ABOUT SHE BIRTHS®
EMPOWERMENT THROUGH EDUCATION
She Births® is the only scientifically verified childbirth education program in the world, proven to improve birth outcomes for mother and baby.
The comprehensive program provides information and support for pregnancy and birth as well as early parenting.
Available as a Weekend Course or Online Course, the program was designed by Nadine Richardson in 2008 and has since empowered more than 4,000 couples with the knowledge and skills to create a beautiful birth, no matter what unfolds.
98% OF SHE BIRTHS® COUPLES DESCRIBE THEIR BIRTH AS BEAUTIFUL.
She Births® is based on three pillars:
KNOWLEDGE – Knowledge is power. We provide you with the latest evidence-based and holistic information so that you feel empowered to make educated decisions with your caregiver about your health, birth and baby.
INNER STRENGTH – Women have the innate skills to work with labour and it is often a matter of simply learning them so they can be drawn upon automatically on the day. Most of the inner resources used for birth are Eastern techniques such as yoga, relaxation, visualisation and breathing. They combine beautifully so you feel more calm and confident during your pregnancy and prepared for whatever happens on the day.
OUTER SUPPORT – We will equip your partner with a comprehensive toolkit of skills, which you will have an opportunity to practice throughout the course, to enable you to work together as a team. Using these ‘doula type’ support strategies such as active birthing, massage, acupressure and more, you can reduce pain effectively and achieve a safer and faster delivery.
She Births® is designed to give the power of childbirth back to you and your partner in the most natural way possible.
It is through combining techniques alongside adopting an open mind that birth unfolds more easily. In every couple’s perinatal journey however there will be a moment of challenge, for which She Births® ensures you are prepared and ready to make evidence based decisions.
The program prepares you for every birth scenario, allowing you to create a positive birth experience even when medical assistance is needed or chosen. She Births® also empowers you to experience individualised care within our busy hospital systems and avoid the cascade of intervention.
She Births® is the first and only childbirth education program in the world that is scientifically verified to lower epidural rates (65%), caesarean section rates (44%) as well as resuscitation of babies (53%) and even shorten labour by 32 minutes.
Find out more about this ground-breaking study here, which was published in the British Medical Journal.
The name She Births® often brings up questions for people; wondering if the course is only for women. The course is for pregnant women and their birth partner; we welcome all families at She Births® – solo mums, same sex couples, elective c-section and elective epidural mums. And of course, partners and birth support people play a very significant and active role during the course. Hear what some of our She Births® Dads have said about the course.
She is about the masculine and feminine principles at play during birth, as well as our bespoke approach – we do not prescriptively dictate how birth ‘should be’, feel like, or look like as it is such a unique experience for everyone.
Apart from the obvious fact that only She can give birth, it is also She as a feminine strength that is awoken during this awesome rite of passage into motherhood, via a process of surrendering.
Just like there is a balance of Yin and Yang however, there is also a He within the She, a journey that is taken together. All families can awaken to aspects of strength and surrender, support and presence, both the masculine and feminine principles within each of us.
Through the challenge of birth we have an opportunity to connect to a deeper, stronger, clearer and more powerful part of ourselves. We can travel into the unknown and learn how to trust nature while feeling profoundly connected to our partners and our babies. Ultimately the rite of passage is a strengthening foundation for all families.