One of the blessings and curses of pregnancy is that suddenly everyone will give you advice about pregnancy, birth, and parenting, and lots of it. It can be hard to sort out evidence-based information from old wives’ tales and to keep your own personal priorities clear amid the clamor of suggestions. This class will help you:
• Understand what happens physiologically during a healthy labor and birth
• Form your own personal philosophy about birth
• Advocate for yourself during your birth
• Prepare for the amazing journey of becoming a parent
You’ll leave the class with a well-practiced toolkit of strategies for labor and birth, handy reference materials, and membership in a small community of other new parents. This class is designed for pregnant women in their third trimester to attend with a partner and is appropriate regardless of whether you’re planning a hospital or home birth.