Why Go Natural?
DEFINING THE MISSION: WHY NATURAL CHILDBIRTH
You’ll discover how the history of childbirth in America has set us on the course we are on today. You will walk away from the first class with a clear vision of your mission and its importance.
P.T. & CHOW: PHYSICAL TRAINING AND NUTRITION FOR YOUR BIRTH
Preparing your body – both inside and out — for the challenge of labor is exciting. Proper nutrition will help ensure a healthy baby and pregnancy. Following the nutritional program Birth Boot Camp teaches will give you a solid foundation in remaining healthy, strong, and low-risk.
SETTING UP CAMP: CHOOSING WHERE TO BIRTH
Whether you are planning to birth at home, birth center, or hospital, this class will empower you to know what questions to ask your care provider. What should a couple look for when choosing a birth place?
CHAIN OF COMMAND: WHO IS IN CHARGE OF YOUR BIRTH?
The people you choose to have present will affect your birth. The Chain of Command begins with you.
COUNTDOWN TO D-DAY: FINAL PREPARATIONS BEFORE GIVING BIRTH
The last few weeks of pregnancy can be overwhelming – physically and emotionally. Know and understand various testing and procedures often done in the final weeks of pregnancy.
DEPLOYMENT: BABY ON THE MOVE
Knowing what to expect takes the fear out of labor – for moms and their partners! Learn about the different phases of labor and what you can most likely expect to physically take place.
SUPPORTING ARMS: MOM’S MOST IMPORTANT ALLY
By Week 6, Birth Boot Camp has given you both a good foundation. In Supporting Arms, Dad will learn very practical ways to help Mom during labor. — techniques in coping with the challenges of labor. Anyone invited to your birth is encouraged to sit in on this class as well.
CADENCE: THE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF NATURAL CHILDBIRTH
Sights and Sounds of Birth will tie together the birth videos viewed throughout the class series, giving you a clear picture of birth. Replace fear with joy and anticipation of meeting your baby for the very first time.
THE FOG OF WAR: KEEPING A CLEAR HEAD IN LABOR
You will be prepared for unexpected circumstances that may come up during labor or birth.
THE PLAN OF ACTION: ESTABLISHING YOUR PRIORITIES AND MAKING A PLAN
No matter where you are birthing, deciding what you want, knowing your options, and learning to communicate with your partner and your birth team is paramount.
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! THE IMMEDIATE POSTPARTUM PERIOD
Learn about placenta delivery, cord clamping, skin to skin contact, initiating breastfeeding, and common procedures. The first moments after birth are so precious!
LIFE WITH A NEW RECRUIT
This class is your manual! Enjoy those early days and weeks by learning techniques that will enhance bonding and make the transition to parenthood easier and more enjoyable.