Do you know about ACOG’s new recommendations for birth?
In February of 2017, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists issued new, safer recommendations for labor, birth, and newborn procedures for low-risk women.
Focusing on why these practices are effective and how they are implemented, we will discuss and explore:
Pregnancy, labor, and birth as healthy, physiological processes
What aids and what prevents the progression of labor
Pain coping techniques and what can increase and decrease sensations of pain
Common medical interventions and their alternatives
How to collaborate with your provider in making shared decisions
C-sections and options to enhance the experience of surgical birth
Similarities and differences between hospitals, birth centers, and home births
How partners can provide support during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum
What makes this particular childbirth class series unique?
This is a semi-private class consisting of no more than 5 couples. Many childbirth classes enroll as many as 16 couples per class.
Hospital classes offer only what is on that particular hospital’s “menu” of options and can vary greatly between hospitals.
Independent classes, like this one, offer a much wider spectrum of information, options, and tools to prepare you for labor and birth.
Why are ACOG’s new recommendations so important?
Increase the safety of birth for you and your baby.
Increase the satisfaction you and your birth companion experience during birth.
Help you determine the degree to which you, your provider, and your birth location are a good fit.
Why are we meeting for two days instead of one?
To avoid the physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion of exploring these topics in one, long class
To allow you to digest and integrate the information more manageably
To make space for questions to arise between classes
To give you an opportunity to discuss what you learned with your partner or birth companion between classes
To cultivate a sense of community with other couples
I invite you to bring your questions, open mind, and sense of humor as we discuss and practice tools for pregnancy and birth together.
Saturday & Sunday,
September 7 & 8
1:30 - 5:30 PM
The Mindful Body in San Francisco
$235 per couple
All stages of pregnancy welcome. Ideal before 32 weeks to allow fuller integration of learning.
Limited to 5 couples.
Reserve your spot today.