Labor with Love: Using Yoga, Positioning and Partner Support to Enhance Your Birth
This workshop was immensely helpful for both my partner and myself! Michelle blends anatomy, birth stages, and comfort measures in a style that is both highly informative and light-hearted. En route to the event, my partner was *not* looking forward to a 3-hour seminar on such an intimate topic, but as we left, he stated that he was so glad he attended Labor With Love. Michelle immediately deflated both our nerves through her well-crafted and entertaining workshop. I feel much more grounded going into my own birth. –A.G., first time mama, Takoma Park
I believe the best preparation for labor combines an understanding of the mechanics of birth with the wisdom tools of yoga, and tried and true comfort measures. My goal is for women to have a birth where they can cultivate relaxation and presence, are open to whatever arises, feel empowered to make their best decisions, and feel connected to themselves and their partner. In order to achieve this, it requires practice, practice, practice.
Labor with Love is a primer that includes a discussion of the stages of labor, optimal positioning, breath work, and key positions to use during labor. We practice hands-on comfort measures, postures, breath work, visualization and birth planning to help you actively and enthusiastically participate in your birth. This can be a great workshop to complement other forms of childbirth education, can be a stand-alone preparation course, or serve as a refresher for moms who are birthing again. After the session, you receive comprehensive handouts that ensure you will be well prepared on your baby’s birth day.
This workshop is best for couples in their second or third trimester.
Since 2012, I have taught over 400 couples the tools to successfully navigate their labors–whether that was at the hospital, a home birth, or a birthing center.
I offer group sessions of Labor with Love multiple times a year at Willow Street Yoga and Circle Yoga.
If the dates of a group session do not align with your birthing time, or you prefer more personalized attention, contact me about a:
Private Labor with Love Intensive
A 3-hour private Labor with Love session includes everything that a group session offers, but is offered in the comfort of your own home. I bring everything we need to practice the comfort measures of each stage of labor. The session can be tailored to your individual birthing needs or requirements, and we make sure that all your questions get answered.