Create a Birth Story You'll Love to Remember.
Register for Empowering Birth
and start creating YOUR unique,
meaningful transition to motherhood.
Do you feel nervous about your upcoming birth?
If so, you’re not alone.
Most of us don’t live in extended families so witness the process, and know what to expect.
Because of all the unknowns and the lack of support and guidance, anxiety is surpassing depression as the most common emotional issue for moms-to-be.
And it’s no wonder. Now more than ever, we have so many choices. Where to give birth? Who will be there? Which pain meds or coping tools? What happens if…
The key is turning the unknowns into knowns. Knowing the pro’s and con’s in advance make choices so much easier.
And knowing what you want in different situations allows you to feel calm and confident moving forward, so you can have a beautiful experience.
We’ve created a nurturing container where you can receive this guidance, support, and inspiration – right in the comfort of your living room!
Welcome to Empowering Birth.
EMPOWERING BIRTH is a self-paced six-week comprehensive birth prep experience that will prepare you fully for birth and postpartum.
With Empowering Birth you will:
Learn about all the choices and challenges you’ll have from top birth professionals
Practice movement, breath, visualization and other coping tools
Get on the same page as your partner so you can be a solid birth team
Know what you want and how to help make your dream birth happen
What moms say about Empowering Birth:
Each person that I've shared with that I'm taking a breastfeeding course, says "You don't need a course, just put the baby to your breast, and they'll figure it out."
I then respond with "how was breastfeeding for you?" The response is always the same, "It was horrible, my nipples were bleeding and cracked, and it was so painful," or "I tried and didn't produce enough milk." All I think in my head is, this is why you need a class.
Overall I would recommend this class to anyone, how could it hurt to have more knowledge?"
Nope, I told her - I took a wonderful online birth class with Ma Yoga Living, which basically taught me all I needed and more!
I highly recommend Empowering Birth to any mom to be."
I really appreciated the ability to pick a session based on length of time I had to practice, and being able to participate in prenatal yoga from home.
WHERE WE'LL GO TOGETHER:
Module 1 – Support:
Choose the Right Birth Team and Place for You
Module 2 – Confidence:
A Road Map through Laborland
Module 3 – Playfulness:
Labor Breathing, Movement & Other Coping Skills
Module 4 – Power:
Prepare for the Unexpected
Module 5 – Postpartum Bliss:
What You’ll Need (and Want!) after Birth
Module 6 – Your Empowering Birth:
Birth Plan & Intentions Workshop
When you register, you'll receive these FREE bonuses:
Breastfeeding Essentials Program
Our self-paced course, Breastfeeding Essentials: What You Need to Know BEFORE Baby Comes.
Private Empowering Birth Support Group
Enjoy the course with other moms-to-be, and get you questions answered in live group talks with your teacher.
Free One-on-One Birth Coaching
Gather your questions and get them answered on a Zoom call with Stefanie, your Empowering Birth teacher!
BONUS 4 - One FREE month of Ma Yoga Living Membership
- Do strengthening, calming prenatal and postpartum yoga anytime, anywhere
- Filter by duration, type, teacher or goal
- Receive a Custom Program based on your goals
- 40% off live online yoga classes through www.MaYoga.com, and free Align & Flow Yoga for All classes with Jessica
- More than 40 Care Package guides for the challenges of labor and postpartum
- Ma Circle with birth and postpartum experts
- Only $18/month after free month; you may cancel anytime
About your birth teacher, Stefanie Castro
Stefanie is a Labor & Delivery nurse, a birth and postpartum doula, a breastfeeding educator, a sleep trainer, and a Certified Ma Yoga® instructor.
She has helped over 200 families transition easefully and joyfully into parenthood, and can’t wait to help you!
What moms say about Stefanie:
“Stefanie is nothing short of amazing at what she does from pregnancy, to birth and beyond!”
“With [Stefanie’s] nursing background, she was able to provide assistance to my L&D nurse and explain to us everything that was happening…I was able to make educated decisions about what I wanted as my labor progressed, because of her explanations…she was comforting and encouraging.”
“Her nursing background makes her even more knowledgeable and put us at ease during the labor and afterward.”
What Empowering Birth would cost separately:
No-slant, comprehensive, evidence-based birth preparation course:
Comprehensive beastfeeding preparation:
One month of unlimited alignment-based prenatal yoga classes:
Access to Labor and Delivery nurse, breastfeeding educator, and sleep trainer:
Cost for all: $1500
YOUR INVESTMENT: $97!
Because of the digital nature of this course, there are no monetary refunds. That said, if you are not satisfied with the content provided, Jessica will personally work with you to create your actionable strategy and ensure you have the support you need to move forward.
What moms say about the Empowering Birth Bundle:
Kristina D, New Mom
Kristin L - Occupational Therapist
Tiffany F. Certified Yoga Instructor
Trynke DeJong - PHD Researcher, UC Riverside
I had pretty intense lower back pain and used the 'Happy Back Practice' routine to help relieve the pain and regain mobility.
Jess was SUPER helpful, followed up and provided additional recommendations on how to get some relief.
I ended up using the short practice almost daily and still go back to it now, more than a year after delivery, whenever my back flares up."
Jo F.- Yelp
Anyway, your class, the breathing and mostly YOU have helped me realize what that is and learn to take a moment and breathe. I REALLY appreciate it. Truly.
Awesome! Thank you so much! The virtual classes have been saving my life and I truly love these classes.
Dr. Carley C.
Frequently Asked Questions
Empowering Birth is six, one-hour sessions. You can watch at your convenience on video, or listen and follow along with your eCoursebooks.
Breastfeeding Essentials is two one-hour sessions you can do anytime.
You might do one class a week for two months, or one class a day for eight days.
We teach all options without any pre-conceived ideas about what might be right for you. Our goal is to make sure you know the pro’s and con’s of every option, and help you get the birth you want.
Yes. We love the at-home birth prep option because it’s much easier for partners to be part of it. You are encouraged to watch, learn, and practice together – ultimately share a common vision.
Our most senior Certified Ma Yoga® teachers have come together to create over 60 practices from 5-50 minutes that help you prepare for labor, strengthen, calm your nervous system and make space for baby.
These classes are very different from what you might find on youtube, as they are OB approved, and taught by people who are both birth experts and world-class therapeutic yoga instructors.
Ma Yoga is safe for anytime in pregnancy, from before it starts to during labor.
It is an alignment-based, therapeutic form of yoga that was created to address the needs and opportunities of women’s changing bodies.
It has been shown to relieve common prenatal aches and pains, as well as strengthen and stabilize.
As a Ma Yoga Mamas member, you have access to Jessica and other alignment specialists who can give you specific adjustments to help heal your aches and pains with your yoga.
Just post in our members-only Ma Pregnancy Circle and you’ll get help right away with your issue.
Our birth and postpartum experts are available to you as long as you’re a Ma Yoga Mamas member. After your free month of membership, it’s only $9.99 to continue your membership, and have postpartum yoga and guidance whenever you want it.
After teaching prenatal yoga for over a decade, I founded Ma Yoga Living because I’ve seen with the right kind of guidance, support, and inspiration, women can learn to change the challenges of this journey into opportunities to step into your highest, most powerful and wise “Ma” Self. I gathered the most incredible leaders in the Los Angeles birth and yoga community to create this space to help moms-to-be feel calm, clear, and confident so you can enjoy this exciting time. I can’t wait to support you on your journey to motherhood and beyond!