While being your doula can provide invaluable support during childbirth, I’m aware it’s not an option for everyone. Taking a birth class can be incredibly beneficial, even if you're not planning to hire a doula. Here is why:
Knowlege is Power:
Birth education offers essential information about the various stages of labour, pain management techniques, and medical interventions. Understanding physiological birth and having knowledge of your options can help you make informed decisions during childbirth.
Birth, even though physiologic, can be an overwhelming experience when you're not prepared, and knowing what to expect helps build confidence. By learning about different coping mechanisms and relaxation techniques, you can feel more prepared and empowered to handle the challenges that may arise during labor.
Preparation for different scenarios:
My classes often cover a range of scenarios, including natural birth, medicated birth, and potential interventions or complications. This knowledge can help you feel ready to adapt and make choices based on your specific circumstances.
If you have a partner or support person who will be present during childbirth, attending a childbirth education class can help them understand your needs and learn how to support you effectively. They can acquire valuable skills and techniques to provide comfort and assistance during labor.
What is included?
1 PRIVATE VIRTUAL MEETING
1 IN PERSON HOMEVISIT
Going into laborland: Stages of labor