Welcome to Together in Birth's MY ESCUELA. A space created for birthing people that desire an informed birth. We know that our current medical system was not designed for ALL birthing bodies. Here you will actively and consciously prepare how to make informed choices, have active partner involvement while also helping you to choose a provider that respects and honors your birthing wishes.
Below you can find your course content:
1. Stages of Labor
Understanding the stages of labor will help with staying calm, relaxed and feelings of safety while in labor. This will encourage you to stay home as long as possible, will help your partner understand the process better and offer comfort measures that will help with pain management.
2. Relaxation and Coach/Partner Support-Role
3 types of relaxation
How do you cater to each of these? How will relaxation help with labor and birth?
3. Comfort Measures
Learn how to aide and support the laboring person through the several stages of labor. We’ll learn what positions will encourage baby to descend & engage in the pelvis, comfort tools we can use for better positions to conserve energy for both the laboring person and their labor partner and massage/pressure techniques to help labor progress.
4. Complications, Common Interventions & Birth Plans
We’ll discuss what are the most common hospital interventions, when should you have open conversations with your provider, discuss transfers from home/birth center births, c-sections after natural spontaneous labor/or prior, what does a normal/low risk labor look like, medications, narcotics, effects on mom, baby & labor, inductions, birth plans etc…
5. Stage 3 (Pushing) & Postpartum
Learn effective ways to tune into your body. Signs that you are ready to push, allow gentle surges to make way for your baby, avoiding tears, episiotomies etc… Also what is the coaches/partners role in this stage.
6. Newborn Assessments and Procedures
Now that your baby is born, what happens? We’ll review the most common newborn assessments, procedures, early breastfeeding cues/tips, circumcision, newborn care, bonding, jaundice, weight expectations for baby etc..