HONG KONG BASED PREGNANCY CIRCLE

Welcome to the holistic Pregnancy Circle led by Doulas...

... a private space, created for women who are experiencing the changes, challenges and questions surrounding pregnancy and birth.

Here you can find

  • Support
  • Education
  • Practical Playground 
  • Community

… to help make the passage into motherhood one of joy and personal growth.


Why a Pregnancy Circle?

Hong Kong is not particularly strong at catering to women who have a holistic approach to pregnancy and childbirth.

 

A holistic approach encompasses the emotional, physical, mental and spiritual well-being of the mother and baby.  The Circle will also focus on creating deep respect for motherhood, the female body, and the intimacy of childbirth.

 

The local birth culture is often very medicalized and hospital-centred (attends to what’s best for the hospital/doctor) and this poses extra challenges for women who desire a holistic birth.

 

The Pregnancy Circle has been created to equip women to face these challenges more confidently by means of emotional, educational, practical and spiritual support.

 

The Circle is lead by experienced Doulas, who are able to answer questions and guide participants to their own conclusions and better understanding of their wants and needs. 

Watch our video to find out more about The Pregnancy Circle

This Pregnancy Circle is for you if

  • You desire to be supported in your holistic approach to pregnancy and childbirth,
  • You recognize that the journey into motherhood is a powerful opportunity for growth,
  • You want to study using your intellect as well as your intuition and instinct,
  • You desire to trust your inner knowing more,
  • You long to come together with women to support and celebrate each other.

What to expect from an Evening in the Pregnancy Circle?

In this Circle, you will meet pregnant women with similar questions and outlook.

 

Each evening will be dedicated to a theme, which will always be announced 1 week prior to the gathering via our community Facebook page as well as email event announcement.

 

There will be time for check-ins at the beginning of the evening, followed by education on the theme of the night and practices that support the material taught. 

Practices can vary between:

  • Breath Awareness
  • Movement
  • Visualisation
  • Guided Meditation
  • Journaling
  • Group Questions & Sharing
  • Role Playing
  • Spinning Baby Techniques
  • Healing Rituals 

Examples of themes that we will be covering are:

  • Active Birthing
  • Mother Lineage
  • How to cope with Labour Pain
  • Placenta – What is all the hype?
  • Balance, Gravity & Movement during Pregnancy
  • Consent Decision-Making
  • Spotlight on Inductions & Augmentations
  • Fear Release
  • The Female Body – A powerful Vessel
  • Birth Environment & Atmosphere
  • Pro’s and con’s of creating a Birth Plan
  • Getting started with Breastfeeding
  • ...and sometimes there will be guest teachers who will be teaching on a particular topic.

Benefits of joining the Pregnancy Circle

The benefits you will gain will depend on how much you are willing to give of yourself to the Circle.

 

If coming to the Circle regularly you will: 

  • Connect with like-minded women and become a member of a growing community that supports each other – because we all know, that it takes a village to raise a child,
  • Learn to trust your inner voice more,
  • Develop more confidence to speak up for yourself and your wishes,
  • Learn things that they won’t teach you in a regular childbirth education class,
  • Develop confidence in your female body,
  • Gain more insight around your birth preferences, 
  • Gain clarity around your fears and what you may need to do to release them,
  • Enhanced levels of self-acceptance and self-love,
  • Develop a greater capacity to celebrate yourself and other women.

 

Please note, that the Pregnancy Circle is not a therapy group. Each woman is asked to take responsibility for herself as she enters the Circle. If a woman feels that she would like to receive some extra care to address deeper lying obstacles, she can book in for a One-on-One Consultation with one of us or if of serious nature, we may refer her to a therapist.

Testimonial

When I discovered I was pregnant at 8.5 weeks, my world turned upside down. I hadn’t planned on becoming a mother and I had many fears around my pregnancy. I also had limiting beliefs about how my life would look after I had a baby. In my one-on-one session, Corinne created a safe and nourishing space so I could completely open up about my feelings and fears. She lovingly listened, answered all of my questions and took me through a number of different exercises that helped me understand and accept the mixed emotions that I was feeling. My one-on-one session was such a gift and it was exactly what I needed. Corinne has such a beautiful, caring and generous nature and I cannot recommend her work enough! - Ainslie, Copywriter & Coach and mother of One

Dates for 2017

We meet on the following WEDNESDAY evenings, between 7:30pm – 9pm.

 

  • 13th September - Introduction & Meet the Doulas
  • 1st November: Processing Worries - head to event page here
  • 15th November: Active Birth - head to event page here here
  • 29th November: 
  • 13th December:

Location

SMART CELLS (Studio), 2001. 20/F Car Po Commercial Building, 18-20 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong.

Your Investment

Introduction Evening on September 13th:

HK$ 350.- paid by cash on the night

 

Package for 4 x evenings:

If after attending the introduction evening you decide to join the Pregnancy Circle regularly you can purchase a package of 4x evenings for HK$ 1,200.- (you are saving HK$ 200.-), valid until Wednesday, December 13th.

Learn more about us

Hi, I am Corinne...

And I’m an experienced and passionate Hong Kong based Doula, Women’s Group Leader and Prenatal Yoga Teacher. I want you to have a positive birth experience, so you may enter this new phase of your life with ease, joy and confidence. And I want you to feel supported while you are embarking on one of the most transformative experiences of your life.

 

I’ve been leading a successful Women’s Temple over the last 2 years here in Hong Kong and I know how much women gain from coming together regularly in a safe and private space.

This has led me to bring to life a new Circle specifically for Women who are walking the path of pregnancy and motherhood.

 

During my Pregnancy Circle sessions, I’ll be focusing on helping you understand the innate power and wisdom of your female body and encourage you to trust your abilities and inner guidance.

 


Hi, I'm Molly...

And I am an experienced birth doula, breastfeeding counselor and advocate for personal choices in birth.

 

My focus is on helping women find their internal strength during childbirth and into parenthood.  

 

I want you to leverage this inevitable transformation from person to parent by understanding yourself and the process, and building the team to empower you.

 

During my Pregnancy Circle sessions, I’ll be focusing on practical ways to increase your knowledge and to build self-confidence to approach birth in a calm way.  

 


Our  Invitation to You

As Doulas and Holistic Birth Advocates we’d love to provide you with a safe space where you can share with others what’s going on for you, learn more along the way and feel encouraged to follow your personal truth.

 

More questions? Submit them here.

 

If you’re ready to take your seat, join our Pregnancy Circle HK FB Community page and find out about more about the upcoming Circles. 

Alternatively, you can also sign-up  below and we will send you the event information via email.

All rights reserved by Corinne Konrad Calder • 2014