INNATE Postpartum Care - Certification Training IN PERSON
with Rachelle Garcia Seliga, CPM
INNATE Postpartum Care—Certification Training is an intensive training for ALL birth and health care professionals 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.
This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for 38 continuing education contact hours.
Ancient postpartum traditions throughout the world—while specific to the cultural context in which they come—all share deep common roots. These postpartum traditions all point to the importance of an extended resting period, warmth, specific foods and bodywork after birth.
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.
These commonalities of postpartum traditions throughout the world are not a coincidence—they are rooted in our physiologic design as humans.
‘Physiologic Birth’ is now understood in the birth community and defined as: “Birth that is powered by the innate human capacity of the woman and fetus. This birth is more likely to be safe and healthy because there is no unnecessary intervention that disrupts normal physiologic processes. Supporting the normal physiologic processes of labor and birth -even in the presence of complications- has the potential to enhance best outcomes for Mother and infant.”
The same physiologic phenomenon is true for the postpartum period. We have a PHYSIOLOGIC design of what our needs are postpartum in order to enhance best outcomes from Mother and infant.
The best outcomes for Mother and infants are not only their capacity to survive, but also their capacity to THRIVE.
We have been surviving as Mothers and infants in modern times—but on a whole we have not been thriving. Maternal health is foundational to society’s health, and so, to tend to children’s health -our future generations- we must begin by tending to the Mothers.
INNATE Postpartum Care emphasizes 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 trainings 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 ‘proper postpartum care as luxury,’ begins to shift to ‘postpartum care as necessity.’
The 8 modules of INNATE's Training
follow the map of the female body - beginning at the pelvic floor and ending at the head.
MODULE 4: BREAST health in relation to WHOLE HEALTH
MODULE 1: ROOT health in relation to WHOLE HEALTH
MODULE 5: THROAT health in relation to WHOLE HEALTH
MODULE 2: UTERINE health in relation to WHOLE HEALTH
MODULE 6: BRAIN AND HORMONAL health in relation to WHOLE HEALTH
MODULE 3: BELLY health in relation to WHOLE HEALTH
MODULE 7: SOMATIC INTEGRITY in relation to WHOLE HEALTH
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 and Fire. 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.
Lunches and dinners are provided during all 7-days of INNATE’s Training.
When in-person trainings take place in Taos, New Mexico, a Temazcal/sweatlodge is an optional offering to all participants at the conclusion of the training. The purpose of this ceremony is to take care of ourselves as birth and health care providers. Working with women and families within the childbearing continuum is tremendous work, and requires impeccable management of our own energy.
As well, being in these positions of ‘care providers’ within our own communities REQUIRES of us that we tend to our own healing, so that we may serve in integrity. The Temazcal/Sweatlodge allows us to participate in our own self-care, gain perspective and heal our own birth and lineage traumas, so that we may optimally support women and families in doing the same.
To become CERTIFIED as an INNATE Postpartum Care Provider, the following requirements must be met within 6 months of completion of training:
- Required reading of 4 books.
- Three Case Studies applying INNATE Postpartum Care teachings.
- One hour phone consultation with Rachelle. Phone consultations are $211 and can be scheduled/paid for under the SESSIONS section of my website.
- Certification Paperwork (Certification Document, Resource List, Practicioners Directory Info, etc) completed.
***For details of Certification Requirements, please visit the FAQ Page
2020 INNATE TRAINING SCHEDULE:
- February 22nd-28th, Taos, NM ***SOLD OUT***
- November 28th-December 4th (Northern New Mexico)
ALL INNATE TRAININGS ARE 7-DAYS LONG.
2019 INNATE TRAINING SCHEDULE:
- August 28th-September 1st: Taos, New Mexico ***SOLD OUT***
2018 INNATE TRAINING SCHEDULE:
- Albuquerque, New Mexico: December 1st-4th ***SOLD OUT***
- New Orleans, Louisiana: January 26th-29th ***SOLD OUT***
- Sebastopol, California: March 16th-19th ***SOLD OUT***
- RETREAT in Taos, New Mexico: August 22nd-26th ***SOLD OUT***
2017 INNATE TRAINING SCHEDULE:
- San Diego, California: February 23-26th ***SOLD OUT***
- Bemidiji, Minnesota: April 6th-April 9th ***SOLD OUT***
- Seattle, Washington: June 9th-12th ***SOLD OUT***
- Saskatoon, SK, Canada: July 26th-29th ***SOLD OUT***
- Taos, New Mexico (5-day training): September 27th-October 1st ***SOLD OUT***
- Brooklyn, New York: December 1st-4th ***SOLD OUT***
- LOS ANGELES, CA: JULY 29th – AUGUST 1st ***SOLD OUT***
- SEDONA, AZ: SEPTEMBER 30th-OCTOBER 3rd ***SOLD OUT***
- BOULDER, COLORADO: OCTOBER 27th – 30th ***SOLD OUT***
- OKLAHOMA CITY, OK DECEMBER 2nd-5th ***SOLD OUT***
Please CONTACT US with any questions you may have.