The Nest celebrates first anniversary |

The Nest celebrates first anniversary

The Nest, a nonprofit offering childbirth and parenting resources for Nevada County, is celebrating a successful first year from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 7, at the Nevada City Winery.

Tickets are now on sale for this gala fundraiser event featuring champagne, hors d’oeuvres, music and door prizes, including one donated by Michael Franti, who is performing that evening in Grass Valley.

Tickets are $40 per person, $75 per couple and $35 for annual members.

Board President Katie DaMota created The Nest to provide families in Nevada County with the same community support and networking for birthing and parenting that she had established in the Bay Area. An experienced team of professionals from multiple disciplines are available to women and their families from pregnancy to birth and beyond.

There are classes from “Prenatal Yoga” and “Dancing for Birth,” to “Fit Mama” and “Pelvic Wellness through Childbirth.” There are childbirth preparation classes, infant care, infant CPR, and postpartum fitness classes.

A particular strength of the Nest is its many peer support and community-building groups, including La Leche League, Milk-and-Honey-Mondays, Breastfeeding Circle, and Crafty Mama.

The Nest even offers classes for grandparents, so they can combine the wisdom of age with the best up-to-date information science has to offer.

And just as The Nest is a resource for families in Nevada County, it is also a resource for growing businesses in the health field. Monthly professional meetings offer a mentoring and support network for seasoned and new practitioners alike.

By attending the celebration and supporting The Nest, attendees will be helping families in the Sierra Foothills to have access to a much-needed support network. Donations allow The Nest to continue to offer affordable and no-fee classes and activities every weekday and many evenings and weekends throughout the year.

The Nest, Community Childbirth & Parenting Support, is at 208 Providence Mine Road, No. 122, Nevada City. For more information, contact DaMota at 530-637-8411 or visit

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