We want you to feel confident to give birth the way you envision, and prepared to welcome your new baby, in the way that works best for you and your family!
Comfort Measures for Labor Workshop:
Join the doulas in either Cincinnati or Dayton for an evening of hands-on learning, and an overview of skills that you and your partner can use during labor for added comfort, whether you are getting the epidural, want to go unmedicated, or aren't even sure what you want yet! Topics include:
Creating a relaxing environment
Assessment of coping skills you already use
Hands-on practice of common comfort techniques and positions
Q&A opportunities with the doulas and childbirth educators
Aromatherapy in Pregnancy and Beyond
This is a two-hour class on the use of aromatherapy in pregnancy, labor/childbirth and with young children. Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils, hydrosols and carrier oils to produce a therapeutic response and potentially aid the healing process. In this class we will cover safety concerns, proper dilution techniques and cover the main uses of aromatherapy for these stages of life.
Amber Duncan is a Clinically Certified Aromatherapist with over 5 years of training in the field. Her focus is on safety and appropriate use of aromatherapy in the pregnancy, labor/delivery, and with small children. This led to her speaking at the 2016 National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) Conference on the topic of pregnancy and essential oils use. Her passion stems from her own use while pregnant and with her three children ages 9, 7 and 4.
ONLINE Workshop: Your Birth Plans
Looking for help with writing your plans? Needing assistance on how to use your birth plan effectively?
This one-on-one workshop includes access to our custom birth plan documents as well as a one-hour phone consultation with a doula to help finalize your birth plan sheet before labor!
Group Birth & Parenting Classes
We believe that one of the best ways to learn and prepare for your birth is in a group setting with others who are in your shoes too. We work closely with Gillian Foreman of Modern Breastfeeding + Education to provide group class options in Cincinnati on topics ranging from:
Classic childbirth preparation (series and one-day options available)
Cesarean birth preparation
Breastfeeding, pumping, & bottle feeding
All Mom's Support Group