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INNATE Postpartum Care
Certification Training ONLINE

​​​​​​​with Rachelle Garcia Seliga, CPM

INNATE Postpartum Care—Certification Training is an intensive training for birth and health care professionals worldwide, who understand the deep need to UPLEVEL the type of postpartum care women currently receive.

A holistic approach to postpartum physiology and psychology undergirds INNATE’s entire training, offering essential understandings into the necessary requirements for healthy Mothers and families – and thus the necessary requirements in the creation of a thriving human culture.

August - December 2020



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By the end of this Training, you will:
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  • Have an integrated understanding of the physiologic and psychologic requirements of the postpartum period
  • Possess theory AND practice to stop the pathologization of Maternal health - and offer a framework of postpartum wellness to your community
  • Learn about the new biology; working with science that supports Life (weaving the sacred and scientific)
  • Fortify your innate wisdom as a birth and health care provider
  • Know several traditional postpartum care techniques which offer tremendous healing
  • Bring healing to your own familial and ancestral woundings, to support Mothers and families with integrity
  • Step further into your role as an initiated adult, young elder, elder
  • Have a grounded vision for your business and create a sustainable business model
  • Create incredible community of health care providers from around the world
  • Understand how maternal health is foundational to humanity's health.

“Rachelle's work has been truly transformative both for me as a woman and as a professional. The depth of INNATE's training and the authentic and grounded presence of Rachelle, has given me access to deeper layers of my personal healing journey, and have strengthened my capacity to hold space for others.”

Nikki Brewer
Student midwife, Childbirth educator, Doula, Prenatal and postpartum yoga instructor
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This course is for you if:


  • You intuitively know that epidemic levels of maternal dis-ease is NOT normal
  • You want to participate in the midwifing of a cultural shift - where Mothers are centered
  • You know that thriving health is our birth right
  • You want your work to fuel you, but instead you are overwhelmed
  • You need support in clarifying next steps and action plans in your work
  • You have a willingness to integrate your vision of wellness care into your work
  • You believe in personal authority, innate wisdom and the sanctity of Life
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This course is not for you if:


  • You believe in top-down, hierarchical health care
  • You think experts know more about Mothers then Mothers know about themselves
  • You are not interested in self-responsibililty
  • You are looking to copy an exact formula for your practice
  • You are not interested in cultivating global community

"INNATE Postpartum Care- Certification training is an embodied, deeply critical and transformational experience which is pioneering a paradigm shift in how we treat ourselves and our Mothers.  Every woman, Mother, birth and health care professionals needs and deserves this information....now more than ever."

Anna Ulmer- Occupational Therapist

You W​​​​​​​ill Learn:


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  • How ancient postpartum traditions throughout the world—while specific to the cultural context in which they come—all share deep common roots, pointing to the importance of an extended resting period, warmth, specific foods and bodywork after birth. That many of these traditions also teach that how a mother is cared for during the postpartum time—will profoundly be reflected in her health through menopause and beyond.  And that these commonalities of postpartum traditions throughout the world are not a coincidence—because they are rooted in our physiologic design as humans.
  • Postpartum care from the perspective of traditional teachings of midwifery, woven together with the modern sciences of Epigenetics, Pre and Perinatal Psychology, the Primal Continuum, Psychoneuroimmunology, Woman-Centered Physiology and Anatomy, Somatic Psychology, Neurobiology and much, much more.
  • The ‘WHY’ behind postpartum care. When we understand ‘WHY’ we do something, we understand the reasons and purpose of it.  When we understand the reasons and purposes of it, we begin to value it.  We come together in INNATE’s training to understand ‘WHY’ proper postpartum care assure health and vitality through menopause and beyond. This ‘WHY’ is what has been largely forgotten in modern culture and postpartum care; even when the ‘HOW’ is remembered.  When we interweave the ‘WHY’ of postpartum care with the ‘HOW’ to optimally offer this care, the dominant cultural paradigm of ‘postpartum care as luxury,’ begins to shift to ‘postpartum care as necessity.’
  • About the profound changes that occur through the childbearing continuum; understanding the implications of physiologic appropriate postpartum care- for women’s life-long health.

The 8 modules of INNATE's Training

follow the map of the female body - beginning at the pelvic floor and ending at the head.


INTRODUCTION:


  • Developmental Psychology of Infants
  • Infant Mental Health in relation to Maternal Mental Health
  • The Autonomic Nervous System and Maternal health
  • Postpartum Care as the Foundation of our Social Eco-Systems; Creating a Thriving Human Culture

MODULE 1: ROOT health in relation to WHOLE HEALTH

 
  • Pelvic health in relation to women’s life-long health
  • Pelvic health and mental health
  • How women’s physiology mandates rest in the early postpartum period
  • The connection between postpartum rest and menopausal health
  • Postpartum self-care applications for long-term healing

MODULE 2: UTERINE health in relation to WHOLE HEALTH

 
  • Uterine Anatomy and Physiology in relation to women’s life-long health
  • Exercise after birth as implicated by our physiologic design—women’s health continuum
  • Understanding the physiologic implications for WARMTH after birth for poostpartum wellness
  • Birth Integration—tools to assist the integration of all types of birth experiences
  • Warming home therapies for the postpartum period – for health through menopause and beyond
 


MODULE 3: BELLY health in relation to WHOLE HEALTH

 
  • Digestion throughout the childbearing continuum and appropriate postpartum foods
  • Understanding the role of postpartum foods to both prevent and treat ‘perinatal mood disorders’
  • ‘Motherfoods’—Supporting the Mother-baby dyad—nurturing healthy digestion and elimination for life
  • How Mothers’ diets affect the genetic resiliency of her grandchildren
  • Healing Diastasis Recti (Abdominal Muscle Separation)- the importance of this restoration for long-term health
  • Body Alignment: harvesting the benefits of postpartum hormones
  • Belly Binding—What our physiology speaks about this ancient practice

MODULE 4: BREAST health in relation to WHOLE HEALTH

 
  • The Primal Continuum of Life and breastfeeding
  • Exogestation and postpartum healing
  • Supporting the Long-term Emotional Health of Infants-Toddlers-Children
  • Holistic Breast Self-Care: For Breastfeeding Support and Life-long Wellness
  • Postpartum Care—Essential to the completion of the ‘Rite of Passage’ of the Childbearing Continuum
  • Postpartum Sealing and Healing Touch- the role of honor and gratitude in postpartum healing
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MODULE 5: THROAT health in relation to WHOLE HEALTH

 
  • Lineage healing through pregnancy, birth and postpartum
  • Ceremony and Ritual- our ancestral inheritance
  • Elemental Medicine
  • Placenta: Re-connecting the human race with Life
  • Mother as Center: self care as a revolutionary act of love
  • Postpartum home therapies for family healing and integration
 

MODULE 6:  BRAIN AND HORMONAL health in relation to WHOLE HEALTH

 
  • Brain Changes Through Pregnancy and Postpartum
  • The Healing Mechanisms of Postpartum Hormones
  • Postpartum physiology requires community support— and creating this reality
  • Historical context of Allopathic Medicine and Midwifery
  • Maternal health- foundational to society’s health
 

MODULE 7: SOMATIC INTEGRITY in relation to WHOLE HEALTH

 
  • Birth and Health Care Workers—Implicit Power, Privilege and Responsibilities
  • Inside/Out work: Reinstilling INTEGRITY into ‘health care providing’
  • Separation and Division – and Public Health
  • Understanding Ancestral Grief and White Supremacy Through the Body
  • Personal Authority as Health Care Provider
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INNATE Postpartum Care is in honor of the ancestral wisdom of humanity and dedicated to the future generations. We offer perspective on the postpartum period not found in many of the resources currently available.

We understand that traditional medicinal knowledge and practices can create social healing, AND THAT this traditional medicinal knowledge is stored within our blood memory, within the Earth, Air, Water, Fire, and Cosmic Mind. The more we heal ourselves—the more ACCESS we have to his knowledge. We understand ancient postpartum traditions are based in our physiologic design, and offer to us a blueprint of everything we need in order to thrive as newborn families.

What is shared in INNATE's Training is more important now - then ever.






How INNATE's Training works:

  • INNATE Postpartum Care – Certification Training ONLINE, is a 6-month long intensive training, running from August - December 2020
  • We meet 4 WEDNESDAYS per month at 12noon Mountain Time (11am PST / 2pm EST) through a LIVE, ONLINE classroom. All classes will be recorded for those who can not make the class live, and stored in our online classroom through Teachery.

The dates of class are as follows (schedule subject to change):

 
  • August 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th
  • September 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd
  • October 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th
  • November 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th
  • December 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd

In addition to our LIVE meetings, there will be:

 
  • THREE Question & Answers Sessions
  • Small group mentorship sessions with Rachelle and Assistant Faculty
  • Co-Counseling sessions with other students
  • Pre-recorded videos to accompany live material

INNATE’s Manual plus postpartum care supplies are included in the tuition.

 

Investment:

Early bird pricing available through June 20th at 12midnight! 

  • To register for INNATE's ONLINE Training, please submit your payment by clicking below. Once your payment has been received, you will be emailed a registration form. This form MUST be filled out for registration to be considered complete. 
 

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