Come and learn how to prepare for an amazing and positive birth experience! Understand the rhythm and stages of labor, your body’s natural hormones, and how to avoid the fear-tension-pain cycle. Gain practical tools for comfort and positions in labor, and know your options regarding medications and birth plans for both vaginal birth and gentle, family-centered cesarean birth.
Your birth partner will also learn helpful ways to support you while enhancing your shared experience. Finish prepared for the basics of newborn care and an easier postpartum transition. This interactive class will include a tour of the beautiful, peaceful Birth Center at Western Wisconsin Health.
The curriculum for this class is inspired by Plumtree Baby.
This is what participants are saying about this series:
What did you enjoy about the class?
“Friendly, open, welcoming.”
“Informative class in a casual, relaxed atmosphere.”
“Guest Speakers were great!”
“Hands on activities.”
“Enjoyed having a provider come talk to the group to answer questions.”
What did you learn?
“I learned relaxation techniques and things I can do to help my wife in labor.”
“We learned different techniques for helping labor to progress NATURALLY.”
“We learned tools for coping with labor in natural ways.”
“I didn’t know how common C-sections were or how low the rates are here.”
What was helpful?
“Writing down my fears.”
“Provided us with numerous AMAZING options.”
“I have so many options and choices to make my own decisions. I don’t have to just do what is told by the doctor.”
“The hands on/practice sessions for couples were helpful for developing/building partner involvement.”
In addition to all the valuable information you will learn in the childbirth preparation classes, please join us for breastfeeding preparation to learn how to set yourself up for a successful breastfeeding experience for you and your baby.
In this session, you will learn:
- Learn how to care for your post partum body with simple solutions that are easy to implement into your new motherhood routine
- The health benefits of breastfeeding for mom and baby
- How to breastfeed/latch your baby comfortably
- Trouble shooting common concerns in the first weeks, including post partum recovery concerns
- Ergonomics of positioning in breastfeeding, as well as transferring/carrying your baby for an easier, more comfortable recovery
For questions about classes, please call 715-684-1209.