What can I expect?

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • We are so glad you are here!

    • How to use this class

    • Before we begin...

  • 2

    Informed consent

    • Informed consent: why and how

    • BRAINED and more

    • Do I have the right care provider?

  • 3

    Beginning to unlearn

    • Birth (un)education: questions for journaling

    • Let's talk relaxation

    • Guided relaxation: progressive relaxation

    • Journaling prompt 1

    • Checking in with your pregnant self

    • GOOD news about labor!

  • 4

    What's going on in there?

    • A User's guide to the Uterus: helping your mind, your body, and your birth work together

    • Stages and phases of labor

    • The mechanics of early labor

    • The Mechanics of active labor and transition

    • Let's talk pushing!

    • Labor hormones

  • 5

    Planning for your birth

    • Birth Art

    • Birth... plans? Visions? Preferences?

    • A bit more about birth visions and a sample one for you

    • Journaling prompt 2

  • 6

    Getting through labor

    • Another guided relaxation script

    • Getting through early labor

    • Getting through active labor

    • Getting Through Transition

    • Birth Rehearsal guided relaxation

    • Posterior babies and optimal positioning

    • Cesarean or surgical birth

  • 7

    The Post-Birth Experience

    • The immediate post-birth time

    • Recovering from Birth

    • More about the postpartum time

    • Postpartum Plan Template

  • 8

    Infant Feeding

    • The First Few Days of Breast/Chest feeding

    • More about Breast/Chest feeding

    • Bottle feeding

  • 9

    Bonus materials

    • Sweet birth affirmations

    • Sweary birth affirmations

    • Parenting affirmations

    • Self love affirmations

    • Printable Hospital bag checklist