Hello mama-to-be! Congratulations on this special and extraordinary time in your life! As your heart swells with more and more love, and you slowly approach the day you will finally get to meet the little bundle of love you are carrying, you're probably starting to think about the kind of birth you want to have.
A positive state-of-mind and informed decision-making are the most effective predictors of a truly positive birth, as remembered by a mama.
GentleBirth is not just a birth education program, it's a mind-body training specifically designed to equip women (and their partners) for a positive birth and an emotionally resilient parenthood.
Just like an athlete trains mentally, emotionally and physically for their big event, we teach women brain training techniques for success on one of the biggest days of their lives.
What you’ll learn:
During this two half-day weekend workshop I will share empowering information and tools that will leave you feeling confident, inspired, and excited to be fully engaged in your own birth experience. Here’s what you’ll come away with:
useful insights about labor and birth physiology (including how to hack those birth hormones to have them work in your favor! )
identify and break the fears and beliefs around birth that won’t serve you on the day and develop ones that will
understanding the stages of labor
comfort measures for labor and birth (how to use the birth ball, acupressure techniques before and during labor, how to use essential oils, laboring in warm water,
ways for birth partner to support you - applying comfort measures like acupressure in the right places, knowing what to say, understanding what’s going on and knowing how to advocate for you
breathing techniques during the different stages of birth
birth position options including mother-led pushing
benefits of visualizing birth to help create a personal and positive birth story
applying mindfulness practices, learnings from sports psychology, and hypnosis to prepare for birth
how to create an optimal and personalized birthing environment at home or at the hospital
the needs of the newborn in first hours after birth and how to initiate breastfeeding
your postpartum needs and how to prepare for postpartum
review of available interventions (induction, epidural, c-section, etc), when they’re needed, the pros and cons of each, and how to know when they’re necessary
and most importantly how to develop a mindset and train the brain using mindfulness, hypnosis, and sports psychology for a positive birth experience as defined by you, and only you.
What you get:
8 hours of engaging, fun and interactive instruction and chance to connect with other parents
30 day access to the GentleBirth Institute that will provide you with additional video instruction via the GentleBirth online Learning Management System. After spending a day together learning and getting to know other parents, you will have access to this online workshop course that will reinforce the skills you learned at the live session and learn even more to help you and your partner feel calm, confident and in control for your baby's birth. This is a wonderful way to help you retain more info and learn at your own pace.
30 day free GentleBirth app access (check out my FAQ in the birth classes tab to learn more about the app)
Cost: $250/ couple
Date/Time: Saturday, 2/23 12:00pm - 4:00pm & Sunday 2/24 10:00am - 2:00pm
"Imagine what might happen if the majority of women emerged from their labor beds with a renewed sense of strength and power of their bodies, and of their capacity for ecstasy through giving birth." ~ Dr. Christiane Northrup, Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom
They say your life will never be the same after the birth of your baby, let's make sure you open the chapter with the most positive birth experience, as defined by you.
If you're inspired, join me and an intimate group of other couples in the upcoming training.
Find out more about my GentleBirth style classes here.
Sign up here.
If you have any questions send me note: karolina @ karolinabarwinski.com