Preparing For Birth and Beyond LLC -  Central and North East Pennsylvania

Lamaze Healthy Childbirth Class

Now taking registration for group classes starting in April
Teach classes at my home in Berwick.  If I have several couples in another area that want to take classes I will travel.
Email me for more information and to register.
I keep classes small so don't wait! 

Group Classes (6 Weeks)

If you have a schedule or needs that might make a group class difficult I  offer private classes
Private Classes in Berwick (4 weeks)

Private Classes in your home

 Some insurance companies will reimburse for childbirth classes or you can use your HSA

 During these classes you will learn about pregnancy, labor, and birth, postpartum and breastfeeding. Knowledge is power!  
We will discuss what is normal, and what is not. I will help you understand what are the best evidence based practices during pregnancy, labor, and birth.  You will learn about the hormones of labor and how they help you and your baby. What helps them flow and what stops them.  We will watch videos and discuss what labor feels like and how to help the contractions do their job.  I will help you learn to listen to and work with your body.  You will learn comfort measures, relaxation and other non medical pain management as well as medical options. You will learn about interventions that might come up and the pros and cons of each.  You will leave the classes with many tools in your toolkit to use during labor and birth. 
I will help guide you and your partner as you work together preparing to become parents. We will discuss how to plan and prepare for your first few weeks home with your baby. 
Classes are fun, interactive, and evidence based.  I would love for you to join the class!  Virginia
All those attending classes have access to my extensive library of books and videos.  

 Lamaze Healthy Birth Practices 

Comments from Lamaze class attendees  
 always left Virginia's Lamaze classes feeling educated and empowered. She provided excellent visual resources and ample opportunities to practice comfort measures that helped ease the pain of labor. When my water broke at home, I felt calm and prepared because of the Lamaze healthy birth practices. Virginia's class and doula support gave me the confidence to have the natural childbirth that I wanted. 

I found myself becoming knowledgeable about the natural process of birth and our rights as both patients and parents. She gave us tools to communicate respectfully our wants and wishes during pregnancy and at the hospital during labor and birth.



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