Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond
Pregnancy Support, Childbirth Education and Postpartum Planning YOUR WAY.
More than just the anatomy of childbirth, prepare for the entire journey ahead. On your own time, on your own terms, in the comfort of your own home (or mine!)
Picking the right care provider and birth setting, navigating the various tests and options available throughout these challenging 9 months, the nuts and bolts of childbirth and a personalized plan of preferences and options that are right for your family. Approach the postpartum time with considered planning and information for you, your partner and your family to walk through life with a newborn in a way that feels right for you.
Physiology of Pregnancy and Labor:
The nuts and bolts of the process including nutrition, coping with pregnancy discomforts, the birth process and all options from home birth to hospital, and water birth to cesarean.
What Labor Looks Like, A Birth Rehearsal and your birth plan:
Birth as an experience. what to expect, how you might cope and what it could feel like to walk through the process for you and your partner
The transition to parenthood and caring for a new family unit. Preparing for postpartum and life with a newborn, feeding prep and planning, back to work paternity/maternity leave, optimizing the transition and planning for success…birth is just the beginning!
Feeding with Love:
Comprehensive Breastfeeding preparation including both chest feeding and the basics of breastmilk substitution taught by seasoned doula and IBCLC. We’ll take you from what to expect at birth, when to start pumping and how to maintain supply if you return to work. (This takes the place of a traditional feeding prep class.)