Workshops

Birth You Desire hosts events locally and nationally to enhance your daily life, to protect your family, and to support your body in pregnancy and beyond. Check out our workshops and sign up below.

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Local Workshops

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Meet the Birth You Desire Doulas! 

Meet the Birth You Desire Doulas.

Here is the perfect chance to hear about what a Doula can offer you in pregnancy, birth, and recovery. Join us as we explore our services and what you can expect by having a Birth You Desire Doula at your side. Common pregnancy & labor strategies, props your facility has, props to pack, how to stay comfortable in the 3rd trimester, and much more. Have your questions asked and meet your Doula today! All meeting times are on Eastern Time (US and Canada). This event starts promptly in order to have time for Q&A after the presentation. 

Date & Time: 

  • June 14, 2020, from 3:00- 3:45 pm 
  • July 12, 2020, from 3:00-3:45 pm  
  • August 9, 2020, from 3:00-3:45 pm 
  • September 13, 2020, from 3:00- 3:45 pm 
  • October 11, 2020, from 3:00-3:45 pm  
  • Novmeber 8, 2020, from 3:00-3:45 pm 
  • December 13, 2020, from 3:00-3:45 pm 

Location: on a Zoom Video call
FEE: Free 

 

 

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American Heart Association CPR course

The American Heart Association Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED Training Course teaches the lifesaving skills that all parents and professionals need to know to respond to and manage illnesses and injuries in a child or infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives.

The skills are taught in a dynamic group environment helping participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations, and provide early use of an AED.
  • Adult Hands-Only CPR and AED
  • Adult CPR With Breaths
  • Mild and Severe Airway Block: How to Help a Choking Adult
  • Child CPR and AED
  • Mild and Severe Airway Block: How to Help a Choking Child
  • Infant CPR
  • Mild and Severe Airway Block: How to Help a Choking Infant

Included in the course is the workbook which also covers home safety, baby safety, car seat safety, and basic first aid. The classroom is limited to 6 couples for individual assistance. The FEE is $40 for training only and you get to leave 1 hour early $60 for full certification (includes 2 years certification) $45 for professional skills check only

Note: We can accommodate special requests and in-home private sessions. Contact us for pricing. Online classes are available. 

Date: 

  • Saturday, March 20, 2021
  • Saturday, April 10, 2021
  • Saturday, May 15, 2021
  • Saturday, July 10, 2021
  • Saturday, October 16, 2021 
  • Saturday, December 11, 2021

Location: N Bethesda, Rockville MD 
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm 

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Traditional Mexican Rebozo Workshop

Learn some amazing Hands-on Traditional Mexican Rebozo Techniques in our Hands-on workshop! Meet some new friends as your improve your skills. 

The two hour exciting workshop covers:

  • History of the rebozo,
  • Traditional uses of the rebozo,
  • New and uncommon uses of the rebozo
  • Correct alignment of the uterus during pregnancy and birth.
  • Identify common misalignments in women
  • identify who could benefit from the rebozo in order to re-align the mother and baby.

Bring your rebozo, wear comfortable clothes, and be prepared to learn new skills.  A limited number of rebozos will be available for purchase.

The Fee is : $125 per person, pre-registration is required in order to have a handouts available.  Six CEUs are available with this event. 

Note: We can accommodate special requests and in-home private sessions. Contact us for pricing.  

Date: Friday, April 24, 2020
Time: 7:00- 9:00 PM.
Location: N Bethesda/Rockville, MD

Date: Monday, June 1, 2020
Time: 7:00- 9:00 PM.
Location: Nashville, TN

Date: Friday, October 2, 2020
Time: 7:00- 9:00 PM.
Location: Pittsburg, PA

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 Placenta Encapsulation Services

Placentophagy, or consumption of the placenta, has been reported for decades to help stop the baby blues and diminish postpartum fatigue.  Some women have cooked the placenta in a stew, mixed it into a smoothie, or even taken it raw to tap into its powerful effects.  For many who feel squeamish about this or want to reap the benefits of the placenta for more than just a day or two, there is another option: encapsulation.  The powdered placenta has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for centuries.  In the postpartum period, placenta capsules can be used to:

  • balance your hormones
  • enhance your milk supply
  • increase your energy

Placenta encapsulation involves cleaning, steaming, drying, grinding, and encapsulating the placenta in capsules.  This provides all the benefits without unusual tastes or smells and preserves the placenta’s medicinal properties, ensuring many weeks of hormonal support. Some women save their placenta capsules for later in life, to ease the transition to menopause.

Choose either the placenta specialist’s workspace or for an additional fee the placenta can be processed in your home kitchen.

Choose your preparation method and extras: Gentle Traditional Chinese Medicine Preparation or the High Yield Raw foods Preparation.  Extras include tinctures, placenta prints, and smoothie cubes.

Fees vary based on options selected. $350 for placenta pickup, processing, and delivery.  $25 additionally for each option: prints, tincyures, and smoothie cubes. To ask questions or book now click here.

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