What they're saying about A Time To Birth
"Our childbirth class led by Jewish Birth Network Founder Shira Shazeer, was a non-judgemental, supportive, and very informative window into the huge world of carrying, birthing, and caring for a child. We were particularly impressed by the thoughtful ways in whichShira brought a jewish lens to the process, a lens that was as relevant to the pregnant Rabbi taking the course as it was to my husband and I as far more secular Jews. Above all, Shira is a passionate and caring teacher. Her broad knowledge of views on childbirth and naming were exactly what we needed when considering the Jewish context for our child's birth. We also loved some of the hands-on learning: positions for relaxation in early labor, and basic practice with swaddling and diapering. Thanks so much Shira!"
"Thanks so much for bringing such a wonderful approach to this whole journey of bringing a new little human being into the world. I'm loving the integration of Jewish stuff into the learning process (nice synectics last night -- really cool!) and really do feel like you're teaching a kind of comfort and confidence that will allow us to do this whole birthing thing the way we are hoping it can happen. Thank you."
"A really wonderful opportunity to integrate so many aspects of self into this fundamental moment of transitons. Shira is a gentle, wise guide for this process."
"I especially enjoyed the baby naming / welcoming & birth plan help. I also really liked the demonstrations of positions / relaxation techniques etc."