Calling those fearless mamas looking for the experience of a lifetime...
Prepare to step into your power in BIRTH
It’s time to let go of your fear of the unknowns and start preparing yourself for the mind-blowing, soul-shattering, Empowered Birth of your dreams!
Knowledge is power, especially in birth - knowledge that supports tuning into your body, following your intuition, and finding your power in the journey, no matter the outcome.
You may not know what to expect, you may not be able to anticipate every plot twist along the way, but you do know that you want to make your birth a magical and life-changing experience.
So let’s set you on the path to making that dream a reality!
Listen, maybe that annoying voice in your head whispering doubts in your ear like…
“… there’s no way I can handle the intensity of labor. I’m such a wimp when it comes to pain, how will I be able to cope with something as intense as birth?”
“… so I’ve got my plan, but what if something unexpected comes up and all of a sudden everything goes out the window? How will I know what to do next?”
“… even with a solid birth plan, will I be strong enough to stand up to a pushy provider who thinks they know more about what’s best for me and my baby than I do?”
“… what if the outcome of my birth leaves me feeling less than satisfied, or worse, and I get stuck wishing I would have done something more, something different, something better?”
In your heart, you know that your birth has the potential to be a life-altering, soul-stirring event, but…
Sure, maybe you’ve already done some research, and you know your body is capable of great things, but the uncertainty of how things will go makes you nervous if you can actually do it (spoiler alert, you can!!)
Or, yes, maybe this isn’t your first baby, and you already know about the stages of labor, but the part that’s got you stuck is how to assertively navigate hospital policy and all the obstacles that stand between you and the birth you’ve envisioned (so frustrating!!!!)
Maybe you’ve even been around birth before, or have friends who have shared their stories with you, and it all sounds so overwhelming, but mostly because you just don’t really know what the heck is happening! (It’s alot, I get it!)
This is your invitation to kick all of these thoughts to the curb!
Instead, imagine yourself...
… riding the waves of your contractions with control and confidence, fully present and in the zone. Your body is doing the work, it's getting intense, but you know that everything that is happening is good and right.
… fully owning your position as the boss of your birth, and having confidence in your understanding of where you are at and what your body is doing to be able to intuitively guide the decision making process when things start to go off plan.
… roaring your baby into this world knowing that even though the outcome is out of your control, you have been actively engaged and can claim full ownership of every decision that brought you to that moment.
Can you see it?
If you've been nodding your head "yes" to everything I've said so far...
... then I am personally inviting you to join me Live on Zoom for a 1 day deep dive into the amazing process of Preparing for an Empowered Birth where you will…
Build a deeper understand of what an “empowered birth” looks like for you;
Break down the nuances of physiological birth and how modern medicine can both support and hinder your body’s natural processes;
Go over strategies for responding to your body’s cues for a smoother and more efficient labor experience;
Tips for communicating assertively and effectively with your care team.
Live on Zoom
Sunday November 12, 2023
Can't make it that day? Don't worry, the class will be recorded and a link to watch the replay will be available to anyone who can't make the scheduled timeframe.
Are you ready to go there with me?
What if I told you that you could have a powerful, transformative, mind-blowingly amazing birth experience, no matter the outcome?
Because the power is in the process.
You cannot control the outcome of your birth, but you can control how you show up in the process, and that is what “Preparing for an Empowered Birth” is all about - preparing you for the hard moments, the tough decisions, and the changes of plans so that you can experience the triumph and the joy of your birth with absolutely no regrets.
Hi! My name is Desiree!
I am on a mission to help mamas - just like you -
ditch the fear and embrace the joy of preparing for birth.
Yes, I won’t lie to you, birth is intense. But that doesn’t have to be a bad thing! In fact, your birth will be one of the most powerful events you’ll ever experience in your life.
And that is really effing exciting!
All that power, it all comes from inside you!
Sure, your body doesn’t need me or anyone else to tell it how to go about birthing that perfect little peanut in your belly. But learning to give yourself over to the process when you are so used to being in control, that is the hard part.
And that is why I created this course. Because having knowledge is 100% your key to success in so many ways, but preparing for birth is also about knowing which doors need unlocking. Whether it's road blocks in your mind, hitches within your body, or obstacles with your care team, preparing for birth means preparing for all of it.
The course includes:
6 hours of evidence based instruction with frequent breaks and an hour for lunch;
Exercises and activities to practice applying what you’ve learned to real life labor scenarios;
Downloadable Supplemental Educational Resources Guide with my favorite evidence based resources;
Step by step frameworks for building your own daily practice routines so you can prepare your mind and your body for the marathon of birth;
Ample time for Q&A.
“…thanks to this course, I was able to advocate for myself and for my son and was able to escape a c-section and have my baby vaginally”
This is the module that gives you a clear understanding of physiological birth and what you can expect from your body. We will also go in depth into the ways you can support your body holistically, and when needed, with medicinal aides.
This is the module where you break down what an "empowered birth" looks like for you. We will work through solo and partner exercises, group discussions to help you narrow in on your top priorities in birth.
This module is exploring all the unforeseen possibilities that could arise in your birth journeys. We'll talk about ways to assess and respond to situations that amplifies your voice and keeps you on track a positive birth experience.
This module is about building daily practices and routines to support your mind and body in preparing for the journey of childbirth.
This is the module where we dive into the real reason why all the other modules are important. We'll talk about what to expect in post partum, how to plan, how to set boundaries, and how to carry forward the practices you have mastered in your prepartation for birth to support you in parenthood.
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
If you want to set the intention of having a calm and peaceful birth, but you also want to be prepared for when the sh*t hits the fan so you can respond from a place of understanding rather than a place of fear…
If you want to understand all the ways your body is working in labor to birth your baby so you can be an active participant in the process rather than just a passive bystander…
If you want to learn how to read and interpret your body’s own cues so you intuitively guide the decision making process as opposed to simply the following the instructions of a stranger that knows nothing about you, your unique body, or your unique baby.
If you want to opt in for medically necessary interventions with intention because you understand how they support your body’s natural process instead of falling into the cascade of unnecessary interventions because you were advised by a provider who doesn’t trust your body or the process.
Then this class was made for you!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What topics will be covered in class?
Anatomy and physiology of the gestating body;
Stages of labor and supporting your body’s progress
Strategies for pushing with power;
Comfort measures and coping techniques;
Breathing and Mindfulness: active relaxation practices for a mindful birthing experience
Advocacy: Communicating with hospital staff and taking up space in the birth room
Postpartum: Recovery, planning, and transitioning to the next phase.
Will there be a recording?
Absolutely! A recording of the class will go out to everyone who registered 24 hours after the class ends. Access to the recording will be available for 90 days.
What if I have more questions? Can I schedule a call time to go over my specific questions?
For relatively uncomplicated questions, I am available by email. For more in depth questions, I offer 1-on-1 coaching calls and bundled coaching packages tailored to your specific needs. Just reach out for more information!
This isn’t my first baby and I’ve already taken a childbirth education course. Is this class still for me?
Yes! This class will go in depth into the birth process, which you may already be familiar with, but we will also be focusing on ways to use that knowledge to support your body’s progress in labor to respond to possible complications that may arise. Especially if there were things you would change about your first birth experience, this class would be an excellent supplement to any previous birth education.