This is a series of two weekly videochat sessions which run from 10am-11am.
Women connecting to empower and support each other.
We’re excited that you here to join us in Connecting to your Postpartum Community….A special two week series offered to you, our new moms, from The Birthing Inn.
Telling your birth story matters….
It was Ina May Gaskin who said, ““Birth matters. It matters because it is the way we all begin our lives outside the source, our mother’s bodies… For each mother, it is an event that shakes and shapes her to the innermost core.”
In our first meeting together, a compassionate and welcoming space is created for you to share your birth story along with a small circle of other new moms.
Support for the first few weeks….
In our second meeting together, we will talk about navigating this postpartum period moving forward, and how building community and reaching out for support can be a key elements to transitioning gently into your new role as mom.
EVERY birth matters, and all the feelings that come with those births are important. No two births will ever be the same and each and every experience, whether it is positive, negative or both deserves recognition and attention. Sharing your postpartum experience in a small, safe community is an amazing stepping stone along this journey.
We are glad that you’re here.
About Amy Schief MSW, RM
I began working at The Birthing Inn as a birth assistant in 1999 when I was in midwifery school and later was blessed to call TBI my home base while running my own busy practice. During my 15 years at The Birthing Inn I had the pleasure of working with amazing families alongside wonderful midwives, doulas, birth assistants and childbirth educators.
In 2012 I moved to Switzerland and after a lengthy process (and the addition of a whole new language!) my midwifery license was recognized and I started again working with growing families at a birth center here in central Switzerland.
One of the most striking differences I noticed right away was the special emphasis placed on the postpartum period. Here in Switzerland, women are invited to stay at the birth center (as well as the hospital) for at least five days following the birth often with their partners! The care and attention they receive is amazing and helps to set a positive and supportive tone in the life of a new family. Once the family returns home, a midwife visits the family each day for up to a week, and in some cases longer. This is all part of the benefits she receives through her insurance and is standard of care!
Needless to say, my perspective and knowledge of the postpartum period has changed a great deal and I am thrilled to be offering postpartum support to moms via TBI’s online postpartum support groups. I am also happy to be offering one-on-one postpartum support sessions for moms (and partners) who would like a bit of extra time to talk about all the joys and challenges of the postpartum time.