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The Best Holiday Gift

“It is possible to become discouraged about the injustice we see everywhere. But God did not promise us that the world would be humane and just. He gives us the gift of life and allows us to choose the way we will use our limited time on earth. It is an awesome opportunity.” -Cesar Chavez

Everywhere we look, the statistics and numbers for Black families are dismal.
During the holiday season, many of us look for ways to bring joy and mirth into our lives.

At a time when Black people enjoy so much “freedom” compared to our enslaved ancestors, we are dying in childbirth many times more than they did. No one seems to know the solution, though we know that racism is the problem.

Black babies die within their first year of life at a higher rate than White babies.

Black mothers die in childbirth at many times higher rates than their White counterparts.

Policies are created.

Rallies are held.

Funerals are attended.

Tears are shed.

Families are torn apart by the loss of hope, the loss of life, the loss of vitality and enormous grief.

Rinse, repeat.

Rinse, repeat.

Our ancestors left birth & postpartum wisdom on record.

This ancestral science has kept us alive until this day.

Flatbush Doulas has launched a training academy called House of Shiphrah & Puah, named after the Biblical midwives who saved the Nation of Israel by saving the male children alive.

The premiere course offering is a childbirth education class for Black families called Birth & Postpartum, For Us By Us.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Foods, rituals, & medical care models are explained and discussed, from preconception to postpartum. The course features live video sessions & online assignments/discussions.

Best of all, you are trained in the tools to become a historian of your own family birth wisdom!

This year, give yourself or someone else the best gift ever: tools and instruction in taking back the empowering and essential knowledge of how to prepare for and execute healthy conception, childbirth, and postpartum.

You will become part of an ancient line of freedom fighters, who used their limited time on earth to benefit generations to come.

See you in class!

REGISTER NOW

-Yael B. Yisrael, Founder & Lead Instructor

House of Shiphrah & Puah

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!

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