I had a huge opportunity this week. I was asked to speak to members of the OB Shared Governance Committee (basically the hands on policy makers) at a local area hospital. When I prepared for my talk, I planned to just talk about music for all the stages of labor and delivery. After all, I only had 20 minutes and could easily speak on the topic for 20 hours. But I quickly realized after hearing from the postpartum nurses, surgical nurses, educators and lactation consultants in the room that they wanted more information about the applications of music therapy for the whole spectrum of the childbirth experiences. Continue reading →
It’s #worlddoulaweek and today I’m counting down the top 5 reasons why I became a doula.
Reason #5: Support
I knew I owed it to myself to hire someone dedicated to supporting me.
Just a few years before becoming pregnant with my first child, I trained in a method of using music therapy for birth. During the final day of training I was diagnosed with an abscess that required surgery the very next day. Continue reading →
MJ from Allthingscrunchy.com and OG Mamacita out of San Diego both said they learned a ton. I had a bunch of fun helping them both understand more about the power of music.
We talked about music for birth, creating playlists, bonding and learning through music. MJ shared some of her own birth experiences and OG Mamacita’s jaw just kept dropping in awe. Really. I could tell she was really digging what we were talking about and was eager to try some of the tips for using music with her whole family! It was a blast mamas. Thanks for adding me to your Tribe.
Join Kate Taylor, experienced birth doula and board certified music therapist as she presents the first ever Creative Childbirth Concepts® intensive workshop in the beautiful downtown Crystal Lake Muse Art studio.
September 1st, 2015 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Open to anyone preparing to give birth, their partners or birth team members. No previous artistic ability is required.
Come, learn comfort measures for birth and create:
a visual birth plan
meaningful nursery art piece
Experience first hand the relaxation and inspiration of coloring, painting, movement and music during this exciting childbirth workshop. This 2.5 hour workshop will help you to begin exploring new ways of understanding your pregnancy, birth and parenting journey and offer you countless resources for pregnancy, birth and beyond.
digital references for childbirth basics such as labor positions
I look forward to hearing from you and serving your growing family! Kate.
Many couples have benefited from working directly with Kate Taylor and her unique concepts for bringing creative arts experiences into childbirth education and prep classes. Their stories and testimonials share a glimpse into how meaningful this creative arts workshop will be for you and your birth team. Read their stories at: http://www.birthmusic.net/testimonials.html
Cost for couples to attend is $125.00. Contact Kate for individual rates or fees to invite another birth team member like a hired doula to attend. firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit: www.birthmusic.net for more info.