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Embracing Birth: In-Person Class (Sept)

4-part Childbirth Class: weekday

  • Started Sep 20
  • 325 US dollars
  • Zion Street

Service Description

This is an evidence based, common sense childbirth class to educate and empower families for the joys and challenges of childbirth and early parenthood. Together, we will cover stages of labor, normal, physiologic birth, comfort measures, interventions, birth plans, and navigating unexpected changes to your plan. Our approach is an all-encompassing model, not specific to one type of childbirth 'method'. We will offer a variety of perspectives to help you find what works best for your family. This class is designed for all families regardless of where you hope to give birth (homebirth, birth center and hospital births). This comprehensive series also includes a class dedicated to the first few months with your newborn, partner relationships, infant feeding as well as planning for the 4th trimester. Learning Objectives: -Understand and be able to identify the stages and phases of normal, physiologic labor and birth -Identify contraction patterns, emotional signposts of labor, and when to go to their chosen birth setting -Identify ways to prepare the mind and body for birth -Describe and perform natural comfort measures -Describe medical pain management options -Describe the concepts of advocacy and informed consent -Identify the different paths of medical induction -Compare the risks and benefits of common interventions -Develop a comprehensive plan for their birth -Understand the basics of lactation -Understand when to use a pump and bottle as well as supplemental milk -Identify newborn communication and behavior -Demonstrate soothing techniques such as babywearing -Develop realistic expectations for yourselves and your baby postpartum Childbirth Instructor: Shalin Butterworth, CD(DONA), CPpD, CLEC, Evidence Based Birth® Instructor, Doula and Parent Mentor. Shalin is experienced supporting expecting families from pregnancy through postpartum. Her focus is on addressing the well-being of families, with an emphasis on evidence-based education + If you are a client of Mackenzie Leeke, please enter your coupon code. "Mackenzie" + PREPAYMENT IS REQUIRED TO SAVE YOUR SEAT so be sure to reach out to us if you plan to pay offline. + Nest Subscribers (those who are paying the monthly $30 fee) receive $10 off enter 'Prenatal Subscriber' in the coupon box.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

We know life happens and changes need to be made. For the support of our staff, we ask that you make them at least 24 hours before class.

Contact Details

  • 830 Zion Street, Nevada City, CA, USA


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