Childbirth is a natural process. With the right education, it can be an easier, more comfortable and a more empowering experience for women. The Blissborn Natural Birth Method is the right childbirth class for moms who believe this too.
Most adults have been subconsciously “programmed” to believe that birth is a painful and difficult emergency. Think about every movie you’ve seen that deals with birth — they’re full of good drama, but not good “programming” for our minds. This is unfortunate because the more frightened moms are, the harder birth becomes.
Childbirth is directed by the subconscious mind through a combination of programs and instincts. Your instincts are right-on, but your “programs” may not be … and that’s not your fault!
Most concerns, fear and even problems in labor begin with negative programming and negative expectations (fear), too much involvement by the conscious mind, and reliance upon interventions. Labor doesn’t work well in this kind of situation. This makes sense–when an animal feels unsafe in labor, her labor stops and she moves to a safer place, where her labor starts up again. We are no different. And in our society, LABOR is thought of as an unsafe situation. So what’s a body to do?
You have the power to create a blissful birth on your own terms. You may not yet know how to do that, but you do have everything you need. Once you learn how to use a few tools, including Blissborn self-hypnosis (a natural mind-body connection), you’ll unlock your birth power.
Blissborn combines the best of science, medical knowledge, mind-body therapy and childbirth education in a fun and inspiring course. It presents simple but powerful techniques to manage the seemingly paradoxical relationship between staying in control and simply allowing birth to happen. Blissborn’s proprietary techniques benefit the baby as well, by reducing the causes of distress and helping to create calmness in the baby that often lasts well into the first year. Blissborn benefits families by deepening the bonds that brought them to this high point in their lives, by teaching lifelong skills, and by supporting them in their own wisdom.
Blissborn Childbirth education teaches and empowers women to:
- Relax deeply before and during birth
- Control sensations during birth
- Shorten labor
- Honor their instincts when working with caregivers
- Get in touch with spiritual, emotional and social needs
- Deepen the bond with the baby and partner
- Let go of fears and increase confidence
- Reprogram expectations
- Create a subconscious blueprint for the desired birth
- Reduce interventions and complications
- Speed healing
- Reduce postpartum depression by taking charge of your birth experience
- Understand the stages of labor and birth so you feel incredibly prepared and empowered
Childbirth classes will also include information about:
- Choosing care providers and the place of birth
- Natural childbirth – why bother, what’s all the fuss, etc.
- Medical interventions – their consequences and appropriate uses
- Cesarean prevention
- The source of the myth that pain is a necessary accompaniment to labor
- How your body is designed to create its own natural anesthesia
- VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean)
- Complications and emergencies – how to prevent them and what to do if you have one
- Postpartum, Breastfeeding, Raising Healthy Children, and Becoming a Family
- Prenatal Care and Nutrition
- Parenting in the new millennium and much, much more.
Pregnancy and birth are times of wonder, change, and anticipation. This 90-minute class is designed to provide general information, answer questions, and to celebrate pregnancy, birth, babies, and children! Children from the ages of 2-12 (and beyond!) are invited to bring their parents and have a lovely morning. Through pictures, song, slides, and demonstrations, participants will have an opportunity to learn more about birth and newborn babies. this class is appropriate for children who will be present at birth, as well as for those who will meet their new sister or brother soon after. A snack will be served.
How women integrate their childbearing experiences into their lives affects how they feel about themselves, hoe they “live in their bodies”, how the “walk in the world”, and how they mother — for the rest of their lives. This workshop will assist women who are grieving about a distressing birth experience. It will help them to move toward increased self-esteem, empowerment, and wholeness.
This seminar is relevant for women who are grieving or working through a traumatic birth, and for childbirth educators, midwives, nurses, family members, friends, counselors, and other interested in birthing women and families.
Birth Day’s Monthly Open House
Come on, time to show off your baby, offspring, or belly if you’re pregnant! Let us see how he/she/they/you have grown – or shrunk, as the case may be! Come and spend a few hours relaxing (remember what that is?), drinking (juice, herbal teas, and water that is), socializing, bragging (this is the place to do it!), and talking about birthing, nursing, pregnancy, parenting… whatever!
The Open House is held on the third Thursday of each month from 11am-2pm.
What to bring:
yourself, your pregnant belly, your children, friends and family
Please call (781) 449-2490 each month before you come to make sure that the open house will be held as scheduled. If you hear a regular message, come along. If you hear “I am at a birth”, do not come – the open house will be postponed until the following month.