Birthing Warriors: a three hour workshop (next session: TBD, please email for more details)

Freedom to Birth: a four-week childbirth preparation course for couples(July 8-29 6:30-9pm)

“eat, drink, DOULA” – come meet YOUR doula team for our famous “speed dating for doulas” (1st Tuesday per month) – @ The Natural Baby Company – 6:30-8pm -

See descriptions below…

 

    

BIRTHING WARRIORS: Facing Fear Head On!

Location: The Austin Midwife Collective: A Home Birth Resource Center (1825 E. 38 1/2 St. @ Airport)

“Birthing Warriors” is a three hour interactive workshop leaving pregnant mamas feeling more connected with their bodies, their intuition, their babies, and other pregnant women in our community.  Using movement, breath and meditation, birth art, and journal exercises pregnant mamas will connect with their inner resources as they prepare for birth!

In this workshop we create a sacred space where voices are heard, fears/concerns are shared, and women are encouraged to connect to their intuitive selves.  This is a wonderful workshop for first time mamas at any stage in their pregnancy or those who have paved the way before and expecting another sweet bundle.  Journals, refreshments, and a Yoga Nidra Mommy-Centered meditation also included.  Please bring what you need to make yourselves comfortable (water, yoga mat, loose fitting clothes)!  Each session will vary in content; so, please feel free to come to as often as you like.

**At the moment, this workshop is open only to pregnant mamas. Stay tuned for a partner workshop**

Rate: $45/person ($40/person for two tickets OR $25/person if registered for Freedom to Birth 4-week session)

To register: email infoatx@birthfocus.com. Pre-registration required.

Kind words from past Birthing Warriors:

I walked away feeling more relaxed, empowered, reassured. It was good enough to want more. – Second time mama (Austin)

I learned more about centering myself – Second time mama (Austin)

Elizabeth is well informed and appears to have a wealth of wisdom and a gentle medium for delivering “advice” – Second time mama (Austin)

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images“Freedom to Birth” – a 4 week childbirth preparation course for couples

Tuesdays – July 8, 15, 22, and 29 and September 9, 16, 23, 30

(6:30-9pm)

Location: The Austin Midwife Collective: A Home Birth Resource Center (1825 E. 38 1/2 St. @ Airport)

“Freedom to Birth” is our signature childbirth education course which prepares couples to both gain an understanding of the physiological process of labor and to find ways to connect with their body, mind, and spirit in order to have the empowered birth of their choice.  Through a combination of evidence based and intuitive birthing practices, “Freedom to Birth” offers a full range of knowledge and tools for making informed decisions and staying present in the birthing experience.

After attending this course, you will be able to:

  • Connect more deeply with your intuitive knowledge and be reminded that YOU – your body and baby – are already capable!
  • Gain a greater understanding of the evidence-based research and information, through a participatory education model, for a more empowered and present birth experience
  • Create a tool box full of breathing and coping techniques/comfort measures for a more comfortable and present birth experience
  • Understand the spectrum of normal in birth using the Lamaze Six Healthy Birth Practices
  • Connect with your body/mind/heart awareness and learn language to communicate your needs to your medical and support team
  • Gain a deeper knowledge of nutrition throughout pregnancy, labor, and postpartum
  • Explore routine medical interventions in birth and how to know when to ask more questions
  • Understand the role of a doula for support before, during, and after birth
  • As a partner, you will be able to understand the labor process, your own role and needs for a positive birth experience, and identify techniques to support your partner both physically and emotionally
  • As a team, you will be able to bridge the gap between expectations and reality and create your intentions and preferences for your desired birth experience of your little one!

Rate: Possible $200 SPECIAL FOR JUNE SESSION!! Email NOW for more information…

(Regularly $275/couple, $25 discount if working with a BirthFocus doula/ additional $50 discount if registered with another expecting mama)

**Private classes also offered. Please email for rates**

To register: email infoatx@birthfocus.com. Pre-registration required.

Kind words from past participants:

“Elizabeth helped us to learn about positions to use during labor that my body intuitively understood!” (1st time mama – NYC)

“This was a great class for me as a partner! I was reminded of tools I already have and learned new ones to support the woman I love!” (1st time dad – NYC)

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“eat, drink, DOULA” – Meet our Affiliated Doulas at this FREE Event! 

Come and meet our affiliated doulas in a fun, informative, and casual setting. During this event, pregnant women and their partners will be able to learn information about doula services in general and will have ample time for one to one conversations with our affiliated doulas!

In partnership with  THE NATURAL BABY CO

Location: 515 S. Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78704

1st Tuesday of each month

6:30-8pm

Rate: We are thrilled to share that this is a FREE event!

To register: Fill out this form and you will receive a confirmation email shortly. Pre-registration is preferred.

**Artwork by Amy Swagman. www.themandalajourney.com**