Birth Positive is currently offering virtual classes to expecting and new parents located anywhere in the world!
Yes! There is much more to the birth process than the decision to get or not to get an epidural. If you know that you want epidural pain relief during your birth, that’s great! I will spend extra time helping you prepare for how to set yourself up for the most positive epidural birth experience possible.
If you are planning an un-medicated birth, we will spend ample time on non-medical coping techniques so you are prepared to meet your goals.
I am not a doula; but have gotten this question a number of times when I tell people that I am a childbirth educator (CBE)!
A CBE is someone who teaches classes to expecting couples during pregnancy to help them have a healthy pregnancy, and prepare for birth and postpartum. In this role, I provide the latest evidence-based information to help parents make informed decisions as they bring their new baby into the world. In addition, I help parents acknowledge and conquer any fears they may have in order to approach this transitional time in a positive and empowered way. Finally, I guide parents to build a support network of people and resources to help them transition as smoothly as possible into their new role as parents.
While doulas provide important services and support to new parents, and while some students have invited me to their births, I am not currently serving in a doula role. A certified birth doula is a trained and certified person who is there at the time of the labor and birth to support the laboring mom and her partner. A certified postpartum doula is a professionally trained and certified person who is hired to support the new parents during the postpartum period.
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