EVENT DAY!!

We are so excited to host our guests today.  Here is a map for parking:

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You can drive or take the light rail to the venue.  The light rail station is the Roosevelt/Central Avenue station.

The bags are stuffed, the programs are printed, the signage is ready to go up!! If you van join us, we wish you a wonderful day with us at the Bradley Day Family Festival!!

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Meet the Bradley Day Exhibitors

Our spaces are full and we are excited to introduce you to our vendors for the event on Sunday.  Two more days of giving away raffle tickets – you can get one free raffle ticket by leaving a comment: tell us which exhibitors you want to visit on Sunday.

Be sure to check our Social Media page for the opportunity to earn other raffle tickets.  You can pick up your freebies at the raffle table on Sunday – see you there!!

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Exhibitor Feature

Meet some of our Exhibitors that are joining us for the Bradley Day Family Festival:

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Moxie Midwifery is a home birth midwifery practice located in Chandler, focused on empowering mamas to bring their babies earthside through a beautiful, triumphant birth experience in the safety and comfort of their own home.  All hour-long prenatal visits, the birth, and all five postpartum visits are facilitated by Jennifer Hoeprich, a licensed home birth midwife since 2011. Moxie Midwifery offers free use (including set-up and take-down) of a labor and birth tub, and alternates visits between your home and her office, conveniently located at Kyrene and Chandler Blvd in Chandler.  Moxie Midwifery serves the East Valley, including Maricopa and Casa Grande, and offers a $100 discount to all clients taking a Bradley Method Class and an additional $100 discount to any clients hiring a doula.

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Doula Meet+Greet

Here is a little more information about our Doula Meet+Greet…

What is a doula? (From Evidence-Based Birth)
According to DONA International, a doula is a professional who is trained in childbirth and provides continuous support to a mother before, during, and just after birth (postpartum douluas are not covered in this article). Doula comes from a Greek word that means “a woman who serves” or “handmaiden.”

Why hire a doula? (From DONA International)

Numerous clinical studies have found that a doula’s presence at birth

  • tends to result in shorter labors with fewer complications
  • reduces negative feelings about one’s childbirth experience
  • reduces the need for pitocin (a labor-inducing drug), forceps or vacuum extraction and cesareans
  • reduces the mother’s request for pain medication and/or epidurals

Research shows parents who receive support can:

  • Feel more secure and cared for
  • Are more successful in adapting to new family dynamics
  • Have greater success with breastfeeding
  • Have greater self-confidence
  • Have less postpartum depression
  • Have lower incidence of abuse

DOULA MEET+GREET

If you and your partner have talked about hiring a doula and don’t know where to even begin, the Doula Meet+Greet is a great place to start and get more information!  It is also the perfect opportunity for families who want to interview doulas and don’t know where they are going to find the time between work and other commitments to get some interviews done.

We have several doulas attending the Bradley Day Family Festival.  Five of them are going to participate in the Doula Meet+Greet…here is how will work:

Time: 11:30 – 12:30

Format: Round Robin – 10 minutes per doula/couple

Location: McClellan Library Entrance (it looks like castle!)

If you want to be one of the couples who gets to take advantage of this incredible opportunity, you will sign up at the registration table when you arrive at the event.  You will receive a folder with contact sheets for all the doulas, plus a list of suggested interview questions.  You can tailor the questions for your own needs, or come up with your own.  The key is that you will have some of the Phoenix area’s best doulas right across the table from you!!

At 11:30, each couple will be seated with one doula.  Every ten minutes, time will be called and you will move on to the next doula in the rotation.  At the end of the hour, you will have had the opportunity to meet and greet five doulas, and you will have a better idea about the type of person you want to hire to support you through your journey of pregnancy and birth.

All the doulas will be at the Doula booth before and after the Meet+Greet session if you want to get to know them a little better.  If you cannot make it to the Doula Meet+Greet, you can still pick up contact information for all the doulas before and after the Meet+Greet at the information table that will be under their canopy.

If you have any questions regarding the Doula Meet+Greet, please email azbradleyday{at}gmail{dot}com.  We look forward to seeing you at the Bradley Day Family Festival.

Family Activities

I have been there…you may have been there…at an informative event that you want to enjoy…except there is nothing for your children to do and you do not want to leave them alone the whole day…

We have designed the Bradley Day Family Festival to be fun for the whole family!  We have a food truck serving up a perennial favorite food…grilled cheese!! The other option is to pack a picnic lunch to enjoy at the lunch tables we will have set up; or take it to the lawn at Margaret T. Hance Park (adjacent to the Irish Cultural Center) for the kiddos to get a little stretch out before you come back to the event.

There are also several exhibitors who will be offering activities at their booths so you can learn and/or shop while your children are otherwise occupied.  Here is list of who they are and what they will have for the kiddos.  The program on event day will help you find them:

  • Amazing Alterations and Creations – Duck Tape Purse or Wallet
  • Babymoon Inn – Make and Take Orange+Clove Pomanders
  • Essential Body Pleasures – Duck Pond
  • Kids Rising! – Pasta Skeleton Craft
  • Modern Mommy Boutique – Temporary Tattoos
  • The Night Before Your Birthday Book – Story Time
  • Sweet Pea Births – Bubbles the Bubbly Clown Face Painting & Balloons
  • Trent Newell Placenta Encapsulation – Chinese Bookmarks
  • Valley Women For Women Midwives – Ring Toss

So, for a free raffle ticket for The BIG raffle…
Leave a comment and tell us which family activity will your kiddos enjoy.

The BIG Raffle Update

Here are the items in our BIG raffle that will be held at 3:30 PM on Sunday – WOW! Lots of nice gifts for everyone in the family.

RAFFLE DONORS

We wish to thank the following exhibitors and local businesses for their generosity:

  • Amazing Alterations and Creations – Ring Sling
  • Ameo Essential Oils – 15ml bottle of Lavender Essential Oil
  • Babymoon Inn – Mama Pampering Products
  • Babywearing International of Phoenix – Didymos Bag, BWI One-Year Membership and decal
  • Bead Beautiful! – Love Story Bracelets
  • Belly Baby Breast – The Affordable Pregnancy+ Pillow
  • The Bradley Method® Teachers of Arizona – Husband-Coached Childbirth by Dr. Robert Bradley and a Relaxation Package
  • Distinctive Salon & Spa – Gift Certificate
  • Brown’s Baby – Glass Bottle 2-packs
  • Essential Body Pleasures – Soap & Skin Care Products Basket
  • Inspired by Finn – Amber Necklace
  • Kids Rising! – Gift Certificate for New Patient Visit
  • Lillebaby – Soft Structured Carrier
  • Modern Mommy Boutique – Ju-Ju-Be B.F.F. Diaper Bag
  • MomDoc Midwives – Gift Certificate Good for One Massage
  • The Night Before Your Birthday Book – Author Autographed Edition
  • Shannon’s Cloth and More – $25 Gift Certificate
  • Trent Newell, Placenta Encapsulation – Chines Calligraphy Art
  • Valley Women For Women Midwives – Spa Gift Certificate

Raffle tickets will be for sale at the Raffle Table
$1.00 Each, or 6 Tickets for $5.00

THIS IS THE FINAL WEEK TO EARN TICKETS ON SOCIAL MEDIA!  Follow our page for chances to earn raffle tickets Monday – Friday this week.  The day of the event, please check-in at the Raffle Table to receive your tickets.

GIFT BAG DONATIONS

In addition, we want to thank the following companies for their donations to the gift bags for our guests:

  • Brown’s Baby
  • Earth Mama Angel Baby
  • Lansinoh + La Leche League International
  • Medela
  • Susan Brown’s Baby
  • Teeccino
  • Traditional Medicinals

Counting down to Festival Day!

It has been a busy couple of weeks for those of us on the planning committee.  Our exhibitors are confirming, we have some fabulous raffle prizes coming in, our swag bags are shaping up, and we have some exhibitors who are providing some great activities for the kiddos to enjoy while you peruse their booth.

Exhibitors:

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Raffle Items:

A líllébaby® carrier
Postpartum Care Package
Pregnancy Massage
Autographed copy of The Night Before My Birthday Book
$25 gift certificate to Shannon’s Cloth & More
Belly Baby Breast Pillow
Chinese Calligraphy Art
Ameo Essential Oil ~ 15ml Lavendar

Family Activities:

Story Time
DIY Orange & Clover Pomades
Make & Take bookmarks with Chinese characters
Face Painting

We are looking forward to having you join us for a fun and informative day.  You can help us out by letting us know if you can make it.  RSVP HERE:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1519173794961634/