Join us Saturday, August 26th @ 12:30 in Tulsa, OK at ORU in Christ's Chapel, for Lift Every Baby 2017!
This year our focus is awareness and education. We are bringing in several local perinatal providers, so families can see the variety of choices offered here in the Tulsa metroplex.
Our speakers this year will be
Stacy Fletcher, RDH, OMT, CBS
Montika Collins, BS, BSN, RN, CLC, IBCLC
We will be featuring tables from
Mind - Body - Mama
Midwives Society of Oklahoma
Special Delivery Birth Center
Keeley Tuttle (Henna Artist)
Los Lazos de Lactancia
Flourish: Perinatal Support Network
With Love Holistic Doula and Consulting
Anchored in Hope Therapy Services
Catering will be provided by
R & G Family Grocers
Last year we had 79 people attend, including men, women and children. This event is to bring communities together. We strive to have many different people from different socioeconomic, racial and cultural backgrounds.
Healthy People 2010 (2011) calls for a decrease in US infant mortality and an elimination of the racial disparity in infant mortality rates (Healthy People, 2020).
The most significant findings regarding perinatal epidemiological research are: the large socio-economic disparities in their birth outcomes such as perinatal and infant mortality, low birth weight, and preterm birth (Kramer et al., 2001).
“The cognitive and physical development of infants and children is influenced by the health, nutrition, and behaviors of their mothers during pregnancy and early childhood. Breast milk is widely acknowledged to be the most complete form of nutrition for most infants, with a range of benefits for their health, growth, immunity, and development”(Healthy People, 2020).
Our black babies and mama's are dying at alarming rates. Home visits, physical and mental health education and support, along with fitness coaching and guidance are imperative to us changing our trajectory. Access to healthy foods in our community. Access to above average health care. Access to EDUCATION! Beyond just saying eat a healthy diet! A healthy diet means something different to each of us based on our education and our access to REAL LIVE FOOD.
Mother's know their bodies and their babies. As a health care provider it is my responsibility to give mama's the tools they need to raise healthy, functioning adults. This may mean fixing the mama first and that has to be okay. Mama's don't let your healthcare providers ignore the problems you may be experiencing. Don't just take medicine to cover up the symptoms, of course if you need it until the source is found or remedied please follow your Dr's instructions. Find a healthcare provider who will treat your Whole Person. Improve you gut health, mental health & physical health. GET IN SHAPE! Mind, Body and Spirit!
Together we can help end disparities in not only in socioeconomically disadvantaged women, but in all of us, with quality education and therapeutic support. Birth is a blessing for all women, no matter their socioeconomic status. “Behold, Children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward” (Psalm 127:3)
The first mama's to arrive will have their choice of 40+ various styles of nursing bras, maternity pants and nursing tanks, until they are GONE! Thank you! #LeadingLady. If you missed Lift Every Baby 2016 don't worry you're in for a treat this year! #LovingMomentsbras #innovationspcfitllc #blackbreastfeedingweek2017 #nationalbreastfeedingmonth
We have henna artist Keeley Tuttle confirmed!! Free henna for cute pregnant bellies!
Pregnant mama's!!! Come and learn about many local resources that are available to you during your pregnancy and after! We have gifts especially for you 😊 Coalition of Oklahoma Breastfeeding Advocates is also donating 2 Birthing Balls for the Raffle! Many uses before and after baby arrives! Every family receives a FREE raffle ticket!
Please check out the discussion portion of the 2nd Annual Lift Every Baby event page for more details about the amazing things we will be giving away and raffling off.
The Tulsa Fire Department will be bringing out a Fire Truck for Show and Tell. We will have face painters and henna artists. There will also be a selfie station with fun props! So get ready with your hashtags! #LiftEveryBaby2017 #2ndAnnualLiftEveryBaby #NationalBreastfeedingAwarnessMonth #BlackBreastfeedingWeek
Raffle prizes, food, education, family activities and maybe even a few new friends! Come out and celebrate National Breastfeeding Month with us!! Everyone is welcome!! If you are pregnant and thinking about breastfeeding come check out the many resources available to you. If you have breastfed in the past, pumped and fed breast milk, or if you're currently breastfeeding, come out and lift your baby, toddler or big kid! If you are a supporter of breastfeeding or someone who plans to breastfeed in the future, please join us! We are celebrating the best food for all babies! Breast milk!!!! We also want to bring awareness to the disparities in the number of black women who breastfeed. So we are holding our event during Black Breastfeeding Week! If we can increase our numbers as a nation and normalize breastfeeding as a nation we will all benefit!! It takes a village!! Every human baby deserves human milk!!!!!
Please arrive on time, get signed in and grab your SWAG bag. Festivities will begin promptly at 12:30. Nursing bra giveaway is first come first serve. We will be taking lots of pictures and we will be Facebook Live streaming the Lift at 2 pm. This is a nation wide event. There will be many other communities lifting their babies at 2 pm across the country! Tulsa is an amazing city and we are coming together for an awesome common cause. We all want the best for our babies no matter our race, color, culture, class or creed.
Much Love and Blessings to EVERYONE!