Hospitals are the most common birth location in the US. Although birthing is a normal physiological event, when birthing in a hospital setting, often times technology is considered more important than the birthing person and “managing” labor is more important than labor support. For these reasons, birthing in a hospital landscape calls for strong advocacy skills from the birthing family.
Designed to supplement and complement our childbirth education offerings, this 90-min class helps the pregnant person get a better understanding of their rights and options of care while uplifting the birth partner’s sense of confidence in their advocacy role.
- Hospital birthing culture
- Advocacy in birth
- Three “knows” of self-advocacy
- Informed consent & informed refusal
- Important questions to ask your care provider
Class is a mix of lecture, role play, and discussion.
Packed with lots of insightful information and practical tips, this 90-min class (valued at $125) is offered at no cost.
A suggested donation between $25-$125 to the Bring The Womb Bus to The Bronx fundraiser is appreciated (www.givebutter.com/birthingplacebx)
NOTE: This class is intended specifically for pregnant families. If you are a doula and/or birth professional interested in auditing, please email email@example.com