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Benefits of Childbirth Education Classes

Expecting?

While you anxiously await your baby’s big arrival, there’s plenty of organizing and preparation for parents to catch up on. Childbirth education classes might not be at the top of your list, but they’re actually an important part of the whole childbirth process.

Even if your’e a pair of veteran parents, childbirth education classes  can help you brush up on your baby skills before the big day and keep you feeling confident and ready to go.

What are some of the benefits of childbirth education classes?

 As an expectant parent, it’s normal to have a lot of questions about your upcomkng birth experience. Childbirth education classes answer a lot of the questions that many parents still have as the ‘due date’ approaches. Participating in a childbirth education session gives parents confidence and peace of mind. Parents can discuss their fears or uncertainties with their instructor and other expectant parents in the session. The instructor discusses different pain management options and comfort measures to help you put all the finishing touches on your birth plan so you’re ready to go when the big day arrives.

In Home Childbirth Education Classes

Group classes can be great but they’re not ideal for every family and private childbirth education classes at home can be easier for parents to work into their busy schedules. Private classes are tailored for the needs of the parents and they can be sure that they’re getting all the information they need and nothing they don’t. These classes help parents develop a birth plan that is harmonious with their parenting styles, cultural ideals, and the choices they wish to incorporate for their child’s birth. During private sessions, there’s more opportunity for your childbirth educator to break down the individual elements of your birth plan and give parents their complete and undivided attention.

Childbirth Education for Grandparents

This curriculum is not exclusive to expectant parents but can also offers grandparents a refresher course on all things baby care. When parents and grandparents participate to their childbirth class together, they can stay on the same page with parenting styles. This keeps grandparents feeling included in the process and comfortable that they’re equipped to lend a helping hand.

Childbirth education classes offer valuable peace of mind to parents

Get your birth plan in place and all those questions answered so you can sit back and relax with your family in those last few weeks of your pregnancy. You’d be surprised how much of a difference a few classes make in your baby prep, having you feeling more confident than ever to start this amazing new chapter with your family.

Natural Birth is Possible

Natural Birth IS Possible!

Our bodies transform in amazing ways to grow, give birth to, and breastfeed our babies. Many women experience anxiety about birth and are frightened about the pain of labor. This fear may keep expectant mothers from thinking they are capable of delivering their baby without pain medication. However, a natural, drug-free birth can be a safer option for both mother and baby. And it’s something women have been doing since the beginning of time!

“We are the only species that can doubt it’s capacity to give birth.” Ina May Gaskin

Your jouney to a natural and non-medicated birth begins with choosing a supportive care provider and comfortable birth environment. Add in prenatal education with a focus on natural birth along with encouraging labor support and you’ve created a strong, supportive foundation that will give you comfort and confidence as you birth your baby.

Women are strong.

Our Childbirth Education classes are included as part of our Midwifery Care at Birthways because we, as Midwives, see the direct benefit of mothers being informed about birth and their options for care. Our classes will strengthen your knowledge about birth and share valuable comfort measures to support you through birth and into Motherhood.

The truth is, you absolutely can do this!

Our team is here to provide families with the information and resources they need to have a natural birth experience. With our Midwives at Birthways or in your home, you can follow the rhythm of your own labor. You can eat & drink as you desire, move around freely, and give birth in whatever position works for you and your baby. Having the freedom to move as you see fit makes coping with labor easier. Many women find the use of water, both the shower and the tub, comforting during labor, so much so that many of our mothers choose to have a waterbirth.

The way you give birth is up to you.. our team is here to support you every step of the way!

The Midwives at Birthways Family Birth Center believe in your ability to give birth. We believe that women are strong. We believe that women want the best for their babies. We believe all women should have the opportunity to choose how and where they want to give birth. We believe there is a time and a place for every intervention and the wisdom is in knowing when to use them. We believe that women and babies deserve to be treated with compassion and respect. We believe in YOU!

Your body is incredible and you are stronger than you think you are!

If you’re interested in pursuing a natural birth, Birthways Family Birth Center can help you take the first step.

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