You’re pregnant (or thinking about getting pregnant). You’re so excited… but also a little scared…and likely super confused and overwhelmed.
Our birth culture is both amazing and confounding. There are so many options and resources, but also tons of conflicting information and unnecessary fear surrounding pregnancy, labor, and delivery. How do you create the birth experience YOU want?
This course taps the knowledge of a wide range of leading pre- and post-natal experts to answer your questions and give you what all mothers crave: advice you can apply directly to your own pregnancy — and tools that work.
An empowered birth is one where you are an active and inspired participant, wherever and however it unfolds: home, hospital, birthing center, or the car en route... We are designed to do this. Three hundred thousand years of human history says we are.
How to assemble a birth team and create a birth plan
Pre- and post-natal nutrition
What's going on in there? (a.k.a anatomy and physiology)
Important questions to ask doctors and midwives
Methods to ease prenatal discomfort
Core and pelvic floor strengthening exercises
Birthing styles and labor techniques
Movements and partner massage to aid labor
How to navigate your changing identity
Practices for postpartum healing
...and much more.
Your purchase unlocks access to more than 100 videos, including lectures, movement practices, lesson notes, and a community of mothers to support you through your journey.
Revisit this course again and again as you need it — like a good reference book.
Watch videos offline, create custom playlists, and screencast to your TV.
Review transcripts, print out notes, and access audio-only versions of the lectures.
Practical tools for living in your changing body.
Schuyler Grant is a yoga teacher, the founder and co-director of Kula Yoga Project, and the co-creator of Wanderlust. She is passionate about providing women the tools they need to have a healthy, safe, and inspired childbirth experience — free of fear and full of options.
Schuyler grew up on a small communal property in Northern California. As soon as she was able, she fled the farm for the mean streets of NYC where she opened the first Kula just 2 blocks north of Ground Zero in 2002, in an effort to help bring some heart and community back to Lower Manhattan. Since then she has created 200- and 300-hour trainings for both Kula and Wanderlust, and for the past three years, she has lead Wanderlust’s hugely popular annual 21-Day Yoga Challenges, online yoga courses that have drawn more than 200,000 registrants. In 2015, she built the yoga program for Wanderlust Hollywood, bringing her back to the West Coast after 25 years in NYC.
She’s very happy to have come full circle as a health-food cooking, composting, chicken-raising mother to three daughters, all of whom she birthed at home.
Certified Nutritionist & New York Times Bestselling Author
Kimberly Snyder is a certified nutritionist, NYT bestselling author, founder of Solluna and the #feelgoodmovement. She is also a proud mama, host of the Feel Good With Kimberly Snyder podcast and owner/operator of her very own smoothie and juice bar. She believes in uniting the rhythms of the body with the rhythms of nature and living in harmony with the natural world.
Co-founder & CEO of LOOM
Erica Chidi-Cohen is a health educator and doula, co-founder and CEO of LOOM, and author of Nurture: A Modern Guide to Pregnancy, Birth, and Early Motherhood, and Trusting Your Body and Trusting Yourself. She is working hard to shift the dynamics of conventional wisdom on sexual health, pregnancy, birth and postpartum.
Author, Doula, Life Coach, and Healer
Lori Bregman is a birth doula and writer of Mamaste, discover a more the authentic, balanced and joyful motherhood from within. Lori is unique in her ability to blend spiritual coaching, healing, and intuition into her doula practice. She has a passion for fostering mindful and empowered mothers, health and happy babies and joy at all stages of life.
Owner, Midwife and Clinic Director at GraceFull Birth
Elizabeth Bachner is a midwife, doula, and the owner and director of GraceFull Birthing Center. Trained in acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine, she is an outspoken advocate for holistic care that addresses the trauma of childbirth and gives ultimate agency to mothers. You can catch her on her podcast, The Big Birth Junkie.
Obstetrician-Gynecologist, Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist
Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz is an integrative OB/GYN whose practice incorporates Ayurveda and modern obstetrics. Using her candid approach to empowering women through healthcare, she has assisted in thousands of births and feels passionate about sexual health, pregnancy, delivery and postpartum.
Founder and Creative Director of WILD WMN, Doula & Yogi
Elizabeth Flynn is a doula, yoga teacher, women's facilitator and founder of WILD WMN, a creative kula for women navigating any transition.
President, Shafia Monroe Consulting/Birthing CHANGE
Shafia Monroe is a midwife, motivational speaker, author, and public health professional. She is the founder of the International Center for Traditional Childbearing (ICTC) and founding member of the Oregon Doula Association. She is an infant mortality prevention specialist, doula trainer and President of Doula Ready, LLC. She advocates for cultural competency and equality in childbirth.
Author & Educator
Dr. Britta Bushnell is a childbirth, relationship, and parenthood specialist, author, and speaker. Having worked with new families for almost two decades, Britta blends her experience in childbearing with her doctoral study in mythology and psychology, bringing a fresh approach to an age-old human experience.
Author & Entrepreneur
Nina Planck is an author and entrepreneur, writing about real food. She is the author of Real Food: What to eat and why and Real Food for Mother and Baby. She advocates for whole foods and traditional ways of eating by dismantling common fears about diet in pregnancy, postpartum, and first foods for your baby.
IBCLC, Student-Midwife, Educator Doula, and co-founder of Kindred Space
Kimberly Durdin is a lactation consultant, student-midwife, childbirth educator, and doula. Her six children and three grandchildren are her greatest teachers. Kimberly is the co-founder of Kindred Space LA, a lactation, birth, and education center as well as being the home to the Birthing People Foundation, a non-profit training center for birth workers of color.
Licensed Massage & Craniosacral Therapist, Certified Yoga Teacher (ERYT- 500/ PRYT), Perinatal Trainer, Educator, and Mentor
Lara Kohn-Thompson is a massage therapist, perinatal trainer, educator, and mentor. She has been teaching yoga and advocating women's health since the early 2000s. Lara brings her extensive experience with movement and bodywork as well as French expertise in perinatal care to her teaching and bodywork practice.
You’ll learn what worked for other mothers, the science and psychology behind it, and how to implement these tools in your own pregnancy so you can feel strong, confident, fearless, and healthy.
An empowered birth is not a state of being. It’s a state of inquiry.
May you be empowered to ask the right questions of your partner, doctors, wider community, and, most importantly, of yourself.