most of the clients I worked with had already taken high quality childbirth classes. I thought that meant much of my work would be done for me. They would be ready. They had everything set up for a perfect birth.
That was before I held an unconcious mom's newborn in my arms while her partner held her hand and begged her to pull through. Together we watched as doctor's expertly rushed around to save her life.
....all because of a problem that is completely preventable with the right nutrition.
I wish I could say every birth I attended went well, was drama free and ended with beaming smiles and happy tears all around.
But they didn't.
And each difficult journey brought me to my knees, to my books, to my mentors and the medical journals.
I knew there had to be a better way to prepare moms for birth than the classes that were leaving moms vulnerable to twists and turns in their story because of massive gaps in their education.
I knew a proper childbirth class had to restore a moms optimal health through nutrition and exercises. It had to reclaim her ability to work with the process of birth and not suffer through the pain by teaching her the right beathing patterns and pain coping skills. A perfect childbirth class would also help moms overcome anxiety and learn how to manage the intensity in a relaxed, focused way with proper mindfulness training.
I know there are families out there craving the knowledge and practices that will make their birth safer and simpler. Maybe they can't hire a doula, but they still need support.
I have over 40,000 people on my website every month, people are looking for answers and starving for an easier way to approach birth.
Parents have less support than ever, at a time when they have more demands on their schedules and responsibilities to keep up with. Social media can also stress us out - as we compare ourselves to people who seemed to have a simple beautiful birth just handed to them.
C-section rates have risen over 500% since the 1970s and studies show that birth today is more dangerous for moms now than it was for their own mothers.
To state the obvious, it matters more than ever that families be provided with quality, practical skills that can actually move them towards the safest most rewarding birth possible.
My approach is simple, easy to learn, available 24/7, grounded in scientific research, and comes with an amazing community of support and motivating gieveways where you can actually win the best baby gear (hello lillebaby carriers and UPPABaby strollers) just by practicing and sharing what you learn in class.
The goal of this course is to give you the safest, most rewarding birth possible. Even if you have never given birth or had a difficult experience the first time around.