It is awesome, right!? Waiting to hold your baby in your arms, preparing for her/his arrival, becoming a better person just so you can take care of her/him. in the best possible way!
Being able to give birth to a new soul, bring a new life to this world!!!
IT IS HUGE! POWERFUL! WONDERFUL!
And a little bit tough...
Of course, it is magical, but it is not always "rainbows and unicorns", right?
All the decisions that have to be made, all the questions that pop-up over and over in our heads, the fears, and doubts in our hearts... And that overwhelmedness! Oh, there are a plethora of emotions - joy, sadness, happiness, anger... And then the waiting - before every medical check-up, for the results afterward, to finally hold our baby in our arms...
And the clock is ticking... We should arrange everything at home, at our workplace, with our colleagues, with our family.. to buy stuff, to learn things, to exercise, to meditate, to talk to the baby, to pay much-needed attention to our first child, to our partner, organize things for when baby arrives...
Oh, and find time to resolve the dilemmas - what kind of childbirth I want, what to do if the medical staff won't listen to my needs and wishes, am I strong enough to give birth, am I strong enough to be a mother, what kind of a mother will I be (huh, just not like...), would I breastfeed, what if postpartum depression kicks in, how will my new life look like, will I lose it - the Life?, what about fun, and sex, and what about my body - will my partner still want me, love me?!... will I still be loving myself...?
FEEL ACCEPTED - get the support and understanding you need
BE ENCOURAGED - to address your fears and doubts, face them and overcome them
RELAX - achieve calm and relaxation as you prepare for childbirth and what follows
LEARN - to adopt all the necessary information about childbirth, breastfeeding, attachment, the postpartum period
If you think that warm support and expert guidance from someone who has been where you are now can come in handy while you are going through what scares, surprises, saddens, and rejoices you… If you need free and nonjudgmental space for sharing and exploring your thoughts, feelings, fears, dreams, insecurities, and expectations… If you need science-based answers, rather than Fb groups chit-chats... If you sense that your inner calmness, relaxation, and joyfulness are the foundation of your empowering birthing story... If you feel that a little encouragement and cheering from someone who believes in you even in moments when you may doubt yourself can make a difference…
Face, overcome, and diminish your fears
Connect with your baby and visualize your childbirth
Get ready for potential baby blues and plan your postpartum period
Better understand your new roles and structure your reality according to your needs
Establish a better relationship with yourselves, with your baby, and the partner.
By education, I am a psychologist with psychotherapeutic background, integral yoga instructor, a doula, and breastfeeding counselor. As a human rights activist for women and babies in childbirth, and a pioneer in the holistic, natural, and human approach to birthing, breastfeeding, and mother&baby caring in my country, I have worked with Macedonian government bodies and various Macedonian and international NGOs and companies. Over 1000 women and their partners found their place, knowledge, and a piece of peace in my lectures, yoga classes, workshops, seminars, online and offline education, and sessions. Although I work on the holistic growth of my clients for more than 20 years, my pregnancy, birth, and motherhood-related work started 9 years ago with the pregnancy with my wonderful little girl Iskra (Spark in Macedonian). Yes, I am a proud mom, too <3