Parents are encouraged to register for this class in the 4th or 5th month of pregnancy and have it be completed by 37 weeks.
This Course is the same course as the Preparation for Childbirth Class, however, it is held over a 2-day weekend, which makes it very convenient for parents who work odd or long hours during the week. This class is comprehensive covering everything you need to know to prepare for childbirth.
It will teach:
The final weeks of pregnancy.
The birth process, including the Stages and Phases of Labor
Labor support techniques
Relaxation, visualization, and breathing techniques
Medications and Interventions
If you desire a Natural Childbirth, or a more in-depth hands-on skills class, please consider taking our Labor Skills Workshop in addition to this class. You may also consider taking our Natural Childbirth Class as an alternative to this class.
Treasured Birth does not do hospital labor and birth tours. Ask us how to set up a personal tour of the hospital of your choice and we can advocate for you. Please dress comfortably and bring a blanket and pillow to class. If you have a yoga mat you may also bring that along. All families are welcome to attend this class, regardless of the chosen birth location. All classes are taught in English.