Love for our Doula

Posted by on Dec 12, 2014 in Testimonials | Comments Off on Love for our Doula

Our experience with Alyssa was really outstanding. She not only educated my husband and I and acted as pillar of support during labor & delivery, but she also cultivated a friendship with us that we truly cherish. My husband was skeptical about hiring a doula, since he had never heard of the role before and thought it was kind of a scam job seeing as both his parents are physicians. After our experience with Alyssa, he holds a strong stance that every birth, ESPECIALLY hospital births, should be supported by a doula. I wanted a natural birth, and I got it thanks to her support. But honestly, I agree with my husband, that Alyssa would have been an integral role in our experience at the hospital even if I had planned to have an epidural or C-section. She really helped us navigate through our entire experience and we are forever grateful. -Lisa...

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Ask the Midwife: Undisturbed Birth

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Events | Comments Off on Ask the Midwife: Undisturbed Birth

Our first “Ask the Midwife” event in Lake Mary was a wonderful success!  We were joined by many families interested in discussing our featured first topic of Undisturbed Birth.  Here are some pictures from the event!  Thank you to Guruv Yoga for hosting our event.  We look forward to the next “Ask the Midwife” event after the New Year.                  ...

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Sacred Birth Winter Class Series

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Events, Upcoming Events | Comments Off on Sacred Birth Winter Class Series

Sacred Birth Winter Class Series

 We’re happy to share our amazing childbirth classes with the community. We hope you’ll join us at the Florida School of Holisitic Living on January 6.   Experience Childbirth Education like you never have before! This class series goes far beyond the ‘stages of labor’ into experiential knowledge of your birthing body, your beliefs, and your baby. Explore deeper using visualization, contemplation, discussion, birth art, and vocalization among other tools. Some topics include: Connect Deeply with your Baby Learn about Womb Ecology Explore Instinctive Birthing Dive into Breathing Techniques & Comfort Measures Experience Fear Release Processes Gain Confidence in your Birthing Body Learn How To Successfully Breastfeed Explore the Benefits of your Placenta Learn the Art & Science of Attachment Parenting & More… Join the Sacred Birth family for this special and interactive Birthing Class. The class is designed to be attended by birthing women and their partners and/or doulas. Please contact Alyssa at 407-341-6962 or alyssa@sacredbirthorlando.com for more information on how to register for the class series. *HOMEBIRTH CLIENTS please note, there will be an extra night of class (a total of 5 classes) for you. This 5th class will specifically review topics pertaining to home birth and will end on Feb 3 instead of Jan 27....

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Transfer at 32 weeks!

Posted by on Oct 3, 2014 in Birth Stories, Testimonials | Comments Off on Transfer at 32 weeks!

I decided to see Michelle late in my pregnancy, I was about 32 weeks.  It was a last minute decision, but one of the best decisions I’ve ever made!  Michelle is such a caring person.  I’m so thankful I had her through this!  The week before I had my son I had prodromal labor every day I would get contractions that would lead to nothing.  It was exhausting not only physically, but emotionally.  The day before I gave birth I had my 38 week check up with Michelle.  She knew what I’ve been going through and knew I was exhausted.  That’s when I had a heart to heart with her and I just CRIED AND CRIED!  She sat there with me and listened and gave me great advice.  I think the visit went from 1:45 till almost 3pm! (You don’t get that at an obgyn office) and she sat there with me!  After that I felt amazing like a HUGE weight was off my shoulders.  The next day I woke up from the BEST sleep I’ve had my entire pregnancy.  Everything was normal till about 3pm when I started feeling some mild contractions 2-3min apart.  I didn’t think too much since I had been dealing with this for a whole week!  But then at 4pm they got extremely intense and let Michelle know she arrived and helped me through it.  I don’t know if I could have done it without her by my side coaching me through it all.  By 9:26pm my beautiful son was born.  I wish I had the words to describe how it felt to catch my own son and watch him take his first breath in my hands.  Simply incredible.  I wish all the mommies could have Michelle by their side through this, she is such an amazing and caring person. -Maribel Jimenez (mom of...

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Sacred Birth Expands! -Welcoming Alyssa Kaplan

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 in Our Family | Comments Off on Sacred Birth Expands! -Welcoming Alyssa Kaplan

I am extremely excited to announce that Alyssa Kaplan, Orlando childbirth educator and yoga instructor, is joining Sacred Birth and supporting the intention to hold a sacred space for every birthing family we have the privilege and honor to work with.  The time has come to expand and collectively open our hearts to be in service in the highest way in which we have been led.  I am proud and honored that Alyssa resonates with the philosophy of Sacred Birth and feels inspired to join in this mission.  I am ready to rock our gifts together as we create a Sacred Birth Family and set our intentions as high as the sky.  Here is her message to you, our community:   Welcome mamas, friends, and families!  I am beyond grateful and excited to co-create Sacred Birth together.  Each and every one of you reading this is invited to come share your experience and wisdom as we grow our family and expand our expertise.  My name is Alyssa Kaplan and I am the lead Childbirth Educator, Doula, and Yoga Instructor of the Sacred Birth Family.  I’m thrilled to be offering the community many diverse classes ranging from a 5-week journey to a 1 day labor essentials workshop.  Our classes will include natural prevention during pregnancy, all birthing choices from home birth to hospital birth, and breastfeeding basics: how to get your family off to a healthy start!  We are also creating monthly gatherings called “Ask the midwife”, where we will openly explore and discuss different topics within the community.  I envision the Sacred Birth Family to not only hold gatherings during the childbearing years but also ceremonies beginning from the time of menstruation through menopause.  Please stay tuned! When I’m not attending a sacred birth or teaching a childbirth class, I can be found guiding Prenatal and Mommy and Me Yoga classes or counseling women throughout breastfeeding.  I have been practicing yoga since 2002 and guiding since 2006.  Yoga is a very special practice that has revealed a lifestyle in which to live by.  Its systematic and spiritual approach has allowed me to find balance and peace during my busiest days.  In August of 2012, I truly tested my yoga.  I gave birth not only to a beautiful bright-spirited boy but also to myself as a new mama.  I had a peaceful and wonderful water birth experience.  It transformed me and empowered me!  Shortly after giving birth to my son, Jaden, I observed the thirst for womanly community.  These circles meant so much to me as I began re-identifying myself as a strong competent mama.   These experiences have shaped me into the woman I am today.  They continue to feed me and others as I share my stories and lessons.  The most powerful offering I can share with the community is the power of knowledge and the power of love.  For me, this is my passion, this is my service, and this is my path.  I’m grateful and happy to share all of this with you....

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Lovely Little Keladry Lilo

Posted by on Aug 8, 2014 in New Babies | Comments Off on Lovely Little Keladry Lilo

Lovely Little Keladry Lilo

Welcome to the world beautiful little baby! Her mama did amazing birthing her first baby in the water ❤ What a beautiful entrance into the world! Grandma arrived from the airport minutes after her birth while placenta was still inside of mama ❤

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Baby Aaron Surprises Everyone

Posted by on Aug 8, 2014 in New Babies | Comments Off on Baby Aaron Surprises Everyone

Baby Aaron Surprises Everyone

Welcome to the world sweet little baby ❤ Baby Aaron decided he wanted to come into the world tushie first! What a surprise he gave us all!

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Beautiful Ellie Rose

Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 in New Babies | Comments Off on Beautiful Ellie Rose

Beautiful Ellie Rose

Welcome beautiful Ellie ❤ Your big brother and sister had eagerly awaited your arrival along with your mama and daddy!

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Spring Beauty

Posted by on Apr 30, 2014 in New Babies | Comments Off on Spring Beauty

Spring Beauty

Welcome earth-side sweet baby girl ❤ This gorgeously chunky baby was born into her mama’s own two hands in the water. Sweet big sister finally got to meet her life-long best friend…so precious! Baby got her gourmet colostrum meal while mama also ate 🙂

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Full Moon Baby Love

Posted by on Jan 16, 2014 in New Babies | Comments Off on Full Moon Baby Love

Full Moon Baby Love

Welcome to the planet precious little baby! Your mama waited and waited (and waited!) for your arrival and is so glad you’re finally here! Born on the Full Moon into his mama and daddy’s hands in their own garden tub…you are blessed little one ❤

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