Ecstatic Birth ™ Class
This three hour class delves into birth: the history, our cultural ideas, expectations and dominant social messages, to examine how this paradigm impacts our birth experience. The class presents a cutting edge perspective for creating a new paradigm - one that has the potential for pleasure.
Through group activities, brainstorming, and investigation into their assumptions, participants will unravel their own beliefs about birth and address their fears to access awareness and understanding. Participants will gain eye-opening insights that reframe birth as an empowering and pleasurable experience. This personal exploration opens up the possibility to envision an ecstatic birth!
How our dominant birth culture’s pain avoidance/relief approach (labour by-pass) influences your beliefs and can derail normal, healthy birth
How pathologizing birth and its medicalization creates the ‘nocebo effect’ and can disrupt healthy childbirth
Reframing: understand functional pain, shifting from fear, opening to your potential for power, potency and pleasure
How to access your primal birthing instincts through birthing hormones/sensations – your allies to enhance the pleasure of birthing energy
Sensual Expansion: use pleasure both as a holistic birthing tool and an outcome to elevate your birth experience
Preparation for an Ecstatic Birth: creating your birth ambiance/conducive environment that uplifts experience; disarming fears; decision making when the unexpected occurs
Are you ready to release the story of pain in birth? If so, this is the class for you. Be prepared to question everything you thought you knew!
Investment: $100 per couple
Offered by Debra
Benefit from traditional healing wisdom with acupuncture during your pregnancy and birth.
Receive expert assistance with breastfeeding challenges from our International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.
“This seminar was amazing! It helped me map out and come to terms with my fears about the birthing process. Afterwards, this sense of peace and confidence came over me. Whatever doubt I had was overcome by joy and excitement from the prospect of meeting my baby on my terms and in a natural way. “
“The Ecstatic Birth seminar has opened lots of windows for my partner and I to discuss afterwards, and to plan for our team work during birth. The class made us think and “forced” us (in a good way) to confront our opinions (with my partner) and to confront (with myself) my own intuitions/fears/norms/expectations.”
Nina de Saint Vincent
"I want to tell you again thank you for such a comprehensive and thoughtful prenatal class. Meeting with you was a game changer for us. I laboured at home until I was 6cm, then had an unmedicated vaginal delivery. My husband was an incredible support. He used the take charge technique to the maximum. It was incredible. I have nothing but positive feelings about my entire labour experience and am certain the preparation we did made a huge impact on our daughter's entrance. It wasn’t easy but then again I never thought it would be. I just felt prepared and with the right combination of people supporting us we have a healthy beautiful daughter. "