Welcome to a unique & powerful educational opportunity!
JOIN US- online $135
3 Saturdays- May 16-30
HST 10am-3pm/ PST 1-6pm/ EST4-9pm
These 3 classes are brimming with vital information & effective techniques for supporting women in their amazing and transformative journey through pregnancy & giving birth in an empowered way!
Hope Medford was a CPM (certified professional midwife) for 7 years, and LM (licensed midwife) for 3 years, and has attended 450 births. She earned an Assoc. Degree from the National College of Midwifery. Hope's passion is empowering women to be activated and honored in the incredible space of growing new life & birthing our next generation. Hope has enjoyed teaching women and doulas for several years, and will be joining you from the Hamakua Coastline of Hawaii to share online through the easy to use ZOOM platform for all who want to join!!
TO RESERVE your spot:
1. Please pay in full or make your deposit of $50 on PayPal to HopeMedford@gmail.com
2. SEND CONFIRMATION EMAIL to HopeMedford@gmail.com
3. Once FULL PAYMENT is received, you will be emailed the link to our class. You will also receive informative worksheets & handouts!
ONLINE Class Option: fee $135
We will be using the ZOOM platform, which is very easy to use.
Each Class will have a 35 min break halfway through. At that point Hope can review questions online participants have written in. She will either respond in the next class session or with email after class.
overview- fertility, understanding ovulation, blood moon rhythms, fertility nutrition, hormones, connecting to womb, setting intention, child's sex, considering conscious conception, genetic testing, choosing care providers
Pregnancy, fetal development, nutrition and herbs, exercise, prenatal care- what happens at a prenatal appointment and why? genetic testing options
why natural birth?, choosing a birth team, deciding where you want to give birth, home birth vs. hospital birth, ultrasound, alternative modalities, what to avoid in pregnancy, preventing pregnancy discomforts, pelvimetry, belly mapping
Labor & Birth:
how does labor begin?, stages of labor, hormones & microbiomes, understanding oxytocin, optimal fetal positioning, how does baby's position affect labor?, anatomy of birth, labor positions, partner roles in labor, power of word medicine, pain relief in labor, VBAC, waterbirth, normal vitals in labor, creating a birth plan, what goes in your birth bag, creating a birth space, unassisted birth
understanding interventions- when & why they are used, when a hospital is needed,
rite of passage, vocalizing, limbic imprinting
Postpartum: birth of placenta and placenta options, umbilical cord, agars of baby, range of normal for baby vitals at birth, lotus birth, hormones, postpartum rest and rejuvenation, steps towards preventing PP depression, nutrition and herbs, care with alternative modalities, bonding with baby, breastfeeding, newborn care
QUESTIONS? please email: HopeMedford@gmail.com
(ALSO, If you have financial difficulty paying the suggested donation, please contact Hopemedford@gmail.com for scholarship/discount opportunities! We want ALL to be able to attend)