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3 Day Childbirth Prep Intensive


More than just a condensed version of our 6-week class, the 3-day intensive outlines the labor process and uses it as a guide for experiential learning while catering to parents who may struggle to meet for six consecutive weeks. Our intensive meets three times, rather than once, in order to give you time to absorb the information, come back with questions and create more lasting relationships with other parents. We also allow for some flexibility in the curriculum to better engage parents at their level of knowledge and interest in the given topics. 

This course educates parents so they are able to make informed decisions around the birth of their child and maintain comfort during labor and birth. We draw from a variety of preparation methods to give a holistic and well-rounded approach. Parents get to experience what works best for them. While many of the women taking this class will go on to have unmedicated births, our real focus is on "normal" or physiologic birth. We define "normal birth" as birth with confidence and joy, rather than with fear guiding decisions or actions. Our goal is to create a nonjudgmental and safe environment where everyone feels welcome and can participate. 

Childbirth changes everyone involved in it. For the birthing person, it can be the most empowering and life-changing experience in her life. For her partner or support person, they may find strengths they didn't know they had. Aside from educating expectant moms and their partners on the physiology, hormones and emotions of birth, we practice a variety of comfort and relaxation techniques and positions which enhance the progression of labor. Our 9 hours of class time includes videos, discussion of informed choice, common interventions, pain relief options, (pharmacological and non pharmacological), and hospital and home birth options. 

The course fee includes an informational binder, complete with local resources, web resources, diagrams, drawings and articles.

Day 1: Understanding the Anatomy and Physiology of Labor & Birth Preparing in Pregnancy First Stage of Labor Positions Practice When to call your provider/go to the hospital Tips & Tools for Connection, Comfort and Making Choices

Day 2: Comfort Measures Pain Theories & Coping Practices Hospital Routines Birth Plans

Day 3: Review of Material Covered 2nd & 3rd Stages of Labor Pain Management Options Cesarean Birth Your Newborn Newborn Routines Early Postpartum
 

Later Event: April 4
6 Week Childbirth Prep