What is covered in Lamaze Classes?

Some of the topics I discuss in my Lamaze classes:
Anatomy and Physiology of Pregnancy
Early Labor Signs
Stages of Labor
Breathing Methods
Relaxation Methods
Coping Skills for Pain Management
Positions and Body Mechanics for Labor
Hospital Procedures
Medications and Interventions
Cesarean Birth
Normal Newborn Appearance

I believe that birth is a very personal experience and therefore, strive to provide you with the tried and true tools and most current information to help you create the most positive birth experience.  I will work with you to find the techniques that best suit you and your labor coach and help you both build your confidence and ability so that you are prepared and eager to enjoy the big "birth-day".

The Lamaze Philosophy- What I believe...

Birth is normal, natural and healthy. The experience of birth profoundly affects women and their families. Women’s inner wisdom guides them through birth. Women’s confidence and ability to give birth are either enhanced or diminished by the care provider and place of birth. Women have a right to give birth free from routine medical interventions. Birth can safely take place in homes, birth centers and hospitals. Childbirth education empowers women to make informed choices in health care, to assume responsibility for their health and to trust their inner wisdom.