The Realm of Birth.

I don't think we need to learn a whole lot to have a baby. You made one without really needing to educate yourself, right? You can birth a baby without someone telling you what to do, when to do it, how to do it. What IS nice, though, is having a little information about the process just so that in case fear creeps in, be that from providers, friends, family, media, you'll not be completely in the dark. You know? 

Engaging with someone else about your journey can also feel really relieving. To talk to someone who can help you help yourself when it comes to what you really want for your birth. How and why you're feeling the way you do about particular aspects of pregnancy or birth or postpartum.

And you know, this is just another step to creating your village. To finding someone to connect with about birth and motherhood and knowing you have an outside support who wants to do just that; support you.

 

These sessions are held in your home, where you feel most comfortable, and have the most freedom to truly explore what you want.

 

Knowledge is great, but everyone should go into their journey how they want. This is a great time to explore and connect with yourself. Learning about the physiology and what to possibly expect of birth is for some. Others thrive when someone helps them listen and attune to themselves.

4 Week Series - Wednesday Evenings - 2.5 to 3 Hours

. Anything you're curious about

. Stages of Labor

. Comfort Measures

. Interventions - Medical and Physical

. Welcoming Baby

. Postpartum You

There doesnt need to be a huge structure to these sessions, or there can be. Sometimes the conversation just takes it where it will. And that's okay.

A private four week series session is amazing, as its in YOUR home, and whoever you plan to have at your birth, be it your partner, family member, friend or even child, can attend.

$250.00 per pregnant person (Your support team is more than welcome!)

Weekend Class - Afternoons - 4 to 6 Hours

This weekend series is a little more condensed. Sometimes its nice to have one day of exploration, as work schedules can be hard to work around during the week. Weekends we usually spend time together with our loved ones and have a little more free time. Letting me know before hand what you'd like to explore can help us best with time management.

Just like the four week series, a private weekend class is done in YOUR home, and whoever you plan to have at your birth, be it your partner, family member, friend or even child, can attend! 

$175.00 per pregnant person (Your support team is more than welcome!)

Personalized Sessions

Maybe you're first time parents, and you don't feel you want some of the information that you'll get in the full sessions. Maybe you're a second, third, forth, fifteenth time parent, and you only want a refresher about a few things. YOU get to choose what you learn, and even better, you can learn from your home. 

. Communication During Pregnancy/Labor

. Hopes, Wishes, and a Written Plan

. Common Prenatal Testing 2nd 3rd Trimester

. Anatomy of Labor and Birth

. Squeeze, Squat, Squirm: GPS of Birth

. Fetal Position

. The Labor Process

. The Three Stages of Labor

. Trial of Labor and VBAC

. Non Medical Pain Relief and Comfort Measures 

. Medical Pain Relief

. Positions for Labor and Birth

. Interventions.

. The Welcoming Hour

. Postpartum Life (This covers so much!)

CURRENT SCHEDULE

Weekend Class:

February 15th

April 11th

May 9th

4 Class Series Every Wednesday:

February 5th - 26th****

April 8th - 29th

May 6th - 27th

**** My own babe is due at the end of February, so we may have a week of two classes per week. [:

SIMPLY NATURAL

DOULA SERVICES

Marissa Peterson
Bellingham, WA
253.334.7282