You have the perfect birth experience all planned out. You know exactly what is happening in your body and with your baby at each stage of labor. You have an arsenal of techniques to help you manage your approach: physically, mentally, emotionally. You have a clear role for each person in your birth room. You know the questions to ask to help you stay in control and make decisions with the utmost confidence that they are right for you, no matter what.
You are fully ready to achieve your goals and rock your birth. Or maybe not… yet.
ParentLink’s Childbirth Education Course is not your typical birth class.
Each class in the series is taught by our Director, Wendy, to ensure that both parents have a thorough understanding of the process and how it relates to each of them individually and as a team. This class is for moms AND dads, as equal roles. Together, you will decide what you want your birth to look like and you will learn strategies to implement in pregnancy and labor to prepare for that plan as well as any variations of it. You will get a workbook to keep to organize all of the information in one helpful place.
Our classes aren’t only beneficial for those seeking a natural birth. Unlike anywhere else, when you take our course, you get information: evidence-based, reliable, factual information and resources with no agenda. What you do with it is up to you! Whether you envision an unmedicated birth or you know an epidural is the best birth choice for you, our class is a perfect fit for your family.
Choosing a Care Provider
The differences between an OB/GYN and a midwife, as well as finding the right fit for you and your birth
Decision Making Process
What you need to know to make informed, educated decisions you can stick by
Mom’s role, Dad’s role, and how to work well with your care providers and support team
Nutrition and Exercise
Staying healthy, no matter your starting point
Mental Mindset of Labor
How to “get your head in the game” and keep it there; positive approaches to your birth
Physiology of Labor and Birth
Signs and stages of labor, what happens to your body and baby in each
Strategies to keep labor moving effectively
Medical options, natural options, and how to choose what’s right for you
For laboring and for pushing, and the differences of each
What they are, why they’re sometimes necessary, and how to remain assured when making a choice about them