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This childbirth class consists of 10 sessions that cover all that you need to know to prepare for your own amazing birth. Below, find out what you will learn each week as you attend or watch your comprehensive childbirth class. From nutrition for you to breastfeeding your newborn, we have it covered!
Who should take this class? Those couples preparing for their first birth, those wanting an unmedicated birth, and those preparing for a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean).
Session 1 -YOUR AMAZING BIRTH
The goal of the Birth Boot Camp Comprehensive class is to prepare you for an amazing birth. You will learn how amazing your body is and tools that you already have to help you have a more positive experience. Take part in an in-depth discussion on how drugs interfere with the natural process of birth. You’ll walk away from the first class with a clear vision of how you can prepare for a memorable and life-changing birth.
Session 2 – HAVING A HEALTHY PREGNANCY
Preparing your body – both inside and out – for the challenge of labor is exciting. Learn from a personal trainer how to properly tone the muscles you will need to give birth to your baby. Proper nutrition will help ensure a healthy pregnancy and baby. Following the nutritional program Birth Boot Camp® teaches will give you a solid foundation in remaining healthy, strong, and low-risk. Finally, part of your physical training is the preparation of the mind, body, and spirit through relaxation practice which will take place in each class. You will learn helpful hints about the process of practicing relaxation at home.
Session 3 – BUILDING YOUR BIRTH TEAM
What should you look for when choosing a birth place? Whether you are planning to give birth at home, birth center, or hospital, this class will empower you to know what questions to ask your care provider. Hear first-hand some of the differences in various birth places and care providers. Learn about other professionals, such as doulas and photographers, that can help you have an amazing birth.
Session 4 – NAVIGATING YOUR BIRTH EXPERIENCE
The last few weeks of pregnancy can be overwhelming – physically and emotionally. It’s important to have an understanding of the various tests and procedures often done in the final weeks of pregnancy. Understanding your options, you’ll be able to face the last few weeks of pregnancy with confidence and excitement.
Session 5 – THE FIRST STAGE OF LABOR: THE BIG DAY HAS FINALLY ARRIVED!
It’s the day you’ve been waiting 9 months for! Knowing what to expect takes the fear out of labor – for you and your partner! Learn about the different phases of labor and what you can most likely expect to take place physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Session 6 – PRACTICAL TIPS FOR PARTNERS
Your partner is your most important ally. By week 6, Birth Boot Camp® has given you both a good foundation. You have been working together week by week. Your partner will learn very practical ways to help you during labor. This is their most important class! You will both learn some very effective – and unique – techniques in coping with the challenges of labor. Anyone invited to your birth is encouraged to sit in on this class as well.
Session 7 – MEETING YOUR BABY!
The moment you’ve been waiting for – the birth of your baby! Lots of birth videos have prepared you for this moment. Learn about the second and third stages of birth to replace fear with the joy and anticipation of meeting your baby for the very first time.
Session 8 – PREPARING FOR THE UNEXPECTED
In this class you will be prepared for unexpected circumstances that may come up during labor or birth. You will learn what you can do to avoid a cesarean section, as well as when they may be truly necessary.
Session 9 –
Part 1: YOUR BIRTH PLAN
Now that you are armed with knowledge and information, you are ready to create your unique birth plan. You’ll learn to write a birth plan that is easy to read and will not be tossed aside.
Part 2: THE IMMEDIATE POSTPARTUM
The moments and hours after your baby is born are so precious. Understanding what to expect in those first hours after birth is empowering. You’ll begin making choices for your baby the minute he or she is born.
Session 10 – LIFE WITH YOUR NEW BABY
This class is your newborn parenting manual! Enjoy those early days and weeks by learning techniques that will enhance bonding and make the transition to parenthood easier and more enjoyable.