Ecstatic Birth ™ Class

This 4 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!

Topics covered:

  • 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. Lower rates available. Contact The Childbearing Society.

 

This class is offered at The Childbearing Society where Debra teaches. Register directly with Childbearing.

2020 Dates: Jan.11, May 30, July 25, Sept 19, Nov. 14

Offered by Debra

Phone: 778-997-0753

Email: debra@doulasofvancouver.ca

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TESTIMONIALS

“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. “  

Klara S.

“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. "  

 

Tricia

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"Birth isn't something we suffer, but something we actively do and exalt in." 

Sheila Kitzinger

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