Classes are designed to give couples the tools they need to have a positive birth experience. My 3 Week Series will help build confidence and reduce fear by presenting evidence based information with lots of visual aids and learning techniques. Classes are fun, interactive and comprehensive. Discover comfort & coping techniques through movement, relaxation & breathing. We discuss commonly suggested interventions and how to make informed decisions along the way. Based on my 9 years as an educator at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles, the goal of my classes is to build your confidence, reduce your fear and deeply connect with your body and your baby.
This unique and interactive class will focus solely on breathing and comfort measures for labor and birth with hands on partner involvement. Class begins with a guided meditation for relaxation and then we practice positions for laboring. We use birth balls as well as learn tools, massage and comfort measures for back labor. This class is perfect for medicated or unmedicated births and is a terrific adjunct for any birth class. If you just don’t feel you have enough hands on practice then come to “Partners in Birth”.
Having support from a doula, a childbirth educator and a mom who understands the birth process is pretty awesome! I have such fond memories of conversations with my doula. As your doula I provide continuous emotional and physical support to you and your husband/partner during labor, birth and early postpartum. I listen to your needs, support your choices and keep you on track. Being an evidence based educator I am able to explain the details of any interventions that the doctor or nurse may be suggesting and help you advocate your preferences. As your doula I don’t replace your husband/partner but am there to enhance the experience and allow him/her to enjoy it without all the pressure.
Being a former dancer and now a competitive athlete I know what it takes to get ready for the marathon of labor! My sessions are fun, educational, and motivational. You will feel great after each session. Being fit and staying fit during pregnancy will also help you shed those pounds quicker after baby is born. Let me help you get in shape for pregnancy, stay in shape during pregnancy and get back in shape after baby.