Birth from The Earth

Educating & Empowering Women & Families

Holistic Well Womb-man & Midwifery Care,

Childbirth Education,

Birth & Postpartum Care Services, Lactation Support, and Birth Worker Trainings

"Know your body, know your choices... Know your voice."

Birth from The Earth, Inc. 

is a non-profit organization, 

steeped in education & empowerment.

Our Mission is:

"To activate and engage through education, comprehensive training's,

 inclusion and holistic care."

Our Vision is:

"To empower and create strong families, communities, and societies, that know their bodies, know their choices and know their voice."

Meet "The Board" of Birth from The Earth Inc.

(Revised 1/1/2021)

Nubia Earth Martin, President & Founder

Bird Turck, Treasurer

Nyia Martin, Secretary & Intern



To Donate to Birth from The Earth Inc. please use either of the following:

www.venmo.com/BirthfromTheEarth

or

https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/birthfromtheearth


Thank you!


Greetings,

Peace and Blessings. Thank you for taking the time to visit my site.

All those who know me personally, know that I absolutely LOVE what I do. Over the past 10 plus years, my drive has been inspired by the ever changing needs of our communities, and the Maternal Health issues and disparities that negatively impact the Black Wombman, Mother, Baby and Family.

 

Birth from The Earth Inc. became a non-profit organization in 2019, after 10 years of community engagement and building, in an effort to evoke change rapidly on a grander scale. WE as a society deserve equity, quality and love in the care that we give and receive... which means we have to create it for ourselves.

Please check out our Calendar of Events Here:

https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/5?cid=a3VvOWRmMjI5aGZoN2RjcTY3YXVyYjA2ZnNAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ


Have you been to

Earth Groundz??

A Space dedicated to Centering Holistic Healing in the heart of Downtown Yonkers

By Appointment ONLY

or Join Us for some of our Regular Community Based Events!

 Did you know... We are a National Perinatal Taskforce Safe Spot?

https://perinataltaskforce.com/


Seeking a Home Birth?

Ask about our Consultation Services to connect you with Home Birth Midwives serving your Community

We offer Consultation Services and Complimentary Prenatal Support in addition to your Primary Prenatal Care Provider, as well as Holistic Well Wombman Care

Birth from The Earth Inc

  is dedicated to making Home Birth safe, sacred and accessible to those who need it the most!

Donations can be made through our Venmo page: @birthfromtheearth and our PayPal page: Paypal.me/BirthFromTheEarth

Birth from The Earth Inc Services:

Childbirth Classes

Class 1: Nutrition & The Macrobiotic Diet:

Customized towards your own individualized needs (anemia/low-iron, pre-existing diabetes, etc.) Keeping pregnancy healthy through nutrition & normal through exercise and movement.

Class 2: Birthing with the 5 Senses:

Natural Pain Management and relaxation techniques. Labor prep, the benefits of natural childbirth, the importance of labor support, creating a birth plan, & the stages of labor.

Class 3: Baby Bearing to Baby Wearing:

Routine Newborn procedures, breastfeeding, basic newborn care, kangaroo care, creating a support system for the new family.

Natural Family Planning: Master of Self Class

Gain a full understanding of how to tune into your body and understand what it is saying and how it works. Figure out your menstrual cycle and fertility. Learn how to successfully use the rhythm method through charting/journaling (Basal body temperature, cervical mucous)either to conceive, or as a natural alternative to prescribed birth control.


Rates:

Private Classes -$175 per class or package of 3 classes- $500

Postpartum Doula Services- 1 hr- $150, 2 hrs- $275, 3 hrs- $400, 5 hrs- $600

Natural Family Planning Class-$175

*For private consult, please e-mail directly: [email protected]

Need Labor Support, Postpartum Care and/or Lactation Assistance?

At Birth from The Earth I have trained amazing Childbirth Educators, Birth Companions, and Postpartum Support Birth Workers. We will connect you with our Community and you can see who resonates with you for your birthing and postpartum needs!


Need a Birth Pool for your Home Birth?

We rent the Eco Birth Pool in a Box or La Bassine for $150.

Liner to be purchased separately here:

https://www.inhishands.com/birth-pool-in-a-box-pool-liner-regular-size/

Birth from The Earth Inc. has Birth Kits:

  • Basic
  • Deluxe
  • Customized

We believe in Home Birth as a viable option for low-risk, healthy pregnancies, and we are committed to ensuring that pregnancies can be healthy and whole by offering:

  • Preconception Care
  • Comprehensive Nutrition & Access to Healthy Whole Foods
  • Prenatal Yoga, Body Alignment and Ma'At (Balance) Exercise
  • Herbal Regimens & Lifestyle Shifts to preemptively address issues that may complicate a pregnancy [Anemia, Gestational Diabetes, Hypertension, Preeclampsia]
  • Spiritual Centering
  • Complete Postpartum Care with Meal Prep & Breastfeeding Support
  • Complete  7 Step Postpartum Ritual Hip Closing Ceremony in the Northern African Tradition [Postpartum Herbal bath, Yoni Steam, Tea, Womb Massage, Belly Bind, Vegan Postpartum Meal, Singing & Dancing in Honor of the New Mother]

We now offer Moxa & Acupressure for Labor Initiation:

*By Appointment Only, Must be at least 38 weeks along*

Approval from Midwife/Provider Required

Chocolate Milk Cafe!

A sacred space for breastfeeding support, 

created specifically to meet the needs of Families of Color.

**Due to the current Pandemic, Chocolate Milk Cafe is meeting up Virtually... which means, if you self-identify as part of the African diaspora, you can join any and all of our meetings and locations throughout the month!**

https://www.chocolatemilkcafe.com

~The Art of Birthing~

A comprehensive, engaging and interactive series of

FREE Birth Workshops, incorporating components of Art & Creativity, covering the following topics:


Pregnancy and Nutrition

Prenatal Yoga

Birthing with all 5 senses

Creating a Birth Plan

Making a Vision Board

Belly Mapping & Molding

Positions for labor

& More...

Workshops will be led by:

Nubia Earth Martin & Dana-Ain Davis

Next In-Person Session will be September 10th & September 11th, 2022

E-mail: [email protected] to Register

FOR ASPIRING BIRTH WORKERS

Do you have a passion for Pregnancy & Childbirth?

Is nurturing, comfort & support a part of who you are?

Then take part in my unique

Birth Companion Training

Course includes info on:

  • Understanding the physiology of the birth process
  • Providing pregnancy, labor and immediate postpartum support to women and families
  • In hospital and out-of-hospital birth setting support
  • Info. on the needs of diverse communities in birth
  • Cultural Competency and Community Engagement
  • Assistance with locating 2 people to support, for the two births required for completion of the course
  • Resources for setting up a practical, independent business
  • Connections to fellow Birth Workers & Midwives
  • Continuous support & mentorship after course completion

The world needs more birth workers, and especially birth workers of color... if this calling is for you or someone you know, let's talk!

Ongoing Registration For pricing and info e-mail Nubia at [email protected]

Current Session in Process, started 1/31/22


Other training's offered:

  • Postpartum Doula Training
  • Birth Assistant Training-- Next Training Sunday, March 6th, 2022
  • Busara Usawa Childbirth Educator Trainer 

For Birth Workers, Aspiring Midwives, Current Midwives...

Introducing:

Earth Groundz Academy

Including 3 Components:

Birth Worker Training

Practice Sessions & Drills

Apprenticeship & Ongoing Traditional Midwifery Learning

E-mail for more Info: [email protected]

The Earth Groundz Womb Wellness Series

Foundational Wisdom, steeped in the Wise Woman Tradition

Lecture Series & Classes will cover the following topics:

  • Yoni Hygiene: To douche or not to douche? Kegel exercises. Benefits of Vaginal Steams & Rinses, Natural Remedies for fighting chronic/common vaginal infections.
  • Womb Wellness: Your menstrual cycle decoded, regulating your cycle, relieving painful cramps, eliminating excessive bleeding.
  • Natural Family Planning: Natural alternatives to prescribed birth control, understanding fertility, increasing & preserving healthy arousal.
  • For info and pricing e-mail Nubia at [email protected] with "Earth Groundz" in the Subject Line

Its in the STARS...

Your baby is unique and special... and the exact time, date and year they are born tells a story of who they are, where they have been and the places they will go!


Gain insight into your child's personality with an Astrological Birth Chart prepared by Nubia Earth based on your child's birth date, time and location. $75 for Written Chart

(Birth Charts available for adults too... all ages!)


Try a sling or wrap carrier. We Love Maya Wrap, Moby and Ring Slings.

Testimonials:

You have an incredibly relaxing energy that radiates confidence and ease! We were blessed to have you as our doula. Thank you so much! You're awesome!


Nubia is a rare combination of wisdom, soul, kindness and humor. Her techniques for physical support were above and beyond excellent, and her emotional support was immeasurable. Nubia was instrumental in bringing about the childbirth my husband and I hoped for-- one free of medical intervention, and we got it! She is a noble person, consummate professional and more importantly, a kindred soul.

-Daphne K. (Mother of Ariel)


Last night was so amazing! It wouldn't have been the same without you. I felt very supported and strong. Thank you.

-Mollie C. (Mother of Ajax)


I went into labor with my son on August 3rd, early in the morning. When I got up it was 9am and I called Nubia and she jumped right into action. Although at first I was extremely overwhelmed, as soon as she got in the car I felt at ease. Nubia guided me through my contractions with breathing techniques, imagery, and swaying until I felt empowered by the pain and knew it just meant it was almost time to hold my baby in my arms. Nubia stayed with me during my whole labor (which I couldn't believe, and couldn't thank her enough for, seeing how I was in labor for over 24 hours). Nubia stayed until after I breastfed for the first time. With my daughter, who's now 3, I had a c-section; I feel that Nubia's encouragement and wonderful job as a doula made it possible for me to have a natural VBAC with my son.

-Madelinea G., (Mother of Alyssa, Anthony, Gabriel & Elias)


Like finding a doctor, choosing labor support can be extremely challenging. You want expertise and experience, yet you also want someone with a deep sense of calm. Unlike the search for doctors, your labor support choices are not limited by insurance making the selection process all the more difficult.

So to all my expectant mothers out there, consider this letter as an offering of peace and ease from me to you. With the long list of preparations that you are undoubtedly making, this is my humble attempt to lighten your load and support you through this process. Consider it a gift from me to you. This gift has a name: Nubia.


My husband and I were having our second child. We already had the Doula conversation and decided we wanted to start looking for Doula support for the birth of our second child. I met Nubia at Wave Hill Park in Riverdale with my Daughter Ella. We instantly hit it off and Ella adored her. She handed me her card and told me she was a Doula herself. It was serendipitous. Nubia had such a stillness and peace about her I knew instantly I had met our Doula. I returned home very excited to tell my husband about Nubia. Nubia came to our home to meet with us and discuss our birth plan. I could instantly feel her deep sense of service and her commitment to supporting my husband and I through our experience.


I scheduled an appointment for Nubia to meet my doctor. My doctor was thoroughly impressed by her. Nubia was always available to discuss my birth plan, answer questions and just calm my nerves. The last of which was no small task given the fact that our baby was born a full two weeks late.


Throughout my pregnancy I had a list things to be thankful for. Nubia is a crucial part of that list. I am overflowing with gratitude.

I truly wish everyone a wonderful birth experience. Inviting Nubia to support you is a brilliant step in that direction.

-Jodi H. (Mother of Ella & Maya)


Nubia , you rock! You were awesome and we love you!

-Tyrone H. (Father of Ella and Maya)