I grew up believing birth was a normal life process. My husband and I still prepared for the birth of our first child with a 12 week childbirth series... we did our homework, asked questions, we were set!
Well... turns out there is A LOT that conventional childbirth classes leave out. You may learn that you have options, but American birth has become streamline and routine. I quickly learned that choice was an illusion, no one wanted to see my birth plan, and the doctors and nurses expected me to simply do as I was told. I needed help communicating with my team in an effective and positive way!
“This class is a total gamechanger for us. I’d heard negative stories…I was scared and very on
edge. Then once we started taking the class, and when we learned about interventions that I
was apprehensive about… It brought us together in that [my partner] understood birth more,
and I understood it more. And as soon as I went into labor, we were on. We were a team.”
“I really appreciated how informative it was. I knew a lot about the biology of birth and babies,
but what we learned was just very impressive. It was a really good experience—fairly chill, fairly
laid-back, and not nearly as stressful and awkward as I thought it might be. All the
information—I never would’ve thought there was that much information out there!”