Be Actively Engaged in Helping Your Pregnancy and Labor Progress and
Get your Baby OUT!
This class will help you avoid:
-Stop and start false labor.
-Additional medical support for a baby who gets stuck on their way down the birth canal.
-A very long labor because your baby is not in an optimal position.
The workshop will help you:
UNDERSTAND THE BASICS OF HOW A BABY MOVES THROUGH THE PELVIS
We will give a brief overview that includes a look at more than just the bones of the pelvis, but how a baby fits and moves through the bones, ligaments, and other soft tissues as well as what influences how easily this happens.
USE SAFE EXERCISES IN PREGNANCY
Activities you do while pregnant can help your body be ready for a smooth labor. We will give you many ideas for how to get ready for an efficient labor. Start early and stay consistent for best results.
KNOW WHAT POSITIONS AND MOVEMENT TO USE IN LABOR
Being active in labor helps make progress– but which activities really help a baby find it’s way out? We’ll fill your toolbox with activities that are most effective for each stage of labor.
Come down and out little one! Your parents are eager to meet you!
Registration is for expectant parent and 1-2 support people.
Then this class is for you! We don’t make any guarantees about exactly how your labor will unfold– but we’ll give you the tools in your toolbox for giving you the best chance at a smooth and efficient labor.
6:30-9:30pm each night
May 6, 2019
COST: $75, scholarships available
INSTRUCTOR: Melinda Ferguson
Through the experience of having her own children, Melinda came to appreciate how overwhelming being a new parent can be. She left a career as an oceanographer and environmental scientist to become a birth and postpartum doula. Melinda loves supporting new families and doulas. She’s a DONA Postpartum Doula Trainer, and a DONA Advanced Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula with more than twelve years experience and hundreds of families supported. She especially enjoys working with families before the birth of their baby to help them have the best birth possible!
MENTOR: CATHERINE FENNER
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), breastfeeding educator, new parent mentor, mother, gardener, avid reader of historical fiction, and dancer.
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