An empowering down to earth fast-paced, no-nonsense Virtual Childbirth Education 4 class series. Perfectly curated to prepare you and your partner for childbirth. No matter where you plan to birth your little one, whether in a hospital, birth center, or at home childbirth education will empower you to advocate for what is best for you and your baby.
Each class is 2.5 hours long and will be facilitated live online via Zoom. Recordings are available to replay for 7 days after the class.
Upcoming Series SUNDAYS:
Sept 3rd- Sept 24th 3p-6p
Oct 1st- Oct 22nd 3p-6p
Nov 5th- Nov 26th 3p-6p
2024 schedule will be released in December
All class times are Eastern Standard.
Your complete registration will provide you with a Zoom login, class materials and access to the QCity Doula private Facebook group where you will receive personalized support, community of other parents just like you and continued education even after the class has ended. - Early bird class fee $325 until 1 week before the series begins. Class fee after is $350 USD. All class fees are non-refundable but fully transferable with prior notice and agreement.
Overcoming childbirth fears. Learn the physiology of pregnancy, anatomy, how to choose a provider, pain management, birthing partner tips, prenatal exercises and nutrition, breathing and deep relaxation techniques. Respectful Maternal Care Framework: Awareness, Mutual Respect, Shared Decision Making and Informed Consent: Autonomy: Dignity: Accountability.
A peaceful labor. Understand the stages and phases of labor, roles of hormones and how you can work along with your body to facilitate and manage labor. Timing contractions, when to leave for the birth location, preparing your birth environment and birth team.
Activated Birth. Labor preferences, building a birth plan, routine intervention, variations and complications of labor, delayed cord clamping and Golden Hour. Birthing positions and benefits. Prepare for any unexpected scenarios.
A Prepared Postpartum. Comfort measures, labor positions, labor rehearsal, preparing a postpartum plan. Setting yourself up for success with a newborn specialists and lactation consultants. Learn about self care practices that help the new mother heal from birth.
What You'll Get With This Class Series:
Continual access to me throughout your pregnancy to ask questions and get individualized attention
Info about due dates + guess dates
Understanding each stage of labor
Birth Plan Education
Guides such as What to Pack
Coping techniques, breathing + relaxation
How Your Partner Can Help
How to avoid unnecessary interventions
Oral Fluid and Food Intake During Labor
Hospital procedures + options
How to create a birth plan
Quick Guide to Epidurals
How to find a VBAC friendly provider
Access to advice on intentional body movement to improve outcomes
Methods to stay healthy + "low-risk"
Planning for postpartum
And so much more!
What if I don't want a natural birth?
This class is for everyone. Natural means different things to different people. You don't have to want to give birth without pain medication or an epidural to benefit from this childbirth class.
Your birth is completely yours. With this class, you will be empowered + educated to fully advocate for yourself.
Where will these classes be held?
Each class is held live online via Zoom- so join from the comfort of your own home. All classes are in Eastern Standard Time.
If you are not able to attend live, each class will be recorded and available for 7 days after the class is recorded.
How long are these classes?
Each childbirth series is a total of 4 classes. We will meet via Zoom virtually for four consecutive weeks. Each class is about 2.5 hours.
These classes are fun and fast paced. We cover so much information that you will need to know. Please bring your questions, snacks and all the things!
Should my partner(s) attend?
Of course! This class series will help prepare your partner(s) to support you throughout labor and postpartum. This childbirth class series is also perfect for those who do not have a partner and want to deepen their understanding of how to advocate for themselves during birth.
What do we get with these classes?
Each week you will get an email from me loaded with the information you will need to prepare for your labor and birth. There will also be a series of supplementary, evidentiary handouts as a companion to the virtual classes. You will get a list of my favorite things : a book list, items to pack for your birth, building a birth plan, and tips on how to set yourself up for birthing success. You will be granted access to my private Facebook group where you can ask me questions even after your class has ended. Each class will be recorded and you will be given access to the replay.
The class recordings are only available for 7 days after the class.