Childbirth Education

I offer a private, in-home or in my office 3 hour mini course for those who do not have the time to attend a traditional childbirth education class.  I can not stress enough the importance of a proper childbirth education class, not the courses provided by the hospital.  The cost of the 3 hour course is $75 and includes education on the following:

 

  • Proper Pregnancy Nutrition to Avoid Complications
  • Exercise Throughout Pregnancy for a Better Delivery
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd Trimester Fetal Development
  • Common Pregnancy Physical Changes and Normal Symptoms
  • Important Symptoms to Take Seriously
  • Braxton Hicks contractions vs Real Labor
  • Videos of a normal vaginal delivery and a c-section.
  • Natural Pain relief, Types of Medical Pain relief and the Effects on Baby
  • Homebirth, Birth Center and Hospital Birth Common Procedures
  • Supplements and Herbs to Prep the Body for a Smooth Birth
  • Proper positioning and Belly Mapping
  • Pre-Labor, Cervical Changes, Station and Effacement
  • When to settle in for a Home Birth, or Leave For the Hospital or Birth Center
  • VBAC (optional)
  • Complications at Home or In The Hospital.
  • Early Labor, Active Labor, Transition and Second Stage (pushing)
  • Physiological Changes in Mother and Baby Immediately After Birth
  • Common, Optional Procedures For Baby Immediately After Birth
  • Establishing Breastfeeding
  • Common Postpartum Questions about Bleeding, Lifting, Care, Baby Blues and Postpartum Depression.
For those who would like a more traditional course I strongly suggest the Bradley Method.