"Through soul-searching and listening more deeply to the women I was working with I finally understood that women have to prepare for birth in their own heart and soul, not their head...
giving birth is something a woman does in her body, not in her head."
~ Pam England, Birthing From Within
Learn about natural, cesarean, and assisted childbirth, and find supportive OB-GYNs, midwives, doulas, acupuncturists, chiropractors, and other providers. Consider what sort of childbirth education classes are available in your area. You will want to find an experienced instructor who allows you to feel confident in the process. Learn about the pros and cons of medical interventions, and arm yourself with the evidence to help you make informed decisions.
To start planning your ideal birth experience and finding care providers capable of supporting that, read on.
As an advocate for intuitive motherhood, I believe that you already possess the intuition on how-to birth, but may require a little insight to help you tune-in, turn-on, and rediscover your innate wisdom within your heart and soul, not in your mind.
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I believe that our culture emphasizes learning about labor and technique, but giving little thought to guiding you through the transition into parenthood.
Soul Inspired Birth ensures you develop and maintain your personal strength, joy, and sense of pleasure up to 6 weeks postpartum.
I am the heart-centered woman behind this coaching and healing practice and I have a passion for helping women rise up, live authentically, love whole-heartedly, laugh loudly and lead soulfully... in every stage of life!
My mission is to revive, reclaim and restore the sacredness of birth for women (and their families). As well as, supporting other doulas and women's health professionals, like you, create impact, influence, and income in a soulful business and life you love.
My support looks different for each and every client but is always professional, compassionate, and judgment-free. I support women through all styles of childbirth and postpartum, leaving you feeling positive, empowered, and ready to tackle anything that comes your way as you transition into becoming the kind of mother you envision.
My philosophy is to meet you exactly where you are at and to be a source of light and inspiration. Whether you are struggling physically, emotionally or just plan out need a biased soundboard to gain clarity as you journey from one life chapter to another... to me, that is my role. This process might seem trivial, but having the proper support help you make massive strides forward.
My doula and mentoring services focus on educating and empowering women in such a way that they get to see and experience - their innate power - physically and emotionally. Whether you know your birth and postpartum preferred wishes to be, as a doula, a coach, a guide, I will fully support your journey and midwife your new beginning.
Becoming a mother is about realizing just how incredibly strong you are when it comes to facing your fears head-on.
"Remember this, for it is as true and true gets: Your body is not a lemon. You are not a machine. The Creator is not a careless mechanic. Human female bodies have the same potential to give birth well as aardvarks, lions, rhinos, elephants, moose, and water buffalo. Even if it has not been your habit throughout your life so far, I recommend that you learn to think positively about your body. "
~ Ina May Gaskin, Ina May's Guide to Childbirth
MY PRESENCE AT YOUR BIRTH
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For more information on these numbers and more evidence on doulas, click here.
“Giving birth is a transformation and it doesn’t matter whether you’ve had eight babies before. It’s still a transformation the next time you have another baby, because you are no longer the same woman you were before you had that baby.”
~ Penny Handford
YOU'RE ABOUT TO BECOME A FAMILY AND IT'S HARD TO GAUGE HOW YOU'LL MANAGE SO YOU'VE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE TO --
CREATE YOUR IDEAL SUPPORT TEAM
Choose your birth team carefully, as a supportive team will allow you alternate routes to delivery. The right team and path will ensure that you prepare your body, mind, and spirit for the journey. Your chosen Midwife or OB will be present throughout your labor to ensure the safe passage of you and baby. However, because they often have more than one patient at a time and have other responsibilities, they might not be able to be there the entire time to offer the kind of familiar supportive presence you deserve.
HIRE A DOULA
The word 'Doula' comes from the Greek word doúlos, meaning "woman servant". She is a highly educated and trained non-medical birth professional who continuously offers one-on-one care, as well as non-judgemental information, emotional support, evidence-based education, and practical hands-on support immediately through the first year. As a postpartum doula, she will provide opportunities for “rest, personal care and healing” for both mother and baby.
By hiring a professionally trained birth and postpartum doula you will feel safe, supported, and confident, your mind is at ease and the positive hormones flow freely allowing your body to birth as it is designed to. I have been professionally trained to tune in to your needs, create the most optimal environment, and continuously support you for your best possible birth and maternity leave.
When you're the captain of your own birth journey, you empower yourself to experience the pregnancy and delivery that is right for you.
But there's more... Your mind and body are connected and are especially sensitive to each other during such a monumental physical event as childbirth.
A Doula such as myself is trained to tune in to your needs, create the most optimal environment, and continuoully support you for your best possible birth. When you feel safe, supported and confident, your mind is at ease and the positive hormones flow freely allowing your body to birth.
To read more about the hormonal physiology of childbirth click here.