Birth Education

What are the benefits of childbirth education classes?

  • Childbirth classes help build your confidence in your body’s ability to give birth.

  • You can discuss your fears about labor and birth with me with the same concerns.

  • Your partner will learn about childbirth and how to support you through your labor at his comfort level. You may find that attending childbirth classes together will create a special bond between you.

  • I will help you understand your options for pain relief, including massage, relaxation, breathing techniques, and medications.

  • Helping you to understand the routine practices of your hospital, birthing center or home birth, such as electronic fetal monitoring, and freedom of movement during labor.

  • If I am your Birth Doula, you already have access to these childbirth classes included in our agreement, this class with help solidify your Birth Plan and Wishes and bring a sense of togetherness as we approach your baby's birthday.

 

4- hours of childbirth classes, 2 hours a week, for 2 weeks

6- hours of childbirth classes, 2 hours a week, for 3 weeks

Class topics include:

  • Anatomy and physiology of labor and birth

  • Lowering your perception of pain

  • Breathing for each stage of labor

  • Positions and movement for each stage of labor

  • Massage and comfort techniques for each stage

  • Guided imagery and relaxation

  • Positions for pushing and delivery

  • The body, mind and spirit are all cared for in this class

As a 2 hour comprehensive class, The Sacred Gift birth class is perfect for busy parents-to-be, a great refresher course for experienced parents and an empowering class for all parents who want to have a safe and comfortable birth. This class teaches moms how to become deeply relaxed, support people how to effectively encourage and comfort the birthing woman. This class comes with the "The Sacred Gift" book, Music and materials created by doula and author, Angie Bigelow.

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The Sacred Gift of Childbirth

Empowered Choices   

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I offer these classes separately or as a Hybrid Course with both curriculums.

When you hire me you will receive 2 hours of instruction included in your package.

 I am happy to schedule additional 2 hour classes at $100.00 each.

If I am not your doula and you would like to take a course, all classes are minimum 2 hours in length  $150.00/couple.

Class tuition includes 2 hours of professional instruction, one copy of the book The Sacred Gift of Childbirth: Making Empowered Choices for You and Your Baby.

                       

 

4- hours of childbirth classes, 2 hours a week, for 2 weeks

6- hours of childbirth classes, 2 hours a week, for 3 weeks

 

Class topics include:

  • Anatomy and physiology of labor and birth

  • Steps you can take to alleviate fear and pain in labor

  • Breathing for each stage of labor

  • Positions and movement for each stage of labor

  • Massage and comfort techniques for each stage

  • Exercise and movement for flexibility and balance

  • Guided imagery and relaxation

  • Positions for pushing and delivery

  • Medical evidence to help you make informed decisions

As a 2 hour comprehensive class, Lamaze was developed by French obstetrician Ferdinand Lamaze in the early 1950s and is one of the most common birthing programs today. This class is based on the 6 Healthy Birth Practices and will to help you get ready for labor and to replace any negative preconceptions about pregnancy and the birth process with positive feelings.

This class will also help you learn coping and pain management skills for the birth. Participants and their Lamaze partners are taught relaxation techniques and breathing patterns to help ease the discomfort of labor and birth. I have taken the Lamaze extensive course and I am scheduled to take my Lamaze Certification test in November 2020. You may purchase the Lamaze book, Giving Birth with Confidence from Amazon with this link. 

Healthy Practices 

Evidence Based Childbirth Class 

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I am Lamaze trained

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I offer these classes separately or as a Hybrid Course with both curriculums.

When you hire me you will receive 2 hours of instruction included in your package.

 I am happy to schedule additional 2 hour classes at $100.00 each.

If I am not your doula and you would like to take a course, all classes are minimum 2 hours in length  $150.00/couple.

Class tuition includes 2 hours of professional instruction, one copy of the book The Sacred Gift of Childbirth: Making Empowered Choices for You and Your Baby, by:

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Monica Elliott Birth Doula

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Tel: 425-426-9584

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