Importance of taking a childbirth class

People who take Lamaze Healthy Birthing class are better prepared for birth and beyond! No matter what kind of birth you envision taking an in-depth class will help you. Knowing what your choices are and what to expect is invaluable and well worth the investment. The class will also help you prepare for postpartum and parenting. I limit class to 4 pregnant people and their support person so there is plenty of time for questions and you can get to know the others in your class. Check out ‘Words from Clients’ to see what people have said about the classes

7 week Series live via zoom for USA start date to be decided. Contact Virginia

7 week series live via zoom for Abu Dhabi to be decided. First 2 couples to register will get a discount! Contact Virginia

What childbirth education looks like in 2020/21!

Currently all classes will be virtual. I send participants a notebook with outline for note taking, supplies we use during class, a list of things needed from around the house and the book ‘Giving Birth With Confidence’. Then we all meet on zoom. Participants can see me as well as the other attendees!

Attendees tell me in this time of isolation this class was a bright light of interaction with other expecting families. An advantage of virtual class is you don’t have to live near me to participate. So classes are available to any expecting couples, no matter where you live!

Enjoying a reunion. we still do them, just virtual now!

During these classes you will learn about pregnancy, labor, birth, postpartum and breastfeeding.  

We will discuss what is normal, and what is not. I will help you understand the best evidence-based practices for pregnancy, labor, and birth, based on the 6 healthy birthing practices.

Lamaze 6 Healthy Birthing Practices:

– Let labor begin on its own

– the hormones of labor and how they help you and your baby

– Bring a loved one, friend and a doula for continuous support

– Avoid interventions that are not medically necessary

 – Avoid giving birthon your back and follow your body’s urges to push

 – Keep mother and baby together – It’s best for mother, baby and breastfeeding

Come learn all about:

– how moving around and changing positions throughout labor can help labor progress

– what labor feels like and how to help the contractions do their job

– how to listen to and work with your body

– ways to manage pain in labor – from comfort measures, relaxation and visualization to medical options and everything in-between

-how your support person can help you

– interventions that might come up during labor and the pros and cons of each

Lots of laughter along with learning.

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