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Essential Oils For

Pregnancy & Health 

Pregnancy causes a number of physiological adaptations that differ slightly in every pregnancy. For most women, many essential oils are an appropriate and safe option during pregnancy. In this presentation, you will learn about essential oils used during pregnancy and labor to alleviate discomforts and enhance your labor experience.

Essential Oils For

Pregnancy & Health 


Bengkung Belly Binding

Bengkung Belly Binding is the art of wrapping the women’s belly and hips postpartum to hasten postpartum recovery. Bengkung belly binding uses a long cotton fabric to wrap the women abdomen from the hips to the rib cage. Women can get the best benefit from belly binding if starts as soon as possible after birth, usually starting at day 5 and throughout the next 40 days. The Bengkung belly binding is rooted in Malaysian culture but have spread out through many countries.

The benefits from belly binding includes:

  • Provides postural support for the torso and organs as they return to pre-pregnancy position

  • Supports and assists abdominal wall healing and diastasis recti recovery

  • Supports the body's natural spine and posture realignment post birth

  • Constant pressure on the torso and abdomen hastens healing by reducing water, fat and air in the tissue and cells

  •  Stabilizes loose ligaments

  • Helps to prevent and relieve lower back aches and strains

  • Prevents slouching while feeding or holding your child

Bengkung Belly Binding


Mindful Pregnancy

Mindful pregnancy is a holistic childbirth class that takes the person as a whole into consideration. Today’s pregnant mothers face many challenging decisions and choices. There is a constant bombardment of conflicting information from various sources such as practitioners, media (both news and social), pregnancy books, etc. Paired with opinions of well-intentioned friends and family members, these precious months can quickly feel overwhelming.

Mindful Pregnancy is a course designed to empower you. I promise you, the answers to all of your questions already exist inside of you. Let me show you how to tap into your own inner strength and self-power to navigate your pregnancy with wisdom and confidence.

On this journey, we will distinguish between common misguided beliefs and truth. You will learn to confront and accept your fears, adapt to change, squelch self-doubt and feel prepared all while fully trusting your inner wisdom. A mindful pregnancy is the ability to tap into your own inner resources and strength and make decisions from a place of grounded internal coherence.

My wish is that you leave this class ready to have the birth you wish as well as be the mother you want to be. Equipped with knowledge, confidence and most important support from a like-minded community.

This course includes the following tools:

  • Meditation

  • Visualization

  • Yoga

  • Art

  • Journaling

  • Sisterhood Circles of discussion

I hope you will extend me the honor of bearing witness to your growth during your pregnancy!