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Herbs for Labor XIV: Ginseng Part 2

In this edition of “Herbs for Labor” renowned herbalist Susun Weed continues our journey into the woods to go deeper with Ginseng. This amazing root has been shown to improve stamina, energy, enhanced performance, improved response under stressors, and mental alertness. We are in the woods with Grandmother Growth, who, for all her age, is setting a rapid…

Reclaiming Our Instinct: The Power of Birth Stories

Following having her birth photo banned from Facebook, Kristen Avonti began to speak up about the importance of reclaiming our birth instinct through positive birth stories and imagery. In this piece, she provides us with the tools we need to dive deep into the sacred journey and inner transformation that’s available through sharing and listening…

Family Centered Cesarean for Birth Professionals

In this presentation, you will learn about the practice of Family Centered Cesarean, a new, exciting approach to Cesarean birth that fosters a gentler, more client focused birth experience for families who must undergo surgical birth. Jen will introduce you to the evidence-based underpinnings of the Family Centered Cesarean movement as well as discuss practical…

Vaginal Steams for Preconception and Postpartum

Learn about the ancient wisdom of vaginal steaming with Rosita Arvigo, DN, a naprapathic physician, herbalist, international lecturer, author and teacher of Maya medicine. Find out how vaginal steaming can be used to treat fertility challenges and prepare the womb for a baby, as well as how vaginal steaming can support women after giving birth….

Do’s and Don’ts for Doulas: Understanding Scope of Practice

with Debra Flashenberg When it comes to supporting women in labor, doulas have a very specific scope of practice. As professional doulas, it is important for us to remember which activities are appropriate for us to engage in with clients, and which are not. Prenatal yoga teacher, labor support doula and childbirth educator Debra Flashenberg…

Blessed Fruit of the Womb: A Fight for Reproductive Rights

Undeterred by the power of the church, corrupt politics, and a male-dominated culture where they’ve even been threatened with lynching, Evelyn and Ester, two indigenous Guatemalans, courageously travel the mountains and valleys of their native country on a quest to provide family planning education and access to birth control methods to women. It is a…

Prenatal Yoga for Birth Workers & Yoga Teachers

This workshop is for birth workers and yoga professionals who wish to support women in their self empowerment during the sacred season of pregnancy.  Embodied Wisdom is the intuition that we feel within our bodies, and this can be accessed using prenatal yoga sequences designed to heighten body awareness and open the chakras connected to…

Herbs for Labor XVII: Schizandra Berries

Isabelle Wilson is an internationally renowned medicine woman and herbalist who is known for her work, the Wise Woman Way. In this final edition of the series called “Herbs for Labor” written for Birth Institute, she shares how bright redschizandra berries, an herb of longevity, reduces physical exhaustion and fatigue and promotes restful relaxation. Become a holistic…

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