Fridays, October 11th – November 8th, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Fridays, January 17th – February 13th/15th/16th*, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Fridays, February 21st – March 20th, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
at 5011 Kenwood Road
*Class will be allowed to vote on date, otherwise class would fall on Valentine’s Day evening. Have a date instead!
Gillian uses her background of teaching various modalities of childbirth education for the past decade, combined with a strong love for current research, to look beyond method-based approaches and instead bring something completely focused on actual education.
That’s right. Childbirth Education that’s about educating you.
What is a Comprehensive Childbirth Education Series?
In this five week comprehensive class, we explore the myriad of topics you expect, including: nutrition, positions, labor stages, anatomy, coping skills and strategies, breathing, and partner support.
Then, we also delve into the intricacies of mental imagery, the emotional (i.e. hormonal) component of birth, as well as postpartum preparation and recovery.
This includes exploring what the difference is between an intercession and an intervention. That is, we’ll explore epidurals, inductions and augmentation, and family-centered cesarean births.
Therefore this class is appropriate for homebirthers and planned natural births alongside planned medicated or high-risk births. You’ll make friends in a supportive environment without judgement to birth labels and instead focus on your birth outcome.
Class 5 is a full Breastfeeding Basics Class.
The Breastfeeding Basics class has also been designed based on research into best possible outcomes, with a great amount of input from years of students, by an IBCLC (Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant).
*All classes need a minimum of 3 families / couples enrolled, or they will be rescheduled. So share online and spread the word.