Birthing Baby's Complete Childbirth Class Series is a comprehensive course
which meets 2 hours, once a week, for 8 weeks. The class includes lots of
handouts, in-class videos, and access to my extensive book and video
lending library. I am available to my students by phone well into their
postpartum period to answer questions, give referrals as needed, and provide
support. I also host an annual reunion for current and former students and
doula clients. It's always fun to see how the little ones have grown!
Birthing Baby's Complete Childbirth Class Series is built around the following
principles which are excerpts from the Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative:
* Birth is a normal, natural, and healthy process.
* Women and babies have the inherent wisdom necessary for birth.
* Birth can safely take place in hospitals, birth centers, and homes.
* A woman's confidence and ability to give birth and to care for her baby are
enhanced or diminished by every person who gives her care, and by the
environment in which she gives birth.
We couldn't have done it without you. The birthing team read our birth plan and we were able
to have the baby the way we wanted. Savannah felt so good, we left the hospital a day early
the couples that come through your class have the positive delivery of their baby as we have
Dave & Savannah (Patterson)"
Taking the Birthing Baby class & having you as our doula were the two best decisions we made
during this pregnancy. You were an amazing doula & you helped me find strength & focus when
I truly had no energy left. Thank you for your wisdom & patience in helping us have the birth of
our dreams & for giving our baby the best possible start. You will always hold a special place in
our hearts & we will always remember your birthday since it's the day after Dean's!
Erick, Minta & baby Dean"
Upcoming class series:
Course Content - Some of the topics covered in class are...
We can't thank you enough for all your support and guidance on how to bring Milo into this
world peacefully. Our home birth was a magical experience and your classes helped so much.
Jen, Jeff & Milo
|Birth Doula Services • Complete Childbirth Classes
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* Every woman should have the opportunity to have access to the full range of options for
pregnancy, birth, and nurturing her baby, and to accurate information on all available
birthing sites, caregivers, and practices.
* Every woman should have the opportunity to receive accurate and up-to-date information
about the benefits and risks of all procedures, drugs, and tests suggested for use during
pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period, with the rights to informed consent and
* Interventions should not be applied routinely during pregnancy, birth, or the postpartum
* If complications arise during pregnancy, birth, or the postpartum period, medical treatments
should be evidence-based.
* Pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period are milestone events in the continuum of life.
These experiences profoundly affect women, babies, fathers, and families, and have important
and long-lasting effects on society.
* Babies are aware, sensitive human beings at the time of birth, and should be acknowledged and
treated as such.
* Breastfeeding provides the optimum nourishment for newborns and infants.
* Individuals are ultimately responsible for making informed choices about the health care they
and their babies receive.
The entire text of The Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative by The Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS) can be read and downloaded
for free at www.motherfriendly.org.
We can't thank you enough for everything you did to help us bring our daughter into the world.
Clearly, you have chosen the perfect career. We could not have done it without your help and
guidance. Best of luck in your midwife career. You will be fantastic. Thank you again!
Amy and Chris
|○ Natural Pain Management
||○ Natural Breathing & Altered Breathing
|○ Discomforts of Pregnancy
||○ Medications, Inductions, Augmentations, etc.
|○ Positive Communication with Partner
||○ Sex During and After Pregnancy
|○ Effective Birth Plans
||○ Anatomy and Physiology of Birth
|○ Labor Practice
||○ How to Provide Great Labor Support
|○ Relaxation Techniques
||○ When to Go to the Hospital or Birth Center
|○ Different Stages of Labor
||○ Positive Communication with Birth Team
|○ What to Do if Labor Stalls
||○ Ways to Help Prevent an Episiotomy or Tear
|○ How to Avoid an "Unnecesarean"
||○ How to Avoid Unnecessary Interventions
|○ Dealing with a Necessary Cesarean
||○ Dealing with Necessary Interventions
|○ Good Consumerism
||○ Newborn Procedures & Choices
|○ Mothering the New Mother - Postpartum
||○ Emergency Childbirth
|○ Breastfeeding: Why? How? How long?
||○ Newborn Care and Family Adjustment