An ancient practice worthy of all modern postpartum bodies

This workshop is designed for birth & body workers who want to provide a gentler more nourishing postpartum journey for themselves, families, and people they serve.

Postpartum Belly Binding has had a reemergence in the western world. Unfortunately, many times it has been taken out of context and has resulted in much mis- information. This e-course takes a look at the historical and cultural significance and values from which this practice originate from. We will discuss how to incorporate these skills and practices to your own self care as well as with the clients you serve. Basic palpation skills are highly recommended . You may still take this class if you have little or no palpation skills but please be compassionate with yourself as these hands on skills can take years to absorb and perfect.

E-Course Participant Testimonials

I honestly was just expecting this class to teach me how to physically wrap and that was it! When I read the description, I knew there would be more. But holy WOW!! I did not expect to receive SO much wisdom, information, and resources. I am so grateful!

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Not just a e-course, it was an experience my soul needed. Tema's approach, the way she expresses herself and explains things is something to be honored and respected. It was such an enriching wholesome experience, I learned a lot more than what I had expected when I signed up!

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anabel rivera

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I highly recommend this course!

Maleny Crespo

The Postpartum Belly Binding E-Course is informative, culturally enlightening, and evidence-based. I highly recommend this course to new and experienced birt...

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The Postpartum Belly Binding E-Course is informative, culturally enlightening, and evidence-based. I highly recommend this course to new and experienced birth workers. The knowledge is abundant, the pacing is perfect, and the online demonstrations are a huge help to perfect the art of belly binding. You will not be disappointed!

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Andrea Mendez

If you are expecting or work within the birth world, this course is for you. Tema offers super valuable information that is timeless and easy to follow!

If you are expecting or work within the birth world, this course is for you. Tema offers super valuable information that is timeless and easy to follow!

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome!

    • Class Instructions

    • Your Binding Materials

    • Learning Community & Self Introductions

    • Postpartum Belly Binding Handbook 2020 - La Matriz Birth

  • 2

    History, Culture, Anatomy & Physiology

    • Week One Recorded Class Video

    • Week 1 PowerPoint Slide Presentation

    • History, Culture, Anatomy & Physiology

    • Pelvis Mapping Drawing

  • 3

    Binding Application, Hands on Practice and Business

    • Week 2 Live Class Recording: Part 1

    • Week 2 Live Class Recording: Part 2

    • Week 2 Live Class Recording: Part 3

    • Elastic Bandage : Belly Binding Instructional Handout

    • Postpartum Belly Binding~ e-Course ~ Week 2

    • Proper Body Mechanics Demo

    • Bone Holding Demo

    • Uterus Palpation Demo

    • Diastasis Demo

    • Transverse Abdominal Demo

    • Intestinal Massage Demo 1

    • Intestinal Massage Demo 2

    • Inguinal Region Demo

    • Elastic Bandages Binding Instruction

    • Ceserean Bandage Binding

    • Woven Faja Application Demo

  • 4

    Reflection & Certificate

    • Course Reflection: Please submit once completion of the course to receive your certificate of attendance.

Instructor

Partera

Tema Mercado

Tema Mercado is a Xicana Licensed Midwife in California and Partera Profesional Certificada in Mexico , mother to six children and a grandmother. She believes that birth work can change the world and has dedicated the last 10 years to birth and reproductive justice on the U.S Mexico Border serving families on both sides of the border. Tema was born and raised in San Jose, California and spent her adolescence in Mexicali, Baja California. Her midwifery practice and overall work in the community stems from a social justice and heart perspective. Tema is a traditonal singer and story teller, these two gifts led her to share her voice as a speaker and facilitator. She believes that knowledge sharing is essential for the preservation of cultural healing arts. To find out more about Tema and her work, you can visit her website http://www.lamatrizbirth.com/ and her IG page @matrizmidwife.

Course Investment

e-Course pricing includes pre-recorded lessons for 30 days , PDF of handbook and PPT slides with two monthly live Q&A's. Choose what you pay! Each pricing gives you full access to the course. You choose what is an equitable option for you during this time. I trust and encourage your integrity to guide you.