of the Online Festival'2015
on Natural Childbirth &
Miracle in the Heart:
1st day of Festival -
2015, November 24, Tuesday
2015, November 24
We, two mothers – Olga and Svetlana , became friends because of protection of our family rights in childbirth in Ukraine and Belgium.
We mastered the key principles of natural and conscious parenting. We recollect the birth of our babies with joy since natural birth gave them the most important thing – trust in the world and love!
Communicating with each other from different cities of Ukraine, as well as in other international communities, we concluded that Ukraine, Russia and other neighboring countries crucially need the professionals who are able to protect women from physicians’ undue and abusive attitude and to support in their striving for natural divine childbirth regardless the birthplace.
We would like to share this Light and Knowledge with other parents and planners, heartily supporting and inspiring them to such a Way. Thus, in 2014 our first online Festival ‘occurred’, while in 2015 we launched our online educational course on Blessed Conception ‘Seven and Me’, as well as our new website and the project ‘ Find Your Childbirth Expert’.
So now we are pleased to present you our regular online Festival’2015 in Natural Childbirth and Blessed Conception ‘Miracle in the Heart: Conceiving. Believing. Transforming.’>. We do hope that it will be fruitful for all participants, and everyone might discover and hear exactly that he\she needs in.
Opening Ceremony of the Festival: gratitudes, announcements, contests
2015, November 24
Father of 2 and a husband living in a harmonious marriage for 58 years. Grigori is an obstetrician, MD, professor, one of the leading professionals in prenatal and perinatal psychology and medicine in the world (House of Scientists Haifa and The Interdisciplinary Clinical Center, University of Haifa) (Israel). He is a head of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology Department of Integrative Research Institute (Israel), an honorary professor and an honorary chief of Ivanov State Medical Academy) (Russia). He is a founder and the first President of the Russian Association of Perinatal Psychology and Medicine, a correspondent member of the International Academy of Ecology and Safety of Human and Nature, Board member of International Society for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Medicine - ISPPM), a member of Israel Association of Inventors and Drafters.
Grigori possesses a honorary degree ‘Honoured Inventor of USSR’. He is an author of over 250 scientific publications (over 100 of them are dedicated to pre and perinatal psychology) and his book ‘Phenomenon of Violence’ (in Russian and English), translator to Russian and editor of the books of D.Chamberlain, A.Kafkalides, L. Janus.
Grigori is an author of the Conception of Wave mechanisms of memory and information interchange between mother and her unborn child, which was awarded by ISPPM (Elda Mazotti International Reward (2005).
'Benefits' of Following the Nature during Pregnancy and Childbirth, and the Ways of Rehabilitation of Natural Childbirth in Current Conditions of the Distorted Information Field'
2nd day of Festival - 3 webinars
2015, November 25, Wednesday
2015, November 25
Ozarks, Missouri, USA
I am a mother of 3 daughters, a Cherokee midwife and keeper of stories, lifetime volunteer for C.A.S.A. I have enjoyed a lifetime of preserving simple and sacred birth. I birthed my daughters at home and have helped thousands of other wimyn find empowerment through instinctual birth. I have served on State, National and International Boards helping to oversee the development and preservation of midwifery certification programs. I am the founder of a spiritual retreat center (Retreat Centre Personal Retreats) and author of books related to instinctual and spiritual living (The Power of Women, 2009). I live as a Cherokee Hermitess and Catholic Mystic in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri. I am a woodland mystic; a historian; a keeper of stories; a story teller; a preserver of the sacred feminine, of ritual, of ceremony; a sojourner in the inner life of wimyn; a wild womyn, mother, midwife and healer; a priestess of many names.
My current passions are instinctual living as a Cherokee Mystic, Teaching Basic Disaster Birth Support, Creation of an International Birth Guide for global citizens to be translated into world languages, Creation and teaching Physiological Resuscitation of the Newborn and continuing to write MorningStar Midwifery, the Mystical Life of Birth. All these projects and many others are my passions to keep simple and sacred birth alive against the pressures of the modern current, which teach the opposite. The heart and soul of my work is loving my ancestors, my children and grandchildren and myself.
Personal website: http://sistermorningstar.com
Global Prenatal Village for Happy Family Lives
2015, November 25
Mother of 6 (4 children were born at home, 1 – in the Black sea). Valentina is a spiritual midwife with over 20 year experience, a hereditary midwife, ethnovalueologist, perinatal psychologist, coach for families and couples on conscious parenting throughout Ukraine and Russia. She is an author of educational programmes of the preparation for birth ‘Peace to All Incoming to our Life!’, ‘The Kin Keeper’, ‘ Power of your Kin’.
She also give consultations on breast feeding, blessing conception and healthy carrying of a pregnancy, helps to get to know kin programmes and to behave responsibly and attentively.
Valentina shares ancient lost knowledge and keeps our Slavic traditions. She has been trained by word-known obstetricians such as Michel Odent, Igor Charkovsky, Elena Fokina.
She’s a speaker of the online Course ‘Seven&Me: How to Divinely Conceive a Healthy Baby’ by the ‘Miracle in the Heart’ Project.
Blessed Conception of a Healthy Child: Midwife’s Secrets
2015, November 25
Mother of 4 children. BA in Human Resources, Licensed Massage Therapist, Eneyda has been involved in childbirth, breastfeeding and homeschooling for over last 27 years and has attended homebirths for the last 24 years. She currently is an international speaker for several organizations including Midwifery Today International.
Fears of Midwives and Women in Childbirth
3rd day of Festival
26th November - 1st December 2015
2015, November 26
Evelyne has over 13 years of experience in women rights advocacy with current specific interest in reproductive rights. She is the Center for Reproductive Rights’ Regional Director for Africa where she manages the Center’s Africa program working in five priority African countries and at the Africa regional level. Prior to joining the Center, she worked on reproductive health and rights issues in Africa serving as the Regional Policy Associate for Ipas, an International organization working in fourteen African countries. She previously worked the Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Kenya, a pioneer women right’s organization Evelyne has also formerly worked as a State Law Officer in the Office of the Attorney General of Kenya. She holds degree in MA, Gender and Development from the University of Nairobi and Bachelor of Laws degree from Pune University. She is also a part time lecturer on Gender and Law at the University of Nairobi, and speaks English, Kiswahili, and Luo.
Disrespectful and Abusive Treatment of Women while Accessing Maternal Health Care: Perspectives from Africa – Lawyer’s Evidence
2015, November 26
Eugene, Oregon, USA
Father of 3. Fernando Molina, MD, is a Family Physician, Certified Prenatal Educator and Male Midwife for over 20 years, a homebirth activist and a member of the Global Movement for a Humanized Birth. He has delivered over 1200 babies.
Dr. Molina studied pre-med and got his bachelor of science at the University of Houston. He then went on to complete his medical degree at the University of Los Andes in Venezuela. As he spent more and more time in the labor and delivery wards, he didn’t like what he saw. He concluded that women needed information, empowerment and emotional support during their pregnancy and birth. He thought that there must be a better way of approaching pregnancy and childbirth.
In 1998 he got his certification as a Magical Beginnings Enchanted Lives prenatal instructor from Deepak Chopra and David Simon at the Chopra Center for Wellbeing in La Jolla, California. He is a Founder and Director of "Magical Beginnings" Prenatal Course in Venezuela and USA and International Speaker sponsored by Midwifery Today. Fernando’s “Brighter Beginnings” prenatal/childbirth education online course has guided and helped more than 400 couples to discover the power they have to give birth together, joyfully and naturally.
2015, December 1
Michel Odent, MD, the legend of the world obstetrics,surgeon, obstetrician experienced in work with homebirth since 1962, the worldwide known pioneer in introduction of concepts home-like birthing rooms and birthing pools (maternity unit at Pithiviers Hospital, France), founder of Primal Health Research Centre (London, UK), author of 13 books on birth and primal roots of health (published in 23 languages) and over 50 professional papers, developer of the Paramana Doula Course, developer of the preconceptional programme (the 'accordion method') (featured in eminent medical journal The Lancet and in TV documentaries such as the BBC film Birth Reborn).
Vaginal Birth after C-section
4th day of Festival
3rd, 8th, 9th December 2015
2015, December 3
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Mom of 2 children (borned at home). Since 2004 I work as an independent home birth midwife leaving the hospital practice, after almost 1,700 births. I co-founded a birth centre initiative 'La casa de las parteras', together with 3 more midwives.
I teach at Buenos Aires University at the midwifery education program ‘Postmodern Midwifery’. For many years I was invited to train doulas. I’m a founder and a current president of AAPI (Argentine association on Independent Midwives). In 2012 I head and carried out the lobby at the national congress to preserve midwifery right to assist independently and at home and birth centres.
I've translated 'Orgasmic Birth' documentary (Debra Pascali Bonaro) and 'Birth Story, Ina May and The Farm midwives' into the Spanish. I've translated and published ‘Spiritual Midwifery’ by Ina May Gaskin, and 'About physiology in pregnancy and birth' by Verena Schmid. I also wrote some papers regards home birth in modern western societies collaborating at Dar a Luz midwifery school by online classes and taught birthrights at Madres de Plaza de Mayo University. Since my graduation in 2000, I've worked non-stop as a full-time midwife, struggling with Health Ministry and legislators, teaching and spreading this model of care and birth paradigm, participating in documentaries; traveling and sharing similarities in USA, Mexico, South Africa, Latin America, and Canada.
Social networks: https://www.facebook.com/marina.lembo.948
How to Assert Homebirth Rights and to Open the First Birth Center: Argentine Midwife’s Experience
2015, december 9
Red is a deeply passionate woman, activist, lover, yogi, midwife, and biodynamic craniosacral practitioner. She has been living, loving and serving in India and other parts of Asia (including India, Nepal, Thailand and Cambodia) since 2007. She got her education in National College of Midwifery (Mexico), Northern New Mexico Birthing Center, International Institute for Craniosacral Balancing (India, Switzerland). She is a Certified Professional Midwife, CPM (North American Registry of Midwives), a licensed Craniosacral Therapist, LCST (Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America).
Red worked as a consultant midwife in (Women's Health Cambodia), and now she is a Director/Consultant Midwife in Birthvillage Natural Birthing Center (South India). She founded her organization Orange Blossoms Midwifery and works there as a passionate midwife offering services in birth preparation classes, hypnobirthing, prenatal care, postnatal care, homebirth, and biodynamic craniosacral therapy.
Biodynamic Midwifery and its Role in Natural Childbirth: A Midwife’s Experience in Asia
5th day of Festival
9th, 10th, 11th December 2015
2015, December 9
Lina Duncan graduated with a Diploma in Midwifery from New Mexico, USA in 1999. She volunteered in slum clinics in the Philippines for four years where the poor utilised the services as a dignified and respectful alternative from the overflowing government hospitals. Having lived in India since 2007 Lina has attended many births in private hospitals as a midwife and doula. After 6 years of struggling in the system of over medicalised birth, Lina and her team now provide gentle birth practicesб including homebirth and waterbirth in collaboration with an OB/GYN doctor, which is the general model of care in India. Midwifery does not yet "officially" exist as an autonomous care model. She has also observed and attended births in training and government hospitals in the urban city and her dream is to train midwives and doulas so that all women can have support through their birth. Another of her dreams is to open birth centres that practice the midwife model of care and gentle birth practices. Lina and her team provide pregnancy services, classes and birth support to local and international families at home, private hospitals and in their spare time, they assist and advocate for the destitute poor to access care in government hospitals.
Lina speaks English, Cantonese, Hindi, Visayan (Southern islands Philippines).
Working with Families from Challenging Situations – Midwife’s Storytelling from the Philippines and India
2015, December 2
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Father of 6. Mikhail is a spiritual male midwife since 1989, family physician, crisis management consultant, yogi, author of books ‘Homebirth – Healthy Baby’, ‘Birth of New Human Being’, ‘New Family Psychology’, ‘Your Baby – Bible of Happy Birth’.
Mikhail got his MD at S.M.Kirov Military Medical Academy (S.-Petersburg, Russia), he also got his optional psychological education (Saint Petersburg State University) and optional courses on psychotherapy, obstetrics, neuropathology, and bio and energy and information interactions
He developed the method of training spiritual midwifery professionals, and has been teaching it for 11 years in the Post-Soviet countries. He teaches future parents the natural childbirth art. This is a unique programme since it’s the only up-to-date holistic system developed by him for 15 years. Mikhail’s followers established centres for natural childbirth preparation throughout Russia and Ukraine.
He’s a speaker of the online Course ‘Seven&Me: How to Divinely Conceive a Healthy Baby’ by the ‘Miracle in the Heart’ Project.
Personal website: http://m-fomin.ru
Rhesus Incompatibility: What and What for Pregnant Women are Threatened with?
2015, December 10
Маурисио (Моше) Кручик (Mauricio (Moshe) Kruchik)
Kefar Sava, Israel
Father of 2. Mauricio (Moshe) got his B.A in Economics and Business Administration (Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay) and became the first Mail Doula ever in the whole world!
Now he is a reflexology teacher and therapist, an antenatal educator and the President of the Israeli Forum of Reflexology. He promoted and organised the First International Conference on Maternity Reflexology (Herzliya, Israel, 2009) for doctors, midwives, doulas, antenatal educators and reflexologists (160 people from 17 countries gathered during 3 days!). He has been invited as a speaker to several international conferences worldwide (Ireland, UK, Spain and Scandinavia) and delivers two CPD courses to Reflexologists and Midwives.
He is the author of the book ‘Analyzing Personality Patterns through the Feet’.
Reflexology in All Stages of Maternity
2015, December 9
Tlalie Vered Shir
Negev Desert, Israel
Tlalie is a trained doula and a psychotherapist. She accompanies homebirths, mainly in water. She is poet singer and artist living in the desert of Israel.
"I have started being aware of the power of sound at the age of 4 when I heard the sound of the flowers at the back garden. At that moment, I realized that there is a whole life surrounding us with sound, vibration singing it self to being in every moment. This early experience moved me to the magical sound world, singing intuitively trans-forming and feeling expansion in the heart. I have been studying music , art and awareness through movement at the Body Mind Academy and SE psychotherapy NVC, NST.
Naturally, my life journey brought me to sound in birth: I have developed 'Heart Song'- a program that uses song/sound vibration with theta brainwaves, meditation and imagery.I am using new ways with sound for birth preparations and healing birth traumas, weaving sound frequencies with KAVANA – (intention with direction) the old melodies and Lullabies of the mothers and sacred feminine circle that whispers to unconscious mind and brings the joy of who we really are. these ways, enhances bonding on a very deep level…I later initiated the 'Birthing in Theta' program, 'Sound profound'- being vibration, and the 'Certified International Aqua Doula Training' for professionals, working and supporting women in their natural power of birthing and being.
Together with my partner we created 'The River' project, a non-profit organization, an ecological healing space for families, mothers and babies in nature, both in the North and in the desert of Israel and 'Paths to the sacred feminine journey ‘- creative retreats for women in nature, listening to their inner call". Tlalie is a member of the Sound Healers Association (UK) and a speaker of Midwife Today International.
Sound Healing in Pregnancy and Birth