There will be time to reflect on and discuss how you feel and act in times of discomfort so that you can explore the comfort measures that may work best for you. We will also discuss how particular comfort measures may or may not fit into your intended labor and birth plan.
We will practice comfort measures such as:
· Breath work
· Hands-on support from your birth partner
You will learn how to use each of these tools as a means to ease both body and mind. We will also discuss how these simple comfort measures can contribute to the progression of your labor, and minimize the amount of time you may spend in pain and overwhelm. While we will take the time discuss our concerns and fears surrounding labor and birth, there will be a very strong emphasis on creating a loving and empowered experience!
Sunday, January 14, 1-4pm
$50 Expecting Mother // $75 Expecting Mother and up to two birthing assistants
If possible, it is recommended that you bring:
– a notebook and pencil
– a tennis, lacrosse, or racquet ball
– a wide, long scarf, or moby wrap to use as a rebozo
In addition, if you own an exercise/yoga ball, and are willing and able to bring it, that would be greatly appreciated.
Jenna Brown (Love Over Fear Wellness and Birth) is a certified yoga instructor with over 500 hours of training, including prenatal and postpartum yoga. She is also a trained and experienced birth doula and a childbirth educator. Jenna is passionate about shifting the narrative of pregnancy, labor, and birth away from fear and into love and empowerment. She has designed this workshop to be truly inclusive of all of those expecting a new baby whether single, in a partnership, LGBT+, planning a medicated or unmediated labor, experiencing a traditional or non-traditional pregnancy, surrogacy, or planned adoption. Your partner, your friend/family member who may be supporting your labor, and/or your doula is welcome and encouraged to join you for this learning experience.