Advanced Comfort Measures Class- This class is for those who want to learn about alternative comfort measure techniques, and how you and your partner can apply them practically in your birth. There will be a breakdown of which comfort measures to use during which stage/phase of labor and birth. You will be provided with a comfort measures guide to use throughout your labor and birth. In addition, this class will include a postpartum planning guide to make sure that comfort and care continues beyond your birth.
Childbirth Education- This class is designed to educate and prepare you for a wide range of birth scenarios and experiences. Topics covered: Birth Philosophies, Informed Consent, the Third Trimester, Birth Anatomy, the Labor and Birthing Process, Advanced Comfort Measures, Induction, Interventions (First Stage and Second Stage), Cesarean Birth, Newborn Procedures, Postpartum Period, and a Private Breastfeeding Class. This class is a six-week series (1-2 hours a week) it includes handouts, guides, and other resources.
-The guidance and knowledge of an educator who has supported hundreds of families in a large variety of labors, births, and the first year after birth.
-A customized learning environment for you to explore options, your desires, and to talk through what it’s like to give birth with your provider at your local hospital.
-A local expert in birth, who provides comfort measures to guide you and your team through many labor and birth scenarios.
-A safe environment for you and your partner to ask questions or express any concerns/fears you have.
-Information on additional tools and potential gaps of support that can drastically impact a birth.
-A packing list of things that you will actually use.
-Speaking of lists, we also provide a list crucial to setting yourself up for a more positive and prepared postpartum period/after baby time.
-Options that prepare you and your team for a more connected and informed experience in birth.