Protect Your Perineum + Birth Boldly Short Course BUNDLE
The History and How-To Prevent Tearing in Childbirth
Protect Your Perineum: The History and How To Prevent Tearing in Childbirth
Your perineum is a pretty important and sensitive body part
Learn how to treat it with care so that you don't tear!
Of course it's tough to wrap your mind around the hundreds of scary metaphors that you hear as you get ready to hold your baby in your arms. Like, how does a watermelon fit through a donut? (at least that's what the baby app says about baby's size. yikes!)
Instead of losing sleep and worrying about the future of your sex life,
take an hour and learn all you can about ways to prevent tears and an episiotomy.
(yes, they still happen, no, you probably don't need one)
And you'll be conquering those first contractions with confidence knowing that your vagina has a birth plan, too!
"Mandy is amazing! My husband and I took her class in preparation for our first baby, and she made the birthing process seem far less scary. Her teaching style is very calming. She helped me to channel my inner warrior and develop a mindset for taking on birth naturally."
- Laura B., student
Go Into Labor with Actual Confidence
- In under an hour you could have a whole plan mapped out just for your vagina!
- You'll know what to say so your provider can help protect your most private (and powerful) parts
- You'll already start feeling more at east about those first contractions (that could start any time!) which = sleep better!
To understand how to best advocate for yourself in the hospital, first you'll learn the history behind birth in hospitals and why we always see people giving birth on their backs.
Then you'll get:
- Protect Your Perineum Cheat Sheet - download and pack in your hospital bag [pdf]
- How to do perineal massage in pregnancy [pdf]
"Great for mommy that is expecting 1st or 2nd baby. You can watch and do lessons while baby 1 takes nap or is in quiet time. I wish I had take course with my first, now with my second on the way I feel a lot more prepared and can work on lessons feeling better about what I'm doing . Absolutely helping my pelvic and back pains. Only 15wks along and plan on doing all thing recommended in this course to make for a better delivery in May🙂👏🤜"
- B. O'Brien, Birth Nurse Academy student
Hey there! I'm Mandy Irby, the mom and nurse creator of the Birth Nurse Academy and popular YouTube channel @MandyIrby. I 1 million% believe that our bodies are powerful, and with the right support, we are unstoppable.
My absolute favorite part about bedside nursing is when I can help surprise a new birther with their own strength! Labor plays funny tricks with our minds. It makes us vulnerable, it's raw, it's scary. Many of us get to a point where we feel utterly defeated, overwhelmed, and that we simply Cannot do it. I know the truth, however, and can see the fierceness and power inside each birthing person. When they finally reach the finish line and look back at their journey while holding their little one in their arms, that look of "well dang, I actually did it" is my favorite part of the whole process.
Though childbirth is very real and very raw, I believe that our past experiences, hurdles, and accomplishments are what give us the superpowers we need to have a powerful, confident, and in-control birth experience.
I grew up in the suburbs of Kansas City but have happily called Virginia home for the last 15 years. I discovered a passion for childbirth while attending the University of Virginia and have been supporting pregnant, laboring, and breastfeeding people and families for the last decade.
I'm on a mission to change birth culture so that is trauma-informed, patient-centered and safe for everyone.