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Whole Mom, Whole Birth: Childbirth Education (6 week birthing class)

Congratulations! You are already a mother and you’ll do anything to make sure your baby arrives safely into a world of joy and love.

OUR MISSION

It is our mission to help you advocate for what you need to feel confident and safe during childbirth, learn to hold the past in a way that feels right as you move into this next season of life, and embrace the transformational journey of motherhood.

In our comprehensive Whole Mom, Whole Birth class we cover all the topics typically offered by a hospital prepared childbirth class, and so much more:

LIKE A TYPICAL HOSPITAL CLASS, WE COVER

the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and birth; when is the right time to go to the hospital; coping techniques for labor; pain management options; potential procedures and interventions; and what to expect immediately postpartum

ADDITIONALLY, WE DIVE DEEP INTO

how to write a birth plan your birth team will really respect; resources and information about maternal mental health; training your birthing partner to provide outstanding support and enhancing your communication with each other; more coping techniques for labor, including learning how to use a rebozo scarf for comfort; informed consent and shared decision-making; breastfeeding basics; what to expect from life with a newborn; and exploring the emotional journey to parenthood


What Makes Us Unique?

WE CELEBRATE ALL BIRTHS

Whole Mom, Whole Birth is designed to support you no matter what form your birth takes. This class is a home for you whether you are planning a natural childbirth, birth with an epidural, or a cesarean. We cover it all!

We will support you whether you are seeking a healing experience after a trauma, wanting to make decisions based on evidence-based information, or have just discovered that your birth will have to take a path you had not anticipated. What matters is that you feel safe, respected, and able to make informed decisions.

OUR CLASSES ARE TRAUMA-INFORMED

What does it mean to be trauma-informed? Simply put, it means we understand that everyone carries baggage, big and small, on their journey through life. This baggage can feel heavier in the months before and after giving birth. It does not mean that you have to share your story with us. Rather we hold space for the challenging feelings that can arise in pregnancy, and help you strategize so you come away from birth feeling empowered as a person and a parent.

To be trauma-informed means that we work on our end to make sure our teaching materials are sensitive. We promote your autonomy by providing choices and asking for your consent. We educate you about issues of maternal mental health. We teach coping and grounding techniques that will benefit you no matter the direction your birth journey takes. We truly believe that by taking care of you, by honouring your strength and resiliency, we are taking care of baby.

OUR SUPPORT DOES NOT END AFTER BIRTH

After your baby arrives you may not see your OB or Midwife again until two, or even six, weeks later. There’ll be regular visits to the pediatricians office, but often the support that surrounded you before birth goes away. Let us help you build your mom tribe. Join us at one of our postpartum support groups and parenting classes

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