Glimpses of Awakening: Practicing Self-Inquiry
by Clear Light Meditation Institute
Sun, Mar 11th at 10am to 5pm
at HATCH Motherhood Registration Fee - $120

Meditative Self-Inquiry is the art of asking a spiritually powerful question; a question that helps break us free from the limitations of the habitual thoughts, beliefs and conditioning that shape the way we experience our life. True inquiry leads us beyond any answers that our minds can supply, to a deeper and direct experience of ourselves. It is an engagement with our own experience that can lead to flashes of spiritual insight.

This retreat will include periods of silent meditation and inquiry. It is designed for meditators experienced in both mindfulness and open awareness practice who are interested in the direct approach of awakening. Advance registration required.

Please bring a water bottle and bag lunch (optional).  There will be an hour break for lunch.  Tea and snacks will be provided.

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New Dads’ Essentials
by Emiliano Tatar, MD of Nemours at Wayne
Wed, Mar 14th at 6:30pm to 8pm
at HATCH Motherhood Registration Fee - $50

Being engaged from pregnancy through the diaper years sets the foundation for a dad to be an involved, active parent for life. This interactive workshop offers new and expectant dads the opportunity to ask questions, get advice from a local pediatrician, and have a frank discussion with other guys about the challenges of new fatherhood.  Some of the topics discussed in this class are:

  • Taking a role in baby care
  • Breastfeeding and how to help with feedings
  • Recognizing signs of the baby blues and perinatal depression in your partner
  • Maintaining a safe environment for baby
  • Newborn norms and when to worry

Meet other new and expectant dads and get your questions answered by our new dad expert!

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Babywearing Workshop
by Babywearing International of Southeastern Pennsylvania
Sat, Mar 17th at 11am to 1pm
at HATCH Motherhood Free - Open to Public

Come join Babywearing International of Southeastern PA at their monthly Delaware County instructional meeting to learn about the benefits of babywearing, ask for advice about choosing a carrier, try carriers from our extensive library, and get help using your carrier safely and comfortably. All meetings are free and open to public.

For a $30 donation, you can become a Supporting Member which includes checkout privileges so that you can borrow and take home a different carrier every month for a year. Check out www.bwisepa.org for more information!

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Important Notes:

  • Because these meetings are regularly attended by immune vulnerable persons – including newborns and pregnant persons – we ask that you do not attend the meeting if you or anyone in your household has been sick in the last 48 hours – including fevers, coughs, thick mucous, rashes, and stomach viruses.
  • Space inside the yoga studio at Hatch is limited, therefore do not bring in strollers and try to avoid bringing in your car seat as well.

Please email bwisepa@gmail.com with any questions.

Gestational Diabetes: A Survival Guide
by Kerry Krauss, MD (Ob/Gyn)
Mon, Mar 19th at 6pm to 7:30pm
at HATCH Motherhood Registration Fee - $50

If you’ve been diagnosed with gestational diabetes or elevated blood sugar in pregnancy, you are not alone: about one in 14 women will develop this condition. This workshop has been designed to give you a deeper understanding of what gestational diabetes is and how it affects your pregnancy and gives you the tools and support to manage it with ease.

You will learn why some people are more susceptible, how to check your blood sugars, how to optimize your and your baby’s health, tips for success, and resources to help you along the way. After this workshop, you will feel confident that you can handle this diagnosis and know what you need to do to be healthy during your pregnancy.

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Sunday Morning Silent Meditation
by Clear Light Meditation Institute
Sundays at 9am to 11:30am
on April 15th, May 20th, & June 24th
at HATCH Motherhood Suggested Donation - $10

Sunday Morning Silent Meditations offer the opportunity to meditate for a longer period of time within the supportive context of group practice. The full session is two hours and combines alternating periods of silent sitting and walking meditation. Participants are welcome to come for all or part of these sessions.

Everyone is welcome, but please note that no instruction is provided. It is meditation only. There is no program fee for these events, but donations are requested to support them. No registration is necessary.

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Navigating the Postnatal Period with Mindfulness, Ease, and Grace (3-Week Series)
by Jenny Mills, M.Ed. of Clear Light Meditation Institute
Sundays at 9:30am to 11am
on April 22, April 29, and May 6
at HATCH Motherhood Registration Fee - $150

Welcoming a new life is filled with moments of joy, elation, and excitement and also moments of fear, worry, and exhaustion! It’s no wonder that many of us feel underprepared with the necessary tools to manage the intensity of this experience.

Join us for a 3-part series where we explore both formal mindfulness meditation and mindfulness-based strategies that stream into everyday life to bring the mind, body, and spirit back into equilibrium.

All parents welcome. No experience necessary!

Topics will include:

  • cultivating self compassion
  • developing self-awareness
  • learning to respond with intention vs. react on autopilot to inner and outer experiences
  • managing stress and uncertainty
  • being present with your self, partner, and your baby

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