As a childbirth educator, doula and mother of six I have a passion to EMPOWER women with the KNOWLEGE and tools to make EDUCATED choices during pregnancy, birth and beyond. This is a passion that began to blossom at the age of 6 when I attended my 1st homebirth and exploded with my own birth experiences.

Going beyond my own childbirth services, I have brought together other local resources that serve mothers during pregnancy and beyond, along with useful website's that transcends boarders.

Pregnancy and Birth is a time of TRANSFORMATION for women. Great healing and discovery takes place with the birth of a child, creating change in a woman's mind, body, and spirit .

The need for gentle, compassionate support that respects a mothers choice is essential.

In our culture birth has been stolen from  women. No longer is it a CELEBRATION of a woman's strength. Birth is now a medical event full of fear and mistrust in the body and birth.

As a mother and a woman I RECLAIM BIRTH and I hope you will too by educating yourself during your pregnancy

Please feel free to contact me or any of the other sources listed for more information.

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My name is Brandy Astwood and I created My Birth Connection to share local resources available to expectant families in our beautiful foothill community of Amador County  & Calaveras County in Northern California.

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Educating Birthing Women to Make Empowered Choices
Serving Amador & Calaveras Counties plus the surrounding communities of Lodi, Elk Grove, Sacramento
Mom, Dad and Baby
My Birth Connection
Just as a woman's heart knows how and when to pump, her lungs to inhale, and her hand to pull back from fire, so she knows when and how to give birth.

Virginia Di Orio

Pregnant Couple
There is power that comes to women when they give birth. They don't ask for it, it simply invades them. Accumulates like clouds on the horizon and passes through, carrying the child with it.

Sheryl Feldman

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Available Services


Belly Casting

Blessing Ways


Breach Turns

Birth Consultations

Childbirth Education

Diaper Resources

Doula Care


Infant Massage Classes

Prenatal Massage

Available Classes

FREE Prenatal Fitness Program

Comfort Measures for Birth 1 day Workshop
Next Class: Jan. 16th 2010

Informed Mama Education Circle
1st Saturday of each month

Childbirth Cinema
1st Saturday of  each month

Nurturing Touch for Infants

Healthy Beginnings Stop Smoking Program

Private HypnoBirthing Childbirth Education