Birth With Confidence Classes - now on-line!
Express Childbirth Class:
“Birth with Confidence”
This program is designed for you and your labor partner to build on your teamwork and add techniques will get you through the hard work of labor. Common fears will be addressed so you can labor and birth with an “I’ve got this” attitude. You will practice hands-on skills, “pelvis opening” positions and pain coping techniques. You will feel confident at the end of the course.
This 6 hour express course focuses on labor with segments on being involved in decision-making and medical interventions. We will also look at ways to optimize your experience if your labor path turns to a cesarean. We will briefly look at getting breastfeeding off to a great start.
Classes are held on ZOOM. You will need a computer, webcam and dependable access to wi-fi.
These classes are small by design. Due to the short length of the program, pregnancy, new baby facts, postpartum adjustments will not be covered. Consider opting for an additional private session with Teri to cover these additional topics.
Dates: Saturday and Sunday: December 5 – 6, 2020 or January 9 – 10, 2021.
9 am – 12 noon each day
Fee: $125 for pregnant person and support/partner.
“Birth with Confidence” Sessions
This is an option for those whose schedules or preferences make it easier to have a specially designed private session for themselves and their labor support team. These sessions can be purchased in 3 hour time blocks and your personal objectives will be discussed prior to the session. These sessions can be held on ZOOM.
Possible topics to choose:
- What are your options? Developing a birth plan/priorities list
- What to pack. How to labor at home until it’s time to go to the birth center
- Tools and techniques for optimal positioning(birth ball, peanut ball, CUB, rebozos)
- Pain coping skills such as focus, breathing, relaxation techniques
- Preparing for a planned cesarean
- Baby is here – now what?
- Practical postpartum planning
Fee: $ 150 per 3 hour session
Welcoming a new baby to our family with Confidence
Due to COVID – this class is not currently offered.
This class focuses on welcoming the new baby and preparing the older child on what to expect, especially if they are going to be present at the birth. Parents attend with their 2.5 – 6 year old children. The DVD “There’s a Baby” will be shown, a kid friendly puppet will share the story of birth, an easy craft project created and a discussion on how to welcome the baby.
Fee: $45 per child (includes parents)