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:
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:
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.
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!)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The better question is, how often and how do things go right? Test your knowledge!
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.
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).
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.
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?
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.
It is possible to thrive postpartum! Remember how? Check your knowledge of Lesson 10 now.
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.
Breastfeeding may be natural, but it's a skill, too. How can you prepare yourself for a successful breastfeeding relationship?
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!
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.
Jonathan is a photographer who has worked with major corporations. He's also a passionate instructor. His students range from novice photographers filled with passion to fellow professionals looking to sharpen their skills. Jon has over 9,000 happy students.
Jonathan has been featured in both Popular Photography and Digital Photography School. His work has been featured by Tamron.
What can you expect when you take one of his courses? First, get ready to make some fast initial gains. You'll learn some tricks and tips so you'll see immediate progress. Second, expect personal attention as all your questions are answered and you get feedback on every image you post. Third, expect to have fun as you enjoy your passion.
Jonathan also enjoys skydiving, road biking, SCUBA diving, and volunteer work.
Why not join me today and see what over 7,000 other students have discovered that has caused so many of them to return for class after classes.