Partner Spotlight: Restoration Chiropractic and Dr. Kaitlyn

Partner Spotlight: Restoration Chiropractic and Dr. Kaitlyn

Introduction: At Nurturely, we believe in fostering strong partnerships with professionals who share our vision of providing exceptional and inclusive care for our community. Today, we are excited to reintroduce one of our longtime partners, Restoration Chiropractic, and the remarkable Dr. Kaitlyn. Her dedication to promoting well-being, especially during the transformative period of pregnancy and post-birth, aligns perfectly with our mission.

A Shared Vision: Restoration Chiropractic and Nurturely are united in our commitment to offering comprehensive care that supports the health and happiness of our community. We’re thrilled to collaborate with Dr. Kaitlyn, whose passion for her work shines through in every tiny patient she cares for. Whether you’ve witnessed the heartwarming sight of tiny babies in Dr. Kaitlyn’s arms or experienced her exceptional care firsthand, you know the impact she makes.

Evidence-Informed Care: Dr. Kaitlyn’s approach to chiropractic care is rooted in evidence and tailored to individual needs. She understands that every body is unique, and she values your knowledge of your own body. This personalized approach, combined with a deep understanding of cultural preferences, experiences, and responses to treatments, ensures that you receive care that’s just right for you.

A Healing Space: Located within the cozy confines of the Nurturely Lounge, Restoration Chiropractic offers a range of services designed to promote healing and well-being. From gentle adjustments to fascial decompression through cupping, soft tissue manipulation, craniosacral therapy, and functional rehabilitation exercises, they provide comprehensive care for patients of all ages, including the tiniest members of our community.

Supporting New and Expecting Parents: Dr. Kaitlyn has a special affinity for working with new and expecting parents. She recognizes the challenges and uncertainties that come with this transformative period of life. That’s why she is not just a chiropractor but also a valuable resource and guide. Her goal is to empower parents with the tools and knowledge they need to navigate this exciting yet challenging journey confidently.

A Commitment to Inclusivity and Collaboration: Restoration Chiropractic and Dr. Kaitlyn prioritize early intervention, inclusivity, collaboration, and anti-racist systems of care. Their approach is a testament to their dedication to the well-being of their patients and our community as a whole.

Conclusion: At Nurturely, we are privileged to work alongside incredible partners like Restoration Chiropractic and Dr. Kaitlyn, who share our commitment to promoting well-being and inclusivity. We look forward to continuing this partnership, knowing that together, we can make a positive impact on the lives of our community members during this transformative period.

Nurturing Partnerships- Empowering Birthworkers with Lane Workforce Partnership

Nurturing Partnerships: Empowering Birthworkers with Lane Workforce Partnership

At Nurturely, we are passionate about forging partnerships that empower our community and bring transformative change. Today, we are excited to spotlight our collaboration with Lane Workforce Partnership and their invaluable support in realizing our Birthworker Business Hub. This initiative is at the heart of our mission to nurture and elevate the birthing experience for all.

Lane Workforce Partnership: A Catalyst for Change Lane Workforce Partnership (LWP) is an organization dedicated to strengthening the economic vitality of Lane County, Oregon. Their commitment to workforce development aligns perfectly with our vision of supporting birthworkers in their journey to provide exceptional care. Through their collaboration with Nurturely, LWP has become a catalyst for change in the world of birthing and maternal wellness.

The Birthworker Business Hub: Empowering Birthworkers The Birthworker Business Hub, an initiative by Nurturely, is a hub of resources and support for birthworkers. It’s a space where passion meets professionalism, where birthworkers can access valuable tools to build and grow their practices while providing top-notch care to families.

Key Features of the Birthworker Business Hub:

Education & Training: 
The Birthworker Business Hub offers a range of educational resources, from workshops to webinars, designed to enhance birthworkers’ skills and knowledge. These resources are curated to keep birthworkers informed about the latest practices and guidelines.

Networking & Community:
Collaboration is at the core of the Birthworker Business Hub. Birthworkers can connect with peers, share experiences, and learn from one another. This sense of community is invaluable, especially in a field where support and camaraderie are vital.

Business Development: Building a successful birthwork practice requires more than just clinical skills; it requires savvy business acumen. The hub provides resources and guidance on business development, marketing, and financial management to help birthworkers thrive.

Equity & Inclusivity: Nurturely and LWP are committed to promoting equity and inclusivity in the birthing world. The Birthworker Business Hub places a strong emphasis on cultural competence and anti-racist practices to ensure that every family receives care that respects their unique needs and backgrounds.

Financial Support: 
LWP’s support enables us to offer financial assistance to birthworkers who may face economic barriers to pursuing their passion. This ensures that birthwork remains accessible to all, regardless of financial constraints.

Making a Positive Impact Through this partnership, we aim to make a positive impact not only on the birthworkers themselves but also on the families they serve. By equipping birthworkers with the knowledge, skills, and resources they need to excel in their profession, we are elevating the standard of care in maternal wellness.

Join Us in Celebrating Change We invite you to join us in celebrating this transformative partnership with Lane Workforce Partnership. Together, we are nurturing a community where birthing experiences are empowered, inclusive, and respectful of individual needs and backgrounds.

To explore the Birthworker Business Hub and learn more about our partnership with Lane Workforce Partnership, visit our Birthworker Business Hub page. Together, we are nurturing a brighter future for birthing and maternal wellness.

Celebrating Multicultural Lactation- A Transformative Partnership with CardCraft(1)

Celebrating Multicultural Lactation: A Transformative Partnership with CardCraft

Nurturely is excited to announce our partnership with CardCraft, a Black-founded and owned business based in Portland, Oregon. This collaboration is not just about creating beautiful art; it represents a powerful alliance in advocating for lactation equity and cultural inclusion.

August: A Month of Lactation Awareness and Advocacy

We launched our partnership in August, a significant month for lactation awareness as it is recognized as National Breastfeeding Month. Throughout this month, the world comes together to celebrate the beauty and importance of breastfeeding and human milk feeding. It begins with World Breastfeeding Week, followed by Indigenous Milk Medicine Week, Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Breastfeeding Week, and culminating with Black Breastfeeding Week. These events are essential in highlighting the diverse experiences of lactating parents across different cultures and communities.

Our Core Belief: Human Milk as a Human Right

At Nurturely, we firmly believe that human milk is a human right. We advocate for lactation equity, aiming to eliminate racial inequities in pregnancy, postpartum, and infant health. Lactation equity is not just about personal choice; it is about ensuring that every parent, regardless of their background, has access to culturally-relevant lactation support and resources.

A Collective Vision: Celebrating Multicultural and Underrepresented Lactation

Our partnership with CardCraft goes beyond a business alliance. It is a celebration of multicultural lactation and a commitment to advocating for lactation as a human rights issue. We worked together to create an exclusive art collection that captures the essence of lactation and the diverse experiences of parents from different global communities.

For example, this card design aims to represent bodyfeeding in Indigenous communities around the world, which so often occurs out-and-about with baby attached to caregiver’s body, participating in life as a dyad.

Uplifting Lactation Awareness Through Art

The prints designed by CardCraft artists serve as powerful reminders of the historical and cultural inequities in lactation access.

For example, this card design amplifies Black bodyfeeding. Due to historical barriers, including the trauma of enslavement and being forced into oppressive wet nursing, as well as present-day barriers, including racism in perinatal care and lack of culturally-matched support, Black breast/chestfeeding rates are consistently the lowest. Lack of representation of Black bodyfeeding exacerbates these inequities. By leaning into the mantra that #BlackWomenDOBreastfeed and the work started by the Founders of Black Breastfeeding Week, this card aims to prioritize the joy and commitment of Black parents who are reclaiming being able to feed their baby from their body.

Through their art, we hope to raise awareness about the systemic and cultural barriers that parents face when seeking to nourish their babies with human milk. Use these cards to tell stories, spark conversations, and inspire action towards creating a more equitable and supportive environment for lactating parents.

Why This Partnership Matters

CardCraft’s commitment to anti-racism and advocacy aligns perfectly with Nurturely’s core values. Together, we can bridge the public and private sectors to create impactful opportunities for change. Art has a unique power to touch hearts and change minds. Through the art created by CardCraft’s artists, we hope to foster a deeper understanding of lactation as a human right and the importance of culturally relevant lactation support.

Join the Celebration

We’re excited to be working with CardCraft – and with YOU! – to make sure multicultural, global lactation is celebrated and equitable access to human milk is prioritized.

Now’s a great time to use these cards to send a quick note to a friend, fellow parent, or community advocate that you admire. Sending this card (and letting CardCraft do the handwriting and the mailing for you!) is a great easy way to spread the lactation equity love all year long.

Nurturely partnership with Foundation

Announcing our partnership with Foundation, a female-founded lifestyle boutique

We are proud to announce our partnership with Foundation, a female-founded lifestyle boutique dedicated to creating a more equitable and just world through an innovative profit model that supports local equity-centered nonprofit organizations.

At Nurturely, we are deeply committed to promoting equity in perinatal wellness and strengthening cultures of support for infants and caregivers. Our organization is focused on racial equity and intersectional inclusion, with the goal of creating systemic and cultural change that focuses on the wellness of all identities of Black birthing people, babies, and families from a global and cultural lens. Our partnership with Foundation aligns perfectly with our values and mission. Foundation’s commitment to Equity, Justice, Innovation and Growth, and their focus on sustainability and ethical sourcing, are a true reflection of the type of systemic change that we believe is necessary in the perinatal care space.

As a small business, Foundation has shown that it is possible to prioritize social impact over profit, donating 100% of their profits to non-profit organizations dedicated to providing sustainable solutions to societal issues. We are thrilled to partner with Foundation and continue our work towards creating a more just and equitable world for all.

Together, we hope to bring awareness to the need for equity-centered perinatal care, promote intentional and sustainable personal investments, and provide a platform for community dialogue and action. We invite you to join us in this partnership and support our shared mission to create a more equitable and just world for all.

Foundation is donating 100% of profits to Nurturely from November to April. Visit their boutique in Portland or shop online to support: