Birth Preparation Options
Birth Clarity is an interactive birth planning workshop created to assist you in developing a clear birth plan. Identify your desires. Distinguish your needs. Understand basic process of labor and birth’s major holistic alternatives and medical interventions, including herbs and medications. Recognize the roles of potential members of your birth team, integrative birth professionals, including medical, alternative, and support workers. After reviewing the 5 major steps for crafting a desired birth story, you will finish this workshop with key skills for strategizing and communicating your birth goals.
Manipulating Birth is a maternity seminar geared towards mothers creating a pregnancy plan designed for their birth goals. Gain a greater understanding of the natural process of labor and your power in creating your birth story. We will highlight the well-known key factors affecting childbirth and recognize your ability to develop a formula proven to increase your chances of having the birth you desire. Identify what you can do, from the beginning of pregnancy, to manipulate your labor and birth experience.
Dancing for Birth is the “trifecta” of birth preparation, connecting the maternal body and baby. Classes introduce you to universal movements practiced in various cultures to provide birth wisdom, fitness, and celebration. Practice body awareness and listening to your maternal intuition. Learn how to cope and direct baby most efficiently through the birth canal. Increase your flexibility and circulation. Discover how movement and gravity will assist with baby’s descent. Come to know how freedom of movement, sensation, and endorphins lead to an easier birth. Enjoy the feeling of strength, power, and control Dancing for Birth classes bring.
Tuning into Me is designed to unleash feelings of personal power. Strengthen your self-awareness through the study of your physical makeup. Gain in-depth understanding of how your body and mind come together for a common purpose. Identify how the individual nature that drives your ambition and everyday actions can be used to help or hinder you in labor.
Tuning into Her assists partners/members of the birth team in supporting the expecting mother. Understand the depths of your role in the birth process. Identify how you can prepare mentally and physically to encourage her on this journey. What does it mean to be her advocate? Learn skills for bridging the communication gap between yourself and the expecting mother so you may be a proficient liaison if needed. Practice observational techniques that will help you gauge where you can intervene to comfort, motivate, and assist in releasing anxiety, tension, discomfort, and fear.
Measures for Comfort gives you a moment to explore how you may improve your internal comfort through external manipulation. Combining the skills and information presented in Birth Clarity, Manipulating Birth, Dancing for Birth, Tuning into Me, and Tuning into Her, mom and partner practice balancing speech and creative communication through the integration of all forms of natural and supportive energies surrounding you.
Moving through Labor offers mom, baby, and partner a time to practice functioning as one unit with a common goal. Knowledge is the key and this workshop gives you useful techniques for seeing all the parts come together. Integrating concepts from Birth Clarity, Manipulating Birth, Dancing for Birth, Tuning into Me, Tuning into Her, and Measures for Comfort promote a thought process that empowers you to move intuitively through labor.
Divine Birthing is when all previous knowledge and skill gained through Birth Clarity, Manipulating Birth, Dancing for Birth, Tuning into Me, Tuning into Her, Measures for Comfort, and Moving through Labor combine for full understanding. The additional information and techniques presented during this workshop send you on your journey with understanding and the affirmation “Pregnancy is My Peaceful Blessing”.
Baby Basics gives you everything you need to know to survive the first few weeks after the birth. From medical decisions and newborn care needs to infant massage and comforting, you will leave knowing your baby will be well cared for once in your arms.
Labor to Life guides you in adapting the skills learned through your pregnancy journey to your new mom-life. Whether you are the mother of one or many, Labor to life’s 2-day workshop will assist you in staying grounded through the unstable moments of motherhood. By revisiting birth stories, you will be able to recall the power you possess as a fertile being. Reutilizing the skills used for comfort during labor will remind how to balance your internal state with your environment. By reconnecting with your mind and body you refresh the love you developed due to your connection to life. The restored energy will allow your creative voice to rise and leave you with a rechargeable sense of knowing and understanding that your maternal journey was your “peaceful blessing”.