Birth Education Center blog

How to Become a Doula: Balancing Your Passion and Self Care

By: Care Messer Birth Doula, Doulas, Podcast December 21, 2023

So, if you’re curious about the realities of being a doula and want some idea of what your life will look like, this podcast episode is a must-listen! Ashley and I talk frankly about the on-call life and keeping your family the first priority. Work…

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From Fear to Confidence: Overcoming Anxieties in Pregnancy and Childbirth

By: Care Messer Birth Story, Childbirth education, Podcast December 14, 2023

 This podcast episode kicks off our series called Tips from a Birth Educator. I met our guest Latoya Murray Johnson, founder of The Birth Impact, online a few years ago and she is one of my favorite people! I hope you stay around until…

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The Unique Perspective of Childless Doulas: Supporting Birth Without Personal Experience

By: Care Messer Doulas, Education, Podcast December 6, 2023

Today’s show is a mentoring call for doulas but ALSO provides great information for parents considering hiring a doula without kids. Ali Feroah, the former host of Birth Kweens joins us today along with Ellie Oberg, a fellow doula without kids! Sometimes parents are hesitant…

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Commit and Submit: The Key to a Transformative Birth Experience

By: Care Messer Birth, Hypnobirthing, Podcast November 30, 2023

In this episode, Caitline, a single mother, shares her Hypnobirthing story, discussing her fears, preparations, and the support she received from her sister Chaylah. She also discusses her decision to have a natural birth, do motherhood on her own and the challenges she faced during…

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Facing the Fear of Having a Special Needs Child

By: Care Messer Hypnobirthing, Podcast, special needs November 16, 2023

This podcast episode holds some vulnerable shares from myself and Ashley. If you aren’t ok with crying along with me – this show may not be for you. One of the biggest fears parents come into birth class with is the fear of having a…

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Birth Education Takeaways from Ashley’s Triplet Birth Experience

By: Care Messer Birth Story, Induction, Podcast November 9, 2023

TRIGGER WARNING: Ashley talks very candidly about the interventions in her triplet birth that caused things to go sideways. If you are wanting to only intake positive media, this show is not sugar coated. In this podcast episode, Ashley, my cohost and fellow Hypnobirthing educator…

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The Science Behind a Positive Birth: Understanding the Five Elements

By: Care Messer Childbirth education, Hypnobirthing, Podcast November 2, 2023

Today Ashley and I discuss the five universal elements of birth. After watching these tools work so well for our Hypnobirthing students and doula clients – we need to talk about it! The use of setting yourself with these 5 things will create an optimal…

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Birth Story, Andrea: “How Trusting Your Intuition Impacts Your Birth Experience.”

By: Care Messer Birth Story, Hypnobirthing, Podcast October 26, 2023

In this episode of the Birth Education Center podcast, I welcome Andrea, a former Hypnobirthing student to share her birth story. Having a baby towards the end of the pandemic had its challenges, one of them being her doula could not physically attend her birth.…

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Using the Power Centers to Explore Connection to Self Identity and Your Role as a Parent, Pt 3/3

By: Care Messer Hypnobirthing, Podcast, Sex & Intimacy October 19, 2023

This podcast episode is the last of a three part foundational series we use in Hypnobirthing and we can now dive into a fascinating discussion about self-awareness, intuition, and connection during the birth and parenting process. Ashley and I explain how we use affirmations and…

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Navigating Pregnancy and Birth: The Power of Informed Consent and Autonomy, Pt 2/3

By: Care Messer Childbirth education, Hypnobirthing, Podcast October 12, 2023

Today’s show is part two of our early education series and Ashley and I dive into the crucial topics of informed consent and autonomy during pregnancy and birth. And honestly, they extend through postpartum. Drawing from our own experiences and perspectives, we want you to…

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We have no date yet for returning to in-person group classes.