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Birthing Bravely

Holistic Childbirth Education

Do you want to feel confident & prepared?

Or maybe you want to feel more excited and relaxed about your birth journey...either way, working with me is just what you need!

Birthing Bravely:

A Guide to Navigating Childbirth

Next Group class is February 17th & 24th, 2024

Discovering Your Courage in Childbirth:

A Thorough Guide to Educating Yourself on Physiological Birth, Weighing the Pros and Cons of Different Scenarios, Learning to Be Your Own Advocate, and Creating a Supportive Environment for Birth.
 

Are you seeking a positive and prepared childbirth experience with more control? Look no further than our comprehensive course. It's not your typical class, as it provides a wealth of information, perspective, and support. With a Doula's point of view, the program is designed to focus on the idea that "less is more" when it comes to giving birth. Want to learn more or get a sneak peek? Schedule your free call with us today!

This comprehensive class is Hybrid meets twice, includes Partner Prep: Advanced Comfort Measures, and lasts from 3.5 to 4 hours.

Experience a Confident and Empowered Birth with Birthing Bravely Childbirth Prep Course

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Hi! My name is Ailish and I am a Holistic Pregnancy and Birth Coach, Sleep Coach, and Childbirth Educator.
 

I guide families to overcome their fears surrounding birth by gaining knowledge and confidence.

I give families the tools they need to have a beautiful and meaningful birth experience and a supported postpartum.

How would it feel...

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  • To know about what to expect?
     

  • To know what is normal?
     

  • To feel confident in your body's ability?

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  • To know how to hire the right support team?
     

  •  To learn how to talk to your providers and ask the right questions?

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  • How to make a solid birth and postpartum preference list that helps you to be heard and respected?
     

  • To know to reduce birth trauma and be informed of your rights so your providers work with you and not against you?

Learn how to...Harness the Power Within

  • Learn ways to trust your instincts so that you can eliminate fears, feel calm and have a smoother birth.

  • Learn how to feel empowered to face this transformative event with joy so you can have a positive experience!

  • Feel prepared and confident in your journey into parenthood so you can start your parenthood journey strong!

  • Learn all about the powers of your mind and how self-hypnosis and mindfulness can be a game changer for birth and beyond.

What our clients say

Pregnant Woman

Guiding Pregnant Women with Reliable Information and Support

During my pregnancy, I recall feeling overwhelmed and unsure of who to trust for information, what kind of providers to employ for my health and well-being, and other pressing needs.

 

As a doula, I frequently heard about the difficulties and disempowerment that women face during their pregnancy journey. Many feel powerless when they should be feeling strong and in control.

I realized that things needed to change. There had to be a way to disseminate relevant information to the masses, even for those who might not have the means to hire a doula or prefer not to. Moreover, I felt that there needed to be a community of families that could offer each other support during the postpartum period.

My Goals for You

There when you need me

You can do this course on your own time when you and your partner can do the work. Don't worry about weekly in person classes and possible exposure during these uncertain times. I have a ton of handouts and evidence based information so you can prepare and even print them for the big day. 

 

If you decide to upgrade to a coaching package you also get a custom Trello board with weekly plans and resources and I help you make your birth preference list to learn about all of your options in birth and a postpartum prep meeting to help you feel prepared for becoming parents. 

Comprehensive Education

Birth Bravely is a comprehensive childbirth education course that centers on the importance of less is more with birth. What helps us to have positive experiences is care providers that listen and respect you and learning how to ask the right questions. It’s knowing about your options and when to decline them as well as learning deep relaxation and breathing techniques to calm your mind and body. We talk about the importance of position and movement and of course all the stages of labor and immediate postpartum. It’s about education, mindset and being your best advocate.

Mindset Shifts

It takes 21 days to create a new habit. I encourage you to start a mindfulness practice that sticks with you long after baby is born. I want you to be calm in your birth experience so you can have a smoother labor and more supported postpartum. Learning about different relaxation techniques, breathing techniques, apps to download, books to look into, exercises to do and positions to look over (and even practice) all help you to have a more positive experience. 

Need help with mindset and releasing fears? Then my coaching add on are just what you need.

My Promise to You

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I promise to give you

informational and emotional

support all while building a

community with our private facebook group

members.

I will support your

desires and will give you

information and a solid

plan that will help you to

attain those goals.

Want a sneak peek into Birthing Bravely?

Three Options!

In-Person or Virtual Class $325

We meet for two 4-hour sessions. At the completion of this class, you will know what is normal in birth so you know what to expect in birth and postpartum so you can feel prepared and confident! Get real-time answers and learn from someone who understands births' needs and can help guide you on your path. This is a comprehensive birth prep course and goes through all of your options and rights at your birth.

 

Includes Partner Prep: Advanced Comfort Measures!

Self-Paced Online Course $150

Work on expanding your knowledge base and feeling prepared on your schedule! This class is at your own pace and fully online with 7-modules. If you need more support during this course, my coaching calls can be a great add-on to gain clarity.  This is a comprehensive birth prep course and goes through all of your options and rights in birth.

Mindset workbook, handouts, templates, and so much more!

Private Classes  $425

Meet at mutually agreeable times to get 1:1 class and some coaching!

Extremely limited so book your class early!

What to Expect From Birthing Bravely 
Childbirth Education Course

Baby Presents

Expect to laugh, learn and feel prepared

Comprehensive Physiological Birth Education

Education on common interventions & medications

Handouts for reference at your birth

Workbook to work on mindset and take notes 

Learn how to incorporate breathing techniques, mindset shifts, mindfulness, and self-hypnosis into your lives.

Help with interviewing providers and learning how to. make a birth preference sheet 

Comfort measures to help your partner feel prepared to help you.

Protecting the Golden Hour(s)

Coaching clients in addition to this course get:

  • Live Zoom Coaching Calls

  • Custom Trello board with a weekly plan and goal setting.

  • Custom Birth Preference Template

  • Postpartum Planner 

I limit the sale of this self-paced course so that you can get the attention you need, the education you desire and all of your questions answered in our private group. Let's chat and see if this program is for you and if Birthing Bravely is the right education for your family, and for a limited time you can purchase it at our introductory rate of

$150.  (value of  $325)

Self-Paced Course

Act fast this pricing won't last forever!!

Still Don't think you should invest in your parenthood and yourself?

I get it...I was where you are now.

 

I wanted answers, I wanted options, I wanted my desire for a natural unmedicated birth to be supported, I wanted to feel informed and listened to. 

I've been there.

 

*I want to help you navigate the system that sets you up to fail.

*I want to help you get the right team.

*I want you to feel strong, empowered and prepared.

 

I learned how important true support was.

I learned how important your care provider is and where you give birth.

I learned how important the nursing staff is on your birthing day.

I've learned as a doula, that if you don't put in the work you don't get the results. 

I want to share what I learned with you.

You wouldn't run a marathon tomorrow having never ran before so why would you go into this with no training? Putting some thought and work in now will only help you start your parenthood off strong.

I can help guide you. 

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Wanna meet me first and see if my course is the right fit?

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Questions, I have answers

  • WHAT DOES A PREGNANCY AND BIRTH PREPARATION COACH DO?
    I am an objective and supportive educator, who uses my knowledge and expertise about all things pregnancy, birth and newborn care together to determine how best I can help you find your voice, find what your birth preferences are, help you attain a great birth support team and prep your partner so that they feel prepared and ready to support you and know what to expect to guide you and remind you. I am a personal educator, coach and if local, a referral source too. I can coach you both into starting your parenthood off with confidence and help you to feel prepared and supported. Think of me as your mentor and personal trainer for birth! I have thoughtfully put together a childbirth education course that has your time in mind. It's self-paced with accountability so you know you will do the work but on your time! We will work together for 6 weeks where we will have bi-weekly live Q & A calls to deepen your understanding of your amazing bodies and ability. You will learn your rights and feel confident in your partner. They will feel like the integral piece of the puzzle in your birth story and not simply an onlooker. Continued support is the name of my game and long after you complete the program you will be able to ask questions freely in our private group indefinitely. That means the same people you were in group with will be with you in postpartum. Your custom Trello board will keep you on task and help you keep everything all in one space. The [M}otherboard app I gift you will help answer questions for you and help you create an informed birth preference chart. This is truly an amazing program and I'm so excited to be on this journey with you.
  • WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM YOU WHILE WORKING WITH YOU AS MY BIRTH EDUCATOR?
    This model of care I have devised is truly a new way to serve families and how childbirth education should be, truly family-centered care! You can expect evidence based information to be able to make informed decisions about your pregnancy, birth, and your and your baby's care postpartum. Expect to have education on different comfort measures to keep birth partners prepared and informed as well. Expect to know advanced relaxation techniques to have a calm and more comfortable birth. Also, expect that I will help you to get to the bottom of your goals, fears, and everything in-between to help you to see the strength and determination you have within you through transformational coaching and a mindset workbook I created. This is self-paced or live childbirth education and so much more. I also have a 1:1 coaching options that gives you the one on one attention to really dive into your preferences, motivations, and give you the accountability to support your determination. Ask me for this add-on.
  • TEACHING VS COACHING
    "Why is this better than just taking a childbirth ed course? I think childbirth education is incredibly important and frankly a requirement to work with me. That's how important it is! Teaching develops thinking and provides the necessary information to make informed choices, but it doesn't go deep enough to relinquish fears surrounding birth. When you work with a birth coach, you learn life skills that help you to develop motivation and accountability for one's. You have someone that works with you and your partner, asking open-ended questions to get to the bottom of one's true feelings and beliefs so you can approach your birth and early parenthood with joy and confidence. I help to hold you accountable to the process, not responsible for the outcome because birth is so unpredictable.”
  • HOW CAN YOU HELP US VIRTUALLY?
    When I was first presented with the idea of being someone's Birth Coach or doula virtually, I thought it was impossible... Boy was I wrong! I have helped woman virtually all along in pregnancy but when I recently helped a mom virtually during her birth, I realized that my physical presence was not needed. I was not the savior of the birth space. My birthing clients were so confident from what they learned from me. The education, exercises, connection and support I gave prenatally was far more profound and valuable for them. I gave them the tools to be confident and feel safe in their environment. Partners also get a lot from me as I will teach them all the tricks I use to help comfort you, move you in positions that facilitate babies movement down the birth path more easily and comfortably. No one needs to be nervous to have more people in the room. You can have the intimate birth with your partner that you desire and trust in your team because you've done the work and are able to advocate for yourselves. I take on 2 virtual clients per month so please inquire early
  • HOW WILL HIRING YOU AFFECT MY PARTNER?
    It will enhances their experience, hand's down! This coaching is not just for you, it's for the both of you! I encourage connection between you two and I teach them the skills to help you emotionally, mentally, and physically. I also explain what to expect during early labor, to birth and postpartum so you are both prepared for the what if's and confident that you can make informed decisions together to get through them. It's about keeping all the good oxytocin in the birth space and there's no better way than letting you guys feel the love for each other. Working this way together really makes an incredible bond to start your parenting journey off right.
  • COULDN'T WE JUST HIRE A DOULA?
    Yes! Absolutely! I am a doula so I am a big fan! Doula's don't have to be in the space to support you!! Doula's are amazing where ever they are and will help you to have that support for both you and your partner during your birth. Not all doulas know or are certified to coach you to be at your best and help you find your motivation and answers from within. I am trained by Neri Life Choma to be a Transformational Birth Coach. It's a new and exciting way to help families. I'm like a life coach for birth!! If you'd like virtual doula services, just reach out! You will get it ALL! My coaching services, childbirth education and then I'll be with you virtually during early labor, active labor, birth and immediate postpartum! Let's all work together!

Invest in yourself and your baby! Don't miss out on this one-a-kind program!
Now Live Virtually and In-Person

Birthing Bravely

Hybrid Group

In-person or Virtual 

Runs for 2 weeks

3.5-4 hours per class

Partner Prep Included!

 $325

(Value of $474!)

A Special Note from Ailish 

My Journey to Birth Coaching: Guiding Pregnant Women and Their Partners.
I established my own business to provide support for pregnant women and their partners, but I soon realized that what I was doing was not enough. To have a fulfilling birth experience, my clients needed to learn how to get respect from their providers, feel empowered to take radical charge of their story and feel listened to. They also required a mindset shift to overcome their fear of the birthing process.

As I transitioned my business to a more coaching and consulting model, I kept hearing the same phrase from my doula clients:

"I couldn't have done this without you."

At first, this statement boosted my ego, but over time, I realized that it wasn't about me. The ego has no place in birth.

On the other hand, my students thanked me for the education they received, stating that they had incredible births and felt empowered to make their own decisions.

They had an empowered and joyful birth without me there?
 

That's when it clicked! It's not about me!!!

What clicked for me – was what I shared with them: the preparation work, the real-life birth stories, the positive and negative aspects of birth and postpartum, and how to navigate them. It was also about having a toolbox overflowing with resources and coaching parents to have hard conversations with their providers. Preparing the partners to support and comfort their loved ones during their child's birth was essential.

 

My goal is to guide, mentor, and coach pregnant women and their partners, to help them feel confident, prepared, and excited about the process of becoming a parent.

It's about YOU  having a positive experience. YOU feel confident, prepared, and excited about the process of becoming a parent.
 

If this is what you're looking for, then my course is perfect for you.

With Love & Gratitude 

Ailish 

Mother and Daughter Love

Giving Back 

There's no doubt BIPOC families face more discrimination and obstetric violence due to institutional racism. I launched this course in November 2020 and for Black History Month in 2021, I decided to run a special that  Birthing Bravely Self-Paced Education would be at a reduced price for BIPOC families in need of education and support.

For years, I never knew how I could help and now I feel like I have a tangible way to help more BIPOC families learn their rights and all about their amazing bodies so I have decided to continue that promo forever. 

Please reach out for a special code for BIPOC families to get Birthing Bravely Self-Paced for $50 

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