My Classes My independent classes are designed to support your individual journey towards becoming informed and prepared – whether you will have your baby at a hospital, a birth center, or at home. Based on my extensive experience as doula and midwife, I aim for childbirth preparation that is practical and effective in helping parents shape their birth in their own special way. Evaluations and reunions are evidence that my classes really work well for the families I serve. Here are a few comments from parents:
Class Participants wrote: "I feel I am not scared anymore to have a birth. I am very comfortable with the natural birthing techniques. I am confident I can get through it!"
"I really enjoyed learning about the process of labor and your demonstration on the baby coming down through the pelvis."
"You are not alone. You do have choices. Not as afraid of what will happen."
"This class helped me to start thinking more clearly about labor + delivery and questions I want to ask my provider. I learned about certain procedures that I would like to say no to and others I would possibly like to explore."
"We now know what to expect and can be prepared for good or bad before hand, and not panic when a problem comes up."
"The most important information for me was that your body will allow you to have a baby without drugs . . . if you work with yourself and let your body do the job."
"I had read a lot before the classes so I was familiar with most of the topics but it was nice to get more in-depth information."
"The most important information for me was the information on pain relief, both natural and drug induced."