as three amazing ladies, Judith Hodgson Stanford, Sheryl Denniston Grunde and Anna Humphreys, taught us movements to keep our bodies healthy and our minds focused – they are truly professionals in action!  Many thanks to everyone who…