Prenatal Education Classes | Stork to Cradle Doula
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PRENATAL EDUCATION CLASSES

We believe prenatal education is important for many reasons. Here are a few…

  • Spending time focusing on your pregnancy and birth can increase yours and your partner’s connection to the experience, building the bond of your growing family.
  • Exposure to birth is fairly limited for most people until we have our own children. Social media and Grey’s Anatomy are not reliable sources for the how’s, when’s and why’s of real birth. Prenatal education is where you can fill that gap.
  • If you don’t know your options, you have none. Prenatal education classes might be your first step in taking this experience into your own hands and making it what you want it to be – from an educated, informed place.

Time and time again we’ve seen the difference prenatal education has made in couple’s levels of calm, confidence and preparedness for the birth, postpartum and parenting experiences to come.

Our classes teach you what you need to know with a dynamic blend of lecture, discussion, videos and hands on practice. We’ll work to ensure you finish feeling calm, confident and ready, leaving fear and the unknown behind.

Topics covered:

  • Late pregnancy warning signs and concerns
  • Recognizing labor onset
  • Anatomy and physiology of labor and birth
  • What to pack in your birth bag
  • Stages of labor
  • Non medical comfort measures for labor and birth
  • Positions for labor and birth
  • Releasing fear and becoming confident
  • Pain theory and pain coping
  • How to be a supportive and useful birth companion
  • Medications used in labor and birth
  • Common interventions used in labor and birth
  • Mindfulness techniques for pregnancy, labor and birth
    • Breathing techniques
    • Visualizations and mantras
    • Meditations
    • Relaxation exercises
  • Birth preferences plans
  • Preparing for postpartum
  • Postpartum preferences plans
  • Coping with special circumstances and changes
  • Immediate postpartum
  • Bonding
  • Postpartum care
  • Newborn care
  • Breastfeeding

Private condensed classes:
$400 for 2 private, condensed sessions

Additional time available at:
$40/hour