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


I feel so empowered and prepared for this labor. It was such a blessing finding and participating in Victoria’s class.
— -AB, Honolulu

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.


I signed up for Victoria’s class, and I can’t even adequately explain how grateful I am that I did. Having the right mindset during labor and birth is probably more than half the battle, and I didn’t realize how much help I needed until I started practicing mindfulness. I still have a certain level of fear and anxiety going into this birth, but I have learned some amazing techniques to help me get through it. I am so excited and hopeful going into this birth, and I don’t think I would be anywhere near this level if I hadn’t met Victoria. This class is 100% worth it!! For all expecting mamas, whether it’s your first or if you’re a seasoned pro ❤️
— -RM, Honolulu

Check out this article from pregnancy and the newborn…

“It is one of a few preparations that you can—and must—practice before labor.”


Class is currently in session. Click the button below to enroll in our next MBCP course. Feel free to email me at victoria@powerfullbirth.com for more information. Want to feel great now?  When you sign up I'll send you my Instant Mood Booster FREE! 

 
 
This class helped me cope better than I could have imagined in labor and taught me a lot about myself and how to deal with the hard situations. After working with Victoria and taking this class I was actually looking forward and eager to finding out what my birth experience would be like.
— -C.I. in Kaneohe

Childbirth Class Offerings

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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.

 
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Class series

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