YOUR POSITIVE BIRTH BEGINS HERE
Release, Relax, Unwind
Having a baby and raising a family is an exciting but intense time of life. Doing it all in a foreign country- well, that just adds to the fun!
I’m Amanda and I’m the Mom of one little guy and the only person in my family without a German Passport. While I was pregnant I searched everywhere to find an English language birth course that met my needs. I wanted something holistic, that recognized the brain body connection but was still based in science. It also needed to have include the basics (How does the baby get out anyway?) and be doable in a weekend or less. Unfortunately, it just wasn't available here in Frankfurt at the time. I wound up taking a 6-week hypnobirthing course in German, which was a good course, but needless to say, I would have gotten more from it in my native language. I also took a traditional antenatal course at a local health center in hopes of filling in the more practical gaps left in our prenatal prep work. The combo of the two courses was good, but time consuming and expensive.
This experience as an expat Mama2be helped guide me to my current role as an English language Childbirth Educator. My background is in international health education (MPH) and I’m also a Certified GentleBirth Instructor & DONA Trained Doula. I've experienced first-hand the ups and downs of having a baby abroad (shouldn’t that be a reality T.V. show already?) and I’m doing my best everyday to be a calm, confident and kickass Mindful Mama. I’m not perfect, but who said that’s the goal anyway?!
Let me help you make the transition to family life as gentle and manageable as possible by sharing what I’ve learned along the way. Join me for a Meetup or a GentleBirth Workshop soon!
"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be."
- Lao Tzu
I offer workshops related to pregnancy and birth for first time and experiencesd parents. Courses are offered as group classes and via individual instruction. All courses are offered in English.
Learn more about GentleBirth Workshops, please click here or reserve your spot in a future workshop with the button below.
If you're looking for something shorter or more specific feel free to contact me.
MINDFUL MAMA SUPPORT
This is a free group for any Mamas and Mamas-to-be that are interested in exploring topics around a gentle pregnancy, birth and parenting. We are a mix of local Mamas and Mamas like me, who are raising their babies abroad.
We meet once or twice a month on either a Monday evening (Mamas night out!) or our Friday Morning Edition and you can join our group with the button below.
ONE ON ONE COACHING
I'm a DONA trained Birth Doula and a strong believer in the power of women to empower one another, even at our most vulnerable. Birthing a baby is the most demanding physical and emotional experience of a woman's life and studies show that the continuous support of another woman during labor and birth have meaningful and lasting positive outcomes for both Mama and baby. If you are interested in learning more please contact me directly.
I'm delighted to be able to offer one on one coaching to help you prepare for mindful birth and post partum experience. This is a great option for Mamas (and partners) who are looking to deepen their understanding or practice around mindfulness or maybe just want to get a few pointers/dig deeper before their impending birth. If this option seems like it might be a good fit for you, reach out and we can set up a 15 min get to know you call.