Preparing for an Empowering Birth

An Interactive Online Course with Sasha Padron

Wednesdays October 18 - November 22 6:30 - 8:30 pm

 

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How to Register

Step One:
The button below will take you to a paypal page to fill out your billing information either with your paypal account or visa card.

Step Two:
IMPORTANT - At the end of the payment, click the link to take you back to Centre for Growing Families!

Step Three:
Enter your email into our registration box. This is the final and most important step. Your email allows us to send you the link to our online course

If you have any difficulties registering, please send us an email at info@centreforgrowingfamilies.ca

Course Cost is $170 (taxes included)

This six week course will dive deep in to the four essential steps for preparing for an empowering birth through; discussion, practice, knowledge building and storytelling.  Whether you are a pregnant mother, an expectant partner, a birth worker, or you want to support a friend through birth, this course offers the opportunity to deepen, build and cultivate all the powerful resources available to you for the journey ahead.

Themes and Topics Covered in Each Module

  • Module One: The Miracle of Birth

    In this Module we will explore: The wisdom of the body: how our hormones support us to birth our babies. How our environment affects and supports the process of birthing. The wisdom of the baby: how our babies move through our bodies.  The importance of gaining awareness of our assumptions and beliefs about childbirth. Building a foundation for practices that support an empowering birthing mindset.

  • Module Two: Moving Through Labour with Ease

    In this module we will explore: how to move through early labour effectively. What is happening during this phase? Rituals that channel energy in positive ways. How to nourish yourselves for optimal energy and endurance. Supportive companionship and environments. Continuing to build an empowering mindset. Forms of touch that stimulate endorphin release and relaxation.  The power of the breath.

  • Module Three: Building Our Internal and External Resources

    In this module we will explore: How to move through active labour effectively and powerfully How to work with fears and concerns. Movement, positions and massage. What we can do with our minds and our bodies to support our babies passage. Ritual, Sound and Visualization.  The Partner’s/Father’s Role; exploring  your concerns and role. Understanding what good labour support looks like.

Features to Support You

Recordings of each module will be available through the week for review or if you miss the live Wednesday class.

Membership of a private facebook group to continue receiving information, support, creating community and meeting new parents in your local area.

  • Module Four: Receiving your Baby

    In this module we will focus in on the end of labour. We will explore: moving through transition and the ‘pushing’ phase, understanding how support, space and different positions affect the movement of the baby through your body.  We will explore practices that facilitate ease during your babies birth such as perineal massage, body/mind awareness, movement and breath. We will discuss creating the optimal environment for welcoming your baby.

  • Module Five: Exploring our Options

    This module focuses on understanding medical procedures: when and why interventions are offered. Exploring natural alternatives to induction and augmentation of labour. Caesarean birth: how to create a sacred birth when caesarean is the best birth option. How to ask questions so you can make the best informed decisions for you.

  • Module Six: Bringing it Together

    Some of the biggest learning comes from hearing about how others have navigated their way through birth in powerful ways.  In this module we will take the opportunity to hear empowering stories and insights from past class attendants.  We will take time for discussion and questions.

Cost of the Course is $170 (taxes included)

Click Here To Register

How to Register

Step One:
The button below will take you to a paypal page to fill out your billing information either with your paypal account or visa card.

Step Two:
IMPORTANT - At the end of the payment, click the link to take you back to Centre for Growing Families!

Step Three:
Enter your email into our registration box. This is the final and most important step. Your email allows us to send you the link to our online course

If you have any difficulties registering, please send us an email at info@centreforgrowingfamilies.ca

Words from past class participants

Sasha gave me more than tools for managing labour and birth, she  fundamentally changed my perspective on birthing.  In our meetings beforehand, she instilled in me a deep sense of trust in my body and confidence in my ability to not simply endure labour but thrive throughout it. Nine months ago I would have thought that was a crazy concept! But my labour and the birth of my son, thanks to Sasha's grounding, loving, empowering and skillful presence was the most intensely beautiful and joyful 15hrs of my life.

Sasha Manes Toronto, Ontario

My partner and I wanted to take the birth preparation workshop with Sasha, but I actually wondered how much of it was for me and how much of it was for him. I thought I was already tuned into my pregnancy - grounded, fearless and informed, but what we both experienced in that workshop was life enhancing.  Sasha led us to see how we were holding onto fear and doubt, and how to truly let that go. She expressed to us the incredible benefits of focusing on the journey of labour rather than just getting through it. She helped to strip away our negative learned beliefs and ideas, forever changing our language around labour and birth.  With Sasha's incredible intuition and insight, and with her years of experience shaping her work, she is truly a gift to anyone moving through pregnancy, birth and beyond.

Sarah Thomlinson Toronto, Ontario