Does a childbirth preparation class matter? Childbirth and the anticipation of childbirth can lead to mixed feelings: feelings of excitement and anxiety . Learning about childbirth in a community of expectant couples and in a “safe” setting can help relieve concerns and build confidence going into your birthing experience. Research verifies taking a childbirth preparation class can greatly increase the overall satisfaction of the birth experience for both Moms and Dads.
Additionally, it has been found that taking childbirth classes facilitates:
increased communication of overall health decisions
better communication with partner
better relaxation and stress management skills
healthier lifestyle behaviors
increased birth satisfaction, even when the birth didn’t go as hoped
feeling more prepared for a second or subsequent delivery when the previous birth was upsetting
Childbirth Preparation Class:
Class is 15-16 hours of instruction.
Tuition is $200, includes all materials.*
*We offer discount for class with doula service and other services bundles. To learn more, please visit Service Bundles.
To attend childbirth classes: firstname.lastname@example.org
IntroductionHistory of Childbirth Exercise and Nutrition in Pregnancy Having a Safe and Satisfying Birth Definition and Role of Natural Childbirth in Culture Important Strategies to Ensure a Normal Birth Overcoming Fear of Childbirth
Informed Consent, Birth Plan, Labor Support
The Labor Process, Part 1: OverviewThe Stages of Labor and Normal Labor Progress Three Phases of First Stage Pushing and Birth Placenta Delivery Is This Labor? Timing Contractions Practice: Contractions Drill Meeting Your Newborn
The Labor Process, Part 2: Movement & PositioningComfort Measures 1st Stage Pt. 1 Practice Comfort Measures The Labor Process: Natural Pain Relief Comfort Measures 1st Stage, Pt. 2 Practice Comfort Measures Second Stage Strategies Practice Second Stage Strategies Strategies for Laboring in Bed
The Labor Process: Variations of NormalLabor Variations Emotional Markers Different Ways Labor May Begin Different Ways 2nd Stage May Begin Practice: Labor Variations Take Charge Routine Practice: Take Charge Routine Laboring in Bed
Labor Process: When Things ChangeCompleted Birth Plans When Interventions Become Necessary C-Section Strategies
Your Newborn and Postpartum PeriodPlanning for the Golden Hour Introduction to Breastfeeding Newborn Care and Procedures Planning for Postpartum Care The Blues Graduation