Childbirth is one of the most transformative experiences a person can go through. It's a time of physical, emotional and spiritual growth, and it's also a time when a woman becomes a mother. As a certified doula, yoga instructor, traditional midwife, and women's wellness specialist, I understand the importance of being informed and prepared for this life-changing event. That's why I believe in the power of childbirth education.
Childbirth education classes provide expecting parents with the information and tools they need to make informed decisions about their childbirth experience. They also help to reduce fear and anxiety, and increase a woman's sense of control and self-awareness during labor and delivery.
In my upcoming Childbirth Ed. workshop on March 12th, 2023 at The Yoga Hive, I will be sharing my knowledge and experience on various topics related to childbirth education, such as the stages of labor and delivery, comfort measures and pain management techniques, the role of the birth partner, birthing options, the postpartum period and recovery, informed consent and decision-making, creating a birth plan, the role of a doula and self-care during pregnancy and postpartum.
I will also be sharing my personal story and journey as a doula, traditional midwife and women's wellness specialist. I will provide an opportunity for participants to ask questions, share their own experiences, and connect with other expectant parents.
But my mission doesn't stop there, I also created an e-book "Empowering Birth: A Comprehensive Guide to Childbirth Education" which covers the same topics as the workshop in great detail, with the added benefit of being able to refer back to it as many times as needed before and after the baby's birth.
In this e-book, you will find detailed explanations of the different stages of labor and delivery, signs and symptoms of each stage, and what happens during each stage. You'll also find information on relaxation and breathing techniques, massage and acupressure, hydrotherapy, and medication options for managing pain. The role of the birth partner is also discussed, as well as strategies for supporting the birthing person.