ANCIENT MAP FOR A MODERN BIRTH
Childbirth requires a woman to stretch herself far outside of her comfort zone and often times is unaware of just much she'll be transformed. It may seem odd to look at birth like that but it's that simple. Giving birth is the last primal thing we still do so it is important that you (and your partner) are prepared for the unpredictability and the challenges of the path ahead. By spending time together we can reconnect you to that primal and 'intuitive' knowing that which your ancestors once drew upon while birthing their babies.
knowing how to meet parenthood well makes the first-year run smoothly
Experience birth in awareness by registering for my next childbirth education series. These classes are highly interactive, engaging, and focused on navigating labor, birth, and new parenthood as a conscious couple. The Soul Inspired approach is focused on establishing a "mindset of resilience" rather than a set of "tools". After all, childbirth is a transformational experience, one that is like no other.
My childbirth classes are based on the “Birthing From Within” curriculum and are intended to prepare expectant parents to give "birth in awareness", not to achieve a specific outcome. But don't worry, I believe I support a mothers' decision on how she chooses to birth. Whether the desire is for a medication-free birth, a medically supported birth, vaginal birth after a cesarean, a homebirth, or anything in between, attendees leave this workshop transformed and prepared!
Regardless of where or how you plan to birth, this series will take you beyond the external noise, advice, stories, and dogma around birth and postpartum to help you learn and practice:
Soul Inspired Wellness believes that every parent deserves compassionate guidance and mentoring as they prepare to be (re)initiated by childbirth, even if this isn't your first time experiencing birth. Your courage, efforts, and reflections will help you navigate the unknown and come through the initiation with resolve and self-compassion, no matter how your birth unfolds.
Holistic preparation for birth and parenting requires cultivating a balance among three ways of knowing: intuitive, modern, and personal. It is important to explore how you know what you know and how to know when to follow your intuition or the advice of others.
- Pam England,
Ancient Map for a Modern Birth
CONSCIOUS BIRTH PREPARATION SERIES
Keep in mind that one of the things that sets this childbirth education series apart from Lamaze, the Bradley Method, Hypnobirth, or even Hypnobabies is that I meet parents where they are, and go from there, rather than coming into space with a prepared syllabus in hand, already knowing exactly what I am going to "teach". By taking this series, you can expect the following:
To as a couple, become aware to the ENORMOUS transformation that is labor and the birth of your baby
To learn how your birth experience can shape your relationships with yourself, your partner, and of course, your baby
To leave with hands-on pain-coping tools to manage the discomfort of labor
To have actionable at-home activities that will build your confidence and reduce the anxiety associated with the birth process
To discover the communication tools and language for conveying your thoughts and asking questions to your medical team, enabling you to gather decision making information, even in moments of pain, overwhelm, and confusion
To come to a deeper level of understanding regarding your new role as a parent, and how your birth can influence that role
To learn about your expectations of one another and how to support each other through the early postpartum days and months
To prepare for “the unexpected” by learning about mindful inductions, mindful epidurals, and having a cesarean in awareness
To learn about the stages of labor through storytelling and discussion
To fully integrate Optimal Maternal Positioning (commonly known as Spinning Babies) to encourage labor's natural start, to keep labor progressing normally, and to potentially save hours of time during labor
To enjoy spending time focusing on you, your partner, your pregnancy, your birth, your baby, and the days, weeks, and months that will follow
Let’s work together to shorten your labor, unlock the door to a more mindful birth, and not only accept, but welcome the uncertainties of labor!
TRANSFORM YOU, TRANSFORM BIRTH
The expectant parents before you have walked out of these shared exploratory classes with a heightened perspective, renewed vision, and creative ideas for enriching their birth experience, postpartum recovery, and enriching their family life.
something for everyone
Investing time in preparing for your birth experience is one of the best ways to connect with your self, partner, and baby. I strongly recommend participating in some form of classes to prepare for various aspects of labor, birth, and parenting a newborn. In order to maintain the immersive and intimate environment of this series, availability is limited to four couples per in-person workshop and up to 10 couples virtually.
Spending this time with birth clients makes our work together so much deeper! By taking mindful birth classes with Soul Inspired Wellness (or taking classes period) is not required, but there are some circumstances in which it is strongly recommended:
If what is shared here feels aligned to what you are looking for in a childbirth preparation class, please continue to scroll down to see what our available options and fees are. Included in the price below, is a copy of the book, Ancient Map for Modern Birth by Pam England, a folder with class materials, and my full attention.