Naomi provides education during pregnancy to help you (and your partner) better understand the process of birth. During these prenatal visits Naomi discusses common terms used in pregnancy, labor and birth. You will dive a little deeper to understand how your body and baby work together to bring your baby earthside. Naomi brings her pelvic model, babydoll, and balloon to give you a visual understanding of how a baby travels through the birth canal. When you understand the process, you are better able to let go of the unknown and relax to allow birth to unfold. When a laboring mother is unsure of what is happening it is understandable for her to tense her birthing muscles. Through education and birth hypnosis you will be able to relax and release your body to allow your baby to descend down, through and out into your arms. We all have seen birth portrayed in movies and have heard of traumatic birth stories. Birth CAN be peaceful and serene. During your time with Naomi you will describe your ideal birth and together you will strive to make that a reality. The conversations you will have with Naomi and the information you will obtain will help to dispel your fears and you will gain a better understanding of what is to come. Naomi strongly believes in teaching women about their bodies, having a positive mindset, discussing options, and strengthening your voice about what you want for you and your baby. These discussions will help you make informed choices about your body and birth.
Key Discussion Topics:
- Birth Preferences
- Balancing the body
- What does dilation, effacement and station really mean?
- How to time contractions
- When to call doula
- Signs of true labor
- Stages of labor
- What is a birthing and peanut ball? How can it help?
- Why do you have a long piece of cloth? How can it help?
- How can essential oils, a diffuser and massage be helpful?
- Practice comfort measures
- Practice different positions to labor in
- Sometimes birth unfolds differently than expected….if so, then what?
- How can you move the mother to move the baby? What does that mean?
- Why can chiropractic, prenatal massage and prenatal yoga help during pregnancy? What else can I do?
- Postpartum recovery. What do I need to consider?
Have additional topics you would like to discuss? You can add it to the list when you have your first prenatal session. Naomi wants to be a resource and guide.
I am passionate about changing the view of birth in America one mother at a time. BIRTH DOESN'T HAPPEN TO YOU, IT HAPPENS THROUGH YOU. I aim to EDUCATE, EMPOWER and ELEVATE as you prepare for the birth of your dreams. You will learn about how your body and baby work together to bring your baby into your arms. I will guide you to become empowered to use your voice to make informed choices about your body and baby. I will lift you up, encourage you and be a constant presence during this transformational experience in your life.