The Healing Arts of Birth have been practiced by wise women, midwives, traditional healers, and shamans for thousands of years. Healers around the world have integrated bodywork, energy techniques, healing food and herbs, and natural therapies to support women in the childbearing year to have healthy pregnancies and births. 

Natural healing arts can offer effective pain relief and support for labor and birth without any of the negative side effects that narcotic and pharmaceutical pain relief can cause. Birthworkers, birth partners, and pregnant women can all benefit from learning techniques and practices from energy healing, massage, craniosacral therapy, rebozo, dance, yoga, sound healing, and holistic nutrition for improving labor experience and outcomes. 

There are skills from the healing arts that can provide prevention of common pregnancy and birth discomforts, as well as improve labor experiences, and reduce pain in the birth experience. Energy healing and rebozo are two areas of natural healing arts that offer simple and powerful techniques that anyone supporting a birth can learn quickly and effectively.

Energy Healing can relax a woman in labor, ease pain, and provide comfort. Vibrational medicine can be used for a woman experiencing a natural birth or with an epidural or during surgery. It is applicable to all labor and birth situations to improve and ease the experience. One birth that I attended, a mother had an epidural and was experiencing great anxiety and nervousness, and her baby was needing to rotate more in her pelvis to be born. I simply put my hands on her hips and sent the baby and her pelvis loving energy. Within a couple minutes the mother turned to me and said with a calm voice how amazed she was that she could feel that energy and warmth and how calming it was, even though she was numb to a pin poke in that area due to the anesthesia. The energy was greatly beneficial and she went on to have a healthy birth.

Rebozo massage is a comforting and diverse skill from the art of Traditional Mexican midwifery using a long woven shawl to sift or rock the mother and baby for comfort, relaxation, and to improve the position of the baby. When I teach workshops the rebozo part is often a favorite of everyone attending. It's incredible what a versatile tool the shawl is for bodywork and positioning for pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and beyond! The rebozo can be used to relax the mother, align the uterine ligaments, calm the nervous system, encourage baby to move into an optimal birth position, alleviate hip pain, support the belly, balance the musculoskeletal system, carry a newborn baby, and so much more! There are basic techniques that can be used with a rebozo or any shawl that are simple and effective for anyone to learn. 

Learn techniques from Energy Healing, Rebozo Bodywork, and much more at the:
Healing Arts of Birth Workshop 
with Kara Maria Ananda
September 22 & 23 in Mount Shasta, CA
November 10 & 11 in Cypress, CA

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The Wisdom Of Mothers and Babies (WOMB) Online Conference is creating change for generations to come through sharing the voices of leading visionaries in Conscious Birth and Parenting today. With speakers in the fields of midwifery, pre- and perinatal psychology, the healing arts, conscious parenting, and more, this is a inspiring convergence of knowledge and vision for global change, health, and peace.

This conference is a series of 33 weekly interviews over 7 months - each Friday from Mother's Day Weekend (US) to the December Solstice of 2012.  Participants receive in an email each Friday from May 11th to December 21st sharing an informative, intelligent, and inspiring talk for the WOMB Conference. Each talk will be available for free online for one week to listen to. 

The WOMB World Web is a growing online community of birthworkers, parents, advocates, students, educators, and health professionals from all over the world tuning into the the epic online WOMB Conference! Join participants from the US, Australia, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Ireland, Egypt, Serbia, South Africa, Brazil, Ecuador, UK, Spain, Italy, Bali, New Zealand, and many more countries tuning in to the WOMB Conference. 

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In Gratitude, 
Kara Maria
The Conscious Birth Doula Mentorship is now OPEN ENROLLMENT to all! This is a new paradigm childbirth companion education program to serve and inspire birth assistants, doulas, and companions today to  support the highest vibration of spirit, health, and vitality for birth. 

Enroll at anytime in this global distance-learning course and receive The Conscious Birth Doula Guide and The Sacred Nature of Birth: Natural Wisdom for Conscious Birthing books by KaRa Maria Ananda. Also receive access to online audio classes and ongoing email consultation as you progress on your journey as a Conscious Birth Doula today. 
The Conscious Birth Doula program integrates skills and practices for birth doulas today from pre-and perinatal psychology, evidence-based maternity care, traditional midwifery, natural healing arts, the science of the heart, and energy medicine to create a new paradigm of Conscious Doula Care

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