CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION CLASSES
Knowledge is Power
With You Throughout
If you are trying to find somewhere where you can gather all the valid information related to birth and just want to feel informed and empowered while people wont suggest what you should do during your birth or your baby, this is probably a great class for you. A completely non judgmental environment for you to start your parenthood journey.
In this class you will know what truly expect from the process of labor and postpartum. The goal is to prepare you for the normal typical scenarios and their options so you can feel empowered to go the route that feels right to you rather than what a book, friend, family member or class teacher, nurse or doctor suggests you to do. You will learn the difference between a suggestion and a medical advice. You will learn techniques that will help you to truly be a part of the decision making.
We will cover childbirth procedures and options, not much from the medical stand point but the emotional stand point so you don’t feel overwhelmed with all the risks x benefits which may just create stress, guilt and doubt in the system you are trusting to birth in. The goal is that the information from this class will empower you enough to follow your instincts, and chances are that your instincts combine with information will guide you to the decision or route that you will feel happy with.
We will also practice techniques that will help women to cope with the discomforts of labor and even improve such discomforts, as well as help partners identify labor patterns and the ideal positions and coping mechanisms for such labor pattern. The classes are equally focus on the partners so they can have the confidence to be the primary support person during labor.
We will talk about what to expect not only from labor/birth but also from the postpartum period, the real deal, so while you are in it you don’t feel that you are the first human being going through such thing. You will understand what most people say after they have babies rather than just have a vague idea that you can make no sense of, like “Jessica said she didn’t have time to go to the bathroom.” How is that even possible? It is, I wont just help you to understand that this can be a new but temporary reality but how to deal with this life transition.
The idea is that we would be preparing your partner to be your primary supporter. As a doula, I can say that this can be challeging for some partners and that the addition of a doula can make an amazing difference but there are families that do prefer not to use a doula so the idea of this class is to prepare partners to a similar roll. This can be a great plan for second timers that feel confidente from their first experience.
-This is a series of four two hours classes.
-There will be two to three couples per class.
-It happens every Saturday from 9am-11am.
-You will need to choose three different Saturdays for three different classes and another time of your convenience for the forth class which is private.
The main difference of this class is that you will have the option to have access to me 24/7 during labor.