Workshops

These  workshops  may  be  right  for  you  if…

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  • You want to know what to expect during labor and birth
  • You want to learn comfort techniques before labor
  • Your partner wants to actively support you
  • You prefer an environment that is interactive, fun, open, honest, and unbiased
  • Your ideal birth would be shorter, easier, and less painful

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The single best way to prepare for your birth

Learning about the birth process is the single best way to prepare for your birth.  As a doula I have consistently seen that families who learn about birth are much more likely to have healthier births and achieve their personal birth goals – regardless of what those goals are – than those who don’t.  100% of families who have worked with me say that they feel more prepared and more confident about their births!

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Finding  Comfort
  • Discuss the complex interaction between the mind and body during labor
  • Review ways to minimize labor pain and increase the efficiency of labor contractions
  • Practice 50+ positions for labor and birth
  • Learn the importance of Relaxation, Rhythm, and Ritual
  • Practice visualizations/scripts and comfort techniques together as a couple
  • Discuss the medical options for pain relief, including narcotics and epidural analgesia

The investment for this 3.5-hour workshop is $100

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Following  the  Birth
  • Discuss postpartum adjustments, physical recovery and emotions
  • Explore ways to set boundaries and help the transition be less stressful
  • Discuss newborn care practices, abilities and physical characteristics
  • Learn tips to make this transitional time go as smoothly as possible
  • Discuss breastfeeding basics: benefits, latch, and signs that your baby is getting plenty

The investment for this 1.5-hour workshop is $50

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Prenatal  Wellness
  • Explore important nutrition, fitness and lifestyle choices that can help you have the healthiest pregnancy possible
  • Evaluate current choices
  • Discuss the important of stress reduction during pregnancy
  • Brainstorm ways to improve where needed
  • Practice exercises that can help prepare your body for birth

The investment for this 1.5-hour workshop is $50

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Labor  Rehearsal
  • Practice all of the comfort techniques that you’ve learned
  • Discuss which techniques are best for which situations
  • Get coaching and pointers from an expert
  • Learn what you like, what you don’t like, and what you need more practice with
  • Leave feeling much more confident in your ability to meet your goals

The investment for this 3.5-hour workshop is $100

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The  Birth  Process
  • Explore the anatomy, physiology, behaviors and emotions of labor and birth
  • Determine how accurate your due date is and what that means for your birth
  • Discuss how to physically and emotionally prepare for labor
  • Learn what you’ll feel in each stage of labor
  • Discuss how your partner can support you
  • Learn about variations in labor
  • Discuss what decisions you would personally make in unexpected situations
  • Discuss cesarean birth: the process, all of your options, and recovery
  • Learn about the pros and cons of Vaginal Birth After Cesarean and how to achieve a successful VBAC
  • Discuss ways that may reduce the likelihood of needing a cesarean birth

The investment for this 3.5-hour workshop is $100

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Natural Childbirth
  • Identify personal attitudes and beliefs about birth as well as your personal goals
  • Explore the many choices you have
  • Determine how involved you and your partner each want to be in the thoughtful decision-making process
  • Create a comfortable birth setting and supportive birth team
  • Have an unbiased discussion about the routine interventions that may be used during your childbirth
  • Discuss how to create your written birth vision (aka birth plan)
  • Identify your fears about childbirth and work through them together
  • Read and discuss inspiring natural birth stories to help mentally and emotionally prepare for a natural birth experience

The investment for this 3.5-hour workshop is $100

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Finding  Comfort  with  an Epidural
  • Discuss when and how to request and receive epidural analgesia
  • Discuss the what the epidural does and doesn’t do
  • Practice techniques that will minimize the side effects of an epidural
  • Practice comfort measures to manage the pain that you’ll experience even after you receive your epidural
  • Learn ways your partner can stay involved and engaged after your epidural is placed

The investment for this 3.5-hour workshop is $100

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Family – Centered  Cesarean  Birth
  • Review what to expect during a planned cesarean birth
  • Discuss what to anticipate in the weeks and months before and after a cesarean birth
  • Discuss what a cesarean birth plan is, why you should have one, and options for what you may want to include in it
  • Practice comfort techniques to calm yourself before and after your cesarean birth
  • Learn how to increase your bonding and breastfeeding success rates

The investment for this 3.5-hour workshop is $100

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Are you interested in more than one workshop?  Consider signing up for a series!

Natural Childbirth Series

This series is for families planning to delay or avoid the epidural.  The Natural Childbirth series includes six interactive workshops (a $500 value):

  • Prenatal Wellness
  • The Birth Process
  • Natural Childbirth
  • Finding Comfort
  • Labor Rehearsal
  • Following the Birth

The investment for this series is just $300!

Prepared Childbirth Series

This series is for families planning to use epidural analgesia.  The Prepared Childbirth series includes four interactive workshops  (a $300 value):

  • Prenatal Wellness
  • The Birth Process
  • Finding Comfort with Epidural Analgesia
  • Following the Birth

The investment for this series is just $200!

Planned Cesarean Birth Series

This series is for families who hope to for their planned cesarean to feel less like a surgery than happens to include a birth and more like a birth that happens to include a surgery.  The Planned Cesarean Birth Series includes three interactive workshops  (a $200 value):

  • Prenatal Wellness
  • Family-Centered Cesarean Birth
  • Following the Birth

The investment for this series is just $150!

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