Childbirth Preparation Series

This series is structured more traditionally, to spend more time on each topic and to practice coping skills together in class. Each class is three hours long with a short break.

Session one:

  • End of pregnancy ultrasounds, testing, and exams
  • Relevant anatomy and terms
  • Birth venues (hospital, home, freestanding birth center, surprise locations)
  • The roles and responsibilities of birthing parents, OBs, midwives, doulas, labor and delivery nurses, and support partners
  • The mechanics of labor and birth
  • Supports for optimal positioning to decrease the length of labor and likelihood of going post-dates
  • Types of intervention and evidence-based information about risks, benefits, and alternatives
  • Decision making around medical intervention
  • Maintaining a positive relationship with care providers

Session two:

In session two we will learn about the stages of labor and birth and focus on coping and relaxation strategies and practice them together. Strategies include:

  • Breathing
  • Focus vs. Nonfocusing
  • Massage
  • Positioning and movement
  • Hypnosis strategies
  • Partner support
  • Visualization
  • Affirmation
  • Cool midwife tricks
  • Items to put in your toolbox for labor
  • Medical intervention for coping (from nitrous to demerol, TENS to epidural)

Session three:

  • Protecting the “golden hour” after birth
  • Postpartum recovery & timeline
  • Managing and maintaining relationships
  • Boundaries for the newly expanded family
  • Newborn care

Upcoming 2018 Class Dates:
Tuesday Evenings – September 11, 18, and 25 from 6-9p.m.

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Tuition: $500 per couple (additional birth attendees welcome, $200 per person)
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