Course Content

“Knitting”, by Lois Keller

These classes are designed to provide evidence-based information, support, and resources for pregnant people and their families as they prepare for childbirth. I hope that you’ll join us…wear comfy clothes, bring any snacks to keep you going, and get ready for some fun! These concepts will be covered in the Childbirth Preparation Class.

Getting to Know Your Birth
By exploring Anatomy, Nutrition, Exercise, and Relaxation, we’ll connect how these areas of care are foundational to supporting pregnancy and preparing for labor.

Stages of Labor
Birth is teamwork and we’ll explore the cooperative interplay between the baby, birthing parent, and all supportive people. We’ll also take a look at their roles in relation to the possible signs of labor, signs when labor commits itself, contractions, and the stages of labor.

Comfort Measures and Techniques
Now that we know how labor can unfold, let’s learn what we can do to work with it. Discussion and practice includes comfort measures, relaxation techniques, and birthing positions. Get ready for some hands-on practice!

Informed Decisions
No one truly knows how labor will unfold, so we will create some pretend scenarios of our own. As these fictitious labors progress we will cover medical pain relief options, a variety of procedures, and learn how to use your B.R.A.I.N. to make informed decisions.

Preparing for Your New Family
Our final topics will be postpartum for the family and meeting the newborn.