We are wrapping up week 4 of the Holistic Cannabis Consumption: Pregnancy, Childbirth, & Postpartum Online course. This has been my favorite week so far, like the icing on the cake for a holistic, painless, blissful birth. There are many methods and frameworks for childbirth education, and beliefs on pregnancy vary based on the culture, society, and even families we are born into. Our childbirth education courses are holistic, meaning they center the mind-body-spirit of the birthing person, as well as taking into account other bioecological systems and how they impact cannabis choosing parents, Black, Indigenous, and Latinx parents, LGBTQ parents, teen parents, millennial parents and their babies.
In weeks 3 and 4, we talked about cannabis in supporting the mind-body-spirit during pregnancy and childbirth, but we also focused on incorporating methods of harm reduction and other traditional and ancient methods of supporting pregnancy and childbirth and minimizing risks. Many of these practices can be incorporated throughout pregnancy to prepare for a natural childbirth, with/without the aid of cannabis. These practices also boost our body's natural hormones and neurotransmitters that naturally support the stages and phases of childbirth. A healthy flow of these chemicals are vital to having a painless, blissful birth, providing harmony to the birthing person and homeostasis to both mom and baby. These natural pain relieving, and bliss properties are what we call The Big Three of Holistic Birthing.
Learn specific ways to increase the natural production of these chemicals throughout the stages and phases of birth, as well as other holistic, and traditional approaches to preparing for childbirth in the Holistic Cannabis Consumption: Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Postpartum online course.
Next month, we are introducing a new course focused on holistic and traditional comfort measures for natural birthing, emphasizing The Big Three of Holistic Birthing--
Comfort Measures for Holistic Birthing
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