< Maha Al Musa - International Childbirth Educator, Author and Speaker
August 30, 2018

BACK TO BIRTH BASICS

A reflection A part of me, as an independent childbirth educator, founder of EmbodyBirth for the past 22 years, really feels we need to seriously re address- back to birth basics – and what drives our mammalian instincts for birthing. How a woman’s body opens or closes in relation to the environment she is in – and the people who are in this environment – how do these basics of […]
August 22, 2018

What The Birth World Needs Now

We have a very triggered world and nowhere does it show up more vehemently than at the molten core of human experience- Birth and Beyond. It can look like this – When we see a mother birthing in her autonomy without the reliance on an external authority and/or a mother happily breastfeeding her 8 year old, there are some people, who cannot tolerate absorbing these kinds of Love states. It […]
April 3, 2018
Melbourne Doula Conference 2018 - Maha speaking in panel discussion

Melbourne Doula Conference 2018 – My Experience as a Panel Speaker

On the 25/26th March, 2018 I attended the first Doula Conference in Melbourne. It was a wonderful chance to meet so many women whom I had known on social media but not face to face! I was placed on a panel to discuss the topic… Trauma, coercion, obstetric violence and rising intervention rates in the birth space. What are the influencing factors creating this, and how do we help to […]
December 11, 2017
science-studies-birth

Are Science Studies for Birth Really What They Are Cracked Up to Be?

Call me old fashioned… Birth has become an industry where women are in a twilight zone – a commodity, a vessel and an experiment. I have been teaching my form of EmbodyBirthTM childbirth preparation for almost 21 years now using the ancient language of birth that has always been and will always be. The language of instinctive, intuitive movement and dance that is self-referenced and sourced from one’s instincts in connection […]
December 7, 2017
Birth worker frustrations

Frustrations as a Birth Worker

Briefly and completely spontaneous answer!! The loss of Heart and Humanity and understanding the true nature of the sacredness of birth… Birth has become a business in a hierarchical model and many birth workers have bought into this (whether midwife or independent educator). By turning birth into a business we have boxed it so it no longer roams freely, organically and intuitively. You cannot limit an expansive experience that is […]
November 30, 2017
Embodybirth-overview

An Overview of EmbodyBirth™

The EmbodyBirth™ program was conceived out of a need for women to have another perspective and pathway of childbirth philosophy alongside the medical model. The basic tenement of the program is to view birth within a compassionate and understanding framework where mother and baby are at the centre of the experience. EmbodyBirth™ invites a woman to come home to her own hands, heart, womb and baby. Aligning with the feminine […]
September 25, 2017
Change the world

Changing the World from a Woman’s Perspective

There is always a lot of talk about how we can change the world and specifically how we can do this from a woman’s perspective? So many wonderful ideas and thoughts shared, looking at where change can happen. I wholeheartedly support discussion and action. In my eyes, a woman’s voice must always be placed on the round table of discussion. I have been saying this for a very long time. […]
September 15, 2017
Reduce birth trauma

Reduce Birth Trauma – Heal and Support Mothers

I want to share an insight with you all as an Independent Childbirth Educator, that on my 55th birthday has called me to reveal as a concern of mine. It may be challenging as a point of view due to it being  a very emotionally delicate topic, yet I trust it needs to be raised as food for thought and a legitimate lens of inquiry. With sensitivity, let’s address the […]
July 8, 2017
Getting free from birth fear

Modern Epidemic: Getting Free from Birth Fear – My Experiences in Byron Bay in the 1990’s

In 1996 when I was pregnant with my first son Kailash, I was living in the capital of Australia’s home birth scene, Byron Bay. At the time I attended a voluntary pregnancy support group that had supported hundreds of families over 15 years since its inception and continue to support them to today. As expectant mums attending this group we had the choice of about 8-10 home birth midwives to […]
April 28, 2017
Herstory-birth-body

“Physiology and Herstory” meets “The Science”.

What is the best global attitude that is needed to inform pregnant mothers for birthing? These truths that each woman inherently knows within her body, the body that she has been connected with from pre-birth and birth. Herstory birth body that follows the mother line – the thread of unbroken wisdom that when trusted provides many answers on the journey. Are we supporting reliance on her inner body wisdom or are […]
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