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Flatbush Doulas presents a new training academy: House of Shiphrah & Puah|”Childbirth Education For Us By Us”

Yael B. Yisrael, Owner of Flatbush Doulas
Photo by Amanda Liew

Greetings Family!  I’m so glad you’re here.

Thank you for your interest in this course!

Are you a modern-day Shiphrah; a midwife carrying on the tradition of medical support during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum?

Or are you a modern-day Puah; a birthworker skilled in the tradition of educational & physical support? 

Perhaps you are a parent-to-be, looking for some ancestral wisdom to navigate the uncertainty of childbirth and postpartum? 

Or maybe you are a student of culture, eager to research your own family’s birthways and history? 

Caterpillar on parsley plant
Photo by Yael B. Yisrael

Either way, you are in the right place to continue learning and honoring the herbal, nutritional, hands-on rituals of our ancestors.

Why Rituals?  Why Now?

Rituals of reproduction and parenting have been implemented, passed on, and preserved, by people of African descent since time began. They carried these rituals to the Caribbean & the Americas when they traveled here before Columbus did.

Hundreds of years later, when European chattel slavers kidnapped them in massive numbers to the Americas, these skilled masters of birth traditions continued to use ancestral science to keep women and babies safe during birth & beyond. 

Ancestral science and ritual go hand-in-hand. 


This course will introduce you to birth & postpartum rituals 

rooted in the 5 senses, and also the 6th sense: 

Mysticism.

The entire reproductive cycle will be discussed, in relation to the rituals which correspond to each stage. Your sense of the miracles of conception, childbirth, and postpartum care will expand with each lesson. 

Although the course will be self-paced, group discussion and live interaction with me will be part of this course.

The course is for you, about you, and will be tailored to you. 

Get into it. 

Dig deep and be ready for new insights, revelations, and solidified commitment to creating thriving birth and postpartum rituals for yourself, your loved ones, and/or your clients.

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Take the first step in reclaiming your ancestral birth traditions TODAY!

Tune in Tonight for the Series Premiere of “Shiphrah and Puah Stories”

by Yael B. Yisrael, Flatbush Doulas Owner

Click here to tune in tonight, @9PM EST for the series premiere of “Shiphrah and Puah Stories”!

“Shiphrah & Puah Stories” celebrates Caribbean midwives and matriarchs, and documents the nutrition, rituals, and pampering practices that have kept Black women safe during pregnancy, childbirth, and throughout the postpartum period.

“Shiphrah & Puah Stories” is a call for us to save ourselves, despite dismal statistics for maternal and infant mortality rates among Black women and babies in America.

What is Stopping Black Women From Resting?

Throughout history, the Black woman has been the carrier and sustainer of life for those in her immediate family, and community.

The advent of chattel slavery in America interrupted that history, and instituted a new brutal reality, in which enslaved African women were suddenly also the sustainers of their enemies lives and livelihoods.

Listen to Yael B. Yisrael, Owner of Flatbush Doulas, as she speaks to Black women about the importance of rest, and the freedom in declaring oneself worthy of rest.

 

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