MamaBe Authentic Birthing: Couples Workshop

Recorded 'livestream' in January 2021

Share with your partner or birth partner in this complete program to empower you both with tools to navigate labor and delivery with confidence, strength and grace.

Materials required: You will need a large ball (65-75 cm / 26"-30" is ideal), ice and a towel. The instruction of the workshop assumes the presence of your partner or birth partner.

This program is currently in development to be offered as recorded online program, in the meantime please join me in this recorded 'livestream' event that covers all the same material and topics.

With registration, in addition to the program content, you will receive the detailed, illustrated Home Study Guide, illustrated Birthing Positions, downloadable Meditations for Labour and supplemental Pregnancy and Meditation practices. You will have access to all material for the duration of your pregnancy).

Welcome!

Explore below to see an overview of the content included in this program... however if you are already registered for this special program, to access these classes you will need to sign in and go to your 'Dashboard' (see sign-in button above)...

  • 1

    Introduction to MamaBe Authentic Birthing Preparation Course

    • Overview of the MamaBe Authentic Birthing Program

    • NEW * Overview of What is Included and How to Access

    • How to Navigate this Platform

    • This section includes these topics: • Positive Childbirth and Creating a Toolbox for Labour • Birth as Transformation and Initiation • Mindfulness-Based Perspective & Practices for Childbirth • Practical Strategies to Support Wisdom of the Body

    • Introductory Remarks - 7 min

    • Introductory Remarks 2 - Foundational Principles - 7 min

  • 2

    Overview of Labour and Coping Strategies

    • Topics • Stages of Labour • Supporting Optimal Hormonal Balance in Labor • Overview of Coping Strategies: Breathing, Movement, Mindfulness and Interpersonal • Birth Plan vs. Birth Preference • Creating Favorable Circumstances - What does this look like?

    • Stages of Labour and Optimal Hormonal Balance - 32 min

  • 3

    Breathing Techniques for Labour & Delivery

    • Topics 1 : The Breath and Mind-Body Connection • Self-Rescue in times of Fear or Overwhelm • Mindful Breathing for Calming and Centering • Breathing Techniques #1 & #2: Learning and Practice

    • Overview of Breathing for Labour, Intro to Straw Breathing and Ocean Breathing - 13 min

    • Topics Part 2 • Breathing Technique #3: Learning and Practice • Sound Experiment with Partner • Breathing Technique #4: Learning and Practice • Breathing for Stage 2 (Pushing phase of Labour)

    • Breathing for Labour: Intro to Humming and Vocalization - 18 min

    • Meditation: Inner Sanctuary, Natural Breathing as Foundation for Labour Breathing - 14 min

  • 4

    Transforming the Birth Experience to Support a Positive Childbirth

    • Topics: • Transforming How We Think about Labour & Delivery • Reframing Pain and Understanding its Role • The Power of Mindfulness and Orientation • Being in Harmony vs. Being in Battle

    • Transforming your Birth Experience - 14 min

  • 5

    Movements & Positions for Active Labour

    • Benefits of Moving Labour - Physiological Principles, Optimal Positioning and Support of Birthing Baby • Learning and Practicing Positions for Labour and Delivery: Orientations 1, 2, 3 & 4

    • Movements and Strategies for Labour - Part 1 - 72 min

    • Learning and Practicing Positions for Labour and Delivery: Special Circumstances • Positions to Support Labour with Epidural • Using Positions in Labor Strategically to Address Specific Circumstances • Positions for Pushing with Doctor or Midwife

    • Movements and Strategies for Labour - Part 2 - 29 min

  • 6

    MamaBe Coping Strategies for your Inner World in the Face of Genuine Challenge

    • Topics • Orientation of Welcoming • The Nine MamaBe Principles of Navigating Challenge

    • MamaBe Coping Principles for your Inner World - 28 min

  • 7

    Strategies and Tools Specifically for Birth Partner

    • Partner's Essential Role • Supporting Optimal Hormonal Balance with Loving Presence • Basic Labour Support Strategies • Partner's Role as Gatekeeper

    • Strategies for Partner: • Constructively Interfacing with Medical Support Team • What to do When You 'Don't Know' • Touch, Massage and Pressure Points • Supporting Mom to Cope • Developing your Own Coping Toolset • Preparing for Pushing & Birth

    • Summary, Essential Role of Birth Partner - 13 min

    • Specific Ways Birth Partner can Support this Inner Work - 9 min

    • Final Ice Experiment - 5 min

    • Closing Meditation for Couples - 10 min

  • 8

    Authentic Belly Birthing

    • Topics: Reclaiming the Sacred • Initiation into Parenthood • Perspective of Gratitude • Strategies to Support a Positive Birthing Experience • Supporting Mama, Partner and Baby after Belly Birth Delivery

  • 9

    MamaBe Authentic Birthing Program: Written Material including Home Study Guide (PDFs)

    • Illustrated Summary of Favorable Positions for Labour and Delivery (Print this...)

    • MamaBe Authentic Birthing - Home Study Guide (English)

    • Complete Authentic Birthing Home Study Guide (français)

    • Supplemental Reading: Pelvic Floor Exercises and Perineal 'Massage'

    • Supplemental Reading: MamaBe Inner Sanctuary

    • Supporting Optimal Hormonal Balance in Labour

  • 10

    Pregnancy Yoga and Meditation Practices to Prepare the Mind & Body for Birth

    • MamaBe Pregnancy Yoga with Clearlight - 86 min

    • Movements for Labour with Clearlight - 44 min

    • Yoga Nidra Meditation for Pregnancy (39 min)

    • Pregnancy Meditation and Breathing: Inner Sanctuary & Full Body Breathing - 9 min

  • 11

    MamaBe Meditations for Mom to Use During Labour (downloadable audio and video)

    • Orientation to the 'In Between the Waves' meditations, for use in your labour

    • In Between the Waves: Sensing your body

    • In Between the Waves: Whole body a little softer, welcoming...

    • In Between the Waves: Exhaling baby down

    • In Between the Waves: Exhaling baby down 2

    • In Between the Waves: Rest between the waves, gratitude and ancestors

    • In Between the Waves: Every wave brings you closer

    • In Between the Waves: Your felt sense of wellbeing, Inner Sanctuary

    • In Between the Waves: Shaking off tension, feeling love and support

    • Audio Only: In Between the Waves, Sensing the body

    • Audio Only: In Between the Waves, Exhaling Baby Down...

    • Audio Only: In Between the Waves, Rest between the waves, gratitude and ancestors

    • Audio Only: In Between the Waves: Every wave brings you closer

    • Audio Only: In Between the Waves, Exhaling Baby Down 2

    • Audio Only: In Between the Waves: Your felt sense of wellbeing, Inner Sanctuary

    • Audio Only: In Between the Waves: Shaking off tension, feeling love and support

    • Audio Only: In Between the Waves, Whole body a little softer, welcoming...

    • Audio Only: In Between the Waves, When the Mind is Strong... Breathe

Preparing Together...

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The MamaBe Authentic Birthing Workshop empowers you and your birth partner to cultivate a positive childbirth experience in all locations and modalities of labor and delivery. This is a precious opportunity for you both to learn and practice essential breathing techniques, labor positions, and coping techniques to help you navigate the intensity of labor and delivery with confidence and grace. The workshop will give your partner (or birth partner) tools to not just feel involved and helpful, but also the confidence and capacity to step into the role of providing truly indispensable support.

You will benefit from the insight and knowledge that Clearlight brings from her decades of supporting women and couples in childbirth and perinatal preparation, and the innovative MamaBe approach to birth that integrates mindfulness, yogic techniques and practical coping strategies. She is available should you have any questions that come out of this program or other concerns that may arise around pregnancy and birth. You are welcome and invited to contact her as needed, by email or phone.
welcoming the waves of intensity

Authentic Birthing Program Fees

Unlimited access to all program material for the duration of your pregnancy.

what women and couples are saying...

I welcomed each contraction and my husband did a fantastic job

Erika & Mark

Thanks to the toolbox you provided us during your workshop, I was able to cope with the pain while my husband did a fantastic job coaching me and helping me through each contraction. I welcomed each contraction, knowing that the wave would pass and that with each one, we would be closer to meeting our little baby. I am happy to say that after nearly 20 hours of intense contractions and 1 hour of pushing, our little girl, Abigail was born via a successful, completely natural, VBAC!! We very much appreciate all you taught us during your workshop and the insight you provided us. I don't know how I would have been able to cope (naturally) during the labour process had we not taken your workshop. The medical staff at the hospital were quite impressed with me, as I was still happily smiling at 8cm dilated, unmedicated!

supported in a natural birth

Amanda & Amar

My little one was born on January 14th. It was a total of 6 hours of labour and about 15 minutes of pushing. My goal with this second pregnancy was to have a natural birth, since with my first I was induced and got an epidural. Thanks to all the techniques and discussions that we saw/had in your classes and workshop, I was able to accomplish a natural birth. It felt really really great and the nurses and doctors were impressed with me. From the very moment we stepped into the hospital, Amar was an amazing coach. He kept reminding me to breathe (he would even breathe along with me) and he would suggest different positions and massage my hands. The thing that helped me the most, was the thought of appreciating the pain because it was there to bring me my baby (I had the pain over for tea! Haha). Thank you so much for all the knowledge Clearlight!

inclusive approach and welcoming of diversity of experience

Gail S & Lucie G

We cannot imagine a better birthing coach than Clearlight. She understands that every birth is unique, and introduces you to tools for meeting every challenge. We also very much appreciated her inclusive attitude reflected in communication (husbands or partners, acknowledging individual differences in couples like us with twins or our neighbor for whom it was a second birth).

our best prenatal class by far...

Lisa B & Mark F

It was our best prenatal class by far. We spent some very good quality time together that day and keep it in good memory. We had a wonderful birth, very much thanks to your course, which I highly recommend to everybody. I didn't need to use any drugs and had a very positive experience. Thank you!

only workshop that gave me tools to navigate my inner world

Marta

As a solo parent, I loved this workshop... I've taken four separate childbirth classes during my pregnancy, and Clearlight's Childbirth Workshop was the only one that gave me the tools to deal with my inner world –what to do if I panic! I feel much more confident and prepared now.

more trust in my partner knowing he had been 'trained'

Leslie S

Thank you again for all your help in getting us ready for this experience. The breathing reminders and inner sanctuary practice in class really helped me out. And the couples workshop definitely made Jason more confident in his role in helping me keep on track with breathing and coping with the pain - and it gave me more trust in him knowing that he had been "trained" for the role.

excellent preparation and non-judgmental presentation of useful information

Emma & Shanna

Clearlight is warm and relaxed, and the workshop helped us feel prepared and excited to meet the challenges and adventure of childbirth! It was an excellent preparation, with really helpful, positive and non-judgmental presentation of useful information. The supplemental information (pdfs) are really nice to have to synthesize information. We also really appreciated the inclusive language!

I felt so empowered having the tools to cope, and my husband felt confident

Stevie & Zac

We welcomed a beautiful baby girl via successful VBAC –she is such a relaxed little lady. Thank you so much for your Preparing for Childbirth course. I felt so empowered, having the skills I needed to cope with the intense contractions of induced labour, and I could see how confident Zac felt to partner me. The class gave us a shared vocabulary of coping mechanisms and really set us up to share in the birth experience. We really can’t say thank you enough,

Complement the Authentic Birthing Program with unlimited access to MamaBe Pregnancy Yoga classes and more...

Embody what you learn in the Birthing Program and cultivate wellbeing with regular practice of the live-streamed and recorded MamaBe Pregnancy Yoga classes & Yoga Nidra meditations. Your partner is welcome to participate in the Mindful Yoga and Meditation practices and Yoga Nidra for his or her wellbeing!

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    $39.00 / month with 10 day free trialMonthly Membership: Unlimited Access to all Practices and Recordings

    (Canadian funds, taxes included - membership can be cancelled anytime)
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