My birthing classes go beyond what many traditional classes teach such as the stages of labor and what to expect when you get to the hospital. You will learn the most up-to-date, evidence-based information about labor and birth. We will explore the natural hormonal dance that occurs during physiological birth. You and your partner will learn many techniques, positions and tools that will aid labor and help you cope with your contractions. You will learn about communicating what you need, or don’t need, and you will both gain confidence in your ability to find comfort in labor, and encourage physical and emotional support that will help you to work with your body. Variations of labor and birth, breastfeeding, postpartum and the realities of new parenthood will also be covered.
As each birth is unique, and each couple has individual ideas about what is safe and secure for themselves and their baby, our classes will help you build the confidence to make informed decisions about standard medical procedures, interventions, pain relief and alternatives during birth. Developing confidence in your own intuition will be your best guide for birthing, parenting and creating your new family.
In a small class setting, we have the intimacy and time for individual attention to discuss concerns, fears and questions that are common among pregnant couples. It is also a wonderful opportunity to meet other expectant parents, create bonds and friendships that support you during this remarkable transition in your life. I look forward to accompanying you on your journey, as you navigate the path to your future.
- “If I don’t know my options, I don’t have any." - Diana Korte, author of, "A Good Birth, A Safe Birth."