Hello and welcome to my second baby, She Births®
I have been a mother to my first baby, Leroy and childbirth educator, doula and prenatal yoga teacher to many thousands more for over 20 years.
She Births® is my own holistic and evidence based birth course for pregnant families that was developed in my local community of Bondi Beach, Sydney.
After many years of attending births, I was deeply inspired to develop a more comprehensive and professional preparation for birth that made a real difference.
Some people call me a vanguard or pioneer. I like to think that She Births® has changed the status, structure and standards of birth education globally.
When my son was born I have to say, like many women do, the experience of labour shocked me! Even after 12 weeks of birth education I felt like my partner and I were not prepared with tools or knowledge to navigate the intensity and complexity of birth, or, for the greater challenges that came along afterwards.
Although we debriefed my birth experience I was still left with numerous questions about how my labour had unfolded. I began studying everything I could about childbirth and quickly became a prenatal yoga specialist and qualified doula. I studied numerous antenatal education methodologies and began using a far broader approach than most, including multiple complementary medicine techniques and a yoga based philosophy that aligns people with their own innate power.
Being immersed within the community and following peoples journey throughout pregnancy, birth and parenting has been the greatest teacher over the last 20 years. Although She Births® is now scientifically verified it arose purely from a deep desire to improve the quality of people’s lives and support new families. The thousands of hours in labour rooms, being that key person couples turn to for support, information and pain relief, has created the extraordinary course now available to everybody.
Although the statistics show that She Births® is the most successful program in the world to increase normal birth rates – for me, the biggest success of She Births® is that we empower couples to create a beautiful birth experience… no matter what unfolds.
Nadine is a health education innovator, a social impact entrepreneur and an expert facilitator. She is currently writing her book, hosting the extremely successful She Births® Show and developing a groundbreaking TV series that celebrates birth diversity.
Nadine advocates for more normal births and promotes integrative holistic care, where obstetrics, midwifery and Doula work create optimal outcomes. She is spokesperson for the wider yoga and birth communities and presents to numerous media platforms and conferences.
The team she has brought together at The Birthing Institute all have a passion for the advancement of society through innovation and disruptive enterprise. We don’t mind if it’s complex, as long as there’s a vision for doing something better for health, birth and humanity.
Watch a live webinar with Nadine about the unique She Births® Program
Why choose to attend one of Nadine's Weekend Courses? 'Because it will change the way you think about birth' - NR
Education does not begin and end within the hours of the classroom. There is always something to learn, and someone to learn from - and this blog captures the best of it.
Inspiring talks and enlightening conversations as Nadine sits down with some of the most incredible childbirth and parenting professionals out there.
Nadine teaches a truly unique and dynamic prenatal yoga style. Every class allows you to prepare physically, mentally and spiritually for the birth of your baby and the birth of the ‘mother within’.
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