In this workshop, we’ll discuss the beneficial use of simple movement and yoga postures to prepare for positions used in labor. Using movement in labor can help foster optimal fetal positioning and may lessen the length of labor.
Women will learn breath awareness and relaxation techniques helpful to cope with the intensity of contractions. These skills can help a woman in labor remain calm and confident, and can even alter her perception of pain.
Partners will learn various techniques to support a woman in labor, including the use of massage, hot and cold packs, staging the birth environment, and supportive language. No yoga experience is necessary.
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<p>Appreciate and enjoy the benefits of yoga while in the company of other expectant women. Through a variety of stretching and toning exercises, you’ll increase your energy level, relieve tension, promote deep relaxation, and leave class feeling refreshed!</p>
This class is designed for expectant parents and helps you and your partner prepare physically and emotionally for breastfeeding. We’ll build your confidence by offering support for getting started, as well as solutions for common problems and advice on family adjustments and nutrition.
<p>HypnoBirthing® The Mongan Method is as much a philosophy of birth as it is a technique. This rewarding, relaxing, stress-free method of birthing is based on the belief that babies should enter the world in an atmosphere of gentleness, calm, and joy.</p><p>This 5-week class is taught by a registered nurse and certified HypnoBirthing practitioner. It's a complete childbirth program and includes education on the birthing process, deep relaxation, imagery, your birthing options, and more. </p><p>Whether you're having your first baby or want to try a new method after a previous birthing experience, HypnoBirthing can help you prepare for the best birthing experience possible. Even if your labor requires medical assistance or cesarean birth, the skills you acquire in your HypnoBirthing class will help you achieve a fulfilling and joyful experience. When you are properly prepared physically, mentally, and emotionally, you can birth your baby in a more comfortable manner. </p><p>In these classes, you and your birthing partner will learn: </p><ol><li>The normal process of birth, and how your body and baby are perfectly designed for birthing naturally and comfortably, </li><li>Relaxation, guided imagery, and self-hypnosis techniques to eliminate fear and tension that can impede the natural flow of the birthing process, </li><li>Special breathing techniques, labor positions, massage, and other comfort measures, </li><li>Bonding with your preborn baby, and the transition to parenthood, </li><li>Discussion of special circumstances that may require medical assistance, </li><li>Birth planning options and positive communication with your healthcare providers, and </li><li>How to create a serene birthing environment.</li></ol><p>You also will receive the book "HypnoBirthing: a Celebration of Life," imagery CDs and scripts, and birth planning forms. </p><p>The HypnoBirthing Advantage returns birthing to the beautiful, peaceful experience nature intended. It creates an integral role for your birthing companion, helps you release and replace fears and inhibitions, promotes a comfortable pregnancy and better sleep, reduces fatigue and pain during labor leaving you fresh, alert, and calm throughout your birthing time, and provides for a more rapid post-natal recovery and a more content, happy baby, giving you lifelong skills for stress reduction and relaxation-a must for all new parents.</p>