Labor in a Day ($160/couple)
Lamaze Parts 1&2
Lamaze Part 1: Pregnancy & Labor $80/couple
A little chemistry, anatomy, physiology, pelvis curriculum to show you how things work and fit and then describe what early labor looks and feels (like how to ignore the unimportant stuff that just tires you out!), through active labor (Now you can pay attention!), transition and birth.
What makes birth work – and what breaks it – You can do this!
You just need a little GPS system – and we’ll show you how to read it!
Pregnancy discomforts and some practical remedies.
How to find reliable resources on the pregnancy/birth topics that mean the most to you with evidence based research. This class introduction is full of great information, presented in a fun and relaxing way – that will inspire you and your labor support partner.
Lamaze Part 2:
Birth & Postpartum $80/couple
P.A.I.N. is not a “four-letter word”; it’s a messenger and it can be used effectively for your baby to tell you what he or she needs you to do, to facilitate descent and exit!
The Induction Seduction! We’ll talk about some hospital procedures in case you need a little help, with enough detail so you can make true “informed consent” or “informed refusal” by being an educated consumer, not a “good patient”.
Signs & Stages of Labor are described, helping you know the difference between just warming up and The Real Deal!
Make a simple birth plan right in class.
Then we spend the last hour preparing you and your partner for a more positive postpartum period.
Learn ways to ensure that you can be as rested as possible, taking the necessary time and placing healthy parameters around your nest so that you are protected as a new mommy, the nurturer needs nurturing too – and how to teach your visitors to really help out and not hang out.
Each session of Lamaze Healthy Birth Class is also available ONLINE, and it's no BORING online class.
Brenda is your educator throughout each session and she will meet in person, online or over the phone with you after each one to personally answer any questions or clarify anything.
Each session gives you a 15" consultation. It's also a great way to share your class experience with any friends or relatives who live outside of the Portland, Oregon area.
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