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In this episode, Erin sits down with Kaleem Joy, Licensed Midwife, who has attended all 5 of her births. They talk about the journey of Farrah’s birth, the model of midwifery care, and the beautiful transformation that happens in pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and motherhood. This episode is full of empowerment for mothers and Kaleem's wisdom from the past.

Reimagining Gestating and Giving Birth to the Greatness Within, Kaleem will use creative analogies and humor to guide us through the conception, prengnacy, and birth of an idea. Get ready to be inspired and motivated as she ignites a curiosity about bring your vision into the world.

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Paradigm Shifts Podcast with Judy Matejczyk Tues. 5/14/24 at 10 am pacific NURTURING THE NURTURER. Join us as we dive in together in a passionate conversation of empowerment, growth and the beautiful journey of bringing new life into the world. Get ready to be inspired and motivated by the words of women who are dedicated to empowering people and supporting a global change.

Kaleem Joy, Licensed Midwife
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MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

If you’re wondering, like I did, if you’re going to be a “good” parent... have a healthy pregnancy... feeling capable of giving birth without all the “hoopla” and medications or surgery… wishing and wanting to be confident  while you navigate this new  journey… hoping breastfeeding works out plus how to know what’s normal in the early weeks with your newborn…

 

Welcome, I’m Kaleem and you’re in the right place. ❤️

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Natural Childbirth 101 Classes

Home • Birth Center • Hospital • VBAC

Pregnancy • Birth • Breastfeeding • Postpartum • Early Parenting

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The Bundle of Joy 

Complete Premium Program

Childbirth Education Plus Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, Postpartum and Partners Journey with proven tools, practical wisdom and empowering encouragement.

Be motivated, inspired and educated to trust and believe in the power of your amazing body, mind and spirt while you celebrate your beautiful baby as you unfold your new life together.

VBAC•Very Brave And Confident

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean is a new story of change and awareness waiting to be discovered.  Every baby has their own storybook.  Writing this new story takes navigating a different mindset, greater health & wellbeing, and positive emotions to discover what you would love to create for this new birth. Having guidance to avoid complications and interventions is a key. 

The Natural Childbirth 101 education will ignite within you a burning desire to achieve a new and empowering story with the WHY, WHAT, and HOW to be  Very Brave and Confident. Growing a healthy baby while giving birth to the greatness within yourself.  Practical guidance with simple, powerful and proven results.  

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I AM AMAZING, STRONG AND POWERFUL!

Just Imagine...

Those first magical moments with your sweet, soft, warm, new baby, your sigh of relief as you hear the first cry.

Tears of gratitude streaming down you and

your partners cheeks.  

Your heart beaming as you smile and exclaim to the world...

I Did It!!

Imagine...Every step in pregnancy was expanding your understanding and transforming your life. You had courage, confidence and became empowered as you beautifully birthed your baby.

Families Share Their Stories

Waterbirth

I was feeling overwhelmed with what supplements to take and how to support my body in early pregnancy while I was so sick until I joined Natural Childbirth 101 where I learned what supplements were essential and what I could do physically and mentally to support my changing body and growing baby. I learned what specific foods to eat and how often to help me feel the best I could. I learned great exercises that I still use today to help loosen my body and allow for growth. Natural childbirth 101 was a huge part of my healthy pregnancy and successful delivery.

 

All the natural supplements and exercise (both physically and mentally) helped me to prepare my body and mind for a powerful and quick water birth. You never truly know what to expect as a first time mom but Natural Childbirth 101 prepared me as much as possible. I truly believe I had such a wonderful experience because I invested my time and learned so much from the course.

First Time Mom - A. Thomas

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I grew up hearing the birth horror stories and never imagined natural birth was an option, I was afraid of birth. Taking the Natural Childbirth 101 course really helped inform and equip me during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum, and I was able to make the right choices nutritionally, emotionally, and physically that really made a difference in having my beautiful, natural, unhindered and empowering birth. I never knew how wonderful giving birth could be.

First Time Parents - G. Woods

Mother and newborn baby

Although I knew I wanted to give birth naturally, I wasn’t sure how to prepare myself. When I joined Natural Childbirth 101 I learned tools that helped me stay calm during my labor, and guided me in making informed decisions about my birth. This course also helped prepare my husband with tools he needed to get me through each contraction. The way Kaleem with Natural childbirth 101 walks you through your bodies natural ability to birth helped me gain confidence in trusting my body during labor which allowed me to power through and have my dream birth.  

First Time Mom-D. Zentner

Nurse Midwife

I am an FNP and CNM who cares for women and their families. I took the Natural Childbirth 101 class and learned so much about physiologic birth and empowering women. It taught me the importance of helping women care for their bodies through adequate nutrition, pelvic exercises, and supplements so they can then provide the best care to their growing babies. It helped my clients prevent complications and taught them to trust birth. I am so thankful for this course and would recommend it to all pregnant women and those who care for them.
M. Borgestad, MSN, CNM, FNP

New Classes in 2024

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The Midwife Village 

Become a conscious, mindful, empowered parent during weekly coaching classes during your pregnancy. Prepare for the transformation of giving birth as you claim ownership and become aware of your greatness. Grow your baby in core values of love, gratitude, peace and joy. Mastering Childbirth Education starts with who you become in the process as you travel through pregnancy bringing the best within you to birth.  

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Journey Into Your Success

You will travel through your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual journey during this powerful program for people who desire to uncover the limiting beliefs their life has experienced and transform them into positive life giving  greatness within them and give birth to who they truly are. 

This program is for pregnant and non-pregnant people to inspire, motivate and support change, grow and expansion in their lives including becoming a conscious and aware parent to their children, guiding their journey to discovering their greatness.  

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  • Weekly New Material Released

    • Interactive Lives

    • New PDF's: Topics ranging from pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and on into parenting including life in general, etc.

  • Monthly New Releases

    • ​​Midwife ​Mentor Message

    • Archived Live Library access: Gestational Diabetes, GBS, Postdates, Tongue Tie, Preventing postpartum hemorrhages and so much more. 

Joyful Community Membership

A community of likeminded empowered families joining together to create support, education and encouragement along the journey through pregnancy, birth, postpartum, breastfeeding and parenthood. 

  • Monthly Midwife Mentor Message: inspiration to guide your life

  • Private Facebook Page for questions, ideas, suggestions and support. Monitored by Midwife Kaleem Joy and seasoned parents

  • Support to raised children in positive core values from womb throughout childhood. 

Bonus Workshops

6 Bonus Workshops per year: Receive a VIP invitation to broaden your holistic awareness in parenthood and personal health and wellbeing. 

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Learn to Claim Ownership For Your Journey Today!

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Lives with Kaleem

Follow Natural Childbirth 101 Facebook and Instagram: Weekly recorded Lives with  Kaleem as she shares her wisdom in an engaging, insightful way on topics of pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, postpartum and living life from a positive mindset. 

Here are just a few.....

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GBS...Can we talk

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Pregnancy & Birth : L..o..v..e..Listen, ownership

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Post Dates Pregnancy Prevention

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Ownership...on the journey of birth and beyond

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Birth is a Decision

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Postpartum: The First 40 Days

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Breastfeeding Basics

  • What if I am afraid of “Natural Childbirth" but I would really like to believe in myself?
    Yes, Yes!! We’ll cover the emotional and mental steps for a strong mindset. Dive into the reason why you can trust your self, body and baby. Building your confidence in your capabilities.
  • How long do I have access?
    Our Bundle of Joy Complete Premium Program is a full year of access. This includes all 4 video courses of Pregnancy, Birth, Breastfeeding and Postpartum, including the Bonus classes on Parters Journey and Medical Interventions. Individual class access is for 3 months. You can always ask for an extension too🤗
  • Will this program support my individual desires for birth?
    Yes!- Each video will give you the why, what, when and how, so you can make informed choices. The program is designed with your success in mind. Helping you to achieve what your ultimate goals are is top priority.
  • What if I want an epidural- Is this program right for me?
    Yes- having a healthy positive pregnancy sets the seeds for the birth you desire. Educating yourself on what to expect in birth, how to work with it and what reduces complications will give you the best possible experience. Included is an optional bonus video on Medical Interventions which includes the benefits and risk of epidurals so you have the facts to make your own decisions. What people would love most is to feel capable and confident in the choices they make.
  • What kind of additional support is available?
    Included is our private Natural Childbirth 101 Community Facebook page. There you can ask question of families who are also taking the program. Kaleem Joy, your mentor and instructor, moderates and answers questions as well. Live Q&A monthly on Facebook and IG where you can ask questions of Kaleem and get quick responses. Our email is available for any technical and program questions as well.
  • What if I am having a hospital birth, will this program still support me?
    Yes! No matter where you are choosing to give birth, you are the person that owns your experience during pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and beyond. Knowing what you can do to take action toward a healthy, progressive, positive and confident journey gives you the power to create it no matter where it occurs.
  • What if I am using a midwife and planned home or birth center birth?
    This is especially the program for you. It was born out of 25 years of experience with families having a 97% success at a natural, non-complicated, empowering pregnancy and birth. This program is the best compliment to all midwifery based practices and will benefit you to enjoy an organized, clear and comprehensive yet simply explained path to follow. It will support the care your midwife provides and provide you with a real team approach to your experience.
  • What if I am having a free birth or family birth? Will this program help me prepare?
    Yes!!- Having a free birth or family birth means you are especially eager to educate yourself and claim full ownership for your journey. This program will give you a clear, concise and comprehensive yet simply explained approach to trusting your journey. Knowing the steps to prevent complications, have a positive mindset, understand what to expect to alleviate fears and doubt is key.
  • Will this program cover pregnancy too?
    Yes!- pregnancy is a key to health for you and baby. It is the foundation for your birth to be free of complications, interventions and surgery. Nutrition, supplements, stretching, meditation, affirmations, downloadable e-booket and worksheets can help you along the way.
  • I had breastfeeding challenges last time, will this program help with this too?
    Yes- Having a baby is about the whole picture all the way to settling in to life after birth. In the breastfeeding videos is birth Natural Breastfeeding and Challenges with solutions.
  • When is the best time to start the programs?
    Natural Childbirth 101 Video Program is best started as early in pregnancy as possible at 8 weeks or as late as 28-32 weeks. Some people have started it before becoming pregnant to get the best start and understand their options. The YES Birth! live group coaching program is best started between 12-24 weeks.
  • How long are the programs and what makes this so unique?
    The Bundle of Joy Complete Premium Program is self paced and can be done in a weekend or as the pregnancy progresses. Simplicity and repetition with action, will help you move from listening to embracing what you learn into your experience. The 12 week Live Virtual Master Program will support you with positive daily ways of transforming your beliefs and mindset about birth to calm confidence. Integrating pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and early parenting, on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual journey.
  • Are partners encouraged to attend?
    Absolutely YES! There are two parents and both are on their own journey to welcoming your baby. Educating both of you will support a harmonious journey and your best experience. There is a special video and group coaching that focuses on the partners and other people that may attend your birth. This includes breastfeeding and postpartum support, too.
  • What if I live in another country?
    Each country has their own health care system and birth views. The great news is pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding are the world equalizer. Birth is still birth and the same principles and practices will support a person no matter where they live, who their care providers are or where they plan to give birth. If you have special questions you can reach out to Kaleem by email to personally discuss them.
  • Can I use my HSA/FSA to pay for the program?
    You will be using your credit card to purchase the Bundle of Joy Complete Premium Program. Once you have enrolled and receive your email receipt, you can email me and I will provide you with a special invoice you can submit for reimbursement. There is not guarantee of reimbursement as plans vary, yet its worth the effort to submit the form.

Natural Childbirth 101 Blog Posts

Kaleem shares her wisdom, insight and helpful tools for parents who want to be in the know

Helping Others...

Part of our mission is to support the improvement of a positive, empowered life especially during pregnancy and in the children of our future. We share proceeds with these key organization that do just that. If you have a desire to give, to make a difference, do it! it is what builds our world to be a better place to live, one child, one birth and one village at a time.

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Dedicated to a 5 pillar empowerment program to education, clean water, nutritious food, health care, economic empowerment, leadership development,and emergency relief. Each village grows to create a self sustaining life giving community. 

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Dedicated to improving the lives of families by Building Birth Centers, Educating Midwives, Providing Mobil Clinics and Parent Education

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We strive to change the world by being a beacon of compassion for every family we are blessed to serve. Many families face financial obstacles to having the birth or postpartum experience they desire. Others are suddenly faced with the unforeseen tragedy of needing to pay for unexpected funeral costs. We are here to support all of these families with compassion, understanding, and financial support. 

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