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Birth Art

“BIRTH ART IS A POWERFUL TOOL TO HELP WOMEN TRANSCEND THE LIMITED
(AND LIMITING) IMAGE OF BIRTH AS MERELY A MEDICAL OR PHYSIOLOGICAL EVENT. THE USE OF ART AND METAPHOR INVITES WOMEN TO THINK OF LABOUR AND BIRTH IN NEW WAYS”

Birth Art

When a woman finds out that she is pregnant, she begins searching for knowledge.

Pregnancy books may aid the mother to feel prepared to navigate pregnancy and eventually birth their babies. While this kind of learning is essential for understanding the process and physicality of birth, the learning necessary for you to participate completely in your birth must come from INSIDE YOU.

Making birth art is an excellent avenue to release the knowledge that is inside you about your upcoming birth.

Birth art can be very revealing and healing. As our verbal expression has limits, using artistic expression, a woman can illuminate details and images about her birth that cannot be expressed in a conversation.

Creating birth art isn’t about the image or how talented you are as an artist. It is about the process rather than the outcome.

Gaining hope and self-confidence—An interview study of women’s experience of treatment by art therapy for severe fear of childbirth Helén Wahlbecka , Linda J. Kvistb , Kajsa Landgrenb

Birthing from within™ Birth art…

‘Is a powerful tool to help women transcend the limited (and limiting) image of birth as merely a medical or physiological event. The use of art and metaphor invites women to think of labor and birth in new ways’

‘Powerful use of birth art with fathers to encourage prenatal bonding is the drawing assignment to explore dads ideas to prepare for the upcoming birth’

‘To help parents explore how they have internalised our birth customs and routine practices’

connect with your intuitive side and receive inner wisdom

explore assumptions and expectations about birth

address anxieties or fears about birthing or parenting

process your experience from a past birth

Private Birth art sessions are offered as 1-hour classes.
Cost: $75/session

‘As parents become more involved with active, creative self-expression in their learning, the teacher’s role undergoes a transformation; she becomes less the expert from whom wisdom flows, and more the “midwife” to the parents’ process of discovery and accessing their inner resources.’
Pam England