Learn to trust your instincts as you activate your womb wisdom – without anyone telling you what to do or how to give birth! Whether that be at home or in a hospital/medical setting.
How wonderful that we have found each other!
I warmly invite you into a world that encourages and inspires birthing women to return home to their inner knowing and trust in the beauty of their body's birthing wisdom. To remind you all that the ancient blueprint of birth is in your body as WOMB WISDOM! Remembering your sensual lineage, your sensual home as women. Come into the heart of birth and the heart of yourself as a woman.
My name is Maha Al Musa and I am the Founder of EmbodyBirth™ (One World Birth - Birth Heroes Award: Australia’s National Birth Hero), an Award Winning Author, an International Speaker and a Mother of three beautiful children, all born as nature intended. The last, my daughter, when I was 46 years of age in 2008 - a home water lotus birth. I breastfed her for 8 years and 3 months. I have walked the mothering path with purpose and with an open heart addressing the need for us all to be seen and heard on this sacred journey.
In our modern world, we are easily distracted by so many outside influences that it can be challenging to remain true to our authentic expression and inner knowing. My birth work and offerings restore the faith that a woman's body with her baby implicitly knows birth first and foremost.
I deeply honor this language of the feminine as a spiritual rite of passage by always supporting the principle that MOTHER and BABY are at the centre of the experience as the experts.
I’d like to see "Mother Led Care" take precedence in maternal care. Seems everyone’s vying to lead but the mother!
I also intrinsically know that it is vital that birth professionals stand with women with a deep respect for HER expression with HER baby - we must endeavor to listen to women and support HER inner knowing. In fact I often say,
“Maybe we can be guided by her light and be illuminated by her path”.
Thank you for being here and may you dance to the rhythm of the music as you give birth to the rhythm of your body and the rhythm of life.
Maha's award winning (Living Now Book Awards - Gold Medalist) , world first book on the ancient Arabic art of belly dance for pregnancy and birth:
And the truly rare and inspiring award winning (About.com Reader's Choice Winner), follow on video series:
Includes Maha’s home birth film at age 46 (From the Womb to the Water, I Danced Out of My Mum), set against a background conversation with two wonderful midwives.
Both resources explore the physical, emotional and spiritual benefits of belly dance as a prenatal exercise and process during labour.
A MUST HAVE for all pregnant women and birth professionals working with pregnant women!
Join me and leading experts around the world in the Better Birth 360° Summit (hosted by Nicholas Olow who is a board certified and licensed Acupuncturist with over 13 years of experience specializing in Pregnancy Care, Labor Support, Postpartum Care, and Pain Management) on how to promote a natural, calm, comfortable, and positive birth experience. Click here to sign up!
Untying™ Breastfeeding is a film that aims to give a voice to mothers' struggles as they navigate through breastfeeding challenges, significantly the congenital birth anomaly of a tongue tie. The film tells the story of mothers for whom breastfeeding is immensely important but challenging, and traces the arduous process of getting the right help, encountering medical professionals who often have a dismissive , denigrative or prescriptive approach. These mothers' stories are juxtaposed with the voices of experts (including me) who are the forerunners of treating this condition. Many of these professionals are mothers who were brought into the field of lactation and tongue tie owing to their own breastfeeding challenges. Thus their approach to mothers is as empathetic as it is clinical, providing the care and support that is essential for mothers. As the knowledge of the condition grows, these professionals are raising their voice to ensure the mothers' voice is not drowned out, and that the treatment is holistic and responsive to the needs of every mother and child.
The project is spearheaded by Effath Yasmin, a International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and a Craniosacral Biodynamic Practitioner who has diagnosed and treated many babies with tongue tie, and restored breastfeeding for several mothers.
The film premiered at ASTLiT on March 24th, 2018.
Conscious conversations about re-awakening our ancient feminine wisdom in the areas of pregnancy, birth and motherhood. Join me in conversation with the wonderful Nancy Lucina who is a mother, doula, women's coach, mindfulness facilitator and creator of the "Birth Like a Goddess Course." Click here to watch/listen in.
|An afternoon of teaching and discussion with Dr. Sarah Buckley (Medical Doctor and Author of Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering) and Maha. Valuable for expectant women and their partners. Birth professionals will gain skills and understanding to help support women in labour.|
TOPIC: Embody your birth as gentle and natural.
DATE & TIME: Sunday 23rd September, 2-5:30 pm
TICKETS & MORE DETAILS: Click here
The Sacred Postpartum summit is an online, video-based conference event with 24 expert interviews and lectures (including mine and Jayne's) covering a range topics developed specifically for women by women.
The world-class speakers all come from diverse backgrounds and share their knowledge and expertise on topics regarding the postpartum period; with a focus on sacred postpartum wisdom.
The summit takes place from September 1st - 6th 2018, however you need to register in advance to get access to the daily videos, the free summit playbook, Facebook group and the live webinar.
Jayne and I will be talking about Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum at 46 on Day 1 of the Summit. Click here to sign up and get your free summit ticket.
Maha has shared her perspective on birth as a spiritual practice and has spoken worldwide at hospitals, conferences, events and seminars, webinars and podcasts since 1997.
Hire Maha to speak at your event! View past speaker topics and get in touch.
EmbodyBirth™ is a deeply inspirational childbirth education and preparation program which was conceived out of Maha's 3 personal pregnancy and birthing journeys coupled with the need for expectant mothers and birth professionals to have another perspective and pathway of childbirth philosophy that is based on bringing birth back to mothers and babies.
Interested in sponsoring an EmbodyBirth™ practitioner training with Maha? Open to all birth professionals and associations. Learn more and get in touch.
Insightful sessions on life's passages: Conception, Pregnancy & Birth, Mothering/Parenting and Relationships.
All sessions are held via Skype and are available worldwide. Maha’s consulting style is based on an insightful emotional and spiritual guidance coupled with practical suggestions.
Interested in a one-on-one with Maha? (Partners/Spouses/Fathers welcome). Schedule your session today.
I read Maha’s book whilst in Rio during the carnivale. What a unique opportunity to realise that dance is the most archaic form of art! No wonder that Maha can associate belly dancing with an event that involves the most archaic structures of the human brain!
Dr. Michel Odent - MD, author and internationally renowned obstetrician working extensively in the area of child birth research, water birth and natural birth since the 1960s.
Maha Al Musa’s writing is rooted in her personal observation and understanding of Arab birth culture, for whom birth traditionally is a powerful dance, and in which women work with the pain. She interprets it to help women in childbirth. Maha, I love the way you write. It is so personal yet has universal significance.
Sheila Kitzinger - author, anthropologist, natural birth advocator and mother of five., author, anthropologist, natural birth advocator and mother of five.
Maha Al Musa's descriptions of traditional Arab bellydancing in pregnancy and birth were inspiring - I have learnt a lot from her. The belly dance expresses the power of women to produce life. It is about connecting with the source of female sexuality.
Sheila Kitzinger - Birth & Sex: The Power and the Passion.
Dance of the Womb is a superb resource for pregnancy and birth helping to anchor us in our female body and to find the rhythm and power of our pelvis. Maha's delicious blend includes a simple guide to belly dance, her timeless birthing wisdom and her own amazing journey as woman, mother and dancer. Highly recommended.
Dr. Sarah J. Buckley - GP, family physician, mother of four children born at home, internationally renowned expert on pregnancy and childbirth.
Your belly dance book and DVD are simply wonderful. I have mentioned them in the revised edition of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom, which will be released in June 2010. You have done the world a huge service with this work. And the production values on the DVD are outstanding! Sincerely.
Christiane Northrup - MD