Knowledge is Power
Parents who take Childbirth Education Classes have vastly different birth experiences than those who don't.
They know what will happen to their body during labor and birth. They have the skills and techniques to cope with pain. They understand all the options and alternatives available to them, and make educated decisions about what's right for them. They better value and understand the experience of the transition to parenthood.
CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION CLASSES:
Increase participants' attitudes toward their ability to cope with labor
Decreases labor pain
Decreases the percentage of instrumental deliveries
Decreases the percentage of unplanned cesarean births
Results in shorter labor
mindfulness-based childbirth and parenting classes
Perhaps you've attended other types of Childbirth Classes offered by your hospital or care provider, but you're looking for something a bit...different.
Maybe you understand what's going to happen to your body during labor and childbirth, but you've heard that this MIND OVER MATTER thing is really where it's at.
Developed by Nancy Bardacke, CNM, who authored the book Mindful Birthing, and based on the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program that has helped thousands of patients in hospitals since 1979 overcome health challenges such as anxiety, depression, stress, diabetes, high blood pressure, chronic pain, etc., this course will equip you with the tools, practices, and resources to feel truly prepared for the journey of childbirth and parenting.
When you sign up for a Minfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting Class, we meet once a week for 8 weeks and cover the basic principles of preparing the mind and body for childbirth with mindfulness practices you can apply to your daily life.
We cover topics such as inner preparation for childbirth; awareness, appreciation and acceptance; embodiment; being in the present moment; understanding pain and fear; responding vs. reacting; managing your thoughts so they serve you rather than enslave you...just to name a few! We also cover the basic childbirth course topics, such as how labor progresses, what’s happening in your body during childbirth, beneficial pushing positions, supportive comfort techniques and laboring positions, and typical hospital procedures.
Check out this article from pregnancy and the newborn…
“It is one of a few preparations that you can—and must—practice before labor.”
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Childbirth Class Offerings
as you wish
This option allows you to choose what you most want to know about. Select from a variety of modules, held at a place and time of your choosing (in the comfort of your own home!). Each module lasts approx. 2 hours.
These class series are based on specific topics and are more in-depth. We will work together at a time and place of your choosing for the duration of the series. Select from options such as: Active Birth, Pain and Coping Techniques, Birth Partner course, Early Pregnancy course, Newborn Care and Postpartum, Nutrition and Exercise in Pregnancy and Postpartum, Complete Package Course