FIRST INTERNATIONAL ONLINE FESTIVAL
ON NATURAL CHILDBIRTH
'MIRACLE in the HEART'
EXPECTING. GIVING BIRTH. COGNIZING.
December 7-21, 2014
ONLINE FEST ORGANIZERS
Our Festival is a pilot and free of charge event
for the Russian speaking Internet
During December 7-21, 2014 we, two conscious mums from Ukraine - Olga and Svetlana - conducted the First International Online Festival on Natural Childbirth 'Miracle in the Heart'.
It was absolutely free of charge for all who was interested in, within 15 days over 60 the best and hearty speakers were talking about non-medical preparation for the childbirth, natural obstetrics and conscious parenthood online On Air.
60 speakers from 16 countries of 3 continents (Eurasia, North America, Australia) conducted their inspirational webinars!
To let you at ease we collected all webinars of the Festival'2014 in a play list on our YouTube channel 'Miracle in the Heart'.
We also welcome those who feel more comfortable to watch ALL webinars via our website to go here.
You are very much welcome to enjoy ALL ENGLISH SPEAKING WEBINARS of our Project in a play list on our website or YouTube.
P.S. Three natural childbirth occured within the Festival on Natural Childbirth:) while 3 webinars were conducted by pregnant Speakers!:)
English speaking Speakers of Festival'2014
MD, the world-wide Legend of obstetrics/midwifery, 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) (www.primalhealthresearch.com), author of 17 books on birth and primal roots of health (published in 23 languages) and over 100 professional papers, developer of the Paramana Doula Course (www.paramanadoula.com), 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), popularizer of the natural childbirth in the world.
Michel Odent is the author of the first article in the medical literature about the use of birthing pools (The Lancet 1983), of the first article about the initiation of lactation during the hour following birth, and of the first article applying the “Gate Control Theory of Pain” to obstetrics. He is the author of 17 books published in 23 languages. After his hospital career he practiced homebirths. Odent’s 21st-century books (The Scientification of Love, The Farmer and the Obstetrician and The Caesarean) may be regarded as a trilogy. They raise urgent questions about the future of our civilizations.
Mother of 2. JD, human rights lawyer, the organizer of the First World Human rights in Childbirth Conference (2012)(Program Committee Director of humanrightsinchildbirth.com), Chair of the Bynkershoek Research Center for Reproductive Rights (RCRR) (the Hague).
Cerklje na Gorenjskem
Mother of 5, DONA-certified birth doula, La Leche League Leader , founder of the Slovenia Mothers' Club klub.naravniporod.si with mentorship programme for mums 'Support Yourself!'
Mother of 3 children, the UK and Switzerland Professional doula (fully recognised Doula UK birth doula) and trained with Developing Doulas, member of the European Doula Network, a Breastfeeding Mother Supporter with the Association of Breastfeeding Mothers, founder of the PosititveBirthMovement.
MD, FRCPC, famous Canadian physician specializing in breastfeeding support and advocacy. He opened the first hospital breastfeeding clinic in Canada in 1984, speaks regularly at conferences (La Leche League, IBCLC), and has been a consultant for Unicef’s Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative. He is also the co-author of Dr. Jack Newman’s Guide to Breastfeeding (published as The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers in the United States).
Dr.Newman's clinic/educational centre is now called the International Breastfeeding Centre.
Mother of 2, teacher of National Childbirth Trust, doula in Scotland (since 1990), doula in France (since 2001). Co-founder, co-chair and mentor of the Association Doulas de France . Co-founder and tutor of the Institut de Formation Doulas de France, mentor of the European Doula Network.
Famous American Doula, Chair of the International MotherBaby Childbirth Initiative, International Doula Trainer, Filmmaker ('Orgasmic Birth: the Best-Kept Secret'), Author, Speaking out on every woman's right to respect, dignity and pleasurable birth.
Debra Pascali-Bonaro is the Founder & President of the revolutionary online childbirth class Pain to Power, which prepares expectant mothers, fathers, and partners to be positively prepared for birth, the Director of the award-winning documentary Orgasmic Birth: The Best-Kept Secret and co-writer of “Orgasmic Birth: Your Guide to a Safe, Satisfying and Pleasurable Birth” all of which explore the intimate and sacred nature of birth.
Debra is an inspirational international speaker, chair of the International MotherBaby Childbirth Organization and the International Childbirth Education Association.
Debra’s passion comes from her years as a Lamaze International childbirth educator, and birth and postpartum doula trainer with DONA International where she has taught and worked with women, men, midwives, doulas and physicians in over 40 countries bringing comfort, love and pleasure to birth and life!
Debra has been featured on ABC’s 20/20, Good Morning Russia, The NBC Today Show, Discovery Health, in The New York Times, The LA Times, The UK Times as well as numerous Parenting and Health Magazines, Podcasts, Webinars, Panels and Conferences around the world.
During 15 days the speakers and we did our best to present the worldwide participants ‘the elite’ knowledge of the most heartfelt and reputable professionals on non-medicinal preparation for the childbirth (physical, psychological, spiritual), professional partnership in giving birth and natural obstetrics, as well as on baby’s first year life span on natural parenthood approaches.
We as the organisers are extremely proud of our project, as it appeared really global, interesting, fruitful and unique. We’d like to believe that the Festival comprises a strong educative inception and symbolizes exactly that new childbirth paradigm phenomenon that our dear Michel Odent, MD inspirationally talked about in his webinar.
Miracles of our Festival!
So now let us share our watches of Miracles that occurred within our Festival ‘ Miracle in the Heart’ :
Miracle #1 – touching!
Three natural childbirths during the Festival on Natural Childbirth!
We were informed that within our Festival 3 our participants became mothers, and their childbirths occurred naturally and well. We sincerely congratulate Tatyana, the mother of 10th kid (but the 1st naturally born), Svetlana (the mother of her first-born baby), and Julia (mother of the 3rd baby) ! Grow up being healthy and happy!
Miracle #2 – sweet!
Pregnant speakers conduct a webinar for pregnant participants.
Just before the webinars, we’ve found out that our Speakers – Evelina (Russia), Olga (Netherlands) and Ana (Slovenia) – are in exciting delicate condition, expecting a baby-Miracle. We’re sure that their condition and their babies helped them to enrich their webinars making them more valuable and energetic for pregnant women and planners! We’re so happy for our speakers and do wish them joyful pregnancy, safe and easy giving birth, happiness in their families!
Miracle #3 –
cheerful! Winners of Contests.
During the Festival we announced the Contest for the best manuscript about natural childbirth. The platform of the Contest was provided podarokbyzivot our partner website, the community of thinking parents mintmilk.com.ua. We received 25 touching stories, and all their authors got a prize – the free of charge webinar from Doula.ru. We reward 4 winners with valuable presents (sling, sling-coat, Weleda natural cosmetics set, breastfeeding blouse). Among the winners, there was a story of the father of the home born baby during our Festival! :)
Besides, within 2 weeks of the Festival we carried out other contests among the participants (for the best question to our speakers and the most active participation), and rewarded them with prizes (natural handmade soaps, gift tokens for clothes for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, free webinars from the portal Doula.ru) from our miraculously appeared sponsors – kind mothers and fathers.
Topics of the webinars within our Festival comply with following three areas:
- Natural childbirth non-medical preparation (psychological, physical, spiritual);
- Natural childbirth per se, and its professional assistance;
- Natural parenthood up to one year (breastfeeding, sling baby wearing, early child development, etc).
The following persons are sincerely invited to our Festival as participants:
- Childbirth planners
- Pregnant women
- Nursing mothers
- Mothers having a child of up to the first year of life
- Conscious fathers and infant’s relatives
- Centres and web portals supporting natural parenthood
- Childbirth professionals (Health professionals in maternity care: prenatal, childbirth, postpartum)
- Professionals in the preparation for childbirth and parenthood: swimming coaches for pregnant women and babies, psychologists, prenatal psychologists, puppet-makers, masseurs, art-therapists, family photographers, charm makers, astrologers, needlewomen, specialists in yoga, baby yoga and dynamic gymnastics, child allowance counselors, breastfeeding consultants, sling consultants, instructors of children’s centres and studios for preparation for childbirth, etc.
Information sponsors and investors supporting development of the eco-friendly approach to the family life.
Our Festival fulfills its specific mission to merge - creating a stable bridge between the experts and their developments in obstetrics, maternity care and conscious parenthood.
The strategic idea of the Festival is to involve international professionals to increase women’s awareness about :
- their basic needs (including babies’ needs) in childbirth and early postpartum,
- their human right to choose the circumstances in which they give birth,
- a role of childbirth assistants (Midwives, Doulas) in childbirth preparation and labour,
- importance of the preparation for childbirth per se,
- support of the authentic midwifery development.
We sincerely invite you to our online event where about 50 international experts on childbirth preparation, labour management and postnatal patronage (from US, UK, France, Switzerland, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan etc) within 15 days will be conducting 30 minute webinars on topical issues for pregnant women and newly moms.
Online Festival format is the day-to-day webinars (three 30 minute webinars per day with follow-up 15 minute questions-answers session; weekdays – 3 webinars per day, weekends – 2 evening webinars). Peculiarity of such a Festival format is possibility for speakers to feel comfortable in conducting webinars at home, while for participants it’s not to miss out the online Fest at home, at work, on a visit.
We provide speakers with an extensive technical support in webinars conduction, even though a speaker is unskilled in work with PC and Internet. We also provide them with assistance of the option of proper webinar topic and right webinar structuring.
You can see in the screeshot how Lisa Sykes, a president of European Doula Network (Geneva, Switzerland), tells about our Online Festival on Natural Childbirth’2015 in the EDN Newsletter (March 2015).
You can also watch Lisa's video about the fact that Ukrainian and Russian Doulas Associations joined EDN just due to our Festival here.
Besides, within the Festival we plan an event especially for the invited speakers-experts – a Round Table (Peer Review) targeted to provide clear definitions of ‘Doula’, ‘Home Midwife’ and ‘Spiritual Midwife’: functions, ‘competence limits’ for ideas exchange and worldwide partnership establishment. Such an Information Partnership affords following potentialities for speakers:
- extension of the data pool of your participants, partners, patrons due to the facts that:
- Festival target audience is pregnant women;
- we email your offers in our subscriptionsrs data base before, during and after the Festival;
- during your speech (web appearance) web links to your websites will be available for the listeners;
- strengthening of your technological possibilities in positioning you as a webinar conducting expert (you allocate information about the Fest on your websites and social networks doing a mutual promotion of your own web resources with the Festival.
The apotheosis of the Festival is supposed to be signing a web Petition to the Prime-Minister of Ukraine ‘Let Mothers Gave Birth at Home, Being Busy with their Babies but not with Papers! ’ by participants and speakers of the Festival, which will be send out to the addressee just at the end of the online event.
If you see your own format of collaboration, we would be pleased to consider your suggestions.
With hope for fruitful collaboration and Belief in Miracle,
Mrs. Svetlana Demianova-Ponomarenko
Festival Organiser and
International Affairs Director
Ph: +38 0664827294
Mrs. Olga Vishkina
Organiser and Promotion Director
Author of ProEstRo.com
Ph: +38 095 710 17 70