5 years ago, I stumbled upon a prenatal yoga class at Maternal Health and Fitness that helped me relax, slow down, and enjoy my second pregnancy. Of course, the yoga itself was fantastic – but I also looked forward to class because it was a time to chat with other mothers, get advice when I needed it, and make new friends.
That’s why I was thrilled to hear that Maternal Health and Fitness joined forces with Acelleron Medical Products to create Acelleron Maternal Health and Wellness – a “premier pregnancy and parenting wellness center focused on providing the resources and supportive community parents need to become empowered in the process of growing their family.” The new space is warm, inviting, and incredibly beautiful, thanks to Beth Bourque Design Studio. Offerings now include everything from prenatal yoga and Hypnobirthing to mommy meet-ups, make-your-own baby food workshops, baby music classes, infant massage, and even breastfeeding workshops! I only wish that this facility was available when I was pregnant with my own babies!
On Saturday, I documented the grand opening festivities, including Knucklebones playspace, a visit from Elsa, face-painting, an interactive music class, and a make-your-own baby food workshop. It was an inspiring day!
I was honored and excited to create the wall art used to decorate the new space. Although I love all of the images we chose, I’m particularly excited about the breastfeeding images in the lobby. As a breastfeeding mother, I know that sometimes it can be awkward and intimidating to nurse in public. I hope that images such as these help to normalize breastfeeding, and help mothers feel more confident in their right to feed their babies whenever and wherever they are hungry!
The sense of acceptance and care that greets you when you enter Acelleron Maternal Health and Wellness is due in large part to the fantastic women who have devoted a tremendous amount of time and energy to creating such a supportive environment for families. I don’t think I’ve ever seen any of them without a smile!
Congrats, ladies! And good luck on your fabulous new adventure!