Maternity Prep ™

WELCOME TO
MATERNITY PREP ™

 

Maternity Prep ™ is an educational webinar series designed for maternity professionals and expecting parents.
Continuing education credits to maintain your IMI certification are available for each workshop.
To register for any of our complimentary online educational webinars, email
JANUARY
Protect your Health from Chemicals in Skin Care – Speaking of the Unspeakable
with Marinella Nicolosi

Where: Online Webinar

When: Friday January 18 2013

Time: 11:00am pacific/2:00pm eastern

RSVP: imiwebinardirector@gmail.com

About Marinella
Marinella Nicolosi is a Chartered Herbalist, Face Specialist Esthetician, speaker, researcher, formulator in the field of holistic noninvasive natural skin care and owner at Golden Naturals Skin Care. She has also won the Most Esteemed Woman of Worth Award, Health & Wellness 2012, the Worldwide Who’s Who VIP of the Year 2012 in the Health and Wellness category and the Worldwide Who’s Who Top Female Executives 2012. Marinella Nicolosi’s mandate is to educate and empower people to make informed decision when choosing personal care products as today’s market is filled with “fake” natural and organic skin care.

 

FEBRUARY
EcoBirth-Women for Earth and Birth
with Molly Arthur

Where: Online Webinar

When: Tuesday February 12 2013

Time: 12:00pm pacific/3:00pm eastern

RSVP: imiwebinardirector@gmail.com

About Molly

Molly is a native San Franciscan; she graduated from UC Berkeley and has had extensive experience working with startups and growing networks in her professional sales career. She has sold media, software and sponsorships for the premier internet trade show and is currently selling software products to election bureaus in the western states. She and her husband of 38 years have raised two children in Marin County and happily her new twin granddaughters live close by in San Francisco! She is the inspiration behind EcoBirth whose vision is -Relating earth and birth- caring for one natural life so we will all be well. She has a fierce desire to protect all our children and grandchildren and fully appreciate the freely given gifts of our Mother Earth. She sees birth as the metaphor for transformation and creation that if honored, will create a paradigm shift in our culture’s consciousness. Her focus is on inspiring women to change our culture’s story to compassion for the environments of Earth and Birth and to impel social change to sustain healthy, caring humans and a healed earth home.

http://www.ecobirthgreenwomb.org

 

The Benefits of Prenatal Yoga
with Debra Flashenberg, founder of PreNatal Yoga Center NYC

Where: Online Webinar

When: Tuesday February 26 2013

Time: 11:30am pacific/2:30pm eastern

RSVP: imiwebinardirector@gmail.com

Prenatal yoga can help during labor no matter what your birth preferences are! Many students show up to class thinking all they will get is a good stretch, but the class can offer so much more! As part of our curriculum, we introduce many pain management “tools” to help the student build a repertoire of skills that may be used during labor and delivery. Since many of the teachers, including the studio’s Director, are Childbirth Educators, we also interweave childbirth education themes into each class. This allows the students to feel comfortable and at ease while learning about their body, the process of labor and delivery and enjoying a yoga class.
In this webinar, Debra will touch upon some of the “tools’ for labor as well as yoga asanas (poses)
that can relieve some common pregnancy aches and pains.
About Debra
Debra has studied with renowned prenatal yoga teacher Colette Crawford, R.N., at the Seattle Holistic Center. Debra has received certification for Vinyasa Yoga from Shiva Rea as well as completed the OM Yoga advanced teacher training with Cyndi Lee in 2004. Debra has also studied the Maternal Fitness Method with Julie Tupler. Debra currently studies with Cyndi Lee, Genevieve Kapular, and Carrie Owerko.In 2006, Debra received her certification as a Lamaze® Certified Childbirth Educator. In September of 2007, Debra completed a Midwife Assistant Program with Ina May Gaskin, Pamela Hunt and many of the other Farm Midwives at The Farm Midwifery Center in Tennessee.
MARCH
Signs and Symptoms of Food Allergies in Newborns and Infants
with Tonya Sacowicz

Where: Online Webinar

When: Tuesday March 5 2013

Time: 11:00am pacific/2:00pm eastern

RSVP: imiwebinardirector@gmail.com

About Tonya

Tonya has spent the last 25 years dedicating her life to the health and welfare of new moms and babies, as well as older children. As a professional, credentialed nanny, she learned early-on that what children ate made a difference in their behavior and their overall ability to learn and play, but it was in the last 10 years that she really began to focus on working with new moms and newborns, helping them get off to the best start possible. And in 2004, when she became pregnant with her first child, she really began to focus more on what she was putting into, on, and around her body. Subsequent difficulty getting and staying pregnant and finally another child in 2008 really made her begin to research this, and when the opportunity to become a Certified Eco-consultant, Greenproofer and Green Birth Educator via the International Maternity Institute came along, it was a natural fit and the idea for Baby Go Green was born!

Tonya has been recognized repeatedly over the last several years by her peers, her employers, professional organizations and both local and National media.

In addition to be credentialed through the International Nanny Association where she served as past Chair of their Nanny to Nanny Mentoring Program, Tonya has also been a speaker at several INA annual conferences. She has served as a speaker for the National Association of Nannies, the Valley Professional Nanny Association and for Nanny Agencies Nationwide. She is also a contributing ‘expert’ for the website Daddy Bluez, a site dedicated to expecting and new dads.

Tonya was voted the Professional Childcare Provider of the Year in 2003 and nominated for the International Nanny Association Nanny of the Year in 2004. In addition, that same year, she was deeply honored with a nomination by her peers for the National Association of Nannies Harriette Grant Memorial Award.

Articles Tonya has written have been published in several trade journals and she has appeared in Parents Magazine, Child Magazine, The Seattle Times, The AZ Republic and The Wall Street Journal and the INAVision. Tonya has also made numerous television appearances including spots on the news in Seattle, Portland and Phoenix as well as an appearance in 2007 on the Today Show for a special on the Masche Miracles (a family with sextuplets).

http://babygogreeninc.com/

Hope After Pregnancy Loss

with Shannon Myers

Where: Online Webinar

When: Tuesday March 25 2013

Time: 10:00am pacific/1:00pm eastern

RSVP: imiwebinardirector@gmail.com

What do you say to someone who has lost a baby? How do you help them heal and find hope for the future? Shannon Myers provides personal and clinical experience to help you approach this painful situation with greater understanding and compassion. You will learn practical tools and resources to assist grieving parents during the most painful time in their lives. You will also learn how to support anxious parents who are worried about a subsequent pregnancy. Pregnancy loss breaks the heart but it also breaks it open offering an opportunity to see more beauty in life.
About Shannon
Shannon Myers is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been working with families at various life stages for the past 15 years. Shannon holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Santa Clara University and a masters degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco. Shannon helps adults, teens, couples and families in her private psychotherapy practice in San Rafael, California. She provides support on variety of issues including depression, anxiety, parenting, grief and loss. She is dedicated to working with individuals and couples coping with pregnancy loss. She offers grieving parents a place to explore their pain, anger, fear, hope and memories. Shannon honors her own stillborn daughter by living more fully in the present and being grateful for every moment including the sleepless nights with a new baby. Shannon is the mother of three children- two in her arms and one in her heart. You can contact Shannon at www.shannonmyers.com
APRIL
Autism – What does it Look Like and How can we Help Prevent it?
with Amanda Hammond

Where: Online Webinar

When: Tuesday April 9 2013

Time: 11:00am pacific/2:00pm eastern

RSVP: imiwebinardirector@gmail.com

Autism effects 1 in 88 children. 1 in 54 boys. We as a society don’t speak much about autism, but it seems to be every parent’s worst fear. Full of stereotypical images of Dustan Hoffman in Rain Man and the most severe cases we’ve seen on 20/20, we have a narrow view of what Autism looks like which makes it more difficult to catch at an early age. Let’s talk about signs that a two to three-year-old might show that could indicate a spectrum disorder. What can we do to coach moms in pregnancy to help prevent the staggering numbers of ASD from increasing further? Lets get into the green details of this topic and also talk a bit about the genetic component.
About Amanda
I was a business major until I began my IABPP Baby Planner curriculum via the International Maternity Institute (IMI). I have learned more than I could have hoped and feel very privileged to be part of the IMI. As a result of learning the baby planning trade, I’ve been inspired to learn more… and more… about childbirth, green living and pregnancy. Most recently I have participated in the following training programs at the IMI: Greenbirth Educator, Maternity Stress Management Coach, and Maternity & Child Sleep Consultant.

 

PAST EVENTS

DECEMBER
The Greatest Pregnancy Ever: The Keys to the Mother-Baby Bond
with Laurel Wilson and Tracy Wilson Peters

Where: Online Webinar

When: Monday December 3 2012

Time: 12:00pm pacific/3:00pm eastern

RSVP: imiwebinardirector@gmail.com

Authors Laurel Wilson and Tracy Wilson Peters of The Greatest Pregnancy Ever, join us to discuss keys to unlocking the secrets of having the greatest pregnancy ever and will offer insights and tips for addressing fears and anxieties, managing stress, and increasing comfort during pregnancy. In addition they willl share little known facts that can change the entire experience of pregnancy and parenting for families.
About Laurel Wilson

With over seventeen years experience working with women in the childbearing year, Laurel Wilson, IBCLC, CLE, CCE, CLD takes a creative approach to working with the pregnant family. Using journaling, birth art, visualization, experiential exercises, and the yogic tradition, Laurel helps women connect with their inner resources to discover their true beliefs about themselves, their relationships, and their abilities to birth and parent their children.

Laurel is Executive Director of Lactation Programs and Faculty for CAPPA, Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association. She acts as the Customer Advocate for InJoy Birth and Parenting, teaching webinars and producing podcasts for professionals. She served as the Program Coordinator for Swedish Medical Center and Presbytarian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Colorado, which combined serve nearly 4000 expectant families a year. She owns MotherJourney Childbirth Services–training childbirth, lactation, and postpartum professionals, as well as expectant families on integrative and holistic information as it pertains to today’s Millennial family. She has her degree in Maternal Child Health: Lactation Consulting and is an internationally board certified lactation consultant.

Laurel has received her training with Union Institute and University, Healthy Children, DONA, ALACE, CAPPA, Birthworks, Whole Birth Yoga, and Prenatal Parenting. She strives to provide the latest techniques, research, and programs to her clients by attending yearly conferences and workshops in the birth and lactation field. Laurel loves to blend today’s recent scientific findings with the mind/body/spirit wisdom she has gleaned throughout the years.

Laurel is certified as a lactation counselor, childbirth educator, labor doula, lactation educator, Prenatal Parenting™ Instructor, and pre-and postpartum fitness educator. Offering education and movement classes to families in private and hospital settings, Laurel has created teaching strategies that facilitate better understanding of the change processes during the childbearing year. Laurel has been joyfully married to her husband for 20 years and has two beautiful teenagers, whose difficult births led her on a path towards helping emerging families create positive experiences. She believes that the journey into motherhood is a life-changing rite of passage that should be deeply honored and celebrated.
About Tracy Wilson Peters:

Tracy Wilson Peters, CLD, CLE, CCCE, has been a lifelong advocate for babies. Peters founded CAPPA, Childbirth and Postpartum Professionals Association in 1998. Peters serves as the CEO. Internationally known and respected as a leading pregnancy expert, she has authored numerous journal and magazine articles, keeping both professionals and expectant families in tune to what is happening in the world of women’s healthcare. Peters has appeared on many television networks, including FOX, CBS, NBC, and ABC and has been featured in The Atlanta Journal,Fit Pregnancy Magazine, Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine, Atlanta Parent Magazine, and Essence Magazine and many more Peters’ publications, videos, and educational materials are sold by top health education companies world-wide. Peters has been working with expectant women and families for more than 19 years, attending hundreds of births as a professional labor doula in the process. She worked as the lead childbirth instructor for over seven years at Kaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest HMO, and taught childbirth education classes to more than 3000 families.

The Mompreneur Secret: The Path to Success
with Mary Oscategui

 

Where: Online Webinar

When: Tuesday December 11 2012

Time: 12:00pm pacific/3:00pm eastern

RSVP: imiwebinardirector@gmail.com

 

Have you started a business and can’t seem to get it going or growing?

Are you having a hard time attracting clients?

Have you been told not to expect making money for at least 18-36 months or longer?

Do you believe that the slow economy has made it extra difficult for your business to succeed?

Do you find others doubting or challenging your business?

Do you find yourself struggling to balance work and family life?

If you have answered yes to one or more of these questions, this webinar was made just for you.

Learn how to become part of the new movement that is changing the way moms do business!

Mary Oscategui, inspiring and influential mompreneur, has worked with hundreds of business owners and time and time again sees a clear distinction between business owners who succeed and those that do not. Join Mary as she shares with you the mompreneur secret you may be missing. Also learn about Mary’s amazing journey: how she made money and attracted clients literally overnight, dealt with strong and unwelcoming competition, a very challenging relationship, motherhood and much more!

 

About Mary

Mary Oscategui, mom to a four and a half year old girl and a two month old boy, is the founder of the International Maternity Institute, International Academy of Baby Planners, The Baby Planner, and Physical Awakening. She is co-founder of the Association of Professional Sleep Consultants and Baby Gear Industry Alliance. She is also an educational content developer for the International Maternity Institute and author of “The Baby Planner Profession: What You Need To Know” and “Green Body Green Birth”.

Mary is a mompreneur who has faced many challenges and understands many of the challenges women on this path also face. When leaving her native roots in the east coast to move to Hawaii for love, she did not realize that life was preparing her for a tremednously challenging, life changing, and tremendously rewarding journey.

In every one of these challenges Mary faced, she found opportunity, growth, and gratitude which has led to her continued success. Below are some of the challenges Mary turned into successful opportunities:

  • Becoming unexpectedly pregnant in a new relationship that turned sour
  • Living in a new area without any family or close friends during her pregnancy and after birth
  • Establishing and launching a new business while being met with personal challenges
  • Becoming a single parent and moving to another new area after just getting settled and establishing a successful business
  • Facing the choice, as a single parent, of either working full time away from her one and a half year old daughter or staying at home to care for her.
  • Being met with very competitive mompreneurs
  • From owning a personal consulting business to starting and growing a global maternity organization represented in twenty three countries
  • Balancing work, children, and self-care
  • Pregnant with a second child while running an expanding organization

Mary’s passion, warmth, support and strength is contagious. Her greatest joy is to help moms nourish their body, belly, children, and business.

NOVEMBER

Troubleshooting and Encouragement for the Maternity Entrepreneur
with Jennifer Metter, founder of JenniJune

 

Where: Online Webinar

When: Tuesday November 6 2012

Time: 10:00am pacific/1:00pm eastern

RSVP: imiwebinardirector@gmail.com

In this fast-paced encouraging workshop, we will discuss ways to think outside the box and develope a business plan that will weather these tough economic times. We will discuss multiple streams of income and how to become a media darling, even in your small town! Bring pen and paper and be ready to take notes!

About Jennifer

Jennifer Yozamp-Metter is a mother of four teenagers, a former professional nanny of babies and toddlers and a birth doula. In addition, she has a dedicated an extensive 13 years volunteer background serving, teaching, mentoring, and empowering women and children. She has personally experienced and faced the challenges new moms face today, such as:

• Being a stay at home mom

• A working mom inside and outside the home

• Divorce

• Remarriage and blending families

• How to equip your children whether you have abundant or limited resources

• How to raise kids with humble and strong leadership skills while shaping their hearts for serving others, rather than seeking to serve self.

• Home education

Recently Jenni has credentialed her many years of success, experience and expertise from the world’s leading maternity and new parenting institute, The International Maternity Institute.

Jenni is certified in the following:

  • Professional Baby Planning
  • Pre/postnatal Stress Management Coaching
  • Family and Child Sleep Consulting
  • Greenproofing (Non-toxic health and safety)
  • Green Birth Educator
  • Lactation Consulting

If you were to ask Jenni why she has dedicated her entire life to building up families, (including her own!) and equipping them with the very finest education and resources, she will say, “Because the hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.” She is gifted in encouraging mothers to raise the standard of their significance.

http://jennijune.com

OCTOBER

The Benefits of Prenatal Yoga
with Debra Flashenberg, founder of PreNatal Yoga Center NYC

Where: Online Webinar

When: Tuesday October 9 2012

Time: 11:30am pacific/2:30pm eastern

RSVP: imiwebinardirector@gmail.com

Prenatal yoga can help during labor no matter what your birth preferences are! Many students show up to class thinking all they will get is a good stretch, but the class can offer so much more! As part of our curriculum, we introduce many pain management “tools” to help the student build a repertoire of skills that may be used during labor and delivery. Since many of the teachers, including the studio’s Director, are Childbirth Educators, we also interweave childbirth education themes into each class. This allows the students to feel comfortable and at ease while learning about their body, the process of labor and delivery and enjoying a yoga class.
In this webinar, Debra will touch upon some of the “tools’ for labor as well as yoga asanas (poses)
that can relieve some common pregnancy aches and pains.
About Debra
Debra has studied with renowned prenatal yoga teacher Colette Crawford, R.N., at the Seattle Holistic Center. Debra has received certification for Vinyasa Yoga from Shiva Rea as well as completed the OM Yoga advanced teacher training with Cyndi Lee in 2004. Debra has also studied the Maternal Fitness Method with Julie Tupler. Debra currently studies with Cyndi Lee, Genevieve Kapular, and Carrie Owerko.In 2006, Debra received her certification as a Lamaze® Certified Childbirth Educator. In September of 2007, Debra completed a Midwife Assistant Program with Ina May Gaskin, Pamela Hunt and many of the other Farm Midwives at The Farm Midwifery Center in Tennessee.

SEPTEMBER

Getting an Olympic Gold Reference!

with Elizabeth Dameron-Drew of Town & Country Resources

Where: Online Webinar

When: Thursday September 20 2012

Time: 2:30pm pacific/5:30pm eastern

RSVP: imiwebinardirector@gmail.com

When you give a potential client your list of references do you wonder how they compare to references from other candidates? What takes a reference from good to stellar, from bronze to gold? What are some of the worst points a reference can make? (This may surprise you.) How can you know what a reference will say? Drawing on information from thousands of references in the field we’ll talk through the answers to these questions and more.

About Elizabeth:

Elizabeth joined Town + Country Resources in 1996. Since then, she has helped find solutions for a wide range of client and candidate needs. Since 2005 she has focused solely on placing Baby Nurses for Town + Country. “I’m incredibly satisfied by connecting parents to baby experts who offer much needed support during such a special, but often very challenging time.” Elizabeth lives on the Peninsula with her kind husband, two rowdy sons and happy dog.

Town + Country Resources has been matching top-notch, experienced domestic professionals with Bay Area families for over 25 years and is the largest domestic employee placement and referral agency in the San Francisco Bay Area.

AUGUST

August 2 2012

11:30am pacific/2:30pm eastern

“Fearless Pregnancy”:

DR STUART FISCHBEIN, MD FACOG, BAC

Where: Online Webinar

When: Thursday August 2 2012

Time: 11:30am pacific/2:30pm eastern

RSVP: imiwebinardirector@gmail.com

 

Stress, anxiety and fear are detrimental to a successful pregnancy and labor and yet these things dominate conversations, media and the traditional medical community. Why is that? How can we filter the sensational from the common sensical? And what are some reasonable coping methods to alleviate fear and enjoy nature’s wonder? Dr Fischbein will answer some of these questions with wisdom and reassurance.”

About Dr Fischbein

Stuart James Fischbein, MD is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology and a practicing obstetrician in Southern California. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School and completed his residency training in OB/GYN at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA. He was board certified in 1989. While trained in the standard medical model of obstetrics he had the respect and vision to support the midwifery model of care and served as a backup consultant to many home and birthing center midwives for over 2 decades. In 1996 he founded The Woman’s Place for Health, Inc., a collaborative practice of Certified Nurse Midwives and Obstetrician in Ventura County California. This was an innovative model of care for pregnant women that combined the wisdom, nurturing and experience of both professions and allowed pregnant women the dignity of true informed consent and refusal of birth choices. Research has shown that the collaborative model has better overall outcomes for mothers and their babies.

In 2004, Dr. Fischbein co-authored, “Fearless Pregnancy, Wisdom & Reassurance from a Doctor, a Midwife and a Mom” www.fearlesspregnancy.net and in June of 2010 the book came out in its 2nd edition. Dr. Fischbein has become an outspoken advocate, yes even an activist, for the right of pregnant women and their families to determine their own birth choices based on evidence based medicine and the continuation of birthing options which are disappearing for reasons that are not always ethical (see his articles and blog at www.supportdrfischbein.com ). For his efforts he has been awarded the Doulas Association of Southern California (DASC) Physician of the year award twice and was the very first recipient of DASC’s lifetime achievement award in support of pregnant women. He has spoken at several conferences on the subject of vaginal birth after cesarean section and breech and has been featured in several YouTube educational videos. Dr. Fischbein is a quoted contributor to Ricki Lake’s web site www.mybestbirth.com and on the advisory board of My Birth Team. www.mybirthteam.com

Finding that advocating for the ethical treatment of pregnant women does not always meet with the support it deserves in the organized medical community, Dr Fischbein now works directly with home birthing midwives www.birthinginstincts.com & www.birthsanctuary.com and offers hope for those women who cannot find supportive practitioners for VBAC, twin and breech deliveries. He is working to develop an alternative to the American model of over-medicalized hospital based birthing while enjoying his life as a practitioner, as an advocate and as a father raising his daughter, step-sons and horses. Dr. Fischbein is honored to join the distinguished advisory board of the International Maternity Institute.

JULY

Tuesday July 10 2012

11:30am pacific/2:30pm eastern

“Healthy Mother, Healthy Child”

With Author and Wellness coach,

DIANA STOBO

 

Where: Online Webinar

When: Tuesday July 10 2012

Time: 11:30am pacific/2:30pm eastern

RSVP: Nina.Bassett@iabpp.com

Proper nutrition before conception, during gestation, and while nursing is crucial to the health of your baby. Baby’s cells are growing and multiplying faster than they will in that child’s entire life, and the nutrition from the mother provides the building blocks for those cells. But what type of diet is really best?

Author and wellness coach Diana Stobo used nutrition to cure herself of multiple diseases, ridding herself of prescriptions and more than 100 pounds in the process. Ever since, she has been helping others achieve their ultimate health, youth, beauty, and vitality through her Naked Nourishment guide to eating. Combining her knowledge of cutting-edge nutrition with her training as a chef, Diana guides others in achieving ultimate health through her award-winning books, personal coaching, group coaching, and public speaking. She also draws on her own experience raising 3 active, healthy children.

In this webinar, Diana will discuss nutrition for pregnancy and nursing, colic, allergies, and taking care of yourself.

  • What do you need to know about the right nutrition for you?
  • Are you getting enough of the proper nutrients like protein, calcium, and vitamins?
  • What should you eat while nursing?
  • Why does a baby have colic?
  • Why does a baby have allergies?
  • How do we raise thriving babies, strong adolescents, and healthy adults?

To learn more about Diana, watch her story in this YouTube video [link to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WkVYA8j4rU&feature=fvs

JUNE

Wednesday June 27 2012

11:30am pacific/2:30pm eastern

“Green Body Green Birth: Book Pre-launch!”

With Certified Health , Maternity, Green and Sleep Consultant Expert:

MARY OSCATEGUI

Where: Online Webinar

When: June 27 2012

Time: 11:30am pacific/2:30pm eastern

RSVP: Nina.Bassett@iabpp.com

 

Join Mary Oscategui at this exclusive pre-launch special preview book event as she discusses, shares tips, and answers questions about her latest book: “Green Body Green Birth”

Book Synopsis

Your body is your first and foremost environment. It is the environment that you never leave, nor enter. Green Body Green Birth provides an in depth understanding of your body’s own toxins and terrain and shows you how greening your body leads to a healthier body, a healthier pregnancy, and a greener world outside.

Whether one is a soon to be mother, or just someone looking to gain deeper insights into their health, the book is for everyone. Readers are provided with simple, practical, yet revolutionary solutions to empower their health and their life.

*** In addition webinar attendees will receive a free pdf preview copy of her book!

About Mary

Mary Oscategui is an international business consultant and holistic educator who specializes in maternal sleep, health, fitness, nutrition and green living. She is the Founder, CEO, and President of the International Maternity Institute (IMI), International Academy of Baby Planner Professionals (IABPP), TheBabyPlanner.com, and Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Association of Professional Sleep Consultants (APSC). Additionally Mary also offers health and fitness services through Physical Awakening.com, a holistic integrative approach offering the services of yoga, meditation, pilates, fitness, and nutrition.Mary is a leader in educational development and has been consulting and guiding hundreds of clients for the last 17 years.

She is the author of “The Baby Planner Profession: What You Need To Know! The Ultimate Guide and Resource for Baby Planner Professionals,” and her latest book, “Green Body Green Birth”, is due to release soon.

Mary enjoys empowering, educating, and supporting expectant and new parents to know all their options so that they may confidently make informed decisions for themselves and their family in the healthiest and safest way. Mary also advises and coaches maternity professionals offering a wealth of knowledge and support. Her enthusiasm, inspiration, creativity, and knowledge has helped launch many maternity start-up businesses in 22 countries around the world. She enjoys helping business owners meet their challenges with clear and direct solutions.

Mary’s work in the health, fitness, and maternity industry is backed up by a multitude of prestigious certifications. She is a writer, speaker, educator, coach, baby planner, stress management coach, wellness coach, sleep consultant, certified yoga and pilates instructor, certified personal trainer, holistic nutrition consultant, going green consultant, greenproofer, and birthing options advocate.

Mary introduced a new approach to the baby planning industry by focusing on the needs of her clients through parental education and emotional support and established the first and only certification program in the baby planning industry.

Most recently Mary has been working to raise the bar for the sleep consulting industry by expanding the sleep consultant’s role to include working with expecting families, setting forth a formal definition, standards of practice and boundaries to practice for the sleep consulting profession via the IMI Sleep Consultant Certification.

Mary’s greatest joy is to see moms nourish their bodies, bellies, and babies. Mary’s daughter, “Bella Luna” is a continuing inspiration for her career and personal development. Currently Mary is expecting her second child, Taj Orion Sky, whom is due to arrive at the end of the summer. She is also fluent in Spanish and resides in Marin, California.

Thursday MAY 10 2012

11:30am pacific/2:30pm eastern

“Healthy & Practical Ways to prepare for Fatherhood”:

With Holistic Health Expert, Certified Health Nut, and Father Extraordinaire,

TROY CASEY

Where: Online Webinar

When: Thursday May 10 2012

Time: 11:30am pacific/2:30pm eastern

RSVP: Nina.Bassett@iabpp.com

 

Troy Casey is a father, husband, and passionate man committed to nurturing his health, his family and our planet. He carries a wealth of valuable information that you don’t want to miss. Additionally he is entertaining, powerful, and a living inspiration. During this 30 minute online presentation:

  • Increase your awareness as Troy shares his experience with water birth and hospital birth
  • Learn what dads need to know about the birthing process
  • What “responsibility” as a father looks and feels Like
  • Understand the role of your health as Troy shares how his passion for health has impacted his wife’s pregnancies and his role as a father to his two children
  • Be empowered with practical tips to prepare for fatherhood.

About Troy

Troy Casey’s message is simple: Healthy Me = a Healthy Planet.

After growing up on the streets as a kid, having drug & alcohol problems as an adult, Troy found solace in the holistic lifestyle and healed himself. Economically motivated as a Versace model in Milan, Italy 22 years ago, Troy started studying internal purification and nutrition as a holistic way of looking and feeling great in front of the camera. Continuously studying and practicing what he discovered extensively traveling the world, Troy now counsels, lectures and inspires people all over the planet with choices for a healthier life. His specialty is holistic health, Wild Amazonian plant medicine & super foods. Most recently he has worked on Discovery’s Planet Green Network and his levity provoking alter ego, the Certified Health Nut, can be seen on Youtube.com. For more information visit his website: http://www.certifiedhealthnut.com

 

Thursday, April 5 2012
5:30pm pacific time/8:30pm eastern
The Benefits of Prenatal Yoga
with Debra Flashenberg, founder of PreNatal Yoga Center NYC
Prenatal yoga can help during labor no matter what your birth preferences are! Many students show up to class thinking all they will get is a good stretch, but the class can offer so much more! As part of our curriculum, we introduce many pain management “tools” to help the student build a repertoire of skills that may be used during labor and delivery. Since many of the teachers, including the studio’s Director, are Childbirth Educators, we also interweave childbirth education themes into each class. This allows the students to feel comfortable and at ease while learning about their body, the process of labor and delivery and enjoying a yoga class.
In this webinar, Debra will touch upon some of the “tools’ for labor as well as yoga asanas (poses)
that can relieve some common pregnancy aches and pains.
About Debra
Debra has studied with renowned prenatal yoga teacher Colette Crawford, R.N., at the Seattle Holistic Center. Debra has received certification for Vinyasa Yoga from Shiva Rea as well as completed the OM Yoga advanced teacher training with Cyndi Lee in 2004. Debra has also studied the Maternal Fitness Method with Julie Tupler. Debra currently studies with Cyndi Lee, Genevieve Kapular, and Carrie Owerko.In 2006, Debra received her certification as a Lamaze® Certified Childbirth Educator. In September of 2007, Debra completed a Midwife Assistant Program with Ina May Gaskin, Pamela Hunt and many of the other Farm Midwives at The Farm Midwifery Center in Tennessee.

To register, email nina.bassett@iabpp.com

 

Thursday, March 1 2012
5:30pm pacific time/8:30pm eastern
In-Home Childcare

with Pat Cascio, Morningside Nannies

During this workshop, Pat reviews all childcare options available and which is most appropriate for your family’s needs.

Additionally, she covers:

How to locate in-home childcare

Costs Involved

Qualities to Consider

What a Professional Nanny Agency Offers

Work Agreement

Liability Issues

To register, email nina.bassett@iabpp.com

 

Thursday February 2 2012

5:30pm pacific/8:30pm eastern

Mapping your Way to a Smoother Birth:

Choosing Optimal Birth Positions for your Pelvic Shape

with Child Birth Educator, Catherine Beier, CBE, MS CCC-SLP/L

During this online workshop webinar, Catherine will share the 4 basic pelvic types, how to determine which pelvic shape matches your own, and then different labor and birth positions that best suit each type to help the baby rotate and descend to promote optimal positioning for birth.

 

To register, email nina.bassett@iabpp.com

 

 

 

Thursday January 19 2012

5pm pacific/8pm eastern

 

Defining postpartum support & who do you hire?
with Emily Schaffer: PCD (DONA), CLE, CBP
Research tells us that new parents that hire postpartum support have greater self-confidence, breastfeeding success, deeper bond with their newborn, more education, timely referrals to qualified professionals or support groups, less Postpartum Depression and increased skills to calm and sooth their newborn.
This webinar will cover what the difference is between a Postpartum doula, baby nurse and a night nanny, the role of a Postpartum doula and where to go to hire a doula.
If you are a childcare provider and want to learn more about a Postpartum Doula or if you are a soon-to-be parent that would like to know your options for AFTER BIRTH care, then ….. this is the class for you!
Join Emily Schaffer a Certified Postpartum Doula (DONA), Lactation Educator and Baby Planner on the adventures of being a doula and how to hire the help you’ll need that leads you to successful parenting!

 

Meet Mary Oscategui, Founder of IMI and IABPP at the following events:

 

 

 

The Top 5 Most Powerful Health & Safety Tips for Moms & Their Babies

hosted by The Baby Planner Launch Party Mill Valley

at Baby and Kids Company

April 28 2011

6-8pm

Mill Valley, CA

Please email mary@iabpp.com to rsvp.

 

 

 

 

The Top 5 Most Powerful Health & Safety Tips for Moms & Their Babies

hosted by The Baby Planner Launch Party San Francisco

at Sprout San Francisco

May 6 2011

4-6pm

San Francisco, CA

Please email mary@iabpp.com to rsvp.

 

 

 

 

The Top 5 Most Powerful Health & Safety Tips for Moms & Their Babies

hosted by The Baby Planner Launch Party Walnut Creek

at DayOne Center

May 3 2011

6-8pm

Walnut Creek, CA

Please email mary@iabpp.com to rsvp

 

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Greenproofing Your Client’s Nursery: Safe, Non-toxic, and Sustainable

hosted by

International Nanny Association Annual Conference

May 13 2011

Tampa, FL

http://www.nanny.org

 

 

 

Learn about a Career in Baby Planning

Join us on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 6:00pm pacific/9pm eastern for an informative call about launching and maintaining a successful baby planning career. Whether you are starting out or already have a business, The International Academy of Baby Planner Professionals can guide you on a path to a fulfilling career.

As a Baby Planner, you’ll be able to:

  • Change lives of expecting and new parents by educating them and informing them of all their options.
  • Earn a rewarding income in a career that you love.
  • The flexibility of making your own schedule and working from home.
  • The opportunity to constantly learn and grow in many fields such as health and fitness, green living, new parent education, product and service knowledge, coaching, design, event planning, organization, and so much more.

On this webinar, you’ll get the chance to ask questions, learn about IABPP’s unique online program, and find out more about the baby planning profession. We’ll discuss current trends, services, and our accreditation.

Our goal is for you to leave the webinar with plenty of information so you can make an informed decision on whether a Baby Planning Career is good for you.

 

To reserve your spot for our upcoming free webinar, please email mary@iabpp.com

If you’d like more information, please call us at 415-937-1602.

See you on the webinar!

Warmly,

International Maternity Institute

Founded in September 2009, the International Academy of Baby Planner Professionals (IABPP) is at the forefront of a movement that empowers expecting and new parents to make the best decisions for themselves and their babies by utilizing the support, information, education and resources made available by a certified baby planner.

By introducing a new approach to the baby planning industry that focuses on educating baby planners to provide appropriate, client-centered and directed support and education, the International Academy of Baby Planner Professionals has set the standard of excellence for the baby planning industry.

In December 2010, the International Academy of Baby Planner Professionals expanded to become the International Maternity Institute in order to launch the ultimate online educational portal for maternity and childbirth professionals. The Institute provides personalized training that enables students to develop a practice or utilize the education they receive to expand their current business offerings. The International Maternity Institute also hosts a variety of continuing education programs that are offered through their maternity affiliates.

 

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