Time: November 19, 2010 from 1pm to 2pm
Location: teleseminar - you can call in from any location!
Website or Map: http://birthsecrets.eventbrit…
Event Type: free, one-hour, teleseminar, with, birth, playwright, karen, brody
Organized By: Angela Lauria
Latest Activity: Nov 2, 2010
I am so glad you found this free teleseminar! If you are anything like me, you are excited to be a mom, but less excited about having a 6-8 pound person come out your va-jay-jay! If you are looking for the inside scoop about the labor and delivery process, you have come to the right place!
Shortly after I gave birth to my son in 2006, I met playwright, Karen Brody. Karen wrote this amazing play, Birth, which tells the birth stories of 8 women in America. As a theatre director who had recently earned a PhD in theatre for social change, I was fascinated with Karen’s show and how it created a space for women in their own births. During my pregnancy, I felt like Baby Tupperware. "Eyes on the prize!" everyone would tell me. So I ignored my own feelings and fears and focused on the baby.
Still something was missing and Karen's play helped me figure out what it was. ME! Everyone including me was so focused on the baby being happy and healthy but no one was focused on me, even I was ignoring myself. What I love about Karen's play and her related BOLD movement is that it allows pregnant moms to connect to themselves and their bodies without losing site of their baby.
Karen's organization, BOLD, has empowered thousands of women to have great birth experiences both through the arts and through related fundraising and support of mother-friendly organizations. Since 2005, her play has been performed in several languages, for tens of thousands of people, in over 100 cities around the world.
I asked Karen for an hour of her time in November to share with pregnant women – completely for free – some of her insights about labor and delivery.
She'll teach you some of the secrets she has learned from women who had good birth experiences, from concrete logistics (when to leave for the hospital) to more emotional connections (like the “My Body Rocks” chant)
If there is someone you know who you think might benefit from this call, please spread the word. And if you are already active on Facebook or Twitter - consider posting this event if you have connections that might benefit from the hour long, free call.
Bonus: Attendees will receive a free Pregnant Mama Secrets download with Karen’s favorite quotes from her internationally acclaimed play Birth and her favorite pregnancy books!