Only have one day free to prepare for your birth? Don’t worry, we’ve got you!

Sample One-Day Class Schedule:

 

Morning:

  • What does labor look like?
  • Exploring coping and comfort measures for intensity
  • Two hands-on pain coping techniques: utilizing your breath & utilizing distractions

Break

  • Stages of labor Part 1: Late pregnancy to early labor
  • How and when to time contractions
  • Physiology (hormones) of labor and birth
  • Stages of labor Part 2: Active labor
  • Stages of labor Part 3: Pushing and immediate postpartum
  • Maps to guide the emotional and physical process of labor (understanding both medical and internal maps)

Lunch

  • Optimal maternal and fetal positioning
  • Informed consent: How to have a conversation with your care provider in connection rather than resistance. Also known as freedom to burn that 12 page birth plan: how can you and your partner handle each moment and decision that may present itself and make a decision about what is best for you and your baby based on the current situation?

Break

  • Unexpected events, including how to have a cesarean birth in awareness
  • Wise and compassionate use of drugs and pain medication when necessary
  • Closing our time together: I can’t tell you more…it’s a surprise. You’ll be glad you chose this class!

*Please note thisĀ is an example of a one-day class schedule. These essential topics will always be covered. The processes we use to teach them, and when we cover them in our time together will be unique to the needs of the couples in the room. Due to timing, the subjects will be less in depth than the four-week series.