This three-part course taught by Sacred Roots' own Lisa Warner, RN presents a comprehensive, holistic approach to preparing for labor, birth, and beyond. We will learn through discussion, personal reflection, videos, and activities, including relaxation practice. This is the perfect childbirth class for couples planning an unmedicated birth!
Class One: The Birth Process
First Tuesdays from 7-9 PM
We will explore the anatomy, physiology, behaviors, and emotions of labor and birth. We will discuss the influences that lead to the start of labor, take a look at the characteristics of each stage of labor, and help partners brainstorm ways that they can provide support throughout labor and birth. We will also explore variations that can occur during labor and discuss steps you can take to evaluate the necessity for intervention.
Class Two: Making Choices and Finding Comfort
Second Tuesdays from 7-9 PM
We will discuss attitudes and beliefs about birth and factors that influence those beliefs. We will explore the many choices you have for your birth experience and how to evaluate your goals and priorities. We will discuss important steps you can take during pregnancy and labor to achieve a joyful, natural birth experience. We will explore the complex interaction between the mind and body during labor and review ways to minimize labor pain and increase the efficiency of labor contractions. We will spend time practicing various positions for labor and birth, visualizations/scripts and comfort techniques together with your partner.
Class Three: Following the Birth
Third Tuesdays from 7-9 PM
We will spend time discussing postpartum adjustments, physical recovery and emotions, including ways to set boundaries and help lower the stress of this time as much as possible. We will discuss newborn care practices as well as typical newborn abilities and physical characteristics. Infused in these topics are tips to make this transitional time go as smoothly as possible.
Cost: Free for registered Sacred Roots clients/$250 for non-clients
Reserve your spot today by calling Sacred Roots at (317) 437-3681 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org!