This is your birth – own it!
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My childbirth classes offer evidence-based and up-to-date information for any type of birth. Engaging and interactive classes ensure that you retain the information you need to have a great birthing experience. Each student also receives a student handbook to take home, so they can freshen up their knowledge as needed and use it for a resource guide during labor – also make sure to put it in your birth bag!
Join other expecting parents to learn about pregnancy, birth, and beyond in my group childbirth classes. Bring your partner and learn what you need to know to achieve your best birth.
Customized, private childbirth classes are perfect for busy parents and special circumstances. Together, we will cover what you need to know, along with your partner, other children, or grandparents so that the whole family is ready to welcome your new addition!
(Birth And Beyond Education)
- Health during pregnancy
- Pregnancy anatomy
- How will I know when labor begins?
- Stages of labor
- Medical interventions & augmentations
- Informed decision-making
- Labor variations
- Birth plans & preferences
- Comfort measures
- Labor support
- Medical pain relief
- Non-medical pain relief
- Labor & delivery positions
- Postpartum recovery
- Postpartum mood disorders
Why should I take one?
Childbirth classes are a fantastic way to learn about child birthing options, comfort measures, and what is happening within your body and your baby’s body throughout the period of childbirth. They also allow expecting parents to meet other local expecting parents, learn about childbirth, and opens the dialogue between partners regarding options and support.
During pregnancy and childbirth, your body is going through many changes. Your body changes as baby grows and more room is needed and your hormones change in response to the pregnancy and baby’s own hormones. Different hormones are needed to conceive a pregnancy, continue a pregnancy, grow the baby, cause contractions, and birth the baby. Following the birth of the baby, your body works on resuming to its pre-pregnancy state, physically and hormonally. Meanwhile, your body produces milk to nourish and grow your baby, which involves another series of physical and hormonal changes, even if you are not breastfeeding.
Being able to understand what, why, and how it is happening relieves worry, doubt, and insecurities. It can empower you to make decisions to support the type of birth you may want or need. Furthermore, it can allow you to make informed decisions in the moment, if something arises during pregnancy, labor, or birth.
Childbirth classes give parents the opportunity to get the run-down on the what, when, where, why, and how. There are a variety of types, brands, and content of childbirth classes, some of which focus on particular birthing methods or choices.
The classes that I offer are of no specific brand or type which allows me the flexibility I need to create a personalized and ever-evolving childbirth class. I am a Certified Childbirth Educator and develop my own class curriculum, based on my knowledge of birth, while personalizing it to the students within the class. My classes are ever-evolving as I continue to learn, new evidence is founded, and new recommendations are made.
In an effort to provide education and support to those who may not otherwise have the option, 10% of all revenue on education and support services goes directly to a scholarship fund.
If you are expecting, in need of education or support, and unable to afford these services, please contact me to see if a scholarship is available for you.