TECHNIQUES FOR A LIFETIME 

Birth Ease
 

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 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. In these uncertain times due to the Coronavirus pandemic, I am offering a FREE basic childbirth online video course which includes a guided relaxation session for expecting families.  

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 a 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. 

 

 

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 How do you know what's trustworthy information and what's a myth or just plain outdated?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 relaxation techniques catered to your unique needs---available online, in person, or a combination of both. Complementary video course available.

Doulas provide non-medical, educational, physical and emotional support for birthing women and their families.

 

Everything hypnobirthing related: childbirth classes, hypnofertility, mothering, and clinical hypnosis sessions as well. All available online!

Sessions to promote stress reduction and provide relaxation techniques. Education, resources, and support for families and professionals experiencing birth trauma  and/or  perinatal loss.

 

How do you know what's trustworthy information and what's a myth or just plain outdated? Join Michelle and her guests as they share valuable tips, tools, and proven methods to cut through the noise and fear. 

 

Placenta services that include encapsulation, tinctures and art; as well as placenta stem cell information for parents of special needs children. 

 

 BIRTH  EASE  COURSES

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THE  BIRTH  EASE METHOD

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Combining  guided relaxation and stress reduction techniques with in-depth childbirth education that last a lifetime.

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“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!" 

 

Lauren S.
 

 

 CENTRAL  FLORIDA  BIRTH  RESOURCES

Acupuncture

 

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.

Chiropractors

 

For a more comfortable pregnancy and easier birth. Helps with newborn aliments such as colic.

Craniosacral Therapy

 

 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.  

Lactation Consultants

 

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.

Massage Therapy

 

 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.

Pediatricians

 

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.

Photography

 

Capture those once in a lifetime moments with maternity, birth, and newborn photography.

Yoga

 

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.

VBAC

 

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.

 

GRIEF  SUPPORT

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