The Birth Village Class (ONLINE)
Booking for 1 participant INCLUDES the primary support person.
- 200 US dollars$200
The Birth Village Class is a comprehensive childbirth preparation series. Class 1: Preparing for Birth ~preparing your mind and emotions for birth ~preparing your body for birth ~understanding labor pain ~choosing your birth team ~identifying your birth philosophy Class 2: How Birth Works ~the process of labor and birth ~what you can do to help labor progress well ~how to support a person giving birth ~comfort measures for labor ~positions for labor and birth Class 3: The Medical Side of Birth ~using your senses to cope with labor pain ~what evidence-based care is and why it can be hard to get ~common medical interventions in labor and birth ~medical pain relief options ~making decisions about interventions ~communicating effectively with your health care team Class 4: After Baby is Born: ~Labor Rehearsal ~how to soothe a newborn ~the benefits of skin-to-skin contact with baby ~newborn procedures ~caring for your postpartum body ~feeding your baby ~safe sleep This class is designed to prepare anyone for any kind of birth. It is robust preparation that will help get you ready for an unmedicated, all-natural birth, if that's what you want, but it will also help prepare those who know already that they want pain medication. The goal of this class is to help you feel confident and to help you take ownership of your birth. You can do it! And we can help you be ready. Before the first class date, you will receive an email with a link that will allow you to join our online class. You can join from any computer with a browser, or from a tablet or phone with the Zoom app. We recommend using a laptop for easier participation.