An Active Approach to Childbirth
A dynamic, fun and experiential Childbirth Class that examines labor support techniques that really work. Exploring the joys and challenges of labor, this childbirth class empowers couples to labor and give birth in any setting. Working from the fundamental belief that labor is a natural process, this class helps women achieve a birth free from interference. We will also cover how to consciously use intervention when needed, and what you might be faced with while in the hospital, birth center or at home. Using a multisensory approach we examine the following topics: an exploration of birth in America; stages of labor; relaxation techniques, comfort measures and active birth positions; stages of labor; preparing your partner for labor and birth; pros and cons of medication; active labor with an epidural; in the event of a cesarean birth; creating a birth plan; and postpartum adjustment, newborn care and breastfeeding; and more! This course incorporates birth art as well! Parents will learn through interactive and creative participation, in a spirit of fun and curiosity. Our course is balanced, down to earth, non-judgmental class, where each individual's desire for their birth is honored and celebrated. We hope you will join us!
- Weekend Intensive: Saturday, February 22nd-Sunday, February 23rd from taught by Childbirth Educators in Training via Mamatoto Village, Inc.
Weekend Intensive: 10:00am-5pm each day
Josephine Butler Parks Center (across from Meridian Hill Park)
2437 15th St., NW
Washington, DC 20009
Refreshments provided, lunch on your own
All attendees receive a giveaway bag
Contact Aza Nedhari at info (at) mamatotovillage (dot) org to register for classes or via phone at (202) 746 7801.