with Natalie Evans
$250 per couple
This six week long class prepares couples to move through their labor's in an informed way. The classes are designed to help expectant parents understand the birth process, what options are available to them and to help them get ready for parenthood. Every week the couples will learn hands on comfort measures to help the woman through her labor process and will work in small groups so that they get to know the other couples they are in class with. The fifth class will focus on newborn procedures, breastfeeding and what to expect the first 4-6 weeks as parents. The final session will be potluck celebration where couples can spend time enjoying each other's company and meeting families from past classes and their babies.
Natalie Evans is a certified Childbirth Educator through ALACE (Association of Labor Assistants and Childbirth Educators) and birth doula. She has enjoyed the rewarding work of teaching and being a doula for almost 12 years. Along with her birth work she also enjoys the exciting and difficult job of being the mother of two children, one born at Evanston Northwestern hospital and one a home water birth. She is currently studying to become a Wild Foods Instructor and is a natural movement enthusiast.