POSTPARTUM DOULA SERVICES
PLANNING YOUR ULTIMATE BIRTH EXPERIENCE
This is a 2-hour workshop in which you will learn concepts around individualizing your upcoming birth experience, drawing upon evidence-based information, with a mind/body approach. It will be fully interactive. You will have the space to process this information and ask questions, and the freedom to sort through your very personal intentions around birth so that you can begin planning your ultimate birth experience.
The Bradley Method Childbirth Education course is a unique yet integral childbirth education course. While there are many types of childbirth education courses available, Bradley is unique in that there is a focus on empowering the birth partner to be more a part of the birth process and a stronger support for the birthing partner. This is not a spectator sport! We begin by teaching the coach how to help during pregnancy to be aware of things that optimize health and lessen stress. What to expect in the natural course of a birth, how to avoid unnecessary pain in labor, and how to support and be an advocate for the birther are all an integral part of this program. Coaches learn a series of relaxation techniques and effective labor and birth positions and engage in labor rehearsals all enabling the type of birth that you’ve always dreamed of.
Getting to the root of what you want – what your definition of an ultimate birth experience looks like
The significance of connecting knowledge to values
Creating a birth team – Discovering the roles of various members
Knowing what is in your Natural and Medical toolkits
The art of decision-making, both in the planning stage and in the moment (during labor)
Communicating and advocating
Clarifying pregnancy & birth myths