Supported Birth Education

This three week course taught by Lauren Ryan, childbirth educator/labor and postpartum doula, educates women and their partners to make conscious choices about the birth of their baby based on a combination of technical knowledge, confidence in the natural biological process of birth, self-exploration, and many different pain coping tools and techniques. Women and their partners will understand the importance of a woman’s need to feel safe & nurtured in her birthing environment. There is “no one right” way or method for giving birth.

Supported Birth covers stages of labor, pain coping techniques, drugs, and cesareans as most typical childbirth classes do. What makes Supported Birth different from other Childbirth Preparation classes is that it is taught in an interactive and personalized way where couples will participate in discussions as opposed to only listening to lectures. Couples will use self-exploration and come out of class feeling empowered and positive about birth by learning there is no one right way to give birth. This class is especially good for women who have fears about giving birth and those attracted to the idea of natural childbirth.

Class 1:
  • Learn about history of birth
  • Associations with birth
  • Physiology (dilation & effacement)
  • First stage of labor
  • Nutrition
  • Pain coping exercises
  • Birth environment
  • Partner’s strengths
  • Relaxation
Class 2:
  • Second stage of labor
  • Third stage of labor
  • Pain coping exercises
  • Caregivers roles in birth
  • Partners
  • Pain medication
  • Pitocin and induction
  • Relaxation
Class 3:
  • Monitoring
  • Cesareans and complications
  • Position practice
  • Trial run births
  • Postpartum
  • Stages of labor review

This 3 hour class is a 3-week series held on Tuesday nights. Handouts and materials are provided.

Cost: $250 per couple (plus $25 material fee due the day of class)

Time: Tuesdays from 7pm – 10pm

Upcoming Dates: May 2nd – 16th, June 6th – 20th, July 11th – 25th, August 1st-15th, September 12th – 26th & October 3rd – 17th

Pre–registration required. You can register for the Support Birth Education Class by calling the store at (818) 380-3111 or through the online registration page.

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Prenatal Package Deal:

Register for any four Prenatal Classes listed above and receive 10% off + 5 free Prenatal Yoga classes! To take advantage of this promotion, call (818) 380-3111 to register!

 

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