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Childbirth Education 2-Week Class, Astoria

Childbirth Education 2-Week Class at Raising Astoria

26-11, 23rd Ave, Astoria, NY 11105

Tuesday May 17, 2016 and Tuesday May 24, 2016, 6:30pm-9:30pm


In this informative, hands-on class, birthing mothers and their partners will work to prepare themselves physically, emotionally, psychologically, and practically for the experience of labor and birth. Topics will include:

  • The anatomy and chemistry of labor.
  • How to know you're in labor, when to call your doctor/midwife/doula, and when to go to the hospital/birth center.
  • How to understand, identify, and cope with the three stages of labor.
  • Positions, tools, and techniques for coping with the pain of labor.
  • How to articulate your birth preferences ("birth plan").
  • Medical support ("interventions"), including medical pain relief and cesarean birth.
  • How to interact with your medical care provider.
  • Postpartum recovery.

There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion; I will provide students with resources and suggestions for further learning, as well as continued phone and email support as needed.