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YOUR JOURNEY IS THE FOCUS
At Birth Ease, I understand that everyone's journey to parenthood is unique. For some of us, the journey has been smooth and even easy. For others of us, the journey has been difficult, perhaps even perilous. We may have faced infertility, pregnancy loss, stillbirth, high-risk pregnancies, a previous difficult vaginal or cesarean birth...
I am dedicated to providing you comprehensive, specialized education and support for wherever you are on your parenting journey. My specialty is relaxation and stress reduction techniques that last you a lifetime. So whether you are planning to become pregnant, a natural birth, a medicated birth, a Vaginal Birth After Cesarean, a belly birth, or anything in between your baby and you will benefit. My comprehensive services include childbirth classes, infertility support, doula services, VBAC education and support, trusted resources and referrals to experts in the field, and support for perinatal loss and traumatic birth experiences.
Birth Ease isn't just for parents, it also provides support for birth professionals. My birth professional services include education regarding the nuances of working with clients that are experiencing perinatal loss or pregnancy after a loss, as well as support for birth professionals experiencing compassion fatigue and/or secondary post-traumatic stress.
You can also listen in to my show The Birth Ease Podcast to learn more about ways to mitigate stress, connect with your inner wisdom, create healing, and support your body, mind, and spirit during your parenting journey. My show is giving voice to places in the parenting journey that are often unheard.
THE BIRTH EASE PODCAST
How do you filter through all of the uninvited opinions that suddenly come your way when you decide to have a child? How do you know what's trustworthy information and what's a myth or just plain outdated? Join Michelle Smith, CHt -- founder of The Birth Ease Method childbirth program -- and her guests as they share valuable tips, tools, and proven methods to cut through the noise and fear. For 20 years as a birth professional, Michelle has personally helped hundreds of families understand their options in maternity care, transform their fears and stress, and connect with their inner calm as they navigate the sacred journey that is pregnancy, birth, and parenthood.
This podcast also delves into the areas of pregnancy and parenthood that often get swept under the rug such as:
the impacts of stress, perinatal loss, birth trauma, and human rights in childbirth.
BIRTH EASE SERVICES
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Childbirth education combined with stress reduction and guided relaxation techniques catered to your unique needs. Classes are private virtual instruction and taught in a combination of video chat appointments and digital materials: written, video and audio.
Doulas provide non-medical, educational, physical and emotional support for birthing persons and their families.
Everything hypnobirthing related: childbirth classes, hypnofertility, mothering, and clinical hypnosis sessions as well. All personalized and available virtually online! Classes are taught in a combination of video chat appointments and digital materials: written, video and audio.
Sessions to promote stress reduction and provide relaxation techniques. Education, resources, and support for families and professionals experiencing birth trauma and/or perinatal loss.
Calm Birth is a tool you can use in any situation, for every breath of life. Calm Birth has three practices based out of ancient meditation traditions grounded in modern science. Classes are taught in a combination of individual video chat appointments and digital materials: written, video and audio.
Placenta services that include encapsulation, tinctures and art; as well as placenta stem cell information for parents of special needs children.
BIRTH EASE CHILDBIRTH CLASSES
“I've been listening to meditations on YouTube, but they just aren't the same! The sound of your voice is so soothing. Nothing compares!"
CENTRAL FLORIDA BIRTH RESOURCES
An effective option to enhance fertility, help with minor pregnancy ailments, prepare the body for labor, and breastfeeding and postpartum issues.
Birth Centers & Home Birth
Safe and gentle options for low risk pregnancies. Families receive comprehensive, compassionate care.
For a more comfortable pregnancy and easier birth. Helps with newborn aliments such as colic.
Helpful for treating newborns and infants. Difficulty nursing can be a result of tensions and restrictions in the baby’s head, spine or body that can be caused by pressures experienced during late pregnancy, and by the forces of birth.
Provide education and help women experiencing breastfeeding problems, such as latching difficulties, painful nursing, low milk production, and with babies who aren't gaining enough weight.
During pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health.
Nurse Midwives/OB GYNS
Mother-Baby Friendly Providers attending births in the hospital setting.
Holistically minded pediatricians that also enjoy caring for patients that are born at home or a birth center.
Pelvic Health Physical Therapy
Focuses on improving function of pelvic floor muscles and pelvic girdle that are essential to supporting your core, bowel, bladder, and sexual function.
Capture those once in a lifetime moments with maternity, birth, and newborn photography.
With an emphasis on breathing, stamina, pelvic floor work, restorative poses, and core strength, Prenatal Yoga can help women become more resilient during and after pregnancy.
Women desiring to give birth vaginally after a previous cesarean birth have the options of giving birth at the hospital with a VBAC friendly OB practice or having a homebirth.