Your Childbirth Education Options
Preparing for childbirth is critical to having an empowered and informed experience. Luckily there are many childbirth education options available to expecting families in Chicago. While hospital-based classes are popular, it may be worth considering classes outside the hospital setting and that's where we come in!
In the upcoming months, The Birth Boutique is offering various childbirth education offerings.
First up, HypnoBirthing with Robin Ross! Through the HypnoBirthing class series you are learning breathing, head to toe relaxation, visuals, guided imagery, touch, position changes and many other techniques to have a more comfortable birthing experience. You are practicing these techniques in pregnancy to better prepare you for when you are in labor. The preparation helps to bring familiar ideas from practice into an unfamiliar space such as the labor itself or when birthing in a hospital/birthing center. Labor has many unknowns and the class helps to build in a level of self confidence and trust in yourself by trying to eliminate all self-doubts, anxieties, and fears prior to labor. Moms are able to go within and channel their energy and thoughts in a more positive way, thus leading to an empowering experience.
Next session: 5 week session on Thursday nights from 7-9pm, starting September 13th. Register here.
Also available with Robin is a one-day intensive class on Saturday, October 20th at 9am. Register here. This is a fast-paced intensive childbirth class that encompasses in-depth pain management techniques to get through the labor experience with calm and confidence. You and your partner will learn breathing techniques, positive distraction techniques, how to stay as relaxed as possible, positions for labor and birth, exercises to help your baby get into an optimal birth position before labor even begins, and much more. This is a great class as a refresher, as an addition to another childbirth class, or as the only childbirth class you take!
Both classes taught by Robin Ross, certified HypnoBirthing® Practitioner affiliated with the HypnoBirthing® Institute , a certified birth doula CD(DONA), and a Certified Lactation Educator (CAPPA).
Coming up in November, join The Birth Boutique for a 1-day childbirth course designed to help women & families prepare for a positive birth experience. Instructed by Lindsey Monroe, birth doula and childbirth educator. This workshop will cover the phases of labor and what to expect, comfort measures, writing a birth plan & the welcoming hour with your new baby. Next class: November 11th at 9am. Register here.
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