This episode is a must listen, because so much of what Nadine says is so important, that it is hard to pull out just the highlights. However, if we had to pull out the 3 most important overall themes on how to have the most empowering birth for YOU:
Nadine Richardson is CEO of The Birthing Institute and founder of the world’s only scientifically verified antenatal education program, She Births®. She is a health education innovator, a social impact entrepreneur and an expert facilitator. She has been a teacher and trainer in yoga, childbirth and parenting for over 20 years leading thousands of families on a journey towards strength, community and well being. Nadine advocates for more normal births and promotes integrative holistic care, where obstetrics, midwifery and doula work create optimal outcomes.
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Also, the She Births method has been confirmed by scientific trials. According to the She Births® website:
The She Births® antenatal education program has been scrutinized in large randomized controlled trials over the last 5 years within two mixed demographic hospitals in Sydney, Australia. The study was conducted by Western Sydney University and the National Institute of Complementary Medicine.
The She Births® program was chosen for this study because it incorporates more complementary medicine modalities than other childbirth courses and our own private normal birth rates are so high (83%).
This groundbreaking research highlights dramatic improvements for the Study group, who received the She Births program, in comparison to the Control group who received the standard hospital birth preparation course.
Couples in the Study group had a relative:
She Births will be in Los Angeles in October holding workshops for doulas and courses for pregnant couples, they also have online courses that can reach you anywhere!
A CHALLENGE FOR OUR LISTENERS: If you are pregnant, start exploring some of these ideas that Nadine is talking about. We invite you to drop into your OWN intuition when birthing your baby.
What are your best tips for empowered birthing? What worked for you? Let us know in the comments!