A hands-on, interactive birthing class that creates confident parents
Empowered birth trio is a three week childbirth class series that covers the three main stepping stones to parenthood. Pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum. In this series, you will learn the tools and techniques you need to minimize risk and stay healthy throughout pregnancy, cope with labor pains without the use of pain medication, and sail through the fourth trimester with ease.
In this class we will cover:
Week 1: -Creating a healthy prental diet -Is your prenatal vitamin providing the essential nutrients your baby needs? -Priciples of movement during pregnancy -Safe and essential prenatal exercise - Optimal fetal positioning and variations of normal -Packing your labor bag
Week 2: -Overview of labor stages - Breathing techniques - Hands on pain management techniques such as hip squeezes, counter pressure, massage, and much more - How to use labor tools such as the rebozo, birth ball, hydrotherapy, TENS units and much more -Benefit and risk assessment for easy decision making -Mental techniques for relaxation -How to achieve a natural birth in a hospital setting -Establishing positive relationships with medical staff
Week 3: -Postpartum planning: creating your village - Breastfeeding your newborn -Breastfeeding positions and common troubleshooting -Normal newborn behavior -Tricks and techniques for having a restful fourth trimester - Signs of postpartum mood disorders and where to seek help -Returning to work
Hear what others have to say about this class! "I haven't had Miranda as a doula, but I can see why you would want her to be! I took her class, Coping with Labor Pains. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I left feeling so empowered and like I had all the tools to power through my birth. Just as it should be. She was so kind and patient, and answered every one of my questions!
My husband went with me, and he was just as happy as I was. We did lots of hands on partner things and breathing exercises. They showed us how to communicate with each other and the doctors, and nurses. Showed us labor positions so my husband can help me with labor pains, and showed him places to massage to release tension. They showed us various tools to get through birth, many that I didn't know about; squatting bar, peanut ball, and the rebozo. They also talked about positions to give birth in, I had no idea honestly I was allowed to give birth in other ways then my back, especially in a hospital. She gave us exercises to tone the lower body and prepare for birth. They really reassured me! Hoping for a natural vaginal birth, and I feel now that I am 100% prepared. I am so happy I went. I will recommend to my friends, and will refer them to her if they need a doula. So very happy with this experience, I can't say enough good things!"
This class is hosted by Miranda Jones of Sooner State Doula.
This series is currently being held as a private or semi private course. Please contact me for more information and pricing.