International Women's Day: Celebrating Motherhood, Inspiring Change!

Hey y'all! I know, it's been almost a month since my last post D: My life has been crazytown, and I have soooo much to share but too little time to sit down and share it! But rest assured, a few updates will be coming in the next couple of weeks, including a behind-the-scenes look at my book's photoshoot ;)

I do have something really important to share right this minute though. This Saturday I'll be attending an event hosted by The Gentle Birthing Group Malaysia, together with Ibu Family Resource Group and Tropicana Medical Centre. It is something that I think all mothers and mothers-to-be NEED to attend.



At only RM35 (early bird fee till Friday, March 7, at 5pm - if you register after that, you'll have to pay RM50), you will have access to an entire day of learning about various things including: HypnoBirth (I napped during labor thanks to HypnoBirth okay!), breastfeeding, Pregnancy Pilates, MommyBaby Yoga, and even infant massage. If you are bringing older kids (children younger than 13 are allowed in for free), they can hang out in the Kids Room, where they can do arts & crafts and speech & drama.

Here's the tentative schedule for the whole day. Please note that workshops and discussions run concurrently, so be sure to know where you need to go and when!

Auditorium (main hall)  
1000-1045 - What is Gentle birth? - Chrissy Steinhardt
1100-1145 - Breastfeeding - Ready, Set, Gearing up for breastmilk from pregnancy - Nor Kamariah, IBCLC
1200-1245 -AMANI Birth : A Doctor's Perspective - Dr Nadrah Ariffin
1300-1345 - LUNCH / BabyWearing Show: Handsfree for awesome multi-tasking -
1400-1445 - What is a DOULA? - Karin Heinimann
*1530-1700 - Birth Forum : 'Mother-friendly Care'
1715-1800 - Film screening : 'Organic Birth'
1830 - END 
2nd hall (workshop area)  
1100-1145 - Belly Dancing in Labour & Birth - Nazihah Ab Mumin
1200-1245 - Pregnancy Pilates - Joanne Ho
1300-1345 - LUNCH
1400-1445 - Positions in Labour & Birth - Soo Wai Han
*1530-1700 - FREE for FORUM
1715-1815 - MommyBaby Yoga - Ninie Ahmad
1830 - END 
3rd hall (Birth Sharing Room)  
1100-1145 - Dad's Role in Pregnancy & Birth (Sharing Session)
1200-1230 - Inspiring Mothers, Inspiring Births - Anis Nh
1230-1300 - Inspiring Mothers, Inspiring Births - Sandra Goh
1300-1400 - LUNCH
1400-1430 - Inspiring Mothers Overcoming the Odds
1430-1500 - Inspiring Mothers Overcoming the Odds
*1530 -1700 - FREE for FORUM
1715-1800 - Dad's Sharing Session Part 2
1830 - END 
Boardroom 
1100-1145 - Painless birth is possible? How HypnoBirthing can help - Bee Ting Ng
1200-1245 - LUNCH
1300-1345 - The Relevance of Confinement in Today's World - Siti Aishah
1400-1445 - Infant massage - Your baby's first touch - Jashpreet Kaur
*1530 - 1700 - FREE for FORUM
1715-1800 - Acupuncture during Pregnancy - Oran Kivity
1830 - END 
Kids Room 
1000-1200 - Arts & Crafts
1300 - 1500 - Speech & Drama by Blubricks
For more information, go here: www.internationalwomensday.com/motherhood

And here: https://www.facebook.com/events/212309408972858/permalink/223647904505675/

To register, go here: www.tinyurl.com/gbg2014

I shall be hosting the babywearing fashion show at 1pm, but I'll probably be at the venue early on, and stay till late. Come say hi if you spot me!