Childbirth Prep Class
This three hour private prenatal class (for planned hospital birth setting) is for first time parents. Coming from Debra's doula perspective with much first hand experience she brings a unique slant to this childbirth preparation class.
Debra presents tried and true helpful tips and shares positive birth stories.
Understand labour and birth to facilitate normal, healthy physiologic labour
Practical comfort measures, breathing and relaxation techniques, positions and massage; use of TENS/rebozo; practice with partners' participation
Routine medical procedures/interventions, pain medications and their risks/benefits; informed consent/refusal
'Is this it?' How to know when to go to the hospital
Immediate care of newborn post birth, newborn procedures
Access to resource materials, including DVDs, books, handouts, articles
Classes adapted to suit those having one baby or for parents-to-be of multiples
*Option to create a customized class that is tailored to meet your needs. Learn exactly what you want to, nothing that you don't. Save on time and money! Choose from a variety of topics. Contact Debra for details.
Offered by Debra
10% discount for all Doulas of Vancouver birth doula clients.
“In a mere 3 hour session, Debra had the exceptional ability to give my partner and I a huge number of helpful lessons that we have continued to use. Not only that but she inspired us to create a birth plan that was not fear based, high-risk or filled with doubt but rather, one that allowed us to envision a positive birth experience. She also gave us various reading materials, a DVD and the recommendation of a number of key professionals that contributed to the success of my pregnancy and birth of our twins. We would highly recommend Debra because of her caring commitment to offer us what we needed.”
Kim and David
"I want to tell you again thank you for such a comprehensive and thoughtful prenatal class. Meeting with you was a game changer for us. I laboured at home until I was 6cm, then had an unmedicated vaginal delivery. My husband was an incredible support. He used the take charge technique to the maximum. It was incredible. I have nothing but positive feelings about my entire labour experience and am certain the preparation we did made a huge impact on our daughter's entrance. It wasn’t easy but then again I never thought it would be. I just felt prepared and with the right combination of people supporting us we have a healthy beautiful daughter. "