Why the Rebozo online course?
What's in the course?
Why am I the right instructor?
Picture yourself, heavily pregnant, uncomfortable, and fed up waiting for baby to arrive. Imagine yourself in labour feeling uncomfortable, and later on after your baby's birth, feeling open and unstable. Wouldn't it be wonderful if there was a magic and wonderfully simple tool to support you through these moments?
In all of these three situations, a traditional shawl like the Mexican Rebozo, can provide the most amazing comfort and support. Imagine having your hips wrapped and your bump supported, or being rocked so your whole body relaxes and softens, helping you move back into comfort and a better frame of mind whilst you wait for labour to start… having your bump lifted and rocked helping your muscles and ligaments relax and giving your baby a chance to move into an optimal position, and having your tense muscles gently wobbled during labour, promoting both comfort, progress and relaxation? And finally having your hips and abdomen gently supported after the birth?
Many women suffer needlessly during pregnancy, labour and birth. Physical discomfort during pregnancy is treatable. It isn't normal to suffer and don't believe people who tell you that "there is nothing you can do about it". Similarly, comfort in labour can be easily brought by movement and relaxation. There is a direct link between tension and pain. Physical tension can in turn make it more difficult to fully relax and make labour more difficult to cope with. Often there is a lot that can be done to increase comfort levels, and it's easy to learn and to do.
A simple and extremely versatile way to provide comfort and relaxation is to use a scarf or shawl like a Mexican Rebozo, which can be used in many way to support a woman through pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period.
What makes this course unique?
About the instructor
An experienced birth and postnatal doula and doula mentor, Sophie also holds a degree in antenatal education and spent 5 years teaching antenatal courses for the NCT. She is also a babywearing instructor and tutor, and a Reiki Master teacher. She has been facilitating various workshops for birthworkers since 2012. Prior to retraining to support new parents, she spent 20 years working as a biology research scientist, and has a PhD in physiology of Reproduction. She brings a unique mix of science and traditions to her teaching. Sophie knows how to package and transmit information in a way that allows students to learn easily and enjoyably.