The Educated Mama….
The definition of Empowement is “the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one’s life and claiming one’s rights”. The Educated Mama is all about EMPOWERMENT, simply because this is YOUR experience. Whether this is your first pregnancy, or your thirteenth, You need to know how you can take control of your choices throughout your entire birthing experience. This does not mean that you need to plan to give birth to your child all alone on the side of a mountain (although to me that sounds pretty darn righteous!) but it does mean that you need to know that this is your body and that you have choices regarding your care throught this process. You can be equally empowered having your baby in a hospital medicated with a planned cesarean section as you can be chosing a natural birth with a midwife in your own home.
The Educated Mama is a collaborative effort of childbirth educators, doulas, midwives, lactation specialists, placenta encapsulators, and birth supporters (ie. birth junkies!). We all live and breathe childbirth related information. We provide reliable information for parents who are looking at many different types of birth options. Some are choosing a medicated hospital birth or a repeat cesarean section. Others are choosing a midwife for a home birth or in a birth center setting. How ever you want to give birth to your child is up to you. You just need reliable and evidence based information as you go.
Each birth worker has a unique way of providing support. Our team of Birth Educators, Lactation Specialists, Doulas, Yoga Masters, Herbalists, Pediatricians, Midwives, OBGYNs, Nurses, are all here to help you find the information that you need and help ease your transition through your birth experience from the minute you decide you would like to have a baby, are expecting a baby, or even last minute when you are going into labor, there are specialists available to assist you in their own particular and special way.