Time: Mondays from 6:00pm – 9:00pm (Two-Day Class)
Upcoming Dates: June 3rd & June 10th, September 9th & September 16th and December 2nd & December 9th
Cost: $250 per couple (plus $25 material fee due the day of class)
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.Register Now!
A Mother’s Haven Supported Birth Education Class educates women and couples on the biological process of birth through self-exploration and pain coping tools and techniques.
This class covers stages of labor, pain coping techniques, drugs, and cesareans but differs from other childbirth classes as it is taught in an interactive and personalized way where couples 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, but not limited, the idea of natural childbirth.
Students will have the tools they need to have a successful hospital or home birth.
There is no “one right way” or method for giving birth in Supported Birth. It does not matter if women are interested in an unmedicated birth or getting an epidural, Supported Birth will educate them on all their options.
- Perspectives on Birth in America
- Stages of Labor
- Exploring Attitudes/Fears About Birth
- Dealing with Pain
- Discovering Your Internal Resources
- Relaxation and Labor Techniques
- Physiology of Labor
- Birth Environment
- Labor Scenarios
- Labor Support
- Medical Interventions
- Pain Relief Medication
- Complications and Variations
This two-day class is held on a Monday evening and there are typically three to six couples. This small group size allows the teacher to personalize the class to your needs and questions. Handouts and materials are provided.
Lauren Ryan, CSBE, CSBD is a childbirth educator, labor and postpartum doula, infant care specialist and author of Newborn 101 available through iBooks. She teaches Supported Birth childbirth education classes and newborn care classes. Lauren got certified to be a Supported Birth childbirth educator (CSBE) in 2003 and got certified as a Supported Birth doula (CSBD) in 2006. Lauren loves her job because she gets to meet all different types of parents-to-be and knows how important it is for them to go into parenthood feeling relaxed and confident.