Birth can be a hugely transformative and heart-opening experience. Your exquisite female body is designed to birth your baby as aeons of mothers have done before you. It releases oxytocin, endorphins and other feel-good hormones for labour and birth to progress efficiently.
Oxytocin is the hormone of love and bonding and is also responsible for effective contractions. It will flow most copiously in labour if you feel safe, cared for and in tune with your body, including your pleasure.
This workshop will be a gentle exploration of how you can access pleasure on all levels of your being to promote a more efficient labour and birth. The facilitators will share some simple processes and other ideas for you to incorporate into your pregnancy, birth and early parenting days to boost your levels of oxytocin.
Nisha Gill of Feminine Instincts is a Melbourne perinatal wellbeing specialist who combines her work holistically in the fields of childbirth, women’s sexuality, bodywork and trauma using tailored approaches to promote embodied confidence for birth.
She is an Ecstatic Birth Practitioner and offers classes of Primal Mama: Embodied Birth Education and Birthing Bliss Workshops for women and couples, supporting them to incorporate sensuality and pleasure as birthing tools.
Dr Peta Bailey of Dragonfly Yin Chinese Medicine is a doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine who specialises in pregnancy, birth and postnatal wellbeing. She is passionate about offering women the alternative of a wellness model as their primary model of antenatal care.
Peta is a trained doula, birth educator, Mindset Mentor and Ecstatic Birth Practitioner with over twenty years of studies in natural childbirth and feminine wisdom. She’s the creator of ‘Breathe | Believe | Birth with Ease’ – an online course designed to help you develop the inner resources and self-belief to lose the fear and enjoy childbirth.