Mystery in your doula bag ~ Birth's hidden gem
About Maha Al Musa
Maha Al Musa is of Palestinian/Lebanese origin raised in Australia. She is a Wise Birth Oracle, an award-winning International Birth Mentor, Author and Speaker as well as the founder and creator of EmbodyBirth™ School™ - Conscious Childbirth Education including EmbodyBirth™ and BellydanceBirth® since1997.
Maha gave birth to her 3rd child at home, a full water lotus birth when she was 46 years of age and has been featured in several worldwide media outlets such as Discovery Channel, CNN International, and many more for her strong stance on natural term breastfeeding.
Maha’s award winning book Dance of the Womb - The Essential Guide to Belly Dance for Pregnancy and Birth is the world’s first book to explore the enormous physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits of belly dance as a prenatal exercise and process during labour. The book has been endorsed by renowned birth luminaries such as Dr. Michel Odent, the late Sheila Kitzinger, Dr. Sarah Buckley and Dr. Christiane Northrup.
Maha offers her many years of profound knowledge and understandings, from sharing EmbodyBirth™ teachings on a global platform. She has taught in 6 countries including, Japan, USA and her program has had great success in China. Her work is underpinned by her lived experiences that has emerged from her 4 pregnancies and her 3 as nature intended births. She has spoken at many birth conferences including Birth Keepers Summit USA, Shandong Annual Midwifery Conference China and Human Rights In Childbirth Conference India.
She offers an inspirational online pregnancy and birth preparation program, EmbodyBirth™ - Unlock and Awaken Your Ancestral Womb Wisdom for doulas, birth keepers and mothers.
This program is for all mothers-to-be who innately know that giving birth is meant to be a sacred, instinctual, and embodied experience. For those seeking an immersive and expansive experience as they flow and grow through their 9-month journey. This program is also for all birth keepers wanting to reframe birth's purpose, work with their clients using the program as a powerful tool so that they can be inspired by a view of birth that will raise human consciousness, work through fears, excavate into one’s inner truths, connect to innate body wisdom through the BellydanceBirth® award winning dances and understand the journey from a sacred, wise lens.
Learn more and join the program here: https://sales.mahaalmusa.com/embodybirth
Linkedin: Maha Al Musa
To author and postpartum doula Anna Cusack, Maha represents the embodiment of feminine flow and the reclamation of birth and motherhood as a site of power. This is not yet the reality for so many of our friends, our clients, and even, at times, ourselves. Questions like:
"What is wrong with me?"
"Am I the only one who feels this way?"
"I can't keep this up... how are all the other mothers doing this?"
"Why did no one tell me it would be like this?"
dominate our dialogue around the early years of child raising.
For too long, the first rule of motherhood has been not to speak about the reality of motherhood. We are warned about the dizzying highs, the moments of heart bursting love, and the depths and despair of exhaustion, yet the in-between bits don’t rate a mention. Swirling (and often simultaneous) emotions like fear, overwhelm, anger, guilt, grief and even boredom are all but missing from the conversation completely.
Anna Cusack’s new book Mama, You’re Not Broken breaks the silence on these taboo topics, exploring the emotional underbelly and physiological processes of being a mother within a social framework that doesn’t value the work of raising children. Part wakeup call and part warm shower (alone), Cusack draws on research and personal experience to shine a light on the ways we can transcend the feelings of inadequacy, isolation and altogether not-enoughness that plague us as modern mothers. This book is an invitation to mothers to move beyond the myth that “this is just the way things are” in order to cultivate a more meaningful and satisfying life than the perfectly pleasant, self-sacrificing version of motherhood we’ve been sold, for ourselves and for our children.
"Mama, You're Not Broken: Unmasking the Unspoken Emotions of Modern Motherhood" is now available to order in Australia via www.annacusack.com.au/book. The eBook is available internationally through Amazon for just $1 from March 23 until its April 23 release.
It’s time to unmask the unspoken emotions of modern motherhood.
You can follow along with Anna's work on the "Motherhood Made Magic" podcast, at www.facebook.com/annacusackpostpartum and @annacusackpostpartum