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Understand the power of the perinatal phase, a phase of rapid development for the entire family, to have a lasting impact on the family's trajectory. Understand how stress and isolation during critical periods of development effect the hormonal composition of the family unit

Become familiar with the ingredients for the "oxytocin enducing" conditions that forge bonds between parents and the positive outcomes of facilitated Flock forming Leah & Emily began as doulas and childbirth educators and saw that new families needed more in order to thrive during the important perinatal beginnings of family life. 6 years ago they co-founded Birth Roots, a nonprofit perinatal resource center located in Portland, ME . Today the center is a model of the non-clinical care and support of young families that is so essential to the long-term health of parents & children.