Mon, Sep 12|
Your Birth: Beyond the Basics
Whether you choose to give birth at a hospital, birth center, or at home it is important to understand all of your birthing options. For example, did you know there is a better way to determine labor progress than cervical dilation?
Time & Location
Sep 12, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM CDT
Statera, LLC, 3375 Lake Ridge Dr, Dubuque, IA 52003, USA
About the event
There is so much more to birthing than "breathing through contractions." In this class you will learn tips and tricks you won't hear in other birth classes. You will know how to work with your body, not against it, for a more comfortable, efficient birth.
Whether you choose to give birth at a hospital, birth center, or at home it is important to understand all of your birthing options. For example, did you know there is a better way to determine labor progress than cervical dilation? Learn this method along with other options to help you move beyond the routine and into evidence-based, family-centered care.
Feel comfortable, confident, and in control as you give birth!
3-week series meeting on Mondays from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Statera Lower Level, Open Studio
(Virtual attendance is an option for those who prefer it)
Hear what clients have to say about this class:
"This was a perfect series for me. I wish I had taken something like this before my first child."
"This class was 100% the reason the birth of my second child went so well. Lacy provided great resources, tools and insights which allowed my husband and I to prepare for a natural childbirth. The material was easy to digest and apply while in labor. We were able to have the natural childbirth we had hoped for. I am so thankful we took this class!"
"With this being my first pregnancy, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I feel much more prepared after attending the classes! Lacy is a great educator who gives you the tools to feel more confident and advocate for yourself during your birth. My husband learned a lot too!"
"As first time parents, this course empowered us to feel ready to take on labor and delivery! In a society that pushes interventions and fear of birth, it was/is refreshing to have a toolkit of encouragement and resources to have the natural birth that we desire!"
"This is a great course not only for new moms but for moms who want to change their birthing experience. My second pregnancy (prior to this class) was hard due to the large size of my son and being induced. I never really felt in control and it caused a lot of anxiety when I started my third pregnancy. Thanks to Lacy I was able to calm my anxiety and have the birthing experience I wanted. I went into my third birth with confidence and control of my birth plan. My labor and recovery was much quicker and my beautiful boy recovered much easier as well. I went from having two babies with epidurals to doing my third delivery with no pain medications. Thank you Lacy!"
"I really enjoyed the class and would recommend it to anyone. Lacy was a great instructor, very knowledgeable and friendly! I enjoyed the activities that went along with the lessons. I also loved learning about the different stages of labor and what I or my husband can be doing to get me through each stage. After the second class, my husband said "Wow, I have a lot more to do than I thought". I am so happy he can go into our birth with a better understanding of what's going on, and how he can help. I couldn't imagine going into birth and myself or my husband not having this information."
"I learned so much from this course! My husband and I came into the class with very different levels of knowledge about birth and the birthing process. By the end of the class, it felt like we were equally prepared and are now approaching this birth as a team. I feel more confident and prepared going into my birth after taking this class!"
"This course allowed me to understand what happens in your body as labor progresses, which eased my nerves so much! Labor doesn't have to be scary and I feel very confident heading into my first labor and birth after taking this course!"
"I thought Lacy did a great job with explaining everything and leaving me feeling more and more empowered after every class! After taking the series I feel much more prepared and know what options are out there, the pros and cons AND the evidence."
"I felt so equipped to take on birth and knew what stages I was going through which helped me know what to expect! I got my natural water birth and couldn’t be more happy with how it turned out!"
"This was my best delivery thanks to being prepared through the classes and birth planning session. Things could have went differently if I wasn't clear on what I wanted."