Please note: I am not currently teaching comprehensive group courses at this time but am open to several parents or couples who are interested in hosting in their own home- please inquire.
- Private In-Home childbirth education is $35/hour per couple/parent. 3 hour instruction minimum. Travel area limited to 15 miles from downtown Sacramento.
Classes can / do cover pregnancy preparation, birth and basic breastfeeding as well as basic baby care.
We will cover so many things in our classes together, but here is a summary of things I am able to teach:
*Understanding benefits of medicated and un-medicated birth and understanding how to plan for both
*Understanding the medical/obstetrical model of care and midwifery model of care and how that's relevant to your place of birth as well as to your birth plan
*The stages of labor, what labor can sound like, look like, feel like and tips for coping during each stage
*Gain a clear understanding of all of the various types of birth interventions, what their purpose is, and what that means for you individually
*What some of the complications in labor are, how to handle them
*Medically necessary reasons for a C sections as well as basics of the procedure/planning for one
*Partner instruction on how to support Mom physically and emotionally, learn to read signs and know what to do next
*Understand your fears surrounding birth, explore birth myths and work through with evidence based facts, avoiding some of the common falsehoods or unfounded beliefs about birth that may have been passed down or around
*What is important to you and what your birth priorities are and how to achieve those goals
*Breastfeeding instruction, discussion
*Overall tips and tricks for making the most of life with a newborn and having an enjoyable '4th Trimester'