- Epidural or natural?
- Birth center or hospital?
- Midwife or obstetrician?
- Birth doula or partner only?
- Induce labor or let it start on its own?
Many pregnant moms rely solely on their caregiver to prepare them for labor. While all caregivers have the health and safety of a mother and baby as their top priority, they simply don’t have the time to share the depth of information that’s available about topics like inducing labor and the risks of an epidural. That’s why a birth class is so important.
Birth is inherently unpredictable, so knowing what to expect – and how to respond to the unexpected – is key to building a pregnant mom’s birth confidence. In a birth class, students learn to trust their bodies and build their confidence in the birth process with topics that include:
- The three stages of labor
- How partners can support in labor
- The benefits of a midwife
- Medical reasons to induce labor
- How a doula can assist you
- The downsides of an epidural
- The benefits of breastfeeding
- How to stay low-risk
- Decrease the chances of a Cesarean
“The Happy Birth Way class we took was well-structured, with good hands-on experience.” — Marietta M.