March/April Un-Method-Method Birth Class
Mar
2
Apr 6

March/April Un-Method-Method Birth Class

  • Holistic Childbirth

Un-Method-Method

6 week Thursday Night Series: March 2nd- April 6th from 6-9pm.

There is no right or wrong way to birth a baby. Couples are faced with many decisions to navigate as they make the best choices for themselves. I believe that childbirth education is profoundly important in helping women and couples explore their options while they prepare for birth and the transition into parenthood. Having access to information is both a right and a responsibility as a new parent. In addition to information, the most valuable thing a woman can bring to birth is trust in her body and the birthing process.

Rather than teach one type of labor support, I teach the Un-Method-Method.  Classes are designed to help couples understand the birth process, while providing information what the evidence shows us about birth .  By helping them understand the array of options available and teaching a wide range of coping strategies, rather than placing a premium on one style of birth, couples have a satisfying birth - no matter what.  I connect parents to their strengths and beliefs about birth and parenting.  Pulling away from the birth "plan,"  I teach women to follow their instincts in birth, empowering them to make the choices that are right for their body, their birth and their baby.  This comprehensive class will leave you feeling ready and excited for birth, parenting and all the shifts individuals go through during this transition. 

Springtime Un-Method-Method Birth Class
Apr
27
Jun 1

Springtime Un-Method-Method Birth Class

  • Holistic Childbirth

Un-Method-Method

6 week Thursday Night Series: April 27th, 2017- June 1, 2017 6-9pm

There is no right or wrong way to birth a baby. Couples are faced with many decisions to navigate as they make the best choices for themselves. I believe that childbirth education is profoundly important in helping women and couples explore their options while they prepare for birth and the transition into parenthood. Having access to information is both a right and a responsibility as a new parent. In addition to information, the most valuable thing a woman can bring to birth is trust in her body and the birthing process.

Rather than teach one type of labor support, I teach the Un-Method-Method.  Classes are designed to help couples understand the birth process, while providing information what the evidence shows us about birth .  By helping them understand the array of options available and teaching a wide range of coping strategies, rather than placing a premium on one style of birth, couples have a satisfying birth - no matter what.  I connect parents to their strengths and beliefs about birth and parenting.  Pulling away from the birth "plan,"  I teach women to follow their instincts in birth, empowering them to make the choices that are right for their body, their birth and their baby.  This comprehensive class will leave you feeling ready and excited for birth, parenting and all the shifts individuals go through during this transition. 


Developing Your Pain Coping Toolbox
Dec
14
6:00 pm18:00

Developing Your Pain Coping Toolbox

  • Holistic Childbirth

December 14th 6-9pm

Developing your Pain Coping Toolbox:  You already have what you need to in order to have a baby. REALLY. Birth doesn’t need to be a mystery, scary or traumatic. The body knows what it needs throughout the whole process and put simply: if you can breathe, poop and have a uterus, you can have a baby.

However, we can make it MUCH more enjoyable with a few coping tools. As creatures of habit, women behave how they always have for coping with pain and stress. In addition to learning birth best practices form an experienced doula, this workshop helps you explore your natural and well honed physical and emotional pain coping strategies and apply them to birth.

  • Natural methods of coping with physical and emotional stress
  • Movement
  • Positions for birth
  • Doula Best Practices
  • Birth Teams
  • Birth Plans
  • Coping with detours
What to Expect When You're Expecting in Ithaca
Sep
21
6:00 pm18:00

What to Expect When You're Expecting in Ithaca

  • Holistic Childbirth

NEXT CLASS TBD

What to Expect When Expecting in Ithaca: This FREE workshop is designed to help you find the care that works best for you.  After years of practice, I have summed up that there are  4 things that every pregnant woman needs to know to have a great birth!  Come learn what they are!