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
I went LIVE with Mama Tribe Network on December 3rd! You didn’t miss it did you?
You’re in luck! You can watch it here on YouTube.
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.
A special shout out to my friend Tina Carreras owner of VFIT San Diego for hooking us up! Tina has an awesome 10 minute circuit video on YouTube that most busy moms and birth workers (ahem, doulas!) can fit in anywhere, anytime!
So check out the LIVE with Mama Tribe Network show and let me know what you think. Also, make sure you enter our RAFFLE before December 9th for your chance to win a FREE consult with me, Kate Taylor, owner of Creative Childbirth Concepts®. As a music therapist and birth doula, I’d love to help you build a plan for birth or assist you in your birth based business and development needs. Take a chance and enter today.
When childbirth is viewed as a holistic experience, music becomes one of the best resources to reach the diverse needs involved: physical, neurological, spiritual, emotional, social, environmental, interpersonal, even transcendental. Music for birth is just.so.awesome. Here are a few tips you can use when considering how to use music for during pregnancy, labor and beyond: Continue reading