Homebirth/Natural Birth Preparation beginning June 25th – Childbirth Ed ‘Shorty’ Series

STAY TUNED FOR FULL-LENGTH, ALL-INTERESTS CLASS IN THE FALL!!

Late pregnancy, birth, and new parenthood feel interrelated, manageable, and nourishing with positive childbirth preparation. In this series, we meet our current needs and use that to calmly prepare for future needs in a supportive environment surrounded by families making similar choices.

Three Tuesdays, June 25, July 2, and July 9
6:30 – 9 pm
UPPER WEST SIDE
$200/couple
– reductions always available for those with substantial demonstrable need
CONFIRM YOUR SPACE: 917.216.1991 or send paypal payment to malkayoga@gmail.com. To insure intimacy, space is limited.

*INCLUDED IN THE COST OF THE SERIES IS:
one half hour private consult by phone or skype on any topic you’d like to explore further as well as continued postpartum support from class teacher
Holistic Newborn Care Workshop FREE add-on to this series (MAY 13TH OR SEPT 16TH)
handouts, reading list, websites

*SOME TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE:
Approaches for the labor process (mindfulness/relaxation techniques, hypnobirth, yoga, anatomical/hormonal underpinnings of straightforward birth and breastfeeding, the basics of what to expect)
Comfort techniques (counterpressure, acupressure, massage, aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, use of hot and cold, positioning techniques, rebozo, and the breath. You don’t need all these techniques, and there’s no one best way to breath or move)
Tub preparation/home preparation
Back-up plans
Self-advocacy (ie – your midwife is not a mind-reader :) ) and self-care
History and resources for further learning
This class will assume homebirth as the default, but may be appropriate for those who want a more holistic hospital experience – we must discuss to make sure you have other resources in place to use what you learn in this class.

Taught by Julia Mannes, CD(DONA), CLC, RYT, MOM, birth and postpartum doula, Lamaze trained, multidisciplinary childbirth educator, Lactation Counselor, yoga instructor, homebirth mama, and pragmatist who will help you on both ethereal and concrete matters.

CONFIRM YOUR SPACE: 917.216.1991 or send paypal payment to malkayoga@gmail.com

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