Well Rounded: Childbirth Education
In Dec. at Burr Ridge Birth Center
- Starts Dec 4Starts Dec 4
- 300 US dollars$300
- South County Line Road
A 3-week in-person series at Burr Ridge Birth Center! This class aims to arm you with the skills you need to self-advocate, cope with labor, and do your own research. This childbirth education class is designed to help you feel confident making empowered choices during your childbirth experience. This class uses a trauma-informed framework to inform you of your options during a homebirth, a birth center birth, or a hospital birth. Week 1: Introductions & Physiology 101 Build trust in one another & lay a foundation for understanding the physiology of childbirth. Week 2: Your Options During Childbirth + Creating a Plan Understand the range of options available to monitor and manage the end of pregnancy, labor, and the immediate postpartum. Week 3: Comfort & Coping + Immediate Postpartum Learn comfort and coping tactics with hands-on practice Students will receive: 1. Handouts with important information to take home & via email 2. Guided note-taking worksheets for following along in class 3. Guided journal prompts for exploring your preferences during birth 4. Template transfer plan 5. Template Gentle Cesarean plan 6. Hands-on practice with labor positions & coping techniques ~ Bring something to take notes with. ~ Bring a yoga mat, towel, blanket, cushion, and/or floor-pillow to week 3 -- so you can more comfortably practice comfort and coping positions on the floor. ~ Bring your questions & be ready for conversation! Registration includes birthing person + birth partner. One additional support person (ie, a doula) will be invited as space allows! Payment plans & scholarships available, inquire with Emily at EmilyLikinsEhlers@gmail.com Includes digital resources & “homework” that enhance understanding and reinforce learning. Once class is completed, participants will be invited to one 30-minute personal virtual session with the facilitator, where concerns can be addressed privately, very specific questions can be clarified, birth plans can be reviewed, comfort & coping tactics can be practiced, or topics that we did not cover can be discussed.
South County Line Road