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Stephanie Sorensen

Phone Number: (435) 660-3176

Zip: 84606

Counties: Salt Lake, Utah

Primary Service: Birth Doula , Postpartum Doula

Additional Services: Belly Binding, Childbirth Educator

About Me: A mother of four and a passionate birth advocate, I have been teaching prenatal and postpartum yoga for almost six years. The joy I felt at helping expectant women prepare for a healthy and happy birth was so strong that it led me to becoming a Birth Doula and a Childbirth Educator. I wanted to have an even deeper impact on women's birth outcomes, and to be involved in the most sacred aspect of all--welcoming those sweet babies earthside, and witnessing a woman discover her feminine power. Because my own first birth had been so difficult and traumatic, and I struggled for a year with postpartum depression, I was determined to change the outcome for my next deliveries! I didn't fully understand why my first birth left me in such a state of trauma. It had felt violent, jarring, and life-threatening, even though there weren't any complications and I delivered a healthy baby girl vaginally in the comfort of my own home. How could I account for my utter physical and emotional depletion?

I knew there had to be a better way to give birth, and that knowledge led me on a grand journey. I studied all the renowned approaches and techniques--Bradley, Birthing From Within, Lamaze, Hypnobirthing, Calm Birth, Khalsa Way--and learned so much from each of them. With the birth of my fourth child, puzzle pieces came together, and all my studying and experience culminated in the most peaceful, gentle birth I could have ever hoped for. Even my recovery was wonderful. From there, I couldn't help but share this with other women, to help them realize their own personal power, to help them have a gentler, more peaceful birth experience.

What I know now that I didn't know then? We can be a passenger in the "labor vehicle" as it speeds out of control down the freeway, or we can get in the driver's seat and take ownership of our bodies, our labors, our postpartum experiences, and our feminine power. It takes preparation. It takes bad-ass courage. And it takes emotionally opening up. But believe me--when you discover your voice in the labor room, you'll have it for the rest of your life!

Along with my birth and postpartum services, I offer full weekend couples retreats, couples workshops, private sessions, and weekly yoga classes. When you enroll in the Bodhi Birth Childbirth Education Course, you receive a full 300+page manual, 4 CD Media Kit (Pranayama & Guided Mediations), and 3 full-color, laminated labor guides. The Bodhi Birth philosophy is about "waking up" to your potential, owning your birth experience, and discovering your voice. Join me for a holistic, whole-body-and-soul preparation--you're ready for this!

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