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Our course begins with an opportunity for you and your partner to be inspired by our award-winning documentary “Orgasmic Birth: The Best-Kept Secret”, the film will challenge and guide you to look at your preconceived ideas and fears around childbirth. You will see the emotional, spiritual, and physical heights attainable through a gentle loving model of birth as seven women and their partners share their most intimate moments. A joyous, sensuous and revolutionary experience. You will never think about birth the same way!
This module we will be giving you tools to prepare your body and mind for the birth of your baby. You will look at the language of birth and go deeper to identify how cultural fears and programming can shape your perceptions of birth, and how they can then lead to your experience of birth. We will then explore ways to re-frame your perceptions creating new language of birth. We will also discuss your birth hormones, the process of birth and the importance of finding positions that create comfort and ease for you and your baby in early labor.
The dance of labor begins with inspiring birth videos, rebozo technique, Lamaze tips for a safe and healthy birth, information on continuous labor support, including how a doula can assist you and your partner during labor.
Real birth stories and videos (from around the world) will inspire you to consider how you hope to weave the physical, emotional, spiritual and sexual aspects of yourself into childbirth. Begin preparing your birth bag and tool kit for comfort as our exercises provide you and your partner opportunities for discussion and reflect on the birth you desire.
This week you will learn all sorts of tools and tips for comfort in labor! We will share many of our best kept secrets for comfort including: touch, rebozo, acupressure in labor, visualization, dance, song/music, and hydrotherapy.
This module, you will be ready to go deeper into comfort techniques in labor with an emphasis on pleasure. We will look closely at the role of the “love hormone” and its role in childbirth and in our sexuality. We will discuss the importance of communication and healing, guide you to explore with your partner how he/she can help you release your birth hormones, and ways to create the safety and privacy you desire to release your hormones and feel loved in labor.
Learn about the common medical procedures that you may be offered and the right questions to ask to understand the options fully – known as “informed decision” making during childbirth. Knowing all of your options will ensure you are respected and can have a safe, satisfying birth in any setting or situation.
We will provide tips and tricks for asking questions in a positive way and discussing your birth preferences with your caregiver(s).
Cesarean birth (c-section) is sometimes necessary for the health of either Mother or Baby, but when it is necessary, it can be done with respect, dignity and in a gentle way that can preserve and protect your memory of birth. This week we will take you through options for preferences should a cesarean birth become necessary and will help to prepare you to have a safe, satisfying gentle cesarean. We will address questions to ask your doctor or midwife to explore your options including skin-to-skin, delayed cord clamping, updates throughout the birth, and more. You will hear inspiring stories from families who had an opportunity for a gentle cesarean, and we will also share with you resources for vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC).
The first hour and days of life are precious. We will help you to plan the first hour and days of your newborn baby’s life, provide you with the latest science on: delayed cord-clamping, the placenta including lotus birth, skin-to-skin contact (kangaroo care), breastfeeding, the breast crawl, the golden hour, attachment parenting, baby-wearing, singing to baby and other ideas for you to consider and prepare for the first hours and days of baby’s life.
The birth of your baby is only the beginning. There is still much to consider and learn about way you can enhance and prepare for caring for your precious newborn(s) We will share science and suggestions for bonding with your baby, getting baby to latch, breastfeeding, night time parenting including: safe co-sleeping, newborn sleep patterns and infant massage. Your body is going through many changes now, and there is more to consider in how you feel about and prepare for your post-pregnancy body, postpartum sex and what to expect regarding sexuality after birth, understanding your changing hormones, postpartum depression, and creating a postpartum care plan. A bonus meditation session is shared to help you prepare for relaxation now, and during your postpartum period!
Spinning Babies Parent Class shows you what to do for an easier birth with practical and detailed preparation to help baby in the best position to fit the pelvis and solutions when labor seems long, painful, or has a stall! And, if practiced daily, an easier labor and birth are likely.
Gail Tully, midwife, and Sarah Longacre, international prenatal yoga instructor and birth doula, offer a unique instructional video for comfort in pregnancy now, and in your upcoming birth.
Personal Birth Coaching
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I’ve had the honor of teaching childbirth education, pleasurable birth workshops and doula trainings throughout the world.
If you are looking for more personalized support and one on one time to discuss your birth plan join me for a personal birth coaching session. You’ll have the opportunity to learn personalized tips to prepare for a pleasurable birth experience.
I will answer your questions and provide you with tips to understand your choices and decide what is best for you, your baby and your birth.
Our session will be recorded so that you will have the opportunity to return to it throughout your pregnancy, birth and postpartum.
I can’t wait to guide you to positively prepare for your birth!