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How, When, & Why: An Evidence-Based Childbirth Class (3 Week Series)

  • Birch Family Birth Services 196 W. Hillcrest Drive Suite 93 Thousand Oaks, CA, 91360 United States (map)

If you are seeking a childbirth class that is hands-on, nonjudgmental, and comprehensive, you are in the right place. This three week series will cover detailed and evidence-based information that will guide you through the “How, When, & Why” of every part of the birth process.

Topics Covered in Week One:

  • Communicating with Your Birth Team

  • The Role of the Birth Partner

  • Hopes, Wishes, & A Written Plan

  • What’s in Your Birth Bag?

  • Common Pregnancy Complaints

  • Prenatal Nutrition

  • Anatomy & Physiology of Childbirth

Topics Covered in Week Two:

  • Fetal Positions

  • The Labor Process (Physical & Emotional)

  • The Three Stages of Labor

  • Non-Medical Pain Relief & Comfort Measures

Topics Covered in Week Three:

  • Medical Pain Relief

  • Positions for Labor & Birth

  • Interventions

  • The Welcoming Hour

  • Normal Newborn Appearance

  • Bringing Home Baby - What Do I Do Now?

This class will be held on three Sunday afternoons, (1/20, 1/27, 2/3) from 3 pm - 6 pm. Taught by Erin Fritz

Open to every birthing person or couple, who are giving birth in a hospital, at home, or at a birth center

$300 per couple

Earlier Event: February 2
Prenatal/Postpartum Yoga
Later Event: February 4
Baby & I (0-3 Months- Mornings)