Join Birth Matters Charlottesville for a monthlong exploration of maternity and birth 

Monday, October 15, 7:00-9:00 pm
bend Yoga, downtown Charlottesville

Birth Circle Downtown

Monthly gathering of women who share birth stories and discuss questions and concerns surrounding pregnancy, birth, the postpartum period, and anything else that comes to mind. Held the third Monday of every month.


Tuesday, October 16, 7:00-9:00 pm
bend Yoga, downtown Charlottesville

"Preparing for a VBAC"

A meeting for women who are interested in, preparing for, or have experienced a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). This gathering will explore the evidence for VBACs, feature stories from women who have prepared for and achieved a VBAC, and provide opportunity for questions and discussion about birth after cesarean section.


Saturday, October 20, 12:00 pm
Greenleaf Park

**BMV Charlottesville Fall Potluck Picnic!**

Bring a dish to share and come celebrate together with families, friends, midwives, and birth advocates. For more information and RSVP, email


Sunday, October 21, 4:30–6:30 pm
bend Yoga, downtown Charlottesville

Movie Night: “More Business of Being Born, Part 1: Down on the Farm –Conversations with Legendary Midwife Ina May Gaskin.” Follow Executive Producer Ricki Lake and Director Abby Epstein to The Farm Community in Summertown, Tennessee, where pioneer midwife Ina May Gaskin talks candidly about the latest birth trends and the art of midwifery.


Tuesday, October  23, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Jordan Hall Auditorium, UVA, 1300 Jefferson Park Ave

"Current Trends in Maternity Care"

Come to a free talk by two OB/GYN professionals on these trends in maternity services: woman and family centered medical homes, group care, health information technology and the power of social media. The time when medical providers are the sole professionals that inform patient decisions is becoming more and more obsolete. Women are turning to the internet, social media, other kinds of providers and mobile applications for information. Healthcare is being transformed by politics and trends toward electronic health records. Models of group OB/GYN and well-baby care show increases in pre- and perinatal outcomes. Come hear Dr. Adam Zolotor share about the success of UNC Family Medicine and Brynne Potter, CPM talk about the impact of Electronic Health Records and Mobile Health tools on patient engagement.