Are you looking for a childbirth class that focuses on birth as a normal event, practical ways to cope with labor, tips for a smooth transition into parenthood, helping you to understand your birthing choices, and building your confidence in preparing for this life-changing event?
Embracing Birth Classes are based on the six healthy birth practices of Lamaze International which has influenced the American College of Obstetricians and Gynocologists (ACOG) to recently promote similar practices.
The Lamaze Healthy Birth Practices help simplify the birth process with a natural approach that helps alleviate fears and manage pain. Regardless of the baby’s size, labor’s length and complexity, or the mother's confidence level, these care practices will help keep labor and birth as safe and healthy as possible. These are:
Healthy Birth Practice 1: Let labor begin on its own
Healthy Birth Practice 2: Walk, move around and change positions throughout labor
Healthy Birth Practice 3: Bring a loved one, friend or doula for continuous support
Healthy Birth Practice 4: Avoid interventions that are not medically necessary
Healthy Birth Practice 5: Avoid giving birth on your back and follow your body's urges to push
Healthy Birth Practice 6: Keep mother and baby together - It's best for mother, baby and breastfeeding
Embracing Birth Classes are recommended by the UW Health Midwives, the Madison Midwives (affliated wtih Physicians for Women), many local Obstetricians and local Home Birth Midwives! Embracing Birth Classes are more than just a series of videos or a run-down of all the things that can go wrong. Embracing Birth Classes use a variety of teaching methods: discussion on normal birth, how to ask questions and get answers, positive and encouraging DVDs, how to cope with unexpected surprises, medication options in the hospital, postpartum connections and tips for a smoother transition into parenthood! We spend much of our time out of our chairs, practicing techniques to help with labor, birth, and beyond
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For more information or to register for Embracing Birth Classes, contact Jodi at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-444-8812