My story of mindfulness and birth
Hi, my name is Marie and I am so happy you are interested to work with me.
I have been serving the birthing community for the last 12 years. My background as an engineer trained me to approach life with a logical mindset. When I became pregnant I was used to project managing, controlling and solving problems. Just like most people, I needed to learn that pregnancy is an opportunity to trust in the body, let go of controlling and planning and give over to the body's instincts. Not as easy as it sounds!
I had my first child back in 2005 and had a very empowered experience using my breath to stay focussed. I wanted to shout about it from the rooftops. Unfortunately drama and negativity sticks in people's minds and affects their preconceptions. I was so inspired to be part of the movement to help people have a more balanced view that in 2006 I trained to give birth preparation classes.
In 2007 my daughter was born calmly in water at home.
I have worked with midwives from several countries to develop this course. I am also trained as a mindful self-compassion teacher and supervised by the University of California.
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