YAHOO! I'M PREGNANT... NOW WHAT?

YAHOO I'M PREGNANT! NOW WHAT?... 
 

We hear you. So much to think about, plan and learn before baby joins the family. There are TONS of resources out there, but where do you even start? What books to read? What classes to take? What to eat and how stay healthy? 

Deep breaths. We've got you.

Let's get together and talk it all out now so that you can release into the rest of your pregnancy and feel a bit more prepared.  We'll go through what to expect per trimester, how to best support yourself during each trimester, how to choose a care provider and a birth team, and your options in labor and birth.  We'll also answer all the questions you always wanted to ask. 

We'll end the afternoon talking with Lauren Dulberg, Licensed and Board Certified Acupuncturist and Herbalist, about how to take care of yourself throughout pregnancy and beyond.

WHEN + WHERE:

Sunday 3/19 4-6 pm at YinOva Center

 

About Brilliant Bodies:
Natalia Hailes and Ashley Spivak are birth doulas and reproductive health advocates. They are co-creators of Brilliant Bodies which partners with like-minded businesses to facilitate creative solutions for pressing issues in the reproductive health space. They are currently working on CYCLES+SEX: the first of its kind "Happening" to celebrate and educate the interconnections between our menstrual, hormonal, reproductive and sexual health for overall well-being and autonomy on April 30th in NYC.

About Lauren Dulberg: 

Lauren is a Licensed Acupuncturist as well a Board-Certified Herbalist and Practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine and holds a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She has a Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM) from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and is now completing the Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) in April, 2017.

Stress Reduction for Pregnancy & Birth

You’ve read all the books. You’ve googled everything from “Does my baby fit in my pelvis?” to “Using a potato to heal hemorrhoids”. You’ve even taken childbirth education classes.  And yet… you keep thinking ‘How the F* am I going to get through this?’

We hear you! The unknown can be pretty scary. We will talk it aaaaall through and use a variety of modalities including breath, movement, sound and meditation to explore and release some of those common stressors and fears.

So join us and get ready to FEEL GOOD,  find new ways to connect with your baby and your body’s ability to take care of you both, because YOU’VE TOTALLY GOT THIS!

MARCH 19TH, 10:30-12:30 AM

PRENATAL YOGA CENTER

251 W. 72nd St. 2F New York, NY 10023 

$35

 

 

What the 'Bleep' Happens in Childbirth? A comprehensive childbirth education class for parents-to-be

So you're growing a tiny human inside you (High five!) and soon you'll actually have to get this baby out of you (how does that work exactly?) So many to-do lists, emotions, hormonal and body changes... where to even start?  

Deep breath; We've got you! We've prepared a kick-ass, comprehensive childbirth class to answer all your questions (even the ones you didn't even know you had!) about labor, birth and the postpartum period. You and your partner will learn a whole load of new tips, tricks and tools to  have the BirthDay Party that feels best for YOU. 

Oh, and the best part? We'll end with a Stress Reduction session that will leave you feeling GOOD. 

So join us. It will be fun (we promise). We can't wait!

THE DETAILS:

What: 2 part class  for pregnant folks and their partners/support person

$390 PER COUPLE


When: Saturday December 3rd + Saturday December 17th from 11am to 4 pm

Where: Yinova Center - 74 E 11th St

What we'll cover in each session:

Session 1: 

The Flow of Labor and Moving through the Roadblocks

  • The stages of labor
  • The Birth "Plan"? Where to even begin - what are my options?
  • Knowing your rights
  • What happens at your birth place
  • Interventions and surgery

Coping through labor

  • What the heck a contraction really is
  • How your body works for you in the process
  • Pain coping tools and techniques
  • How to prep body & mind
  • Partner tips

Session 2: 

Prepping for the 4th trimester - What to expect Postpartum

  • Breastfeeding
  • Newborn care
  • Postpartum body & mind
  • Building a support system

How the BLEEP am I going to get through this? Stress reduction for Birth

  • Fear release
  • Stress reduction flow
  • Letting go & finding your rhythm

HOW THE F* AM I GOING TO GET THROUGH THIS? A STRESS REDUCTION FOR PREGNANCY & BIRTH WORKSHOP

 
 

You’ve read all the books. You’ve googled everything from “Does my baby fit in my pelvis?” to “Using a potato to heal hemorrhoids”. You’ve watched every YouTube birth video. You’ve even taken childbirth education classes. Your to do list is (almost) done. The 'hospital' bag is (sort of) packed. You've gone through a whole lot of information and talked to all your friends (and random strangers) about it. And yet... you keep thinking 'How the F* am I going to get through this?'

We hear you! The unknown can be pretty scary. And while there are plenty of classes to address the prenatal body, there are few to address the mindset and the enormous role it plays in pregnancy and birth. This workshop is designed to do just that.

We will talk it aaaaall through and use a variety of modalities including breath, movement, sound and meditation to explore and release some of those stressors and fears that keep coming up again and again. 

So join us and get ready to FEEL GOOD,  find new ways to connect with your baby and trust your body's ability to take care of you both, because YOU'VE TOTALLY GOT THIS! 

 

SUNDAY 11/6 @ 2:30 - 4:30 PM

SHAMBHALA YOGA DANCE

ADVANCED SIGN UP $35. DAY OF $40 

SOUND MEDITATION FOR BIRTH WORKERS

As Birth Workers we’re used to holding space for others. Today Brilliant Bodies invites you to:

HOLD SPACE FOR YOURSELF SO YOU CAN BETTER HOLD SPACE FOR OTHERS.

Join us on a transportive night of meditation lead by Jesse Flower-Ambroch. We’ll utilize breathing techniques, visualization, vocalization, and a host of unique instruments to facilitate deep insight, clarity, and relaxation.

This is an extraordinary way to process your experiences as a birth worker and get some serious YOU time.

Trust yourself. Discover and accept complex emotions and fears. Be inspired. Cry. Sing. Laugh. Sleep. Feel good. Let go. 

Join us on MAY 24, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

DUNGEON BEACH

63 North 3rd St.

Brooklyn NY 11249

$20-40 Sliding scale

 

*We hope you can make it but as birth workers we know that birth is unpredictable. Don't worry! Tickets are transferable, just send us a note to let us know.  

**As much as we love your kiddos this experience is for YOU, so those who need your tender lovin care need to sit this one out as you give it to yourself.

ABOUT JESSE:

Jesse Flower-Ambroch is a Brooklyn-based meditation leader focused on using the power of sound to benefit others. Jesse is dedicated to the exploration of sound through science and spirituality with a respect for sound's unique ability to relieve stress, provide insight and promote well-being. Jesse provides meditations to individuals and groups of all sizes.

ABOUT BRILLIANT BODIES:

Brilliant Bodies offers doula and stress-reduction services for those in their childbearing years (of all genders!) as well as aims to normalize and demystify birth for those not yet pregnant. Learn more at @ourbrilliantbodies and ourbrilliantbodies.com.

SOUND MEDITATION FOR PREGNANCY

 

Brilliant Bodies is excited to invite you to a special evening of SOUND MEDITATION for PREGNANCY in collaboration with Jesse Flower-Ambroch.

If you're not familiar with the practice you're in for a treat.  This group meditation utilizes sound and the vibrations sound creates as a gateway to disconnect from our monkey minds.  We will use guided breathing techniques, vocalization and a mixture of crazy cool harmonic instruments that allow us to calm our mind and access a deep relaxed state to build trust in our selves and help prepare for birth.   

We are offering three sessions- you are welcome to join us for one or all three. Session 1 focuses on Recognizing and Releasing Fears and Stressors, Session 2, Grounding, Re-learning and Connecting to your Body, and the final of the series, Heart Opening and Acceptance (just in time for Valentine's Day) to inspire a sense of openness, love and flexibility for oneself and all that lies ahead in labyrinth of birth and parenthood. Read more detailed descriptions for each session below.

The workshop costs $35 per session for individuals, $60 for couples.  The entire series is $90 for individuals, $170 for couples.

At DUNGEON BEACH

63 North 3rd St.

Brooklyn NY 11249

BUY TICKETS FOR HEART OPENING SESSION ON FEB. 9th

SEE YOU THERE!

 

SEE WHAT PEOPLE SAID ABOUT SESSION 1 & 2:


”Big THANK YOU it was TERRIFIC!”

”It was an experience that I am sure I will call upon during my labor”

 

 

Fear/Stress Release

Let’s face it, a baby on the way can welcome joy and excitement into ones life and it can bring up deep fear and agitation. Worries about the birthing process, the health of the baby and the effect of the new child on the relationship of the parents, for instance, are so common, but we rarely get a chance to express and normalize these fears outside a private setting. Compound these with everyday stress and you can have a recipe for overload.

This meditation will provide a space for just this. Through the power of sound, we will gently explore these fears and stresses, practice how to access and release them, and explore insight and clarity into their deeper origins. You will be provided with listening, visualization, vocalizing and body awareness techniques to provide immediate relief as well as ideas and techniques you can take home and add to your practice and everyday life.

This event will be unique and accessible to individuals and couples of all backgrounds and levels of meditation experience.

Grounding

As city dwellers, it is so easy to lose track of our connection to our core and to the earth. We often spend all day so up in our heads that we forget what it feels like to be in our own bodies. During pregnancy it is doubly important to strengthen these connections as the body prepares itself for birth and we surrender to the natural cycles of life.

Take root with us as we explore grounding, how it feels to be grounded, the things that cause us to become ungrounded and how we can maintain and develop this connection throughout our daily lives. We will practice techniques using sound, body awareness, visualization and more to cultivate a sense of presence and stillness. This will be an excellent class for pregnant individuals and couples looking to start a meditation practice or simply looking for more emotional and physical stability in their lives.

Heart Opening

The heart is the most powerful organ in the human body. Its from where we express love, affection and compassion and it connects us as friends, family and human beings. With a new child on the way, its a great time to strengthen this connection and practice receiving the present with an open and awakened heart. 

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we will envelop the heart center with awarenesses using sound, vocalization, visualization, body awareness and more. Instructions will be given to explore the heart, release tension and trauma and gently open this area. This is an excellent class for pregnant individuals and couples looking to foster an environment of love and connection for and welcome their baby with a spirit of love and compassion.

 

ABOUT JESSE:

Jesse Flower-Ambroch is a Brooklyn-based meditation leader focused on using the power of sound to benefit others. Jesse is dedicated to the exploration of sound through science and spirituality with a respect for sound's unique ability to relieve stress, provide insight and promote well-being. Jesse provides meditations to individuals and groups of all sizes.

ABOUT BRILLIANT BODIES:

Brilliant Bodies offers doula and stress-reduction services for those in their childbearing years (of all genders!) as well as aims to normalize and demystify birth for those not yet pregnant. Learn more at @ourbrilliantbodies and ourbrilliantbodies.com.

JUST BREATHE: an evening of stress reduction for pregnancy & labor

You’ve read all the books. You’ve googled everything from “Does my baby fit in my pelvis?” to “Using a potato to heal hemorrhoids”. You’ve watched every YouTube birth video, you’ve even taken childbirth education classes. That’s a whole lot of information and a whole lot to process.

The unknown can be pretty scary. And while there are plenty of classes to address the prenatal body, there are few to address the mindset and the enormous role it plays in pregnancy and birth. This workshop is designed to do just that.

We will use a variety of modalities including breath, movement, sound and meditation to explore and release our stressors and fears around childbirth to facilitate trust in the intricate design of your body and your ability to know how to best serve it.

JOIN  US  ON  NOVEMBER  7,     5 - 7 PM

AT CARRIAGE HOUSE BIRTH

97 N7th St, Brooklyn NY

$35 for individuals
$55 for couples

 

SIGN-UP HERE

 

ABOUT

Ashley and Natalia are co-founders of Brilliant Bodies, which offers doula and stress-reduction services for those in their childbearing years (of all genders!) as well as aims to normalize and demystify birth for those not yet pregnant. Learn more at @ourbrilliantbodies and ourbrilliantbodies.com.

 

SOUND MEDITATION FOR BIRTH WORKERS

As Birth Workers we’re used to holding space for others.  Today Brilliant Bodies invites you to:

HOLD SPACE FOR YOURSELF SO YOU CAN BETTER HOLD SPACE FOR OTHERS.

Join us on a transportive night of meditation lead by Jesse Flower-Ambroch. We’ll utilize breathing techniques, visualization, vocalization, and a host of unique instruments to facilitate deep insight, clarity, and relaxation.

This is an extraordinary way to process your experiences as a birth worker and get some serious YOU time.

Trust yourself. Discover and accept complex emotions and fears. Be inspired. Cry. Sing. Laugh. Sleep. Feel good. Let go. Because...

 Who are YOU to not take care of YOURSELF?

We hope to see you there!

Join us on OCTOBER 29, 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

DUNGEON BEACH

63 North 3rd St.

Brooklyn NY 11249

$25 Early Bird Special, sign up by October 20th.

$30, after October 20th or walk-ins (spaced allowed).

To register go here. Space is limited!

*We hope you can make it but as birth workers we know that birth is unpredictable. Don't worry! Tickets are transferable, just send us a note to let us know.  

**As much as we love your kiddos this experience is for YOU, so those who need your tender lovin care need to sit this one out as you give it to yourself.

ABOUT JESSE:

Jesse Flower-Ambroch is a Brooklyn-based meditation leader focused on using the power of sound to benefit others. Jesse is dedicated to the exploration of sound through science and spirituality with a respect for sound's unique ability to relieve stress, provide insight and promote well-being. Jesse provides meditations to individuals and groups of all sizes.

ABOUT BRILLIANT BODIES:

Brilliant Bodies offers doula and stress-reduction services for those in their childbearing years (of all genders!) as well as aims to normalize and demystify birth for those not yet pregnant. Learn more at @ourbrilliantbodies and ourbrilliantbodies.com.