“The Ultimate Guide to Sex After Baby: Secrets to Love and Intimacy”
Research conducted in the field of prenatal and perinatal psychology over the past 40 years has brought forth a new understanding of early infant development. Dr. Contey, co-author of CALMS: A Guide to Soothing Your Baby will offer parents and professionals a new view of babyhood and provide a simple and essential “tool kit” called CALMS that parents and guides can use in the early days, weeks, months and beyond, with their littlest Ones.
Mothering is the task of superheros and times like these call for us ALL to activate our superpowers. The most potent one is hidden in a place that we have been taught not to look: In our bodies and our sensuality!! Sheila Kamara Hay of Ecstatic
Birth will be talking about tapping into your Sensual Superpower to fuel your highest expression as a woman and a mother.
Join Debra and Stephanie Larson, Founder & Master Trainer, Dancing For Birth™ as they discuss how to activate your inner goddess and become even stronger after having a baby! How your BODY-POSITIVITY can become even stronger after having a baby. The sure-fire way to integrate your mother-self and your sensual-self into one MAGNIFICENT YOU and more!
Amy L. Gilliland, Ph.D., AdvCD/BDT(DONA), is an AASECT certified sexuality educator supervisor and infant mental health expert with specialized training in attachment and interpersonal communication. She is also a highly regarded birth doula researcher, one of the first DONA International birth doula trainers, a research associate at the UW Madison Center for Child and Family Well Being and the author of The Heart of The Doula: Essentials for Practice and Life. Join us to talk about when Sex After Baby isn’t easy!
Christine is the Director and one of the instructors at the Center for Sacred Widow Studies, an online school for Ayurveda and Postpartum, and trusted resource for birth professionals and families. She has a background as an Ayurvedic Practitioner, Educator, Group Facilitator and Birth and Postpartum Doula. She is also a busy mother of 4 boys, most of whom have been brought into the world using the principles she teaches. Join her as she discusses keys of conscious postpartum care and the sacred nature of the postpartum time.
Ruth Elliot is a Pregnancy and Postpartum PT specialist and is passionate about educating and empowering women from a holistic perspective. She has a master’s degree in Physical Therapy, a licensed massage and body worker holding an advanced certification in neuromuscular massage therapy. Ruth completed her graduate research thesis studying urinary incontinence in collegiate female athletes and has been mentored by specialists in Women’s Health PT and osteopathic manual therapy. In addition to advanced coursework in women’s health physical therapy (WHPT), she was certified in Holistic PelvicCare™ and Advanced Energy Techniques. Ruth will share tips for repairing the tissues after traumatic, challenging or lengthy births, supporting mothers in early postpartum to reconnect with the birth energy and more!
Naoli Vinaver is a Mexican midwife and international conference speaker who is passionate about sexuality, birth and the vital, changing, mysterious flows of energy which we surf, navigate and create in our lives! She teaches several intensive and online workshops on diverse topics, including Tantric Birth. Naoli has spoken in TED Talks, Conferences, seminars and workshops around the world for over 30 years and in over 30 countries. Join her and Debra as they discuss intimacy & eroticism in the postpartum period.
Dr Sarah Buckley is trained as a GP with qualifications in GP obstetrics. She has been writing and lecturing to childbirth professionals and parents since 1997 and is the author of the internationally best-selling book Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering.
Sarah has a special interest in the hormones of physiological labour and birth and the impacts of interventions. In 2015 she completed an extensive report on this topic, Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing, published with Childbirth Connection (US). She is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Queensland, researching oxytocin and the autonomic nervous system in labour and birth. She has co-authored several papers on oxytocin in labour, birth and breastfeeding.
Join Sarah to explore the female sexual cycles and how our hormones support mamas, babies, partners and families at every stage.
Red Miller is a Mother, Holistic Midwife, Author of From Fear to Love- Your Guide to a Fearless Magical Birth and founder of Love Based Birth. Her special power and deep passion is helping couples to have awesome births. She’s attended nearly 800 births in super diverse settings from rice fields to a palace and in 10 countries including India, USA, and Singapore. She’ll share her expertise on preparing your Postpartum Love Nest
Red Miller is a Mother, Holistic Midwife, Author of From Fear to Love- Your Guide to a Fearless Magical Birth and founder of Love Based Birth. Her special power and deep passion is helping couples to have awesome births. She’s attended nearly 800 births in super diverse settings from rice fields to a palace and in 10 countries including India, USA, and Singapore. She’ll share her expertise on preparing your Postpartum Love Nest.