Childbirth and Postpartum: Overcoming Your 5 Biggest Fears
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Childbirth and Postpartum: Overcoming Your 5 Biggest Fears

The First Time Parents’ Guide to Overcoming Your Five Biggest Fears of Birth and Postpartum
5.0 (5 ratings)
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23 students enrolled
Last updated 1/2016
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 11 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Be confident and relaxed when you think about your baby's birth and postpartum;
  • Have a more comfortable birth without drugs;
  • Be ready to breastfeed;
  • Be organized for a joyful postpartum.
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Requirements
  • An internet connection;
  • A speaker or headphones.
Description

Becoming a parent is a huge transition. You are excited but worried, too. This one hour introductory course addresses your five most common and pressing fears head on. It will help you overcome your:

  • Fear of pain in childbirth;
  • Fear of the postpartum period;
  • Fear of being unable to breastfeed;
  • Fear of something going wrong;
  • Fear of losing control.

Through video lessons, quizzes and action plans, this course gives you the information, skills and strategies you need to have what you want: a safe, healthy and satisfying birth and postpartum.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Have a more comfortable childbirth without drugs;
  • Organize your life so that you can actually have a wonderful postpartum experience;
  • Prepare effectively to breastfeed successfully;
  • Help things to go right during birth;
  • Exert or surrender control at the right times.

By the end of this course you’ll have solid action plans and peace of mind so you can enjoy the rest of your pregnancy.


Who is the target audience?
  • First time expectant parents who:
  • Care deeply about their birth and postpartum experiences;
  • Are open to holistic ideas about birth and parenting.
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Curriculum For This Course
13 Lectures
01:37:22
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Course Intro: What to Expect and Initial Fear Assessment
1 Lecture 07:30

Start off right with this introductory lecture. You'll learn what to expect from the course and do your initial fear assessment. (You'll do a final fear assessment upon completion of the course so you'll know how far you've come!)

Preview 07:30
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The Fear of Pain in Childbirth
3 Lectures 17:35

Overcome the fear of pain in childbirth by increasing your confidence. In this lecture, learn why and how deep breathing and conscious muscular relaxation dramatically increases your comfort.

Breathe and Relax: The Foundation of Ease in All Things.
04:37

Overcome the fear of pain in childbirth by increasing your confidence. In this lecture, learn how to find a maternity care provider who can make your birth more comfortable by increasing your confidence and by knowing how to facilitate physiologic birth.

The Right Care Provider Is Worth Her Weight in Gold.
07:36

Overcome the fear of pain in childbirth by increasing your confidence. In this lecture, learn how to maximize your birthing place for comfort and the necessity of staying inspired.

As in Sex, in Birth, Place is Everything.
05:22

Are you ready for a more comfortable birth? Let's make sure you got the key takeaways from the lectures on Fear of Pain in Childbirth.

Fear of Pain in Childbirth
3 questions
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The Fear of Something Going Wrong
3 Lectures 18:43

Overcome the Fear of Something Going Wrong in childbirth by learning how and how often birth goes right. In this lecture, wake up to what's actually possible with the right maternity care.

Preview 05:18

Overcome the Fear of Something Going Wrong in childbirth by learning how and how often birth goes right. In this lecture, learn how to be like the mothers who give birth on the Farm with amazing results.

How You, Too, Can Help Birth Go Right
06:41

Overcome the Fear of Something Going Wrong in childbirth by learning how and how often birth goes right. In this lecture, learn how to have a satisfying birth experience regardless of the intensity of care you or baby receives.

Create a Satisfying Birth, Even If Things Don't Go to Plan
06:44

The better question is, how often and how do things go right? Test your knowledge!

Fear of Something Going Wrong
3 questions
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Fear of Losing Control
3 Lectures 21:37

Overcome the Fear of Losing Control by learning when to exert control and when to surrender it. In this lecture, you'll learn what’s great about surrendering control – that it is, in fact, essential for an easy birth and postpartum.

Preview 03:21

Overcome the Fear of Losing Control by learning when to exert control and when to surrender it. In this lecture, you'll learn when to exert control (before birth) and when the best thing to do is to surrender control (during birth).

Letting Go to Give Birth: Principles and Practices
09:35

Overcome the Fear of Losing Control by learning when to exert control and when to surrender it. In this lecture, we focus on postpartum control issues: when you'll be tempted to control but it just works better to surrender, as well as ways to practice surrendering control right now that will help you as a new parent.

Letting Go Postpartum: Principles and Practices
08:41

Sometimes things work better when you surrender control. What were the key takeaways for knowing when to exert control and when to surrender in birth and postpartum?

Fear of Losing Control
3 questions
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Fear of Postpartum
1 Lecture 09:10

Overcome your fear of postpartum by getting organized now, while you're still pregnant, to make adjusting to your new life with baby all that you do for 6-12 weeks after the birth. In this lecture, my five top tips for postpartum thriving.

The Five Keys to Postpartum Thriving
09:10

It is possible to thrive postpartum! Remember how? Check your knowledge of Lesson 10 now.

Fear of Postpartum
3 questions
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Fear of Being Unable to Breastfeed
2 Lectures 22:47

Overcome your fear of being unable to breastfeed by normalizing it now, while you're still pregnant, and by lining up coaching if/when you need it. In this lecture you'll learn my plan for breastfeeding success.

A Simple, Effective Plan for Breastfeeding Success
12:07

Breastfeeding may be natural, but it's a skill, too. How can you prepare yourself for a successful breastfeeding relationship?

Fear of Being Unable to Breastfeed
3 questions

Tie it off with a bow. In this concluding lecture, enjoy a guided visualization of the results of employing the skills and strategies you've learned in this course and do your final fear assessment, to see how far you've come!

Conclusion: Guided Visualization and Final Fear Assessment
10:40
About the Instructor
Allison Mecham Evans, M.A.
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Birth and Parenting Coach, Educator and Writer

Allison Mecham Evans, M.A., is a childbirth educator (9 years), certified life coach (5 years), creator of the Becoming A Mother prenatal program, and mother of two. She's helped hundreds of couples in the UK, Japan and US have healthy, satisfying births; provided continuing education for credit to hospital-based nurses and midwives, and her writing has been featured in the online magazine elephant journal. She publishes a blog on current issues, research, and trends in birth and parenting.

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