Wednesday, September 9, 2009

LaLeche League Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Class

Anyone interested in being a Peer Counselor to nursing moms?!

Several people have showed an interest in attending a LaLeche League Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Class. Because of this interest I will be teaching a class in Oct.

This class will be a 24 plus hour class that will give those in the class a basic understanding of Breastfeeding. We will cover such things as, what is in breastmilk, anatomy, getting started, special situations, and barriers to breastfeeding among other things.

You will receive your own LaLeche League Breastfeeding Answer Book, The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, hand outs, and syllabus to keep. These materials are included in the class fee.

At the end of the class you will be given a Peer Counselor certificate.

Date: Saturday Oct 10,17, & 21
Time: 8:30am-6:30pm all three weeks
Location: Elegant Mommy in Sioux Falls SD

I want to do this class as cost effective as possible for everyone. The normal cost for the class is $350.00. This will be the cost if we only have 3-6 people. The class fees and discounts will be as follows if received by 9-30-09:

$350.00 per person for 3-6 people
$275.00 per person for 6-9 people
$225.00 per person for 9-10 people

I can be reached by e-mail at or by phone at 605-534-9821

Please feel free to pass this e-mail on to others who may be interested.

I'm looking forward to doing this class and meeting those of you who will be attending.

Alaina Kerkhove

For more information contact Elegant Mommy
2109 W. 49th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57105

BOLD Red Tent Event

Friday September 11th
@ Elegant Mommy 7PM

BOLD’s Red Tent Event
A red tent…mothers voices…intimacy…truth. After BOLD New York's hugely successful red tent event in 2006 we thought:why not have BOLD Red Tent events around the world throughout the year? BOLD's Red Tent event concept is simple: gather women under a "red tent" to listen to mothers' birth stories and then record their stories (in film, written word or visual expression) as part of our BOLD Library of Birth Truths. A BOLD Red Tent event is an excellent opportunity for communities throughout the world to be BOLD any time of the year and showcase your community's local birth stories.

Come down (kids welcomed) and share your birth story with other moms and hear about others' experiences in a nonjudgmental setting!Learn about the truths of childbearing and participate in the bigger picture, the BOLD Library of Birth Truths!!

Active Birth Workshop

Saturday September 12th
Elegant Mommy from 1-4 PM
Cost is $40, includes informational binder

Learn and practice in this hands-on workshop:
*Comfort Positions
*Massage Technique
*Relaxation & Breathing Skills
*Tools for Building a Peaceful Environment

For more information contact Elegant Mommy
2109 W. 49th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57105

or Carrie Caskey at 507-347-3229