CHAPTER 8: I LOVE MY BABY BUT I HATE MY PREGNANCY
Wherever you are choosing to birth (hospital, home, or birth center) and however you are thinking about birthing (unmedicated, medicated, or cesarean), I’ll encourage and explore all individual preferences and make room for everyone’s process. You’ll leave feeling more confident about what to expect.
stages of labor
curating your birth preferences: development for hospital, home birth, or birthing center
medicated and unmedicated labor comfort
cesarean birth and vbac ( vaginal birth after cesarean)
The First 48 Hours After Delivery
normal newborn happenings
self-care for new mothers and partners
We’ll switch gears and explore comfort measures for labor, such as movement and massage. We’ll blend the basics of self-hypnosis and breathwork, and you’ll learn simple tools to help promote relaxation and pain relief during labor. You’ll learn how to quiet your mind, lengthen your breath and cultivate a deeper awareness of your bodily sensations, whether you’re planning an unmedicated, medicated or a cesarean birth.
Labor Comfort Measures
movement, massage, and aromatherapy
simple self-hypnosis techniques
three part breathing
how to practice techniques with your partner/labor support
If you are in the Los Angeles Area, I highly recommend taking this class and if not, at least reading her book! Beyond having a seemingly encyclopedic knowledge of all things pregnancy, birth and baby, Erica Chidi Cohen truly cares about the well being of all mothers, babies and partners. This class is for everyone regardless of their birth plan, background or beliefs. Just speaking personally, the knowledge my husband and I got from this book allowed us to feel prepared and moreover, empowered and ready for whatever lies ahead of us.