Organic Birthing Childbirth Basics Class
3.6 (13 ratings)
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Organic Birthing Childbirth Basics Class

The Phases of Labor
3.6 (13 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
38 students enrolled
Created by Tara Lowther
Last updated 6/2018
English [Auto]
Price: $29.99
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Feel confident and prepared to birth your baby
  • Make informed decisions during the process
  • Understand what your personal birthing goals will be
  • Formulate a birthing preferences sheet
  • Understand what the birth partners role will be
  • Know what questions to ask to get all the information
  • Postpartum care for baby
  • None

Instead of being fearful of childbirth take this quick and convenient online childbirth class and take away that fear of the unknown through education. Learn what to expect and how to handle it through this course. When we take away fear we release beneficial hormones in our bodies that help childbirth go faster and be more comfortable.

Make sure to watch with your birth support person as well (or a support person is highly encouraged to take this on their own) so that they can learn what their very important role will look like and many tips and coping techniques they can guide the laboring mom in, as well as, how to communicate with mom and staff, such as doctors, midwives, and nurses.

In this course you will learn:

  • How to know it is true labor and signs of labor starting
  • What to do when labor begins and coping techniques for this stage
  • Tips for the birth support person and how to communicate with mom to know what she needs from you
  • Transferring to your birth location and how to make it easy on mom
  • Getting settled into your birth location and birthing positions
  • How to communicate with birthing professionals such as doctors, nurses, and midwives, what questions to ask and how to get all the information to make a confident, informed decision that you won't regret 
  • The Pro's and Con's of many choices you will need to make
  • Transition coping techniques and how the support person can help by doing this one important thing
  • How to push during the pushing phase of labor to prevent tearing
  • Care choices for baby immediately following birth such as: delayed cord clamping, skin to skin contact, and vernix
  • Birthing the placenta and how to reduce the risk of postpartum hemorrhage (bleeding too much) for mom after childbirth

Who this course is for:
  • Pregnant women and their partner
  • Birth support team(grandma, best friend, sister, ect.)
Course content
Expand all 10 lectures 01:01:46
+ Early Labor and Settling in to your Birth Location
6 lectures 45:39

In this section you will learn all about: Things you may experience before labor, water breaking and the three things you must notate, the mucus plug, bloody show, braxton hicks, and then how to know that it is real labor, and what to do if it is.

Preview 06:36

This lecture talks you through what to do when real labor begins, what to do if it starts during the day vs. what to do if it starts during the night, eating and drinking during labor and it's pros and cons(additional resource link to read as well), and coping activities to try during early labor.

Preview 04:59

How to support mom during labor, how to ask her what she needs, and what your role will look like overview.

Tips for the Birth Partner and How to Communicate with Mom During Labor

In this lecture we go over:

As labor progresses, transferring to your birth location, tips for making that easy on mom, going through triage and getting checked in, vaginal exams and things to consider, how to pick a provider and location who will support your birthing goals, 20 Questions to ask on your hospital tour resource video.

As Labor Progresses and Transferring to Your Birth Location

Once your in active established labor or about 4-6 cm, you will be settling into your birth location. You will learn, tips for setting up your room to be a spa instead of a hospital, how to find the perfect labor position and many great labor position options, using essential oils during labor, and choosing your nurse.

Getting Settled in Your Birth Location and Birthing Positions

This lecture walks you through if anything were to come up and all the questions you should ask so you can make an informed decision on how you wish to birth your baby.

How to Communicate with Medical Professionals and Getting all the Info
+ Transition and the Pushing Phase of Labor
3 lectures 15:13

At around 8cm you go into the transition phase of the labor. Learn some signs of this and things you may experience during this time and coping techniques to help them, the role of the birth partner and how the partner should be communicating with mom during that time to keep her calm, focused, and motivated.

What is Transition and the Support Persons Very Important Role During It

In this video you learn how to avoid perineal tissue damage, how to push correctly, and the one amazing technique the birth partner can use during this phase to relax mom. Then you learn about receiving baby, skin to skin contact and how it protects both mom and baby, delayed cord clamping, and what vernix is and it's benefits. 

The Pushing Phase and Caring for Baby Right Directly Following Birth

In this lecture you will learn what you may experience while birthing the placenta, why not to rush this phase, uterine massage, pitocin injections and post-partum hemorrhage, and protecting mom.

Birthing the Placenta and Cuddling Baby