cHILDBIRTH PREPARATION CLASS
This package includes four evening classes or a full weekend day of childbirth preparation plus unlimited prenatal and postpartum contact via email as well as the possibility of an upgrade to the ghost doula services package at anytime.
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 suggest what you should do with your birth or your baby, this is probably 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 suggests you to do. You will learn the difference between a suggestion and a medical advice. You will learn techniques that will help you to truly be a part of the decision making.
We will cover childbirth procedures and options, not much 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 information from this class will empower you enough to follow your instincts, and chances are that your instincts combine with information will guide you to 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 help partners identify labor patterns and the ideal positions and coping mechanisms for such labor pattern. The classes are equally focus on the partners so they can have the confidence to be the primary support person during labor.
We will talk about what to expect not only from labor/birth but also from the postpartum period, the real deal, so while you are in it you don’t feel that you are the first human being going through such thing. You will understand what most people say after they have babies rather than just have a vague idea that you can make no sense of, like “Jessica said she didn’t have time to go to the bathroom.” How is that even possible? It is, I wont just help you to understand that this can be a new but temporary reality but 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 two to four couples per class.
This series always starts at the first week of the month and is offered once a week on the same weekday from 7pm to 9pm or an intensive session one Saturday a month from 9am to 5pm.
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