“Learning to Birth” after Nearly Dying from Pregnancy

It’s no secret I experienced a very long and devastating battle with hyperemesis gravidarum. You can read about my personal battle as a nurse that couldn’t get support, here. I’ve included a medical and emotional support guide, with all the current medications used.

After nearly losing my life, refusing an abortion; I learned to fight. I learned “mind over matter” really does work. It took 18 months to recover from my pregnancy! Now, I’m well again, friend and fellow Woman in Blockchain Member, Akasha Rose Indream reached out to me and asked if I’d participate in content and collaboration for her dream of sharing safe birthing practices and be a pillar of support to those interested in natural pregnancy, globally.

Obviously, I was excited to assist.

In writing the content for “Learning to Birth Pregnancy & Motherhood”, I can honestly say, I’m completely blown away by the incredible information in the interviews. An hour long video was worth nearly 3 months of my nursing school education!

I personally taught speciality classes on pregnancy and postpartum and this program seems more in depth than my curriculum “Becoming a Mom” at The March of Dimes. I’m truly blown away and enjoying the content more than I ever imagined.

Warning: you may get excited about pregnancy and endure a very serious case of baby fever! haha

Mission

Every woman around the world should have access to the powerful potential to learn how to give birth if she wants to.

Knowing how to give birth — as a physical act, and an emotional commitment — is something that every woman has a right to know if she wants to.

It shouldn’t be taboo, and it shouldn’t be the domain of initiated experts. Like sex education and menstrual materials, it is every woman’s independent, personal birthright.

Yet, in many places around the world, your birthing outcomes depend on what demographic you come from. And whether or not you breastfeed depends on your cultural background, too.

If we believe in equality, fairness, justice, and human rights, then these begin at birth. In fact, they begin before birth — with the care of the mother, and the support she receives to provide the best care her baby deserves.

Learning to Birth has the mission to ensure that every woman who is ready and willing to learn how to give birth has access to all the information that the world’s visionaries and holistic practitioners are able to share.

We envision a world — and many of our speakers do, too — where the knowledge on this website is simple common knowledge. We envision a world where this website isn’t even needed, because every woman knows how to birth and can pass this information onto her daughters, too.

If this is your mission, and you would like to sponsor, or partner with us, please reach out and get in contact. We’re in this together. Mother, baby, world.

“A woman who knows how to birth knows herself. She takes back her body. She takes back her reproductive rights. No one can say to her after that “You can’t do that,” and have her believe them. She can’t be controlled. She knows her body, and her reproductive rights are hers and no one else’s. Women’s liberation happens because of women knowing how to birth — not in spite of it, and certainly not without it.” — Akasha Rose Indream, Learning to Birth Founder.

What’s Learning to birth?

It’s is a trusted and vibrant learning platform for moms-to-be. A one-stop resource for everything women and their support persons need to know to reclaim birth for yourself.

  • It supports evidence-based practice and traditional approaches to care.
  • Learning to Birth showcases maternity care providers passionate about what they do in intimate, exclusive, 1 hour interviews.
  • Women and families across the globe need to have access to the information our speakers give in their exclusive interviews.
  • It is a platform where women and families learn to embrace childbirth, stay in control and celebrate it.

We invite you to join the Learning to Birth community.

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