About Mamaology®

Who We Are

Mamaology® is an outreach organization that provides education, resources, and support throughout pregnancy, birth, and parenting.

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What We Do

Utilizing local workshops, play groups, and social networking, you’ll find a loving group of experienced and friendly families dedicated to promoting the best informed decisions for the future of our children and encouraging individual choices for each unique situation.

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MAMAOLOGY® consists of individuals upholding the core values and offering support and education to the birth and parenting community. Our local members benefit from workshops and social connection.

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Latest Blog

2017 Kids Clothing Swap!

Join us Saturday, Feb. 25th at The Betsey Mills Club from 12pm – 6pm for the Mamaology Semi-Annual Kids Clothing Swap! It is FREE to participate in the swap, and this time we are partnering with The Betsey Mills Club and Silver Linings!  Join and share the Facebook event by clicking here! HOW IT WORKS

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Breastfeeding Cafe

Esali Birth, a provider of Perinatal Education & Support, provides community outreach services that includes a FREE monthly Breastfeeding Café. This monthly event is held on the 4th Saturday of each month (except December), with an educational focus to ensure that families have the information they need to begin breastfeeding and support all stages of

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Dear Mom,

Dear Mom, I see you in the store with your kids. I see the baby crying because he was awoken from a nap too soon. I see the toddler having an epic tantrum because he wants to walk and not be confined to a stroller or cart. I see Dad standing helplessly by wondering how

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Grayson (Winter 2014)

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Grayson’s Birth Story By: Ashley R. Isn’t it funny how the beginning weeks of pregnancy seem to drag on? The full days of morning sickness and exhaustion. Although those first weeks slowly creep by, soon the queasiness is gone and your energy returns. You start to see your body changing as your tiny baby grows.

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The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth

Interested in taking an independent childbirth education class? The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth is beginning soon! Classes begin Monday evening, January 2nd, from 6:30 to 8:30pm at Christ United Methodist Church. Cost of the 10 week series is $150 which includes the Bradley workbook. This series runs from January 2nd to March 6th You

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Join Mamaology® on Facebook

Are you a member of our Mamaology®  Facebook group? One of the benefits of being a Mamaologist is having the opportunity to join online discussions with other caring and supportive parents from the MOV and elsewhere. Our reach extends beyond Marietta and Parkersburg, so even if you or someone you know is unable to connect

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Local Childbirth Classes

Mamaology® supports healthy pregnancy and birth choices through education. We are pleased to tell you about independent childbirth classes currently being offered in the Mid-Ohio Valley. You will find general information about course offerings, below. Please contact the individual instructors to find out more specific information, such as the dates and times of their classes.

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Be Inspired. Be Empowered

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“If a mother falls in love with her child before he is born, if she loves him and makes good choices for him during her pregnancy, if she chooses a gentle, safe birth for him, and is allowed to bond with the tiny creation she’s spent months nurturing, this is the beginning of change…changing the

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Valentina (Spring 2008)

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Valentina’s Home Birth Story By: Christine M. Disclaimer: This is the story of my daughter’s home birth. Currently only 1% of US babies are born at home, but there is a notable upswing in this direction. This is as back-to-basics as it gets, my friends. We have gained such a respectable understanding for the birth

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Gideon (Fall 2009)

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  My Wife: The Birth Warrior By: Nathaniel M. My Wife: The Birth Warrior By: Nathaniel M. As I sit here writing this my youngest son lays swaddled tightly next to me in the office chair and my other gorgeous boy is snoozing in his bed. It seems just yesterday we were bringing our oldest

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Natural Childbirth: That’s gotta hurt…or does it?

By Laura Lund, HCHI Most Americans think giving birth without medication is crazy and perhaps even a little barbaric. At the very least, most would probably say childbirth without painkillers ranks right up there with torture.  I used to believe that, too.  My first baby’s birth was certainly very painful, and I requested an epidural

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Kynnlei LeeAnn Ludwig (3-11-10)

It’s 5:30 am and Chad just turned on the water to get ready for work. I am lying in bed with a case of mild cramps. My due date is a week away and immediately my mind goes to “I’m in labor!” Hunter’s labor began four days early so why couldn’t Kynnlei decide to come

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