Comfort & Coping Strategies for Labor
This class is meant to supplement and complement what you have already learned in a childbirth preparation class. It covers a wide range of approaches and techniques to manage labor discomfort and includes ample time to practice under skillful guidance.
Designed to better equip a spectrum of families, this class is a great option for those planning to labor at home before transferring to their birthing location, as well as for those preparing for an unmedicated birth or seeking to integrate the techniques with their intentions to have an epidural.
Birth partners will feel more confident in helping the laboring person find greater physical comfort during labor regardless of one’s pain medication preferences.
- Unnecessary sources of discomfort in labor
- Early labor strategies – the dos and don’ts
- Coping with active labor, including breathing, hydrotherapy, massage, movement, positioning, counterpressure, relaxation techniques and much more
- Role of the birth partner and labor doula
- Helpful things to bring from home
Class is a mix of lecture, practice, and discussion. It can be taken any time during the 3rd trimester, preferably after attending a childbirth education class and accompanied by your birth partner/support person.
Packed with lots of insightful information and practical tips, this 90-min class valued at $125, is brought to you in partnership with The Bronx Health Link and offered at no cost.
A suggested donation between $20-$125 to the Bring The Womb Bus to The Bronx fundraiser is appreciated (www.givebutter.com/birthingplacebx)