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Recapping the 1st Birth Without Fear Conference in Australia!

Recapping the 1st Birth Without Fear Conference in Australia!

Saturday, 26 May 2019 was day of the first ever Birth Without Fear Conference in Australia. Held at the Northside Conference Centre in Crows Nest in North Sydney, it was an amazing day of excitement and inspiration!

We want to share with you some of the special moments that just happened to be caught on film by Andrea Edwards of Sugar Plum Photography!

The conference began with Birth Without Fear founder January Harshe giving her husband Brandon a peek at the audience from nearly 8,000 miles away via the marvel of modern technology!

The first speaker of the day was Anthea Thomas, CH.t, HBCE, HBFC. Anthea is a Faculty Member and trainer for the HypnoBirthing® Institute in Australia. She is a Global Presence Ambassador for Parenting 2.0, Director of the Australian Birth and Parenting Network and runs HypnoBirthing International in Australia.

She spoke about topics such as HypnoBirthing, mind/body connection and the removal of fear in labour and birth, pre-perinatal psychology and the importance of pre-birth bonding, and changing the current birthing climate by educating parents to lead the change.

The next speaker was Rebecca Mar Young. Rebecca runs the Red Tent Health Centre in Bondi, NSW, Australia with her best friend Naomi Abeshouse Benko, where they treat and care for women through their most vulnerable times using acupuncture and Chinese medicine, having done so for over ten years.

Rebecca spoke about the fourth trimester. As she explained, in China there is a rich history of mothering the mother after childbirth that’s called “doing the month” or the Golden Month. Rebecca taught why it’s golden and how much this ancient art of caring for the mother is so relevant for women today. She explored the benefits of women nourishing themselves and their babies together and how it can be integrated into life for a better post natal period that will set women up for being a strong and healthy mothers.

When the morning session concluded January held a VIP session where she spoke to the attendees specifically about self love in her unique, inspirational, motivational way.

During the break, attendees mingled in the lobby and visited our amazing vendors, all of who played a part in making the Birth Without Fear Conference in Sydney possible!

After lunch, attendees were broken up into groups of eight for the Harmony Circle. This is one of the most asked about parts of every Birth Without Fear Conference, and the answer is never simple and direct.

However, these photos show you just how much the Harmony Circles can create a special unity that didn’t exist before.

Once the Harmony Circle concluded, January took the stage as the conference’s keynote speaker. January is known for speaking openly and honestly about her experiences throughout six pregnancies and births, as well postpartum, self love, self care, and mental health.

 She didn’t disappoint, giving attendees that raw honesty that she and Birth Without Fear are known for!

When the conference ended, there were plenty of hugs and pictures taken!

January is returning to Australia in 2019 for a Birth Without Fear Conferences in Brisbane, QLD on 16 February and Melbourne, VIC on 23 February. If you missed coming out to the Birth Without Fear Conference in Sydney, please join us in Brisbane or Melbourne!

The Harshe Podcast – Episode #22: On The Way To The Airport!

The Harshe Podcast – Episode #22: On The Way To The Airport!

This week’s episode is in the car on the way to the airport! January talks about inventing the Nut Juice Diet and her upcoming juice shenanigans with the TSA, Brandon talks about desert keggers in high school and Shitty Shipper Saturday & Sunday Sale, and January tries to “low key” put words into Brandon’s mouth. Also, they talk January’s crazy travel schedule and Beardbaby’s newfound bossiness!

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Click here to download Episode #22: On The Way To The Airport!

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Don’t miss out on the “…Without Fear” Webinar Series! If you enjoy The Harshē Podcast, or January’s social media messages, or have seen her at an event, these webinars are a must! The Birth Without Fear Webinar is on March 3, the Postpartum Without Fear Webinar is April 7, and the Self Love & Care Without Fear Webinar is on May 5! Register now at BWFConference.com!

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Sit with January at one of the four How to Do You Boo events this year! Join her in Dallas, Detroit, Philadelphia, or Minneapolis to learn exactly how January practices self love, self care, motherhood, and business, and how you can, too! 

Birth Without Fear Conference in Sydney, NSW, Australia – May 26, 2018

Birth Without Fear Conference in Sydney, NSW, Australia – May 26, 2018

find your village, birth without fear, january harsheGet ready to join January Harshe for the first ever Birth Without Fear Conference in Australia! We will be celebrating the eight year anniversary of Birth Without Fear, in Sydney, and we want you to come help us celebrate!

Register for the Birth Without Fear Conference in Sydney, NSW, Australia here!

This will be an intimate day of inspiration, support, and validation the likes of which January Harshe and Birth Without Fear have become known for. When the event is over, you will leave with a sense of empowerment that you can do anything you put your mind to!

Registration will open at 9am AEST and this is where you will receive a Goodie Bag with some of January’s favorite items! We will have coffee, tea, and definitely need unicorn cake and goodies to celebrate!

Register for the Birth Without Fear Conference in Sydney, NSW, Australia here!

The Birth Without Fear Conference will then begin at 10am AEST (10:15am Global Standard Momma Time) with January Harshe offering her signature brand of inspiration on the topics of pregnancy, birth, postpartum, self care, self love, and body positivity throughout the entire day.

Further details on the Birth Without Fear Conference, including the schedule, guest speaker(s), and a VIP ticket option will be announced soon, so make sure to follow January and Birth Without Fear on social media for those updates!

Register for the Birth Without Fear Conference in Sydney, NSW, Australia here!

TICKETS:

General Admission $99.00 USD

VIP Add On: Coming Soon

*Lap children are more than welcome to this event. 

**Pictures may be taken, but video recording will not be allowed.

***Schedule and venue are subject to change.

****All ticket sales are final. No refunds. Transfers allowed up to 30 days prior to the event.

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The Harshe Podcast – Episode #1: Origins and Why’s

The Harshe Podcast – Episode #1: Origins and Why’s

On this intro episode we discuss the origins of Birth Without Fear et al., how we met, how we started dating, and how we got engaged, along with some laughs along the way!

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Click here to download Episode #1: Origins and Why’s!

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Our online store Self Love Generation is back open! Our classic Birth Without Fear logo, “i don’t babysit. I PARENT.”, and “You Do You Boo” unicorn T-shirts are back, along with a re-imagining of our popular “Team NO Sleep” raglan shirt, as well as a “You Do You Boo” rainbow unicorn lanyard that Brandon loves!

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Join January in 2017 at a Find Your Village event near you! She will be in Portland, ME on August 5th, and Brandon will join January in San Diego, CA on August 19th!

Two Mamas, Don’t Forget Dads, and Pooping Without Fear

Two Mamas, Don’t Forget Dads, and Pooping Without Fear

In case you missed Birth Without Fear on Instagram this past week…

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What Is Find Your Village Anyways?

What Is Find Your Village Anyways?

We get comments here, Facebook, Instagram, and in emails wondering what our Find Your Village events are all about. They are about empowerment, inspiration, information, and validation for you and your husband or partner. There is no one size fits all choice to make in pregnancy, birth, postpartum, self love, or self care and the Find Your Village events allow you to open up and feel the way you do without the judgement of friends, family, or society.

Despite what we read and see in the media, we are ALL in this together and Find Your Village events help you to do just that: find a village of women who want to support and be supported just as much as you do!

Below are some of the comments people have made about Find Your Village events:

“I have so much love and respect for this wonderful lady right here! I have spent the last week really enjoying being a mama and being pregnant. Spending the day at the Find Your Village event in Denver and all the wonderful people there was so amazing! Here is to real life connection, conversation, and raising our vibes as a tribe. So much love.” @lovingmamadoula

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“So much love. So much validation. So much honesty. So connected. So many beautiful souls. And so awesome to meet finally this badass mama, January. Can we be best friends, please?” @danielle.forsberg

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“Got to meet the awesome January Harshe today! Thank you to you, and your husband, for all that you do to empower and support women! You are truly an inspiration to so many, we need more of you in the world. Because of you I was able to Birth Without Fear, thank you!” @stku13

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“Gonna be honest here. This is me after a 12 hour graveyard shift, 1 hour nap, no coffee and a 90 minute drive to Queen Anne. I was so beyond emotional and finally meeting January Harshe after 3 years was the highlight of my month. January, thank you for coming to Seattle. Thank you for many of your famous hugs and thank you, thank you, thank you for being you. I shared a vey small bit of my story (birth to postpartum to 2 years later aka now) I didn’t have the courage to share it all, but I shared some. That alone, made me feel better, safe and made me finally see I WASN’T ALONE. Today made me open my eyes and realize things I didn’t realize before. Slowly but surely everything will work itself out and I will be okay again.” @k_paz3

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“If you have any interest in babies, pregnancy, postpartum, self-love, or just being a fucking badass woman, educate yourself and follow this goddess. She is a personal hero and I got to hear her speak today for almost six hours. I am confident in saying that following her for the last three years has had a huge impact on the way I see parenthood and womanhood. January, THANK YOU.” @gabriella_eve

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“Thank you to this badass mama January Harshe for keeping it real and having the strength to share your story with so many. Today was full of laughs and tears among women who entered as strangers, but left as empowered sisters.” @ashley____mae

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“Yesterday was full of beauty. Beautiful people. Beautiful mamas. Beautiful babies. Beautiful stories. Beautiful interaction. Each day I think of 3 amazing things I’m grateful for. Yesterday were these 2 beauties. January Harshe preaching it and keeping it really real (with love) with us mamas and my boy who brings joy to my world every day. Thank you Birth Without Fear for being a resource while I was pregnant with this miracle and also during the lonely times postpartum – forever grateful.” @fitwhit86

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“Do you ever listen to someone speak and their message makes you shake your head in agreement repeatedly and laugh and want to give solidarity fist bumps and toss up praise hands and sometimes even your eyes leak because it’s just so good? That’s me when listening to January Harshe. This woman is a blessing to other women and I’m grateful for her voice.” @mrs.cnv

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“You guys…. Thank you January Harshe SOOOOO much for making it out here to Albuquerque! This meetup was the best thing I could have done and I feel so much better about so many things leaving here today.” @_biancafernandez__

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“Had an awesome time at Find Your Village and it was great meeting January Harshe such a great group of women we had offering support and validation of what we all go through as mothers! Thank you January for taking the time from your family to come spend with us here in Grand Rapids!” @heathbar4687

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“You rocked my world today. The openness of this setting and the real raw emotions felt and heard today, were just far more than I could have ever imagined would happen. Today I shared it all. From my first birth to my last, to my miscarriage and all the feelings and emotions surrounding postpartum healing, breastfeeding, wetnursing, and everything in between. Today was real. Today is what every mother needs. Find your tribe ladies. Don’t travel this road alone for another day.” ~Sara Swick.

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“Seriously one of the best days ever! I am so thankful and grateful for the opportunity to meet and talk to this beautiful soul today. January, you are an amazing woman and thank you so much for helping me through 2 pregnancies and postpartum life and being a voice for so many women. You truly are an inspiration.” @kaybay0089

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“I have followed this beautiful human since before I became a mom and today I got to not only listen to her speak (which I could have done all day) but also meet her, hug her, and feel the incredible love that simply radiates from her. On top of that, I got to connect with other women in a way that is open, honest, and raw. It is so comforting to listen to others and know that, even though our stories may be different, we are all in this together. Thank you, January Harshe, for holding space for all of us today and facilitating this much needed connection.” @mandalynnharris

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“When January herself lets you cry on her shoulder while she hugs you and holds your newborn baby. I’m so happy that this moment was captured regardless of how I feel I look. I’ve always admired January Harshe but she is even more inspirational in person and I mean that on a very deep level. She is strong. We are strong. I will never forget this experience.” ~Jackie Pollack

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“Today was so amazing. Missy and I not only got a much needed girl day together, but we got to listen to birth stories, were surrounded by strong women, and reminded that we all have a voice. Thank you January Harshe for being such an amazing woman. You have been inspiring me for almost a year now, so to see you in person and hear you speak on things that are so near and dear to your heart was wonderful. Thank you for what you do, you have impacted both mine and Missy’s life so much. You rock, boo.” @nstreeter88

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NOTABLE UPCOMING EVENTS

March 17 – New York City NEXT WEEK!!! January and Brandon will both be there to inspire and validate moms AND dads!

April 1 – Vancouver, BC, Canada We went to Toronto last year and loved it! Join us on Canada’s west coast for an amazing day you won’t forget!

April 15 – Austin, TX January’s and Brandon’s hometown! A day of inspiration and validation in a super relaxing environment!

April 29 – Minneapolis… Only three (3) tickets left! January’s first time back since 2014!

July 8 – Portland, OR… Still a few months away, but tickets are already almost sold out!

MORE CITIES AND DATES HERE.

Join us for a day of solidarity, inspiration, and empowerment. You won’t regret it!

Vendor Sponsorship Once Again Open for 2017 “Find Your Village” Events

Vendor Sponsorship Once Again Open for 2017 “Find Your Village” Events

Due to many requests, we are opening vendor opportunities again for 2017 events. There will be just THREE spots available per city. If you would like to be a local vendor-sponsor please CLICK HERE and we will respond with more information via email.

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FOR VANCOUVER, BC BIRTH WITHOUT FEAR CONFERENCE VENDORS:

This is your opportunity to not only attend the Birth Without Fear Conference in Vancouver, BC, Canada, but to also network and promote your business at one of the most amazing pregnancy, birth, and motherhood events in the world!

For local vendors, you will have the opportunity to reach local mothers and families. For product vendors this is the perfect place to sell and show off your products.

We are accepting only a limited number of vendors for this event. If you are interested in being a vendor for the BWF Conference, click on the link below to begin the application process!

Birth Without Fear Vancouver, BC Conference Vendor Registration

*Subject to changes.

**Please keep in mind that if you are approved as a vendor at one of our events and you must cancel for any reason, there are no refunds within 90 days or less of an event. 

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