Childbirth Education Options
Hospital classes are taught by a member of the hospital staff. The hospital intitiates what can be discussed. These are typically an overview type of course since they must appeal to both those wanting medication and those wanting natural birth.
The Bradley method of chilbirth is a ten week series that ensures that mothers and their birth partners are well educated and well prepared for labor and birth. Moms learn how to stay healthy throughout their pregnancy and how to prepare their body for the big day. women and their partners learn how to work as a team to help cope with the sensations of labor. They learn about the natural process of birth and why it is the healthiest for most mothers and babies. Classes also teach what to expect in the weeks and months after the birth.
The mission of Birth Works is not to coach women through childbirth using standardized techniques but to empower women to confidently tap into their inner resources, their innate awareness of how to birth. Classes integrate the body, mind, and spirit in preparation for the transformational experience of parenthood.
Hypnobabies is a very successful 6 week, 3-hours per week, complete childbirth education course that was adapted with permission from Gerald Kein’s “Painless Childbirth Program” techniques rather than using simple relaxation, breathing or guided imagery. This allows our Hypno-Moms to enjoy “eyes-open childbirth hypnosis”, easily remaining deeply in hypnosis while walking, talking and changing positions; being as mobile as they would like to be during childbirth. Hypnobabies is well-known for helping women to create much shorter, easier and more comfortable labors, making childbirth the joyful experience it was meant to be.
The method teaches you that, in the absence of fear and tension, or special medical circumstances, severe pain does not have to be an accompaniment of labor.
You will gain an understanding of how the birthing muscles work in perfect harmony--as they were designed to--when your body is sufficiently relaxed and you trust birth. You will learn how to achieve this kind of relaxation, free of the resistance that fear creates, and you will learn to use your natural birthing instincts for a calm, serene and comfortable birth.