The more you know about what is happening to your body and your baby's, the better chance you have of reaching your childbirth goals.
I offer a 2-hour basic childbirth education class for which I will come to your house and teach you and your family the following:
basic childbirth physiology - what happens to your body at the onset of labor
standard practices of pre- and post-natal care
the pros and cons of medical interventions used during labor and delivery
methods for dealing with labor discomfort
informed consent in healthcare
If you have specific questions regarding pregnancy or childbirth, I'll be happy to answer those during the class. I can tailor the class to your specific needs.
The class costs $75. This is in addition to the doula services fee.
As a doula, I always recommend learning as much as possible about your healthcare provider and facility (i.e. doctor and hospital). Be an informed healthcare consumer. Do not be passive about your healthcare. Learn about induction, Pitocin, epidurals, cesarean sections, and routine post-natal care.
Being pregnant is not the time to be unknowledgeable about your healthcare or your body.