Childbirth education is for an empowered birth. Many parents that attend classes, start out feeling that its not really necessary but something just to "check-off-the-list". They often go into the course thinking that its just going to cover facts, which it does. But it serves a much bigger purpose. The power of being informed and making truly-informed decisions is under-estimated. An empowered birth can change the parents experience of giving birth from an overwhelming, negative or frightening procedure to a fulfilling, positive and empowering experience that gives you the confidence to start your parenting journey from a really strong base.
It's not the type of birth that you have. Whether it is a home birth, midwife birth, c-section, that makes a birth empowering but when you are educated and you own your educated decisions, any type of birth can be empowering
Our course will provide information on birthing options, the importance of informed choice and informed consent. We talk about the microbiome and the importance to your newborn baby. We discuss how your hormones work to allow labour to start and progress, birth your baby and initiate breastfeeding. We talk about practical comfort measures during labour. What interventions may be available and necessary and how they alter the birthing process. We discuss birth companions, the 9 instinctive stages that a baby goes through in the first hour after birth, breastfeeding and care of a newborn. Post-partum care of a mother. Realistic discussions on the emotional aspects and challenges of labour, birth and caring for a newborn and post-natal depression.
You want to feel empowered and able to go into your birth experience feeling that your body is created to give birth. You have trusted your body to grow a perfect human, so now trust that your body is capable of giving birth. You want to feel strong, confident, calm and in control at all times. If interventions are required, you have the knowledge to make an informed decision and empowerment to insist on all the information to give consent. You will feel within you that you are already a capable parent and that you can trust your instincts to provide the best possible care for your newborn baby.