In this evidence based series, we will embrace the fact that birth usually works best when left undisturbed. Whether one is planning to birth in a hospital, birth center or at home, birth usually isn't a medical event. It is a physiological function for which one's body has been intricately and, in most cases, perfectly designed. Students will be encouraged to take responsibility for their own pregnancies, births, and postpartum periods while seeking out excellent support along the way.
Classes will involve dynamic activities, lecture, media, discussion, assigned reading and labor practice. The environment will be welcoming, and questions will be encouraged.
Sometimes medical help is needed or desired. In these cases students should feel confident that they've been a participant in their birth choices rather than having things done to them that they didn't understand.
You will remember the birth of your child for the rest of your life. The ultimate goal for this class is for you to be able to look back with satisfaction on how you worked with your healthcare providers, your birth team and most importantly, yourself (heart, mind and body) to bring your baby into this world.