What Is Covered?
Mind & Body
We start by examining the mind-body connection. The key to having a positive birthing experience is by truly understanding yourself and your body. The Fear-Tension-Pain Cycle is discussed.
Preparing for labour and birth
We go over everything from packing your hospital bag to how to prepare your living space, writing a birth plan, and when to call your doula, or midwife and when to go to the hospital.
Stages of Labour
By understanding what is happening with your body and your baby, you can make informed decisions and be more relaxed knowing what is happening.
Medical interventions & Navigating the System
We talk about common (and more rare) interventions and why they may be offered/happen, including induction, epidurals, and c-sections. We talk about birth as it is now – and how to navigate the system we are currently in.
Natural comfort measures
Using these techniques and tips can help relieve your pain naturally during labour. We go over what to buy, how to use the items and techniques such as breathing and visualization.
Postpartum and the fourth trimester
The postpartum period begins after baby arrives. We talk about what happens to everyone in the first day, the first week, and the rest of the fourth trimester.
Newborn care 101
We cover the essentials for the first days and weeks as you get to know your baby. Skin to skin, infant sleep, bathing, diapering, and more.
Getting a good latch, trying different positions, and is the baby eating enough? Breastfeeding often doesn’t come naturally – and in fact, is a learned skill. Feel prepared to know when and where to get help.