CHILDBIRTH CLASSES: Prepare to have your best birth
Prepare to have your best birth.
Would you run a marathon without preparation? Childbirth is more like a marathon, not a sprint. It is not often like T.V. birth. What you find about birth on the internet is not always accurate and many times it’s just scary.
I will work with you and your support person in an intimate, interactive class environment to give you the tools you need to feel empowered during your journey!
NATURAL CHILDBIRTH SERIES
This comprehensive childbirth class will teach you everything you need to know to feel prepared to birth your baby. After several years of experience as a birth doula I firmly believe that it is important to have many ‘tools’ to utilize during labor. It is best to be armed with as much knowledge as possible, you never know what will work best in the moment. I want for you to feel confident that you can face every phase of labor with ease, utilizing your new tools.
WHO IS THIS CLASS FOR? The Natural Childbirth Series is especially helpful for women interested in an unmedicated childbirth; however, the information is valuable and applicable for all birth experiences in any setting. These classes are excellent no matter where you plan to birth. We welcome anyone birthing at a hospital, at a birthing center, or at home. This 4 part class is limited to 7 couples to allow for discussion and personal attention.
- Types of Care
- Choosing your Provider
- Pregnancy anatomy & physiology
- When to call your provider Moving to your birthing space
- What is a doula?
- How your team can support you
- Stages and Phases of Labor
- Creating your ideal birthing space
- IV, cervical checks and monitoring
- Pain medication options
- Assisted delivery (forceps and vacuum)
- Cesarean delivery
- How to discuss options with your provider
- Coping techniques
- Relaxation and breathing
- Birthing Ball
- Labor & Birth Positions
- Rebozo,and more!
INVESTMENT: $160.00 for mom and one support person
Classes are held at Comprehensive Women's Health and run from 6-9 p.m.
COMFORT MEASURES FOR LABOR WORKSHOP
Comfort Measures for Labor is a great class for couples that want to practice how to manage and be comfortable during labor and birth. This class serves as an excellent resource for getting in some extra practice time with your partner, refreshing skills from a previous birth or to gain some additional knowledge to compliment other classes taken. The class is kept small to ensure individualized guidance can be provided by the instructors.
During class you will learn and practice practical techniques for pain management for labor & birth that include:
- Relaxation and breathing
- Attention focusing
- Use of birth ball
- rebozo, and more!
*This class does not teach in depth topics or philosophies on labor and birth, and is intended as a compliment to childbirth education.
INVESTMENT: $50.00 for mom and 1 support person
PRIVATE CHILDBIRTH CLASSES
Do you need more flexibility?
If group classes don't work with your schedule, check out our private childbirth classes. Are you interested in private childbirth and baby care classes? I am happy to schedule a time to come to your home for 2 private classes. You get to choose what we cover during our time together. After our classes, you and your partner will feel more confident navigating the journey of labor and birth together.
TOPICS CAN INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Choosing A Medical Provider
- Measuring Progress In Labor
- Moving To Your Birthing Location
- Stages And Phases Of Labor
- Setting Up Your Birthing Space
- How Your Support Team Can Help
- Comfort Measures For Labor
- Interventions During Labor
- Pain Medication Options
- Newborn Procedures
- Choosing A Pediatrician
- Bathing Baby
- Feeding Baby
- Soothing Baby
"My partner and I took two classes with Angela. She projected extreme knowledge and excitement for all things birth related. She was a joy to be around, allowed us to ask all our questions, and calmed our nerves without sugar-coating or oversimplifying the issues."
~ Jill Dombrowski
"We both learned a lot about the entire process of labor and delivery. All of the tools, resources and exercises were very helpful. Thank you so much for all of your insight. We feel so much more prepared for welcoming Jonah into our family."
~ Jennifer Kirk
"Your class has increased our knowledge of available options as well as how to plan for labor and birth. While books and the internet can provide general information, it was great having a teacher with experience with local hospitals and doctors. You were great and supportive. You helped us realize what we want"
~ Lex & Em Rossi
"Very fun. Helped prepare and increase confidence with plans, interventions and how I can be a coach."