Q: Do you have any advice on how to have is pure a Hospital birth as possible?
A: Absolutely. That is a HUGE component of the course - to give you the information and skills to have a completely undisturbed, well supported and beautiful birth experience in the hospital, in any setting, whatever interventions are needed. I actually cover in my online course - how to have a homebirth like experience in the hospital. It takes preparation and planning but is so doable. I also consult with mama's individually - which just I love doing. The course can also be bundled with a consultation with me if you need more personalized guidance.
Q: Is this is just for moms birthing at home?:)
A: It is for all moms wherever they birth. It is not at all exclusive to homebirth.
Q: I am planning a VBAC - would this course apply to me?
A: Absolutely and it is especially for you. It will give you the information, sense of empowerment and confidence, needed preparation and support, as well as the tools to ROCK your VBAC. There is also a package that includes a one-on-one consultation with me, which you may find so helpful, as women who have had previous cesarean planning to birth vaginally benefit tremendously from some extra personalized counseling and guidance.
Q: This is my first baby. I already took a hospital class and all they focused on was epidurals and cesarean and did not give me anything on how to have a natural birth. I’m looking for a doula! But I think taking this course will help? I sat down with my Dr. and requested that my choices of having the most natural birth at the hospital be respected. Her reaction was " well why do you want this? It's hard when you have to be in bed and not have space to walk ". She had an annoyed face. So I dropped my knowledge even though I was sure she knew what a natural birth is. Any recommendations?
A: Oh mama, you must take this course, especially since it is your first baby, with a doctor like that, and having gotten nothing you needed from the hospital course you took. Based on what you are telling me, I feel concerned about preventing the cascade of interventions leading to an unnecessary cesarean, and all the sequela for future pregnancies. My course is based on my helping thousands of women give birth naturally over two decades, and loving their birth experience despite any challenges they face. I teach you how to have the most healthy pregnancy from a mind, body, heart and spirit approach. You will learn about what is happening to you physically and emotionally during labor and birth - changes that you have never experienced before, how to feel confident, empowered and tap into your own strength, and capacities as a women, and to really love your experience. I give you tools and skills to practice and develop in your pregnancy so they become habitual and you can more easily use them in labor and any life challenge as a new mom. I teach you how to prepare in pregnancy for the most supported postpartum possible, which is so needed in modern times with many women so alone and without a community to help. It takes a village to raise a new mom and baby. I teach you all about caring for your newborn and breastfeeding so you can ROCK your peak life transformative experience as becoming a new mom. You have options. You came to the right place. It is my passion and area of expertise to help mamas like you prepare to have the birth they want. The course will be a huge help but if you need more personal attention we must talk; I also have a package that includes an online consult with me. It would be the most important gift you gave yourself, and at the very least take the course.
Q: Does the course include what to do if your water breaks but you don't go in labor or start contractions? And what happens if contractions start but slow and then stop?
A: Those are great questions and depend on each mama's particular situation. My course covers these topics, but personal questions, and ones that require more individualized in depth discussion and guidance, to really best help a mama, I offer online consulting. I hope that helps!