"In the last three months leading up to their wedding, brides spend an average of 11 hours a week working on wedding details." -TheKnot.com
My 5-week Lamaze series typically runs approximately 12 hours - that's just a touch more than how much time many brides put in weekly preparing for their weddings! Like your wedding, the day of your baby's birth is a momentous occasion that deserves time and attention so that you are ready.
Your baby's birthday is one of the most important days of your life! Preparing can help to make it an empowering, positive experience - you AND your baby are worth it. Your birthing day is a very significant day for your family and you want to go into it fully informed about your options. After all, if you don't know your options, you don't have any.
Hospital-sponsored classes can be useful for learning more about a hospital's policies and standard operating procedures, but in a stand-alone class, you can rest assured you are getting unbiased information about the full spectrum of options from an independent source. My class is about YOU, and your needs for birth, not just about the hospital’s policies and procedures.
Lamaze supports evidence-based pregnancy and birth practices that are supported by research and experienced childbirth educators and guides you as you navigate all of your options, and their benefits and drawbacks. It seeks to empower you as you explore how your body was designed for birth, and encourages you to work with your body’s natural abilities. Lamaze provides strategies for natural pain management during labor, reducing unnecessary medical interventions. I want you to feel continuously supported during labor and birth.
For more information about why to choose an independent childbirth class, take a look at this article!