Classes- Preparing you to Birth With Confidence!

Birthing with Confidence

A 5 week series designed to prepare you: mentally, physically & emotionally for birth

ABQ Doulas Birthing with Confidence  is a  live, virtually based class that will prepare you for childbirth through fun activities, slides, videos and demonstrations. Discover the amazing process that will deliver your baby into your arms with the most current, evidence-based information on labor & childbirth.  Suitable for Moms choosing home, hospital or a birth center births. We support every kind of birth choices Moms make, from a hospital birth with an epidural, to a homebirth in the water, & everything in between. Our goal is that you complete your class feeling confident in your ability to birth your baby, your way. 

Class 1 – The Basics

Late pregnancy, hormones of labor, birth as a normal process, the mind body connection in labor, stages & phases of birth, informed choice in birth, choosing your provider & birth location. Introduction to comfort measures & pregnancy exercises

Class 2 – Diving Deeper

Pain theory & birth, birth preferences – creating a vision for your birth, why relaxation works, positions for labor, non-medical pain relief techniques: aromatherapy, water, the ball, visualization, breathing techniques & massage & more

Class 3 – Unexpected Twists and Turn

Medical interventions & their alternatives, induction, medical pain relief, informed consent, using your BRAIN, the Cesarean birth

Class 4 – Advanced Comfort Measures

Positions for labor, Spinning Babies, TENS for Birth, using a rebozo, emotionally supporting your partner, labor rehearsal!

Class 5 – The Fourth Trimester

After the birth; caring for the new mother, emotions, your amazing newborn: feeding, soothing & bonding with baby, your new normal

All class members will receive a digital copy of the book “Preparing for Birth” by Plumtree Baby & a ½ hour private session with one of the instructors for questions & birth planning. Choose the start date that allows you to complete the class by your 37th week.

Sign up now for fall and winter sessions!

New classes begin September 22, November 10 and January 19th

Currently all classes are held on Tuesdays 6:30 to 8:30 Mountain time.

COST: $100 for 5 class series.  Need based scholarships available.

 Call  505-274-1540 or email us at info@abqdoulas.com for more information.