Birth and beyond born again

Monika Boenigk (right), with Nimbin mother Tina Dvorak and her daughter Gypsy, is opening Birth and Beyond in Nimbin next Tuesday.

With the arrival of midwife Monika Boenigk in Nimbin, Birth and Beyond is once again opening its doors to pregnant women, their partners and new parents living in the Nimbin valley.

People are invited to a get together at Birth and Beyond next Tuesday, March 21, where she will discuss plans for the centre and gauge interest for a new weekly ante/postnatal drop-in morning.

Monika, who has accompanied over 1200 couples on their journey to parenthood during her 20 year career, is hoping to provide a forum where expectant mothers can share and learn.

Depending on the interest, Im thinking of holding stretching classes and sessions where women can talk about their fears and any issues that are on their mind in a safe and supportive environment, Monika said. Id also like to start a Birth and Beyond newsletter in the future and have lots of other ideas.

Monika is also holding a monthly workshop called Womb Talk on the first Tuesday of every month (first meeting April 4) from 7-9pm so practitioners can get together and discuss the future of obstetrics in the region.

The initial session next Tuesday runs from 10am-12pm. Birth and Beyond is located in the rear of the Apothecary in Cullen Street. For more information phone Monika on 6689 7490.


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