Marcie Hadley, LCCE
I am thrilled to now be a Lamaze International Childbirth Instructor. Childbirth education began with Lamaze. Lamaze remains a leader in research and evidence-based education.
Does a childbirth preparation class matter? Childbirth and the anticipation of childbirth can lead to mixed feelings: feelings of excitement and of anxiety. Learning about childbirth in a community of expectant couples and in a “safe” setting can help relieve concerns and build confidence going into your birthing experience. Research verifies taking a childbirth preparation class can greatly increase the overall satisfaction of the birth experience for both Moms and Dads.
Additionally, it has been found that taking childbirth classes facilitates:
increased communication of overall health decisions
better communication with partner
better relaxation and stress management skills
healthier lifestyle behaviors
increased birth satisfaction, even when the birth didn’t go as hoped
feeling more prepared for a second or subsequent delivery when the previous birth was upsetting
Class is 12 hours of instruction online or in person.
Tuition is $250, includes all handouts.*
*We offer discounts for class with doula service and other services bundles. To learn more, please visit Service Bundles.
- History of Childbirth
- Exercise and Nutrition in Pregnancy
- Having a Safe and Satisfying Birth
Rights of Childbearing Women:
- Informed Consent,
- Evidence Based Practices
- Birth Plan
- Labor Support
The Labor Process
- Comfort measures
- Variations of normal
- Variations of Normal
- When things change
Your Newborn and Postpartum Period
- Newborn Care
- Mother Care
- Beginning Breastfeeding