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Virtual Guide to Childbirth – April/May

April 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 6, 2020

Shawna teaching Childbirth Class

Strengthen your birth support team with this childbirth class! Together with your birthing partner, learn about the process leading up to and throughout labor and birth, as well as what to expect in the early days with a new baby. Get to know other expectant parents; use this class as a starting point for you to build community as you begin this journey into parenthood.

This class will meet weekly on Wednesdays, for 6 weeks from April 15, 2020 through May 20, 2020.

Topics that we will cover in this childbirth class include:

  • An in depth discussion of what to expect in each phase of labor
  • The role of support partners and care providers during each phase of labor
  • In depth discussion and hands-on practice of comfort measures including both natural and medical options
  • In depth discussion of medical interventions
  • Informed consent and what that looks like in labor and birth
  • What to expect in the first moments and days after your baby is born
  • Breastfeeding
  • Caring for your baby and yourself in the first weeks of parenthood

This class is taught by Shawna, Margarita, and Lauren.

Due to social distancing and shelter-in-place guidelines, this class will be taught virtually via Google Hangouts. You will receive an invite link after you register for the class.

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April 22
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Shawna Mertens