Thursday, May 19, 2016

Spring/Summer Update

For the third consecutive year since 2014 I am coordinating, organizing, and interpreting Barbara Harper's Waterbirth and Gentle Birth Workshops in Spain this summer. It is such an honor to do this every year and to see how her workshops have grown both in number and in participants. To learn more about that you can refer to www.barbaraharperespana.com

I am also very pleased to share that I am Facilitating Centering Pregnancy Groups for Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies in Palm Beach County. For that reason I will be taking a limited number of births, for the right client and situation. I will be booking fast so if you would like to contract services please call me at 561-808-3142 or email me at zeresh at alovingbirth dot com (spelled out to avoid spam).

I am also excited to share that last month I had the great honor and pleasure to be the interpreter for Dr. Michel Odent, world renown OBGYN, natural childbirth specialist. The experience was very enriching and I learned a lot!

 




I also recently completed a breastfeeding Course and I am now a Certified Breastfeeding Counselor

As you can see my passion for learning about birth and serving mothers and babies never ceases! 

I hope you have a wonderful summer!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Happy Love Month!

In this month's newsletter:
  1. NEW! Pregnancy Meditation and Movement
  2. Natural Childbirth Education Class Series - New Time
  3. Birth World: Folate vs. Folic Acid
  4. Natural Birth Tip: GBS
  5. Parenting World: Birth PTSD
  6. Gift Card  
Pregnancy Meditation and Movement
Starting February 27, 2016
Join us for weekly pregnancy meditation, dancing, and yoga inspired poses. Get your body, mind and soul ready for the journey of pregnancy and birth.
Meditation creates an opportunity to connect with your baby and your body as you slow down and allow thoughts and feelings to flow through you while you quiet your mind and send love to your baby.
 
Through dancing and yoga poses loosen and stretch your body to relieve any discomfort caused by the changes in pregnancy and help you prepare for birth.
 
By connecting to your body, your breath and your thoughts you will become more in tune with your body and baby’s needs allowing for a more pleasurable pregnancy and birth.
Saturdays at 10:00 am at The Sol Oasis in Boynton Beach
This is a donation class.
(Suggested donation is $10 but all amounts above and below are welcome)
Followed by Natural Childbirth Education Classes. For more information visit the Childbirth Education Tab. Don't forget to click on the rest of the tabs on the site for other services offered.
 
Natural Childbirth Education Class Series -New Time
“When a pregnant woman has, or rediscovers trust in herself and her body, and receives the utmost respectful care and support, birth becomes a wonderful experience; not only because of the birth of the baby, but because of the immense love and power that she is able to feel.”

Join us for a revolving series of four, 2 hour Natural Childbirth Education classes, that will help you get in touch with or rediscover that power within you; and through education, information and the knowledge gained, help you make informed decisions for a safe, loving and natural birth experience.

Topics include “Intervention Intelligence for Birth and Baby”, “Comfort Measures”, “Empowered Birth”, and “Creating a Birth Plan”.

Come in for one or sign up for all four. Start at any time!
Each class is $30, $100 for all four.

Saturdays at 11:00 am at The Sol Oasis in Boynton Beach.


For more information visit http://www.alovingbirth.com/p/childbirth-ed.html
Space is limited, and you must RSVP. To reserve a spot please call 561-808-3142

Birth World:
Folate vs. Folic Acid. Folic acid and Folate are often used interchangeably and is recommended during pregnancy, and even months before pregnancy in order to help prevent birth defects and other health issues. But did you know that there is a difference between Folic Acid and Folate? And that it is a very important difference that could be affecting your health and the health of your baby? For more info visit: http://chriskresser.com/folate-vs-folic-acid/


Natural Birth Tip:
GBS. Is a test that is done routinely in the US around the 37 week of pregnancy to check for a bacteria overgrowth in the perineal area. If a woman tests positive she is told she will need IV antibiotics during birth. We do it here, but why isn't it done in the UK? (hint: studies show results can change and that antibiotics carry their own risks) I will let you research that one on your own... But in the mean time here is a link to an article with some tips on how to avoid testing positive and how to even reverse it:  http://wellnessmama.com/8680/avoid-gbs/


Parenting World:
Birth PTSD. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder takes on many shapes and forms. Many don't think it can be brought on by birth, but regardless of the outcome if a mother feels she has a traumatic birth experience she needs to take the steps to help her heal from it. Ideally before the next pregnancy. Here is some valuable information on that:
http://www.midwiferytoday.com/articles/healing_trauma.asp

Gift Card:
Not pregnant? Know a mother that is? What a better gift than childbirth education classes and doula services for an empowered and loving birth!


As always, thank you for your continued love and support!

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Pregnancy Meditation and Movement



Starting February 27, 2016
Join us for weekly pregnancy meditation, dancing, and yoga inspired poses. Get your body, mind and soul ready for the journey that is pregnancy and birth.
 
Meditation creates an opportunity to connect with your baby and your body as you slow down and allow thoughts and feelings to flow through you while you quiet your mind and send love to your baby.

Through dancing and yoga poses loosen and stretch your body to relieve any discomfort caused by the changes in pregnancy, and help you prepare for birth.

By connecting to your body, your breath and your thoughts you will become more in tune with your body and baby’s needs allowing for a more pleasurable pregnancy and birth.

Saturdays at 10:00 am at The Sol Oasis in Boynton Beach
This is a donation class.
(Suggested donation is $10 but all amounts above and below are welcome). 

Followed by Natural Childbirth Education Classes. For more information visit the Childbirth Education Tab.

Don't forget to click on the rest of the tabs for other services offered.


Monday, January 11, 2016

Natural Childbirth Education Classes

Natural Childbirth Education Class Series
“When a pregnant woman has, or rediscovers trust in herself and her body, and receives the utmost respectful care and support, birth becomes a wonderful experience; not only because of the birth of the baby, but because of the immense love and power that she is able to feel.”

Join us for a revolving series of four, 2 hour Natural Childbirth Education classes, that will help you get in touch with or rediscover that power within you; and through education, information and the knowledge gained, help you make informed decisions for a safe, loving and natural birth experience.

Topics include “Intervention Intelligence for Birth and Baby”, “Comfort Measures”, “Empowered Birth”, “Creating a Birth Plan”.

Start at any time. Come in for one or sign up for all four.
Each class is $30, $100 for all four.


Saturdays at 10:00 am at The Sol Oasis in Boynton Beach.


For more information visit the Childbirth Education Tab
Space is limited to 5 couples to insure an intimate setting and be comfortable in the space. You must RSVP. To reserve a spot please call 561-808-3142


Interesting info I shared in this month's Newsletter.

Birth World:
Newborn Hats. So it seems that in almost every birth picture you see the newborn babies with those cute little hats...  It is even a part of the adorable newborn first outfits... They have them at every hospital and the newborn nurses always insist on putting them on... but... are they really necessary? And could they even be harmful? The answers may surprise you: http://modernalternativepregnancy.com/2013/09/06/take-it-off-why-you-should-drop-your-newborns-hat/#

Natural Birth Tip:
The epidural. It is not only about having a natural birth, it is about understanding the risks and benefits of the epidural. Sometimes it is very helpful but other times it causes more problems. Here is a link to an article tells you what you need to know about the epidural: http://www.bellybelly.com.au/birth/epidural-during-labour/


Parenting World:
Secure attachments. We all love our children, we all want to create a secure attachment with them, so why is it that according to this study 40% of children lack secure attachments??? Could it be that our "modern" way of living and doing things is removing us more and more from listening to our intuition and what we know to be right...???

I would bet none of my clients lack secure attachments! It is my priority! That is why you will rarely, if ever, see me in a pic holding a just born baby, because that baby belongs with his mommy! They have enough interruption as it is... Plus I educate them on the importance of skin to skin, breastfeeding, night time parenting, safe co-sleeping, and baby wearing... all things that can be done in the early stages to help create a secure attachment. Here is an article that shares the study and what things can be done in order to help create a secure attachment: http://www.bellybelly.com.au/parenting/study-children-lacking-secure-attachments/

If you want to be included in the monthly Newsletter please email me your contact info to: Zeresh at a loving birth dot com (in email address format).

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Empowered, Connected Birth


Happy New Year!!!


I am happy to share that with the new year I am offering a NEW DOULA PACKAGE! The new birth package has been in the making in my subconscious for a while, looking for the right time and the right inspiration. I have been meditating regularly for the past few months, so with that and recent life experiences, I have been lead to create the birth package that  I feel will help women connect with the wisdom within in order to have a truly connected and empowering birth, to learn to be the ones who are truly giving birth... 

So without further ado here is the information on the new package!

Empowered Birth Package
Recommended for all women who want a natural and connected birth

  •  All that is included in the Basic and Premium Package plus... 
  • TEN two hour pregnancy conscious and birth empowerment meetings which will consist of custom meditations, educational classes, videos, crafts and practice sessions... There will be specific goals for each meeting, including:     
  1. What is an Empowered Birth
  2. Connecting with your Baby
  3. Connecting with your Body 
  4. Nurturing your Body and Baby
  5. Creating a Meditation Center
  6. Empowered Birth Plan - Setting intentions, letting go of expectations
  7. Connecting with your partner/support person 
  8. Empowered Labor and Birth Movements 
  9. After the Birth, Connecting
  10. Caring for and connecting with your Newborn 
  • Number of births taken will be limited that month to insure that no back-up doula will be needed due to other births. 
  • This is a very special and in depth package. The act of becoming pregnant is intimate,  so is giving birth. With this package you won't just get doula support in the traditional sense, the private and custom meditation and childbirth education sessions will be more in depth and more empowering. They will teach you to connect with your body and your baby, how to listen to your instincts, how to listen to your baby, and how to release resistance to reach a new level of awareness and conscious communication for you and your partner. You will learn that all you need is your body, trust in your instincts and the right care provider to birth the baby the way you desire. You will (re)discover instinctual positions to ease the birth of your baby and be the one to catch your own baby with your own hands and/or with the help of your partner. We will achieve this with weekly or bimonthly custom and private meetings throughout your pregnancy, from the time your contract services until your birth and into the post-partum period.

This is what you could look like when birthing your baby...


For more information visit the Doula Services Page

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Give the gif of...

Hello and Happy Holidays!
I hope this post finds you well!

As we are in season for being thankful and the season for giving I want to thank all my clients for the opportunity to support them in the most amazing way possible; in the miracle of life, what an amazing gift and moment to be thankful for! I am so grateful! In appreciation I am hosting a Client Appreciation Gathering. I look forward to seeing all the women and their partners that I have supported on their journey to parenthood, and seeing how big and beautiful their children have grown. I will be sharing pictures of our gathering in a future post.

Are you still looking for the perfect gift for a mother-to-be? There are so many things this highly consumerist society
tries to convince mothers that they need! I know, I was one of them! Then I realized that all my baby needed was love, nutrition and warmth, and that my arms could provide it all... and for when my arms could not provide it? Maybe some clothes and a safe place to sleep... ok and some diapers ;)  unless you plan on doing eliminations communication (see more on that below). I also learned that what made for the most loving and peaceful birth experience was the care and support I received during birth. With the high rates of unnecessary interventions and c-sections it is something that is very overlooked! One of the reasons I am a doula!

So it comes from the heart and a place of service that I say that one of the better gifts a mother-to-be can receive is doula services to help her welcome her baby with love and peace.

In the spirit of giving get $50 off the Basic Doula Package and $75 off the Full Doula Package if you purchase services by December 25th, 2015.

Also, please remember that for any mother-to-be that you refer and contracts doula services with A Loving Birth you will receive a $25 gift card in appreciation for your support. Just fill out the gift certificate below for the amount of $50 (on me, or more if you want to add to it). You will get a $25 gift card and the mother-to-be will get $50 off doula services!



Birth World:
In the Holiday Spirit here is a link to some beautiful pictures of Christmas births! My daughter was born December 18th, so I get to celebrate a Christmas birth too! http://www.buzzfeed.com/mikespohr/15-stunning-images-of-home-births-at-christmas#.vqopexVqxZ


Natural Birth Tip:
So, do you really know what a doula does? Do you know there is evidence supporting the role of a doula? Did you know that doulas can help reduce c-sections and unnecessary interventions and help achieve a natural birth? Well continuing the theme of doula services today I will share a link on the Evidence for Doula Support... http://evidencebasedbirth.com/the-evidence-for-doulas/


Parenting World:
What is Elimination Communication you say? It is watching your babies cues for when they need to use the potty starting at birth! Yes that is right! I never put it into practice although it sounded interesting but with my busy and unpredictable life style not something I was able to do. However, I feel it can be really great and work for some pare
nts. So here is more on that http://www.naturalbirthandbabycare.com/elimination-communication/

Appreciation Gift Card:
Thank you Elena C.! You will be receiving a $25 gift card in appreciation for referring a client that contracted doula services with A Loving Birth! So thankful to be a part of another loving birth in the making!


CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION CLASSES


Make sure you RSVP by calling 561-808-3142 as space is limited.
Private Childbirth Education Classes are always available for your convenience.
As always, thank you for your continued love and support.

Wishing you lots of love and happiness in this Holiday Season!
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