Childbirth education allows expecting parents to learn about their options regarding pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting. It also allows expecting parents to face potential situations that may arise during birth, and helps them practice how to make informed decisions throughout this process. Additionally, it can help partners learn how to best support the laboring mom including positions, pain relief options, and comfort measures.
There are many types, or brands, of childbirth education classes and some of them focus on specific ways to birth, such as non-medicated. The classes that I teach are not associated with any brand or birth type, which allows me to be flexible with the information I choose to teach. I am a Certified Childbirth Educator, have three children of my own, and have read an extensive amount of pregnancy and childbirth books and articles. I also have experience as a birth doula, which continues to teach me innovative ways to help support and comfort laboring mothers. Currently, I am training through StillBirthDay University to become a certified birth and bereavement doula.
I believe in continuing education and staying current with medical recommendations. As a result, my classes change over time, as new evidence is found and recommendations are made.
(Birth And Beyond Education)
Health during pregnancy
How will I know when labor begins?
Stages of labor
Medical interventions & augmentations
Birth plans & preferences
Medical pain relief
Non-medical pain relief
Labor & delivery positions
Postpartum mood disorders
(Newborn Infant Care Education)
Newborn medical procedures
Newborn behaviors & appearance
Safe sleep practices
Newborn car safety
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My childbirth classes offer evidence-based and up-to-date information. They are offered in-person in Middle TN or virtually via Skype! Engaging and interactive classes ensure that you retain the information you need to know. Each student also receives a student handbook and parenting plan to take home for reference after the class ends!