childbirth education

Essentials for Childbirth

Group Classes and VIRTUAL Classes Available!

I am BEYOND excited to announce that Essentials for Childbirth is now available as both an in-person group class, as well as an ONLINE, virtual class! You now have access to evidence based, encouraging, and focused childbirth education from any computer from anywhere in the world! Do a happy dance with me!! The cherry on top? 10% of your enrollment fee will go to help vulnerable women and babies in Africa via The African Mother’s Health Initiative. Purchase with purpose- the best!

Can’t figure out what “method” childbirth prep class to take? Hearing all kinds of things about Bradley, HypnoBirthing, and Lamaze and just not sure where to start, or where you fit it? Well then- this class is for you! After discovering that no one method-style class fits the bill for every couple, and that no one method provides everything I personally was finding effective in preparing mamas for childbirth and beyond, I decided to create my own class that combined different “methods” along with other evidence-based information, trainings, births I have attended, etc. This culminated in creating a class that aims to cover all the bases, in a succint, informative, engaging way!

This isn’t just your average childbirth preparation class. It is a mixture of comprehensive education and hands-on comfort measure tools to take with you into your birthing experience.

Some of the Topics Covered, and the Techniques, Tips, and Tools Learned:

Week 1:

– The process of physiological birth: how your hormones, your baby, and your body naturally WANT to work together! 

-Alleviating fears and worries and replacing those with confidence and trust in the process

Week 2:

– Mindfulness techniques: staying present, recognizing and naming sensations experienced, body scanning in order to release tension, visualizations to enhance your experience

​ -Broad, useful breathing and vocalization techniques to ease discomfort, encourage efficient surges, and keep your body relaxed and open. (aka. how NOT to be that woman you see on the TV version of birth!)

 Week 3:

– Massage and other physical touch techniques for birth companions to utilize

-How nutrition and other types of body care can impact birth and postpartum

 Week 4:

– Common medical interventions and how to make informed, well-rounded decisions during labor

-Creating birth preferences for your care team, and how to present them in a collaborative manner

Week 5:

– Emotional and physical “benchmarks” of labor and ways to ease discomfort in each stage​-The important role surrender plays in the process, and how to 

– Experience in a “labor run through” in which we walk through different positions, utilizing the tools we have learned along the way to help you visualize yourself working through your labor.

Group classes are held at Babies in Bloom Birth and Wellness Center in Vista {North County San Diego}. The online classes are available for up to 2 months and can be accessed via a password protected site at any time, from any computer.

Be sure to check out Beautiful One Birth Services for more info! ❤

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