Love is the Science of Birth
Saint Petersburg | June 13–17, 2017
7th International Birth Conference
for parents, doulas and midwives
Sister MorningStar, Virginia Bobro, Elena Skoko, Amanda Johnson, Paul Golden, Natalia Kotlar, Julia Shelepina, Leonid Khitayev and many more!
We are in our 6th year of gathering some of the brightest stars in the world of midwifery as we present for you evidence-based medicine to help facilitate natural childbirth and the health of mom and baby.
The Domashni Rebenok Magazine Conference is the most inspiring and useful event for parents, doulas, midwives and medical professionals who are interested in natural birth.
Don’t miss a chance to get to know and adopt unique methods and experience of midwives, doulas, researchers, doctors, osteopaths and other professionals from the US, Europe and Russia.
speakers from Russia, Europe and USA
the founder and editor-in-chief of Midwifery Today magazine
“The “Birthing in Love: Everyone’s Right” conference, held June 9–13 in Moscow, Russia, was a joint, international effort between Midwifery Today and Katerina’s Domashniy Rebenok (Home Child) magazine. And what a conference! We fell in love with Russia and it was a joy to meet so many warm, caring people at our conference. Learning about all of the amazing work they’re doing in Russia—especially in and with water — was a special benefit of this event. We learned that there are many doctor-midwife centers in Moscow that do homebirths, as well as prenatal care and exercise for women. The intensity with which each of these practitioners holds the space for mothers and babies in these difficult times and situations was encouraging. New ideas were flowing at every step of the way during this miraculous event. The goals we reached were beyond our expectations and we have established a new hope for the future of birth in Russia and around the world.”
MAIN THEMATIC TRACKS
CONCEPTION PREPARATION IN SLAVIC TRADITION
Slavic rituals, “ladki” in Russian Sauna, massage techniques and herbal medicine for infertility. With “Povituha” (traditional midwife) you will learn an amazing traditional Slavic care for future mothers.
PLACENTA ENCAPSULATION: RUSSIAN EXPERIENCE
Placenta in Russia as a medicinal product. Features of the legislation and the Russian mentality. Unique compounds, basics of embalming the placenta, practical secrets and much more!
BIRTHING FROM WITHIN
Birthing From Within’s foundation training is for anyone who wants to experience and learn about unique and powerful model of childbirth preparation. Participants typically describe this workshop as «life-changing», «mind-turning», and «heart-opening».
The active practice will focus on the use of the articulatory system during pregnancy and labour (nose, lips, mouth, tongue, throat, diaphragm, belly) and breath in order to stimulate our innate ability to express ourselves through singing.
MONITRICE IN RUSSIA
History of the profession. What is the difference between a doula and a monitrice? The scope of practice and responsibilities. The legal issues. Russian expirience. Professional Association.
PEACE. LOVE. MIDWIFERY.
Basic principles, techniques and tricks that help to minimize conflicts in the birth team, as well as heal old injuries in inflicted by colleagues. ALso we will discuss our conflicts with clients!
(all lectures will be translated into English-Russian-English)
*Program is subject to change
Philipp and Katerina Perkhov,
the Conference Organisers
When we prepared our first international conference in 2010 we believed that by joining together the best birth experts from all over the world, we could change childbirth in Russia and bringing birth back to the family. We dreamed about having independent midwifery and homebirth without punishment, respectful care in hospitals, and a loving birth community. It was the, at the first conference our parents and midwives were united and created the “MAMA” organization, because only by working together can we protect the Human Rights in Childbirth.
More than 150 midwives, doctors and parents from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, USA and Europe gathered at the first international conference to learn from each other and returned home inspired by new ideas, new experience and most importantly — knowing that they are not alone. Everywhere on the earth there are midwives, and there are women who just keep doing what they believe in.
It's been only 6 years but it feels like a lifetime. We held 6 conferences in Moscow and St. Petersburg, which were attended by more than 1,000 parents and professionals from around the world! Childbirth in Russia has changed beyond recognition. Aspiring midwives have become serious professionals. The doula movement is rapidly growing. Hospitals are offering "home births”…
However, gentle and safe births surrounded by loving people are still an impossible dream for most families. Therefore, in June 2017, we will come together again to become one step closer to the midwifery that our grandchildren will be proud of. Join in to be a part of this greater change and movement that has transformed Russia’s childbirth practices.
This conference is for you If you are a:
- Mother and you are afraid of giving birth.
- Midwife and you do not have enough inspiration and support.
- Revolutionary Doctor and Colleagues who do not understand the desire for water birth or delayed cord clamping.
If you care about the future of birth, our conference is the place whee you will find loving, experienced, sincere, successful colleagues and friends! Come and experience a conference that will inspire you to be more, do more and have more to offer in your practice and family.