Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Upcoming Childbirth Education Classes

I have three Kind Birth Education sessions scheduled to meet Winter and early Spring Estimated Due Dates! Please click the tab for dates and details! I teach in two (BEAUTIFUL) locations, The Eastside Birth Center in Bellevue, and Sprout Natural Medicine and Birth Center in Mountlake Terrace. You can check out my curriculum (built over 20 years, and published in 2013) by following this link: www.expectingkindness.com

Please don't hesitate to call/text/email with questions!

Kristin Dibeh
Kind Birth Services
kindbirth@comcast.net
206.356.8409

Monday, December 4, 2017

Giving Season

Kind Birth Services has an important announcement in this season of giving!

My Annual drive benefiting "Babies of Homelessness" is running throughout the month of December. I am opening my doors as a drop off point and would love to have visits from my past clients, friends, family, neighbors, and of course I'm always happy to meet new caring people, who may have outgrown WARM clothing for children ages 0-3 Months, all the way up to age 6. I know it's emotionally hard to allow yourself to imagine the absolutely innocent, babies and children, out there in the cold, wet, winter elements, and utterly helpless. The truth is that they are often hidden from our sight, in fear of having them taken away. But they are out there. They need diapers, they need protection from the cold. Basic needs. Please contact me to schedule a drop off and I will coordinate with Babies of Homelessness to get the supplies to their storage facility, where they fill vehicles and respond to immediate needs. If you'd prefer to donate monies, you can click through to their website, learn more about their mission, and donate directly! https://www.babiesofhomelessness.org/

The complete list of items they can store and deliver:

  • Diapers, Wipes
  • Baby formula/ Cereal
  • Baby food
  • Toddler-friendly snacks/food
  • Clothing/Socks/Jackets
  • Shoes/Boots
  • Blankets/ Linens
  • Hygiene products
  • Occasionally larger items (like strollers, pack-n-plays, carrier, bathtub, etc.)

Monday, November 27, 2017

CYBER MONDAY

Kristin Dibeh, Kind Birth Services owner, and author of Expecting Kindness, will be teaching a two Saturday workshop for Winter Due Dates. The course, normally $300, is open for registration today only for $240! The deposit, due TODAY to receive the discount will be $40, and the remainder is due the first day of class. Follow the directions in the tab titled Kind Birth Education to register TODAY!
Let me help you navigate the world of giving birth.


Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Just Some Doula Thoughts After A Birth.

Me and C at the Wedding of her Mama and Papa, dancing to sleep.

As a Doula, my role is more than just executing a job description. What I hope to achieve is to become (even if only temporarily) a part of a families' circle of trust. It's not "family", it's not "friend", it's not "employee" alone. It's some interesting combination of these, or something else entirely that we don't have a word for in our language...at least not one that I know, other than Doula. Being there for a family at their birth is a privilege, and I hope I serve each family in their moment of need, in the way that they need me to. It is such a treasure to me when I am able to stay connected with families after they have their baby and my contract is fulfilled. Staying connected looks different for each family...a picture of them and/or they're baby in a random text message on a Tuesday afternoon, a card during the holidays, being contracted again as their family grows, transitioning from Doula to Swim Instructor for kids as they grow, being invited to birthday parties, weddings, meeting for coffee, play dates with birthing classes turned playgroups, Facebook connections and emails. It's certainly not an expectation, but I hope to serve each family in a way that inspires them to stay in touch. I have grown so much as a human being by serving so many families, each unique and beautiful, in this very personal, very important time. I hope they realize how much I appreciate them, respect them, and wish them happiness, health, and the knowledge that I am here for them and LOVE to see their family stories, their photographs, and their children.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Good Morning. I'm just sitting on pins and needles, awaiting the "call of the doula". When I have a mama who is post dates, and is anxious to go into labor, give birth, and be holding her baby in her arms, i find it kind of a cruel irony. What she needs, is calm. As a doula, I have learned over the years, to respond...partly to prepare myself and partly to lead...by collecting AS MUCH SLEEP AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE. Go to bed early, sleep in. Take a nap if you can. The more of this waiting time you can sleep through the faster it passes, and the more rested, nourished and hydrated you are, the better your body will be able to perform in labor. Use your waking hours to pamper yourself, it's goddess time. You can check off some boxes if it makes you happy but try to remember that the baby won't care about the perfectly decorated nursery, or the state of pantry organization, not even a little. Spend some time making beautiful memories with your partner, do things with friends and family that will be challenging in the early days, weeks, and months of new parenthood. Today is a beautiful Autumn day, go collect some leaves, bundle up a little and breathe in the crisp air, enjoy some tea....I'll do it too.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Class Begins soon at SPROUT!

I am very excited about offering my class in more than one location, and the two spaces I have the privilege of teaching in, are also my two favorite free standing birth centers. I am getting ready to finish up a course at the beautiful Eastside Birth Center in Bellevue, Wa and will have another one beginning right on it's heals at Sprout Birth and Natural Health Center in Mountlake Terrace. Class will begin on October 25 (my birthday!) and run for 6 weeks. Click the link to "Kind Birth Education" to find instructions for registration! My newly revised curriculum should be available on Amazon in plenty of time to order in time for class; I'll be posting here when it goes to print!


Monday, June 5, 2017

Summer Childbirth Education!

Good Morning!

If you are expecting a baby during early summer, I am currently available to teach private classes by appointment. For dates in mid-late summer I have weekly classes scheduled to begin in June 19th, and will run for 7 weeks, ending July 31st. I am very eager to get back into a group class format and hope you will join me to prepare for one of life's most valuable and incredible experiences. My course will prepare you thoroughly for all the challenges you may face during labor and birth, and will also provide critical context to help you know how and when to use tools from other classes you may be taking, like hyno-birthing, for example. Let me be your travel planner, and help you to learn to navigate labor, with your birth team, but keeping you and your partner in the drivers seat.

See the tab labeled Kind Birth Education for details!