"The classes were great for me, but mostly, I wanted my husband to really understand the process. He is not the type to read books, so a class was perfect." - N.B.
A Comprehensive Childbirth Class Series For Hospital Labor and Delivery
Group class sessions allow real-time discussion and connection with other students like yourself. Come join us! You'll learn the tools needed to optimize medical appointments and your childbirth experience.
Plan to begin this bootcamp series between the 26th and 33rd weeks of your pregnancy. Registration fee is for 2 seats.
At each session, we practice comfort measures for labor allowing you to determine which are most effective as new skills are learned.
You'll receive resources to focus on self care; every meeting ends with a guided relaxation exercise (meditation / hypnosis techniques) to practice at home for a comfortable pregnancy and early labor time.
The class curriculum is evidence based information - no crystals, artwork, group chanting or "methods" of giving birth
During the first prenatal class, you'll receive a comprehensive Field Manual - a full-color, detailed workbook.
"Megan struck the perfect balance between offering advice/helpful resources and facilitating open and honest dialogue within the group. I highly recommend taking her class in order to connect with other moms, educate yourself on pregnancy, labor and delivery, and get excited about the entire process!" - Foster P.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
You will learn information specific to your hospital birth experience. Topics include:
Hospital Policies Which Will Likely Affect Your Birth
Testing: GBS, Ultrasound, and Vaginal Exams and Your Birth
Due Dates: When, Why & How Induction Works
Comfort measure: Neck & Shoulder Massage
Epidurals & Endorphins: From Stirrups to natural birth and how we got here
Common Sense Tips for Reducing Pain
Doulas: Everything You Need to Know
Relaxation: Releasing Tension During Labor & Pregnancy
Getting Started: Pre and Early Labor
Getting Serious: Active Labor and Transition
What Do Contractions Feel Like? Is this It? What now?
Top 10 Tools for Partners
The Importance of Communication: Learning to Talk and Listen in Labor
Pushing: How You and Your Baby Work Together
Pushing Positions: What You Need to Know Beforehand
Special Considerations: Feeling Safe During Pushing
Third Stage: Delivery of the Placenta
Reasons for a Cesarean: Making it a Good Experience
Variations of Labor: Handling Situations that May Arise
Your Birth Plan: A Communication Tool
Newborn Procedures: Creating a Postpartum Plan
Comfort measures for Hospital Birth
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT!
The confidence and practical knowledge you will gain is unparalleled. You will know what questions to ask your provider. You’ll be familiar with common tests and procedures and the specific language surrounding hospital birth. You will know how to communicate your desires with your partner and your birth team. You will be prepared for an amazing hospital birth.