Childbirth 101- (Express and Comprehensive)
In this workshop, we delve into the factors that put labor into action, the importance of the mind-body connection in labor, and the basic stages of labor. We practice hands-on comfort techniques that your partner/support person can use during labor, whether you are planning on an epidural or an unmedicated birth experience, and positions for labor and birth. We talk about tips for early and active labor, when to head to the place of birth, evidence-based birth practices and ways to advocate for your birth plan.
Express Class (3 Hours) touches briefly on physiology & stages of labor, birth options, comfort techniques and basic newborn procedures.
Comprehensive Class (6 hours) delves more deeply into each of the above in addition to interventions, more hands-on comfort techniques, newborn procedures, basics of breastfeeding and postpartum preparation.
Clients receive access to my exclusive list of client resources and to text message support during labor.