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Childbirth Education: 3-Week Series

July 19, 2024

Our most comprehensive childbirth preparation course. Ideal for first-time parents interested in a thorough and comprehensive view of all aspects of birthing including self-care planning for the immediate days and weeks after birthing. This series is taught over three consecutive weeks to allow expectant families to slowly digest and integrate the material.

1st Class: Understanding labor (Jul 12)

  • Getting ready – physically, mentally, and emotionally
  • Role of hormones in the labor process
  • Managing limiting thoughts
  • Key physical and emotional signs of labor
  • Timing contractions and when to go to the birth location

2nd Class: Exploring your birth options (Jul 19)

  • Informed advocacy
  • Labor coping techniques with and without an epidural
  • Importance of having the right labor environment
  • Physiology of pushing and how to prevent tearing
  • Awareness of the most common medical interventions, including pain medication, labor induction, and approaches to C-section prevention

3rd Class: Preparing for your 4th trimester (Jul 26)

  • Physical, mental, and emotional aspects of recovery
  • Self-care planning for the immediate days and weeks after birthing
  • Finding balance between your needs and the needs of the newborn
  • Getting to know your baby
  • Exploring your feeding options
  • Common feeding challenges and when to get lactation support
  • Key items to consider before birthing

Classes are a mix of lecture, video and discussion and take place on 3 consecutive Friday mornings.

Packed with lots of insightful information and practical tips, this 3-week series (valued at $300) is sponsored by Morris Heights Health Center and offered at no cost

A suggested donation between $50-$300 to the Bring The Womb Bus to The Bronx fundraiser is appreciated (www.givebutter.com/birthingplacebx)

Free Registration
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NOTE: This class is intended specifically for pregnant families. If you are a doula and/or birth professional interested in auditing, please email education@thebirthingplace.co

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July 19
10:00am - 12:00pm
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Zoom link provided upon registration