Udaya Renugunta, LCCE
Physiotherapist, Garbhsanskar Trainer, Pre- and Post-Natal Fitness Instructor
Where do you live?
How long have you been teaching?
What was your journey to a career in childbirth education?
Way back in 2006, I was working at a maternity center as a physiotherapist, and there I heard about Lamaze for the first time. After a series of exploration, finally I joined Healthy Mother Wellness Center that practices Lamaze philosophy. There I gained awareness and understood the true sense and philosophy of Lamaze, and decided to take up Lamaze workshops and certification to become a full-time practitioner. However, my own birth experience has given me deeper insights and immense knowledge of how these practices can truly shape the pregnancy, labor and birth. From there on I have educated more than two thousand mothers to sail the mystical journey of motherhood.
How, where, and what do you teach?
Birth center, individual families.
Why did you choose to become a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator?
The insights and philosophy of Lamaze inspired me to become a Lamaze certified childbirth educator. It is one of the holistic guidance paths during pregnancy, labor and birth for all mothers and helps parents to take informed birth choices.
What is your goal as an educator?
To educate about the essence of natural birthing to as many women as possible.
How do you use Lamaze resources to support you as an educator?
The Lamaze website, published articles and blogs are very knowledgeable and good references for both parents and professionals.
How could you suggest other members receive maximum value from Lamaze?
Sharing and passing relevant information to the parents depending on the context of pregnancy, labor and birth, and guide them in making their choices.
When you're not teaching, what do you enjoy doing?
Yoga and meditation, and spending with my child.