Centered Birth and Wellness Classes

“I think one of the best things we could do would be to help women/parents/families discover their own birth power, from within themselves. And to let them know it’s always been there, they just needed to tap into it.” – John H. Kennell, MD

I offer a variety of classes personalized to fit the needs of your family and schedule.

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Centered Birth

(Class is offered in a group setting only, please inquire for dates and location)

  • Tips for health and wellness in the last weeks and months of pregnancy and early postpartum
  • Making informed decisions around common birth practices and effective communication in the birth room
  • The process of labor and birth and the 4 P’s; Passage, Passenger, Powers and the Psyche
  • What to expect in labor and immediate postpartum.
  • Practical coping techniques to ease those transitions.
  • What is the “cascade of interventions” and what to expect when they are necessary
  • Creating a birth and a postpartum plan
  • An overview of breastfeeding basics and newborn procedures

Great for couples who have hired an experienced Doula; as a refresher course for parents expecting their 2nd or 3rd child; or first time parents who have already taken a hospital based childbirth course but would like a holistic overview of the birth process.

 

Topics Included but not limited to:

  • Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Nutrition and Wellness
  • Making informed decisions around common birth practices and effective communication in the birth room
  • Anatomy of Pregnancy and Body Mechanics
  • Relaxation Techniques
  • Labor Support and Finding a Doula
  • The process of labor and birth and the 4 P’s; Passage, Passenger, Powers and the Psyche
  • Positions for Labor and Birth
  • Choices and options for pain management
  • What is the “cascade of interventions” and what to expect when they are necessary
  • Cesarean Section and VBAC
  • Breastfeeding
  • Postpartum care and concerns
  • Newborn care

This class is great for all birthing families.

COMING SOON

Early Pregnancy Workshops

Birth Space and Affirmations Class