We have been blessed with the opportunity to work with a circle of beautiful pregnant mamas right in the heart of our rural community.
You know what it’s like when you set an intention for a new project and then the universe seems to send opportunities flowing in the direction you want to go? Well it has felt a bit like that for me and Supriya.
Having been dreaming and scheming about coming together to work with birth and pregnancy in central Portugal, a few months ago, we committed to this exciting collaborative process.
No sooner had we sealed this agreement, doors started opening to allow us to engage with this rewarding work.
The fortnightly pregnancy circle is one of those doors.
The meetings are held in a cozy home setting and include some or all of the following elements:
~ Sharing circle – checking in, how we are feeling and what is happening in our lives
~ Birth Stories – a chance to share and process previous birth experiences in a supportive environment
~ Creative exercises – we use simple art and writing exercises, inspired by Birthing from Within, to access unconscious beliefs and fears around pregnancy, birth and parenthood
~ Deep relaxation – each session ends with a guided relaxation to allow for integration and rest
Currently, we are running this group in the Coja area of Arganil. If you’d like to know more about what we offer, you can read about our birth doula service or our birth preparation courses. Or if you are interested in joining the pregnancy circle or setting up a similar group in your area, get in touch.