This class series is designed to prepare couples to move through the labor process in an informed way. The classes are designed to help expectant parents understand the stages of giving birth, what options are available to them and how to make their own best choices. Every week couples will learn hands on comfort measures to help the woman through the labor process and the class will spend time working in small groups so that they get to know one another.
May 14, May 21, May 28
-Dealing with pregnancy aches and pains
-Optimal fetal positioning and working with back labor
-Learn how to do the hip squeeze, counter pressure on the tailbone and tricks for getting a posterior baby to turn.
-Understanding the process of birth
-Touch relaxation exercise
-Partner support and communication at the birth
-Working with birth plans
-Induction of labor
-Common hospital procedures
-Visualizations, affirmations and position exercises
-Working with common fears about the birth process and becoming parents
-The shadow side of birth: working with unexpected outcomes
-Extended hands-on comfort measures: more on breathing, touch, positions and sound
**This workshop is tax refundable
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.
**Refund policy- In order to retain class credit, please cancel within 24 hours of workshop by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. No refunds or credits will be issued for cancellations made the day of the workshop or for no shows