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The Santa Barbara Birth Center and the Central Coast Doula Association are welcoming future parents this Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 25-26.
SANTA BARBARA, CA (Catholic Online) - On Saturday, starting at 3 p.m., a special screening of Explore Your Options: Doulas, Birth Centers & C-Sections at Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara, 1535 Santa Barbara St. Watch this documentary to explore the risks, benefits, and alternatives of various options for child-birth.
After the documentary, Dr. Stuart Fischbein, Doula Jen Gibian, and midwives Mary Jackson and Laurel Phillips will have a question-and-answer session.
Food and beverages will be available for purchase throughout the day. A suggested donation of $10 per person is asked to help benefit Central Coast Doulas, which has supported thousands of California families through pregnancy and child-birth.
On Sunday, "An Afternoon Tea for Parents-to-Be" from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. will occur to inform future parents how to take care of a newborn baby. The event will take place in a tent outside Amelia Jane, the baby and toddler boutique, at 2325 Lillie Ave.
The highlight of the day will be a special sale benefiting the Santa Barbara Birth Center.
"We received a generous donation from Twilite Moon, a high-end, online children's boutique. Items include designer diaper bags, super-cute baby and toddler clothes, and the world's softest receiving blankets," Schneiderman said. "Parents, grandparents, family, friends, anyone and everyone can shop these adorable baby items while benefiting an important cause."
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