Childbirth Educators teach expectant parents about the upcoming life-changing event in their lives. They are passionate about teaching and educating parents about their birth! You can expect to find a class that will fit your individual needs. They offer 2-3 hour refresher courses, one day intensives, and weekly comprehensive classes that last anywhere from four to six weeks or longer.
What Do Childbirth Classes Cover?
Some of the topics you can expect to learn in childbirth classes include:
How your body and hormones work together.
Nutrition, good health and exercise during pregnancy.
Labor progress, comfort techniques, labor and birth positions.
When to call the midwife or doctor.
Getting the support you need: labor and birth support, postpartum support,lactation support, housecleaning.
Effective pushing, intact perineum, placenta options.
The cascade of interventions.
Immediate postpartum and early newborn expectations.
Some childbirth classes cover self-hypnosis.
What are the Benefits of Taking a Class?
Working toward an empowered birth experience will shape you and your partner's understanding, views, and feelings about your body and the birth of your baby. For the benefit of meeting everyone's needs, classes are held either privately or in a group setting.
When to Contact a Childbirth Educator
Whether planning a home, birth center or hosptal birth, taking childbirth classes is essential for first time mothers or women who are planning their first natural birth. Contact a childbirth educator by your 4th to 5th month of pregnancy and plan on completing your full series class no later than 36 weeks. Parents planning on taking a refresher class can contact an educator a little later in their pregnancy and plan on spending a leisurely afternoon or evening with their partner re-learning the process of labor and birth.
We are your Scenic City Birth Collective!
If you want to be educated and prepared for an empowered birth experience, sign up for a childbirth education class!
Our members provide amazing educational opportunities for families and give parents hands-on practice and knowledge about the birth process. Learn more about their services
and find the right class for you!