DCBN Membership

Are you a current member, previous member, or just wanting to know more about DCBN membership?  Then this post is for you!

First, we want to announce that Denton County Birth Network is no longer a part of Birth Network National – but is now a Chapter of Texas Birth Network.

There are a few levels of membership and each level comes with its own benefits.  Please read the following to find out which membership level would be right for you.  If you decide that you would like to become a member, please click here to register for membership.

Birth Advocate Membership

>This level is for Denton County community individuals that are wanting to support DCBN as well as Texas Birth Networks.  The benefits of this membership level include:

  • Access to local resources for mother-friendly care
  • Discounts to Texas Birth Network conferences and events
  • Becoming an active part of the growing movement in improving maternity care in the Denton County community

>The cost is $20/year.

Silver Birth Professional Membership 

>This level is for birth professionals and organizations who wish to support DCBN, as well as have their business promoted/advertised by Denton County Birth Network.  The benefits of this membership level include:

  • All the benefits of a Birth Advocate Membership
  • One listing in both the print and online version of Texas Birth Networks area Resource Guide (which is given to several businesses & individuals through out the DFW area)
  • Speaking opportunities connected to your area of expertise as it relates to mother-friendly care at a DCBN and/or Texas Birth Network event
  • Networking opportunities with both consumers and birth professionals
  • Ability to distribute your marketing materials (business cards, brochures, event info) at DCBN and Texas Birth Network events, and/or in our Welcome Packages (as space allows).
  • Listing of your scheduled classes and events on our online calendar

>The cost is $40/year.

Gold Birth Professional Membership

>This level is for larger companies, partnerships, or individuals who offer more than one service (i.e, doula, childbirth educator and massage therapist).  The benefits of this membership level include:

  • All the benefits of the Silver Birth Professional Membership
  • Three to five listings in both the print and online version of our area resource guide

>The cost is $75/year.

Small Group Professional Membership

>This level of membership is for larger companies, partnerships, or individuals who offer more than one service (i.e, doula, childbirth educator and massage therapist).  The benefits of this membership level include:

  • All of the benefits of the Silver Birth Professional Membership
  • Up to 10 Group Members listed in 1-2 categories

>The cost is $500/year

Large Group Professional Membership

>This level of membership is for larger companies, partnerships, or individuals who offer more than one service (i.e, doula, childbirth educator and massage therapist).  The benefits of this membership level include:

  • All of the benefits of the Silver Birth Professional membership
  • 10+ Group Members listed in up to 3 separate categories

>The cost is $1,000/year

**If you want to become a member, please click here.  Thank you for your support!

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Bless Your Bump! ~ April Meeting

Come Bless Your Bump! at Denton County Birth Network’s April meeting!!  This meeting will benefit expecting women, as well as their friends!

1545202_468665033287808_4538559799439444929_nBethany Reinecke is a Henna Artist that will be doing complementary hand &/or belly henna at our meeting!  She is a wife and mom of three.   Bethany fell in love with the beauty of Henna designs and decided to learn how to do the tattoos herself soon after. She also loves the benefits that natural Henna provides for the body. She feels that it is such a beautiful and natural way to pamper yourself! Click here to check out her Facebook page.

IMG_8505We will also have a table set up with several Blessing Way ideas and activities for you to see and participate in.  A Blessing Way, unlike traditional baby showers, focuses on honoring and supporting the mother-to-be as she embarks on this new life transition.  It is a great way to support, encourage, and bless pregnant friends, so come learn how to plan one for the special pregnant person in your life!

belly cast 2In addition, we will have another table set up with a Belly Cast example.  We will share with you how to make one, where to buy a belly cast kit or how to do-it-yourself, and several ideas for what to do with a belly cast after you make one!

*The first 2 attendees will get to pick from our prize basket that will include things like:  a bag of Herbal Bath mix, a booby beanie for baby, essential oil samples, and more!

RSVP to this meeting through our Bless Your Bump Facebook event page.

Also be sure and ‘like’ our Denton County Birth Network Facebook Page!

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February DCBN Meeting – Movie Screening

Join us on Monday, February 2nd at 7:00 p.m. for a screening of Orgasmic Birth: The Orgasmic-Birth-DVD-front-cover1-721x1024Best Kept Secret by Debra Pascali-Bonaro. Orgasmic birth is a documentary film exploring the intimate nature of birth and includes interviews with doulas, midwives, doctors, nurses, neonatologists, and birth educators.

Meetings are always held in the community room of the North Branch library in Denton:

3020 N. Locust St.
Denton TX, 76209

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook for updates by liking us here.

2015 Meeting Dates

The dates for this years meetings are as follows:

February 2nd, April 6th, June 1st, August 3rd, October 5th, December 7th

Location: North Branch Library, Meeting Room – 3020 North Locust Street, Denton, TX 76209

Time: 7:00 p.m.

As meeting topics and speakers are finalized we will be posting those details!

Look forward to seeing you at our next meeting!

August DCBN Meeting – Childbirth Class Options

test-1Join us on Monday, August 4th from 7-8pm to hear from a variety of local childbirth class instructions. They’ll provided information about their courses and answer questions.

We bid farewell to Abbie Spreier and wish her and her family the very best as they settle into their new home. Because of this now open position we’ll have a meet and greet from 8-8:30pm for anyone interested in learning about volunteering as a leader with DCBN.

Meetings are always held in the community room of the North Branch library in Denton:

3020 N. Locust St.
Denton TX, 76209

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook for updates by liking us here.

2014 Meetings

The remainder of our meetings for this year will be:

April 7th, June 2nd, August 4th, October 6th, December 1st

November 1st in the afternoon will be our second baby fair!

As speakers and plans are finalized we will keep you posted, but get those dates on your calendar now.

DCBN Birthday Party!

We apologize, because of a scheduling conflict at the building we’ve had to make a change and thus our announcement is last minute.

Denton County BirthNetwork is one year old! We’re celebrating our first year as a chapter and would love to have you join us. We’ll be meeting at the same time and place (7pm at the Denton North Branch Library) and still on a Monday, just in January instead of February.

Please RSVP on our Facebook event page so we can be sure to have enough refreshments.

We’ll also have a variety of baby carriers on hand and we’ll be hearing from some local parents on baby-wearing tips. Have you found your little one is happiest in your arms, but you need those arms free sometimes to accomplish things? Do you have an upcoming trip and you’re wondering about whether a stroller or carrier would be more convenient? Are you an expectant parent curious about what all these carriers are & which is best for you? or are you just wondering what the benefits of baby-wearing may be? Then come join us! We hope to see you there.

December Meeting – Doula Q&A

Are you a new doula, doula in training, student doula, or just curious about the idea of becoming a doula someday? Then this meeting is for YOU! Come hear from a panel of four doula members and ask them all your questions – what’s it really like being on call, how do you handle childcare, what program options are out there, what do you pack in your bag, how do you handle missing holidays or special events with your family, what did you charge for your certifying births, and so much more.

As always we’ll be meeting in the community room of the Denton North Branch Library from 7pm to 8:30pm:

3020 N. Locust St.
Denton TX, 76209

This is our December 2nd meeting on Monday evening, and we hope to see you there. You can RSVP on our Facebook event page here. Questions? Email us at DentonCounty@birthnetwork.org

RESOURCE GUIDE SUBMISSION!

All professional members of DCBN, please fill out this form to ensure your listing is included in the print version of the DFW area wide resource guide for 2014. This listing is included free as part of your professional membership and is separate from any ad which you may have purchased.

ALL PROFESSIONAL MEMBERS MUST FILL OUT THIS FORM!

Print Resource Guide Listing

Information about ads may be found here and both must be submitted within the week.