Childbirth preparation courses are run through Shakti Yoga at 1861 Springfield Avenue in Maplewood, NJ. Private birth preparation is also available for your convenience.
Saturday April 18, 2020 (on Zoom): Self-Hypnosis and Relaxation
Saturday April 4, 2020 (on Zoom) 2p: Labor & Delivery Workshop
Couples & Individuals by request: L&D, Self-Hypnosis, or Refresher Class
Labor & Delivery Workshop
Knowledge is power. If you are planning on giving birth in a hospital, it is recommended that you take an "out of hospital birthing class". The rates of Cesarean births have rapidly increased over the past 40 years (1 in 3 births nationwide.) The reasons are layered and complicated, but many women are discovering it's time to take back their births.
In this Intensive 4-hour Workshop you will:
Self-Hypnosis for Childbirth
Giving birth requires a surrender of our usual mode of busyness. Our brains and hormones play a significant role in our labor and delivery. This class is a practice session which helps you physically relax and allows you to get into a more tranquil state of mind for giving birth. It is imperative that we learn how to get out of the "thinking mind" and access our primal brain and mammalian instincts in order for labor to be more efficient.
The technique is based on Yoga Nidra, or "Yogic Sleep" -a practice designed to reduce brain activity and promote an overall sense of well being. Ires will assist you into a very comfortable reclined position and then talk you through a 35 minute script using guided imagery and visualization.
Optional, but also available - a simple writing technique to help uncover and release anxiety and/or fear. This course is included in your doula package.
"I would not have been able to have such a relaxed and empowered natural birth if it wasn't for Ires. My husband was also grateful to learn techniques to help me through labor. Ires is so open-minded, warm, and very informative. I highly recommend this class. My midwives were very impressed with how my labor and delivery went. I told them I couldn't have done it without Ires's classes." -Tiffany