That Sexuality and Birth are interconnected is indisputable; however, our existing social conversation has divorced itself so completely from this idea that we, as individual humans, struggle with their marriage as a concept, let alone as an embodied reality. As […]
The role of Father is riddled with pain in my family lineage. It is not surprising to me that the words to express my celebration of Father’s Day did not come until the wee hours of the morning the following […]
Before I was one, my relationship with “Mother” was for the most part evaluative. What would I do the same? What would I do differently? Who did it right? Who did it wrong? What was normal? What was healthy? […]
What is a Pattern? Patterns develop around our responses to significant (usually traumatic) life occurrences and manifest as a recording that, when played, seems to temporarily take control of us. It’s important to remember that the pattern is not the […]
One of my favorite professors at Barnard was my Political Theory Professor, Professor Dennis Dalton. HE WAS AMAZING!!! He would teach in the first person, becoming Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Hitler, whomever he was teaching, to convey their […]
People who know my work know that I teach a program called Holistic Peer Counseling (HPC). In a recent class, the term “open source” was tossed around as one of the great things about HPC. I think it was a […]
My name is Nekole Shapiro and I am the Creatrix of Embodied BIRTH. Embodied BIRTH brings people into their birthing bodies. For some this helps them have more empowered birthing experiences. For some it helps them recover power they lost […]
I was awoken at 1am a few “nights” ago by my 3 year old wanting a Sippy cup of milk. “Oh darn!” I thought, “I forgot to have one ready so I wouldn’t need to get out of bed.” As […]
Loving Anger One of the most powerful moments of my life came while having tea with a colleague in New York City. I can’t even remember what we were discussing, but he stopped mid sentence and said to me, “I […]
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About Embodied Birth
Embodied Birth is a model of birth support that aims to empower the family unit through holistic embodiment practices and intimacy building exercises. Like labor and birth, it is fun, thrilling, hard, and fulfilling work with an outcome more powerful than you can imagine!
Holistic preparation and support can facilitate a birthing experience that connects us to our power and heals us from the shackles that previously kept us from it.