Childbirth is a major event in a family’s life. For the birthing woman, it can be the most empowering and life-changing experience. For her partner or support person, they may find strengths they didn’t know that they had. After taking our class, every family will feel prepared for childbirth.
This course educates parents so they are able to make informed decisions around the birth of their child and maintain comfort during labor and birth. While many of the women taking this class will go on to have un-medicated births, our main focus is on educating families on what to expect, about the choices that they have available to them during labor and to remind them that this is their birth experience. We want our clients to birth with confidence and joy, rather than to make fear guiding decisions or actions.
Aside from educating expectant mothers and their partners on the physiology, hormones and emotions of birth, we practice a variety of comfort and relaxation techniques and positions, which enhance the progression of labor. Our class time includes videos, posters, discussion of informed choice, common interventions, pain relief options, etc. The course fee includes a booklet handout that includes the course material as well as water and snacks.