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Unhappy with the support I received during my first birth, my sister encouraged me to take an independent childbirth class. My second birth was healing and my third birth was empowering. This started my passion for safe, natural (when possible), and empowering birth.
My birth stories are all different from each other. I believe this shapes my teaching. My first birth, I attended the childbirth class at the hospital. It did not teach coping techniques. My birth experience was a classic cascade of interventions where one intervention leads to another, which leads to another, and so on. My second birth, on the other hand, has a completely different birth story. I firmly believe learning all the physical exercises, practicing relaxing, and knowing the best birthing positions sped up the birth and caused me to give birth with ease. I was calm and happy after giving birth. My third birth was a quick homebirth. I was excited to practice everything I had been teaching! My husband caught our last child and we consider it our best teamwork. Both my husband and I noticed a big difference in how I felt after my last two births. Because of the vast differences in my birth experiences, I feel the need to tell every woman. What better way than by becoming a childbirth educator and joining Push?!
I am married to my best friend of 10 years and we have 3 vivacious children together. Two of those children are deaf and together as a family we enjoy learning ASL and signing together. When I’m not reading articles about birth, I can be found chasing my kids around the park or folding laundry. It’s a toss up.
My favorite quotes are: “Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you” - Ruth Bader Ginsberg and “Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them”. - Unknown
Tania received a Bachelors of Science in Consumer Science and Merchandising from University of Houston in 2008. In 2013, she was inspired by the birth of her second child to become a childbirth educator. She has since become trained in Spinning Babies, Rebozo use during labor, Neonatal Resuscitation, and Bengkung belly binding. She has taught over 200 couples and attended dozens of births, either as doula support or as a midwife birth assistant. She is currently going through the process of becoming an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant).