We are so excited to announce our new online childbirth class series, allowing you the opportunity to learn about pregnancy, birth, and beyond in the comfort of your own home.
As a new mommy-to-be I’m sure you probably have many questions, and I am here to provide you with those answers.So much to think about, so much to do, but where to begin you ask? Well, that is what this handy video series is for. As a new parent, you have many decisions ahead of you, and you probably feel very overwhelmed. So take a deep breath, take a moment to relax, and begin with the end in mind. Remember this is YOUR birth, YOUR baby, and you get to do this YOUR way!
Over the course of this online childbirth class, we will discuss: Anatomy and physiology, Stages of Labor, pain management options including: natural childbirth techniques and medicated options such as epidurals. I will explain cesarean birth, what to expect from a hospital birth or a more natural setting such as a birth center. In addition you will learn about many techniques for coping with back labor, the pushing phase, placentas, and what to do once your little one gets here. I will explain the postpartum period, basic baby care, breastfeeding and beyond.
Oh and partners…this video series is for you too. After all, you got her into this situation; you need to help get her out of it too. This is definitely not a spectator sport! Support is crucial, this is the most vulnerable time in her life and it is important you support her along the way. Don’t worry, I’ll explain everything. I’ll be discussing vaginas, cervix, placenta; parts of the female anatomy that you probably never knew existed and don’t have! By the time you are done reading this you are going to know more about your partner then you ever thought possible. If you have questions feel free to ask away. I relate it to me walking into Home Depot and not having a clue at what I am looking at! So please don’t be afraid to ask, I guarantee you are not alone…welcome to the joy of expectant fatherhood!
Fear of the unknown is to be expected. Even if this is your second, third, or seventh pregnancy, remember that each pregnancy is different, and every birth is different.Providing yourself with evidence based knowledge so that you can make the choices that are best for you, is your own personal antidote to fear!
Whether this tiny gift was planned by you for years or months, or you are housing a little surprise these childbirth classes will teach you all you need to know in order to prepare yourself and your partner for the amazing miracle of birth.
What an awesome journey you are about to partake in. So sit back in your comfy chair, grab yourself a box of saltines, some ginger ale, and enjoy! Let the journey begin!
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