She Births was without a doubt the best investment I made for my pregnancy and birth.
My partner and I did the online course which really worked for us as we could watch it on our smart TV in the comfort of our home, pause and discuss, take notes and practice the massages etc. at our own pace. The whole experience surpassed our expectations and the knowledge we gained really empowered and connected us. By the time we have finished the course, we felt genuinely prepared and excited about the birth of our child.
It’s crazy to think that prior to doing the course, I had probably spent more time researching prams and car seats rather than learning about how to actually bring my baby into this world!
I truly believe that the combination of She Births course, the visualisations provided by the course, Antenatal yoga (with Nadine Richards in Bondi) and an amazing Ayurvedic massage the day before I was induced gave me the tool kit I needed to have the drug free, speedy birth I had hoped for. Don’t get me wrong, nothing went to plan and it was intense and insane but understanding the process and feeling in tune with my body helped me to feel as in control and calm as I could have hoped for. It was a truly transformative experience and I know that SheBirths played a vital role in that.
I still use the visualisations to ground and calm myself during trying times (baby screaming in your face at 3 am anyone?!) and when my bub was 2 weeks old I joined a Soul Mama circle (another initiative by Nadine) and that group of like-minded women continue to nourish me on my journey through motherhood.
Thank you, Nadine, for developing this amazing course, for the yoga, for the Soul Mama circles – you really are enriching lives and making generations of women (and men!) stronger and more conscious through your work. xx