cHILDBIRTH PREPARATION CLASS
Do you feel overwhelmed by all the childbirth related options out there? Do you feel like many of them sound great but maybe they aren't an exact match of what you believe or what you want for your birth? Do you feel that there is pressure somewhere out there giving an idea that one way to birth is the right one? If you are trying to find somewhere where you can gather all the valid information related to birth and just want to feel informed and empowered while people wont interfere with what you should do with your birth or your baby, maybe this is a great class for you. A completely non judgmental environment for you to start your parenthood journey.
In this class you will know what truly expect from the process of labor and postpartum. The goal is to prepare you for the normal typical scenarios and their options so you can feel empowered to go the route that feels right to you rather than what a book, friend, family member or class teacher, nurse or doctor suggested you to do. You will learn techniques that will help you to truly be a part of the decision making. You will learn the difference between a suggestion and medical advice.
We will cover childbirth procedures and options, not from the medical stand point but the emotional stand point so you don’t feel overwhelmed with all the risks x benefits which may just create stress, guilt and doubt in the system you are trusting to birth in. The goal is that the the information from this class will empower you enough to follow your instincts, and chances are that is the decision or route that you will feel mostly happy with. We will also practice techniques that will help women to cope with the discomforts of labor and even improve such discomforts, as well as identify labor patterns and the idea positions and coping mechanisms for such patterns. The classes are equally focus on the partners so they can be the primary supported person during labor.
We will talk about what to expect not just from labor/birth but also from postpartum, the real deal, so while you are into it you don’t feel that you are the first human going through such thing because no one ever mentioned how postpartum can truly be. You will understand what some people mean after they have babies rather than a vague information that you can make no sense of, like ‘“Jessica said she could not go to the bathroom.” How is that even possible? It is, I wont just help you to know that this is common/normal and be prepared for this but also how possibly deal with this life transition.
This is a series of four two hours classes that will be held at my office in Oakland. There will be four couples for class.
This series is offered the first four Tuesdays of each month from 7pm to 9pm and one Saturday per month from 9am to 5pm.