In this class, we will use multi-sensory experiences to learn how labor works, what labor looks like, various comfort measures and positions for labor, and several pain coping practices. We will also examine the instinctual aspects of the birthing process while processing the emotional journey of birthing. This course is based on the Birthing From Within philosophy. Parents will learn through interactive and creative participation, in a spirit of fun and curiosity.
Explore assumptions about pain
Learn and practice pain-coping techniques
Transform their fears in order to birth in awareness
Honor childbirth as a profound Rite of Passage
Develop and strengthen communication, trust and confidence during labor and beyond
Learn what to expect of labor and birth
Learn about roles of partners and birth companions
Learn how to source practical information and make conscious decisions
Use their imaginations to consider a range of possibilities for labor and birth
Learn about the physical and emotional process of labor and birth
Learn about postpartum recovery
Learn techniques for welcoming their baby and bonding as a family
Instructor recommends taking course at the end of your second trimester or any time during your third trimester.