with Jenna Brown
Saturday, April 13
1:00pm – 4:00pm
**This registration fee includes admission for the pregnant person and up to two birth partners.
In this workshop, you will learn practical tools to support your physical and emotional comfort throughout labor. There will be time to reflect on, and discuss, how you feel and act in times of discomfort so that you can explore the comfort measures that may work best for you. We will also discuss how particular comfort measures may or may not fit with your labor preferences.
We will practice comfort measures such as:
- Posture, positioning, and movement
- Breath and its relationship with pain
- Hands-on support from your birth partner, counter-pressure, and massage
- Verbal encouragement, affirmation, and mantra
You will learn how to use each of these tools as a means to ease both body and mind. We will also discuss how these simple comfort measures can contribute to the progression of your labor, and minimize the amount of time you may spend in pain and overwhelm. While we will take the time to discuss our concerns and fears surrounding labor and birth, there will be a very strong emphasis on creating a loving and empowered experience!
This workshop is inclusive of all of those expecting a new baby, whether single, in a partnership, LGBT+, planning a medicated or un-medicated labor, experiencing a traditional or non-traditional pregnancy, surrogacy, or planned adoption. Your partner, your friend/family member who may be supporting your labor, and/or your doula is welcome and encouraged to join you for this learning experience.
Please bring one yoga mat, and a pen if you would like to take notes.
This workshop is limited to 10 birth teams, please register in advance to hold your space!
Jenna Brown (Love Over Fear Wellness and Birth, LLC) is a certified yoga instructor with over 500 hours of training, including prenatal and postpartum yoga. Jenna is also a trained and experienced full-spectrum and birth doula, and a childbirth educator. They are passionate about shifting the narrative of pregnancy, labor, and birth away from fear and into love and empowerment!