The Center for Integral Pregnancy and Childbirth (CIPC) offers Powerfully comprehensive & Holistic support for families throughout their journey from pregnancy to parenthood.
The experiences of pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood, when approached in a conscious way, can act as catalysts for empowerment, increased self-care, well-being, and personal growth. Whether one's experiences in this transformation are challenging, are not what we expected, or are deeply fulfilling, this journey from pregnancy to parenthood is a golden opportunity for positive growth, deep healing, and remarkable self-transformation.
Pregnancy, birth and early parenthood are times of remarkably intense change.
Along with feeling excitement and joy for your new and growing family, it is normal for you to have a lot of questions, to need extra support, and at times to feel a great deal of unsettling emotions and confusion about the decisions and road ahead of you. Often times, this much needed support is not readily available to parents-to-be as they navigate the busy maternity care system and prepare for parenthood.
If the necessary attention, nurturing, time and space are given to process your birth, then any difficulties which may have OccurRed in labor or early postpartum can be healed, transmuted, and integrated.
Even if your labor was not traumatic, simply having a birth experience that did not match your expectations can be difficult to process. Regardless of the outcome, it is still highly likely that it was one of the most intense and challenging experience of your life. This in itself merits that attention be given to process your birth so you can positively grow from and fully integrate the experience.
Additionally, many mothers with difficult past birth experiences have an especially challenging time facing and preparing for labor the next time around.
Women who have especially difficult vaginal births or unplanned Cesarean Births often need additional postpartum support for their physical and emotional recovery, as well as good information, emotional healing techniques, and sound guidance as they prepare for subsequent births. We provide specialized VBAC and Cesarean Birth consulting specifically to address this need.
To be pregnant is to be vitally alive. Soul and spirit are stretched - along with body - making pregnancy a time of transition, growth, and profound beginnings.”
– Anne Christian Buchanan and Debra K. Kingsporn
The Holistic services we provide are:
- Birth Closure Ceremonies
Counseling Support for Childbirth Professionals
In-Person services available in Sonoma, Marin, Napa Counties