First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo

212 South Park Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
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Academy Class "Healthy Mothers - Healthy Communities"

Sunday, October 20, 9:30 - 10:30 am

In between the 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. worship services, pulpit guest for UMW Sunday Ruth Zielinksi will lead an information time at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Room to discuss in more detail what the program Healthy Mothers - Healthy Communities is doing in the South Sudanese refugee camps related to maternal child health.  Ruth will demonstrate the workshops that she does with groups of women, similar to doula training here in the United States. The workshops build on women’s knowledge regarding pregnancy, birth, and newborns—affirming what they do and sharing new information.  The curriculum is picture-based and involves storytelling. The women taking the workshop support other women through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. 


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