Your Birth Rites
Every woman has a right to be fully informed and empowered by her birthing experience
Uhuru is an exemplary Certified Nurse midwife who has been in practice for over 25 years delivering over thousands of babies from all over the world. She has spent the last decade traveling all over the world to places like Qatar, Haiti, Cameron, Kenya, St Thomas, and more educating hospital staff on midwifery as well as assisting in delivering babies. Uhuru has dedicated her life to her practice and has an laudable rapport with her mommas.
She is also a certified childbirth educator & Hypno-birther.
YOUR BIRTH RITES
A Nontraditional Online Childbirth Class
Childbirth Information Sessions
Reclaiming our Feminine Birthrights
"Every Woman has the innate ability to give birth "
“…one cannot actively help a woman to give birth. The goal is to avoid disturbing her unnecessarily.”
The antenatal session is to inform not instruct; it is to open your awareness lost deep in your hindbrain so you can recall and reclaim your Birthrights!
Are you pregnant or want to become pregnant? Confused about if you should do it naturally or not? Should I choose a doctor or a midwife? What about hospital, birth center or home? Should I get an epidural? Should I breast feed? Will I have enough milk, how will care for my baby? Feel confident and prepared for your upcoming birth. Sign up for our Informational session on Pregnancy, Childbirth, the Woman and her Family.
Session 1: Happy Pregnancy
What would you like to learn from the classes?
Cultural practices around pregnancy and birth (anyone share their birth experience)
Bonding with Baby during pregnancy
Healthy habits: Nutrition: Vegan/Vegetarian, overcoming Anemia, Hydration, Emotions,
Exercise: Can I do this or that exercise? (strength training, running/jogging, Yoga, Hypopressive etc.)
Discomforts in Pregnancy (back pain, swollen feet, nausea/vomiting, heart burn, etc)
Screening Test: Initial blood test, ultrasounds, diabetes screening, B/P, urine dip, STD testing, vaccine (Flu, DTP).
Session 2: Labor Interventions & Complications of Pregnancy
Fetal monitoring: external and internal monitoring;
Intravenous fluids; Not eating or drinking in labor;
Induction of labor, Pitocin, Rupture of membranes;
Pharmacological pain relief: Epidural, Opioids, Nitrous Oxide
Episiotomy, Instrumental Delivery, Caesarean delivery, Vaginal Birth after C-Section (VBAC)
Preeclampsia, Preterm birth, active management of second stage labor, postpartum hemorrhage, breech position, prolapsed cord, compressed cord, shoulder dystocia
Session 3: Ecstatic Birth: Normal Physiological Birth
What is normal physiological birth
Birth Environment: Home, Birth center, Hospital
Conditions that facilitate birth: hormones, environment, mood, attitude, companion/doula
Movement and Positioning during labor and birth
Food/Drinks during Labor
Non-pharmacological pain relief: massage, relaxation, visualization, music, water, aromatherapy, breathing
When to call your healthcare provider?
Session 4: Joyous Birth: Normal Physiological birth
The Golden Hour- delayed cord clamping, skin to skin, early breastfeeding, bonding,
Breastfeeding Initiation: Feeding cues, Positioning, Latching, I don’t have enough milk.
Baby’s first assessments: Apgar, measurements, weight, Vitamin K, Vaccinations.
Session 5: Breastfeeding is the Best food for your Baby
Breast care, Engorgement and Duration
Benefits of breastfeeding, Risk of Not Breast feeding
Nutrition for Mother
Vaccines: Current research and recommendations to or not to Vaccinate
Session 6: Postnatal Pampering
Changes after giving birth
Personal hygiene (episiotomy, lacerations, lochia, C-section wound care)
Body Image: Exercise, Kegels, Hypopressive
Adjusting to new Family dynamics
Planning your next pregnancy
Disclaimer: These sessions are for information only they are not to take the place of your healthcare providers advise or a substitute for healthcare.