Childbirth (Lamaze) Education is an effective way of increasing confidence by teaching you how to deal with the process of labor and birth. The goal is to provide education, which will help you achieve the safest, most rewarding and empowering birth experience possible. The class will include the following information but can be customized to include your preferences and questions. Classes can be tailored for first time moms or for moms that have already given birth.
- Early labor and when to go to the hospital
- Stages of labor
- Labor pain and coping with pain
- Comfort measures
- Medication options
- Labor positions
- Communicating with your health professional
- Pushing: directed vs. gentle
- Creating a birth plan
- Breastfeeding basics
Infant Care Education can help prepare families to confidently take care of their new addition. Our class will cover normal newborn behavior and appearance and will allow you to practice diapering and swaddling. We will also discuss comforting your newborn, safe sleeping, bathing, and feeding options. We are happy to include other topics such as baby wearing, cloth diapering, breastfeeding/pumping and explaining any baby items that you are curious about how to use upon request.