Planned activities for 2018 include:


Open playgrounds and other play areas for toddlers and preschoolers

located in the play area at the north end of the event (behind the Tucson Waldorf School tent)
10:00am - 3:00pm  


Prenatal yoga

presented by Vanessa Wingerath of The Wildrose Project 

This yoga class is designed specifically for pregnant people. It will include breathing exercises, gentle yoga postures appropriate for each trimester and close with a deep relaxation and gentle reiki touch. Yoga during pregnancy can help you relax, reduce stress, and ease discomfort often associated with pregnancy (shortness of breath, nausea, lower back pain etc.). Building strength through yoga helps pregnant people prepare for an easier and more comfortable labor and delivery. And best of all, yoga can help you connect with your growing baby and other parents-to-be.


Rest stop and diaper changing station

sponsored by Sun Sprout Cloth Diaper Service

located in the courtyard near the vendors

10:00am - 3:00pm


Storytime for Baby

presented by the Pima County Public Library
10:30am and 11:15am 
with playtime in between and a raffle at 11:00am


The Night Before My Birthday Book storytime and activity

presented by the author, Joni Rubinstein

12:30pm


Raffle winners drawn

(see more information on the right)

located at the raffle table, at the west end of the stables

2:30pm


Demonstrations of various baby products at vendor booths
located in the courtyard and vendor tents
10:00am - 3:00pm

Who should attend the Natural Birth and Baby Fest?

This event is for anyone who is thinking about having a baby, expecting a baby, about to birth a baby, just had a baby, is feeding a baby, or supporting someone else who is (hello, partners and grandparents!). We also welcome people who just love talking about births and babies. And we especially love to see pregnant bellies, babies, and toddlers. After all - they're what this event is all about! 


What if I'm not planning on or didn't have a "natural" birth or I'm not "crunchy"?
We call it a natural fest because many of our supporters, agencies, and attendees prefer a naturally-leaning birth experience or lifestyle. But even if you don't personally identify as granola-y, you'll still find useful information and a wide range of options represented at the Natural Birth and Baby Fest. This event is all about showcasing the many different options and resources available to Tucson families.


We truly support all families, all choices, and all types of births and parenting! 


What does it cost to attend?

There is no entrance fee to attend the Fest. However, food, products, and services will all be available for purchase during the event. And don't forget to bring some spending money for raffles!


Will there be food? 

Yes, we've got you covered! There will be a variety of snacks and lunch options (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and non-GMO flexibility too!) available for purchase from EnjoyaBowls FoodTruck.

Where is this place?
Tucson Waldorf School is at 3605 E. River Road in Tucson. It is on the north side of River Road, east of the intersection with Alvernon Way. Entrances to school campus and event are off Sutton Lane, which is on the west side of the school.

What's the parking situation?
There will be free parking lots and off-street parking available. You'll find parking lots and street parking on Sutton Lane (west of the school). 

Tucson Natural Birth and Baby Fest, Tucson Baby Fair

The raffle drawing will take place at 2:30 pm at the raffle table, which is located on the west side of the stables.

These generous organizations will all have fabulous items represented. Stop by and see what you could win!


Sun Sprout Diaper Service
Tucson Placenta Encapsulation
Desert Blossom Women's Care
Astral Mamma
Mother Doula LLC
Tucson Style Hive - LuLaRoe with Serena McRae
Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona
Hypnosis for Life Break Throughs

​Tucson Postpartum Depression Coalition
Desert Bloom Doula, LLC
Heart whisperer consulting 

The Natural Birth and Baby Fest would not be possible without an incredibly supportive community. We are so very grateful for the generosity of the following people and organizations, who helped bring together this year's event successfully. 


A La Carte Rentals

Asa Lader - Nested Doula

Ashley Garrett - Mother Doula

Shelby Abramson, RN IBCLC

Join us Saturday, November 10th, 2018

Doors open 10:00am - 3:00pm

at Tucson Waldorf School

3605 E. River Rd. Tucson, AZ 85718

 Come explore, learn, and play at these free presentations and demos. All presentations are baby- and toddler-friendly! Room locations will be posted at the event and presentation times will be updated soon.


Comfort Touch for Labor
presented by 
Penny Bussell Stansfield
This presentation will reveal tips and tricks from an experienced doula and massage therapist. Participants will learn some basic comfort measures for labor including effleurage, counter pressure, double hip squeeze, "shake the apple tree", and a hand massage. Learn more about a rebozo and a TENS unit too. Hands-on practice will be included!


Cloth Diapering 101

presented by Ileana and Charles Swanson of Sun Sprout Cloth Diaper Service

Cloth Diapering is finding new popularity as the environmental concerns of the production and disposal of single-use diapers is becoming evident. Sun Sprout would like to help you discover the myriad of alternatives available to you. You can choose Sun Sprout’s cloth diaper delivery service or opt for the many other possibilities available in stores and online. Cloth Diapering 101 will introduce you to the styles and folding methods that can get you started. You’ll be able to try out various diapers that will be on hand and have all of your cloth diapering questions answered.


Wait, No One Told Me There’s a 4th Trimester!

presented by Rhonda Anderson, CLD, CBEd and Judy Vastine RNC-OB, IBCLC, RLC,

of Tucson Postpartum Depression Coalition

There is, and it’s a time of tremendous growth and change for everyone. Join us in this interactive workshop to learn what the 4th Trimester is all about. There isn’t a lot we control around birth...but we’ll help you figure out what you might have some control over, how to make the best of that knowledge, and what tools you can use for an optimal 4th Trimester.


Bengkung Belly Binding for Mommas and Professionals

presented by Carolyn Reece of The Barefoot Momma

Join a certified postpartum doula and Bengkung trainer to learn the benefits and how-tos of postpartum Bengkung belly wrapping. This mini workshop provides basic hands-on learning of proper wrapping to support the body postpartum in rehabilitating the pelvic floor. Bengkung is the hug each postpartum momma deserves.


Nitrous Oxide in Labor

presented by Tricia Nast, CNM at Desert Blossom Women's Care

Nitrous oxide (aka laughing gas) is a safe, simple alternative to epidurals and narcotics for pain management in labor and birth. It has been used in childbirth for decades in many parts of the world but is still rare in the United States. Luckily Tucson mothers now have the option to choose nitrous oxide in labor at St. Joseph's hospital. In this talk, Tricia Nast, Certified Nurse Midwife at St. Joseph's, will teach you everything you want to know about nitrous oxide. You'll learn about its risks and benefits, how its use in labor differs compared to other uses like dentistry, and hear Tucson women's experiences using nitrous oxide in their labor.  


Fear, Unresolved Grief, and Trauma: How they Impact Your Pregnancy, Birth, and Parenting and Ways to Bring about Healing
presented by Beth J.Keil of 
Hypnosis for Life Break Throughs
Whatever you do, your past experiences, feelings, and what you’ve learned come along with you. When it comes to pregnancy and birth fears, unresolved grief and trauma can turn-up; affecting your birth and your postpartum experience. Learn from a former Labor & Delivery Nurse, Board Certified Hypnotherapist, and current HypnoBirthing Practitioner what the impact can be and ways to bring about healing so you experience the positive birth and postpartum period you deserve!

The Natural Birth and Baby Fest is presented and organized solely by Wisdom Within - Empowering Childbirth Preparation and is not associated with any other business or group. For additional questions or media inquiries, please contact Elizabeth Mendoza at elizabeth@wisdomwithinbirth.com or call (520)891-5417.

For 2018, these local vendors were on hand to help navigate services and products available to new and expectant families. 


Check back soon as we add more vendors for this year! 

Wisdom Within Empowering Childbirth Preparation

Tucson Waldorf School

Sun Sprout Diaper Service
Tucson Doulas
University of Arizona Child Cognition Lab
Tucson Placenta Encapsulation
ICAN of Tucson
Desert Blossom Women's Care
Astral Mamma
Penny Bussell Doula Trainings
Mother Doula LLC
Sharon Hodges-Rust LM, CPM
El Rio Health - Midwifery, Family Practice, & Birth Center
Tucson Style Hive - LuLaRoe with Serena McRae

La Leche League of Tucson
Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona
Hypnosis for Life Break Throughs

Tucson Postpartum Depression Coalition
Desert Bloom Doula, LLC
Heart whisperer consulting 

Om Yoga Tucson

Roots to Bloom Prenatal Massage

DoTerra Essential Oils



Vendor space is filling quickly, but if you are interested in becoming a vendor at this year's Natural Birth and Baby Fest, email elizabeth@wisdomwithinbirth.com about availability.

Tucson Natural Birth and Baby Fest, Tucson Baby Fair

Now in its fourth year, the Natural Birth and Baby Fest has come to be known as Tucson's go-to event for all things pregnancy, birth, babies, and postpartum. Dozens of local professionals and vendors will be available to offer support, answer questions, and showcase their products and services. Local experts will hold presentations and demos on topics of interest to pregnant people and families.


This is a family- and baby-friendly event with entertainment for young children throughout the day, food trucks, snacks, and hundreds of dollars worth of raffle prizes and giveaways. Tucson's Natural Birth and Baby Fest is free and open to all but is especially geared toward new and expectant families or those considering starting one.