Well, the weather today makes me feel that Summer very well may be behind us now, but I welcome the Fall! I love this time of year. The air may be a little cooler, but the days are still long, the sun still hot when it's shining, and the ocean is at its warmest. Routine also seems more attainable this time of year, and I actually appreciate it after a playful summer.
I also finally have myself organized enough to have chosen dates to host a Birth Education Course in November, and am really looking forward to it! This time around I decided to make it a two-part course, instead of cramming everything into one day. This also opens up some options, allowing women who are not yet pregnant, birth workers, etc. who desire truthful information about pregnancy, to take part in the first session. And will give birth workers and pregnant parents wishing to attend both sessions a chance to absorb information, develop questions, and build more of a community with their fellow attendees before getting into the nitty grittys of the physiology of birth, comfort measures, baby proofing their relationships, etc. The days will be broken down more or less like this:
The course can be taken in full, or you are welcome to register for the first session only.
The cost is $125 for the full course, you are welcome to bring a support person and/or your other children, or $75 for the first session only.
This course is about getting truthful, birth positive information out to hopeful or expectant parents to dispel the culture of fear that surrounds pregnancy and birth. I hope that the information you gain will fill you with confidence in yourself and your body, empower you to take charge of decision making in your pregnancy and birth experience, and invite you to explore your own feelings attached to birth...and hopefully you'll learn something new!
Having a small community to journey through this short course with is a blessing, so spread the word to folks you think may be interested. It's so powerful to learn alongside other like-minded people, and your active participation and inquisitive minds will make the course even greater.
Get in touch with me via email, facebook, or by calling (902) 452-4890 to register or ask questions.
Kate Varsava is a Halifax, NS based lover of wit, whimsy, and word-play. Late-nights, mid-morning coffee, quiet meditations, and the elements of nature inspire her sentiments and observations.