What brings you here today?
You weren't listened to.
Your experience didn't matter.
You were simply along for the ride.
You had such dreams for your birth.
And now, you're pregnant again.
I see you. you're here for a reason.
Birth is full of unexpected dips and turns, and postpartum is no different. Amidst all of the unknown, there IS a way to show up in your power. You can feel confident that no matter the method, location, or outcome—you did your best, you are enough, and your birth story is beautiful. Even though there is still overwhelm and exhaustion along the way, you deserve to be seen, heard, and respected.
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Let's embark on your birth preparation journey
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Allow me to share the Bhava Birth "birth story"
In 2013, Stephanie found herself pregnant with her third baby sitting in a yoga teacher training flooded with insight and connection. Yoga seemed to provide all the missing tools she had been looking for to support and improve her birthing experiences. What started as a personal birth experience evolved into a prenatal yoga class, then a couple's workshop, and eventually the comprehensive Bhava Birth course. In this one-of-a-kind approach, Stephanie weaves together modern research, movement, metaphor, philosophy, art, mindset coaching, breath, emotional processing, and all things birth. It is the product of thousands of hours of training and expertise in yoga, birth, doula work, and emotional processing.
Bhava Birth acknowledges that beautiful, sacred, and empowered birth happens in every setting with every kind of intervention. Whether you're choosing a home birth, an unmedicated hospital birth, an epidural supported birth, or planning for a medically necessary cesarean, we celebrate your journey! This course does not teach rigid methods or fixate on specific outcomes, but instead focuses on preparing birthers for a transformative rite of passage. You can't simply plan and execute birth, but you can prepare for an epic journey into the unknown!
You're not alone.
Hear about someone else who's walked this path
Bhava Birth attracts first time parents as well as seasoned ones. One cherished client was pregnant with her third baby. She was feeling pretty good about things until about week 30. That was when she started having flashbacks to her last delivery—all of her past birth trauma had surfaced. She wanted so desperately to have a better experience this time, but she was starting to feel doomed to repeat history. She had taken several birth classes in the past, read half a dozen books, and listened to a few birth podcasts. But even after all of that preparation, she ended up transferring to a hospital after a "failed" home birth. She wasn't interested in learning any more methods—she just wanted to feel capable and believe in herself again.
When she found Bhava Birth, she was immediately drawn to the mindset coaching and the concept that the journey mattered as much as the destination. At the retreat, she learned simple ways to process her birth trauma, to shift her mindset away from rigid birth labels, and how to focus on positive emotional outcomes no matter how her birth story played out.
She went on to have a beautiful and sacred birth experience in which she felt supported, seen, and heard. There were a few surprises along the way, but amazingly, she didn't feel traumatized by any of it. She knew that those timely interventions were happening for her, with her consent, not to her or against her will. She realized for herself that empowerment in birth wasn't about having everything be "perfect," but rather about having a voice, showing up, and feeling supported. She couldn't believe how alive and awake she felt after giving birth, or that she could feel so happy about a birth that others might label "less than ideal." For her, it was the perfect birth because it belonged to her and her baby.