Kaeli Sutton

Kaeli S
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Bio
Open Circle Founder and Director Kaeli Sutton has worked with over 3000 mothers and families over the past 16 years, first at Motion Center and now at Open Circle. Trained in multiple pregnancy and postpartum health and support modalities, her most significant learning has come through her experience as a woman and mother, her close observation and celebration of the many mothers, infants and families she has had the honor to work with, and through her ongoing independent study of the culture of birth in America. Kaeli is committed to supporting women and families through the sometimes difficult, sometimes delightful and always life changing journey of childbearing and parenthood.
 
Goals
Open Circle is a holistic wellness center for families during pregnancy, birth and child’s early years (0-4). Every parent deserves support and community during these major life transitions. At Open Circle we trust that families want what is best for their children. We believe that access to online and in-person education, wholistic care and advocacy helps families make the unique choices that best support their health.

We welcome families from all backgrounds, cultures, traditions and sexual + gender orientations. Our wellness services and class costs are based on a family’s income and resources. This allows all families to participate even when insurance won’t cover the fees. We respect each family’s background and financial situation, and know that every family enriches the Open Circle community in a different way. Learn more about our mission, our focus on community building and inclusion on our website. We hope to see you soon!
 
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Momunity Activities
Our newborn can seem like a tiny, strange creature from another planet. She may not look or act the way we expected, and often seems a random mash-up of confusing wiggles, cries, jerks, ... morestaring, sleeping and suckling episodes. Who is this little person? And what, on earth, are we to do with him? Join other families as we explore these amazing, sweet and strong (if confounding!) little beings. Learn that instead of being made up of random and impossible to understand behaviors, they are actually highly organized and communicative. As we begin to recognize the journey our newborn has made from inside to out and the ways she engages with the world, we discover how to more confidently and effectively respond to her needs. As we learn to respond to his needs, we discover a calmer, more settled baby, and a life that supports parents’ rest and well being, as well as baby’s.
Event Type:
Birthing / Parenting Class
Where class is offered:
Online
As birth approaches, we tend to know much more about pregnancy and birth, than we do about what happens after our babies are born. Birth is a profound process, but it is also merely ... morea doorway into a new world. What happens to mom’s body in the weeks and months after birth? How do our relationships change? How can we support ourselves and our partners/families through these changes? When and who do we call for help? Spend an afternoon with your birth partner or family to engage in discussion and activities that can help you can make your adjustment into parenthood less stressful and more supportive of the new family. Simple but effective tools can help you know better what to expect, and create an effective support network in the 4-8 weeks after birth. Preparation and support can profoundly impact the mother and baby’s physical healing and adjustment, and the entire family’s emotional well-being during the precious and challenging postpartum time.
Event Type:
Birthing / Parenting Class
Where class is offered:
Online
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