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Preparing for Birth

A Class on Childbirth Education & Preferences

I am currently offering these classes as private, in-home classes only. They can be taught in your home or mine. I don’t love using the words “birth plan” because I feel like the word “plan” sets us up for failure, almost like we need a Plan A and a Plan B and if we fail those we fail ourselves. In this class I give a general childbirth education lesson and then we go over what you would like your birthing preferences to be. Do you want to labor out of bed? Do you want nursing students in the room observing? Do you want vaccines given at the hospital? Do you want to delay cord clamping? By asking all of these questions now and getting education through evidence based education on your options, you and your partner can feel confident knowing you’ve chosen preferences and hopefully found a care provider that respects them.

Private Class $65 per couple

In class you and your partner will receive:

  • 2 hour private class

  • Handouts for nutrition, birth rights, evidence-based options & more!

  • Education on anatomy and basics of childbirth

  • Birth Preference Sheet guides

  • Assistance writing out your birth preferences

  • A final copy of your birth preferences typed and emailed to you following completion of the class

Should you choose to hire me as your birth doula upon completion of the class, a $65 credit will go towards your birth doula fee.