What Makes Us Unique

birthing from within mentors vancouverLike most prenatal classes, we cover:

  • Stages of labour
  • Fetal positioning  
  • Comfort measures – TENS, tapes, visualizations, water, acupuncture  
  • Physical labour support – massage and positions
  • Timing – calling care providers, going to the hospital
  • Pain medications – options and procedures
  • Cesarean birth – what to expect
  • The first 24 hours
  • Breastfeeding
  • Baby care
  • Postpartum – mom’s recovery and healing

However, we also go further, and cover: 

  • Hormones of labour
  • Pain coping practices
  • Emotional labour support – communication and creating connection
  • Pain medication – tips for partners, making the choice
  • Coping with anxiety and fear
  • Dealing with the unexpected
  • Building a positive dynamic with your care team
  • Culture of birth – dealing with judgement, opinions, and expectations
  • Cesarean birth – enhancing the OR birth experience
  • Postpartum – partner support
  • Inclusion and roles of the birth partners
  • Community resources.

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