How are my natural childbirth classes
I teach couples
ways to stay low risk.
While occasionally there are risk factors out of your
control, staying healthy and low risk can help to avoid
complications. Low risk mothers have more choices.
Relaxation is the
key during labor.
It is the safest and most effective way to reduce
unnecessary pain and to handle any pain that you do
experience. While other methods seek to control the
sensations of labor (emphasizing distraction as their
Primary labor control technique), mothers are encouraged
to trust their bodies (emphasizing relaxed abdominal
breathing and relaxation throughout labor).
What is covered in class?
I use many different kinds of visual aides to keep the
class interesting and fun. In my classes you can expect
DVDs, activities & games, class participation, contests
and prizes. We will practice different labor positions &
techniques, prenatal exercises and relaxation.
What if I don’t have a “husband?”
I accept all mothers interested in taking a childbirth
education class regardless of your marital status, race,
or religion. Because I teach labor coaching, it is
recommended that you bring a support person who will be
with you at your birth to class. For example, this
person can be your husband, boyfriend, partner, mother,
sister, friend, or doula. Everyone is warmly welcome!
When should I start?
It is never too early to learn about healthy nutrition,
exercise, and pregnancy information which can benefit
you throughout the entire pregnancy. However for most
couples, the fifth month of pregnancy is the suggested
time to begin a class series. The earlier you start, the
better prepared you'll be physically, emotionally, and
much do classes cost?
The cost is $325 for the 12 week series. This includes
2-3 hours of instruction each class, a Student Workbook,
handouts, access to my lending library, and a $100
discount on my doula services.