Prenatal Education, Your Way!

Offering a variety of educational opportunites to fit your life and your schedule!

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One Day Immersion

In this one day immersion workshop, you can expect to sit and relax, learn and take notes, role play and be interactive, as much as you'd like! No matter your birth space and labor preferences, you'll be sure to leave here feeling prepared and empowered. Light snacks are provided and you will leave with a folder of useful resources.

 

Topics include (but not limited to):

~ Choosing a trusted provider. Understanding the difference between supportive and tolerant and what questions to ask

 

~ Navigating prenatal visits: tests, ultrasounds, test results, options and alternatives

 

~ Creating birth principles to help guide your preferences: knowing your options and writing a birth plan

 

~ Understanding common hospital services and how to have a conversation surrounding options and alternatives

 

~ Feeling confident in the stages of labor and when to transfer to your birth space

 

~ Developing coping and comfort measures in labor (dress comfortably, we will be moving around!)

 

~ Easing your mind by building mental and emotional endurance and re-framing fear and anxiety surrounding birth

 

~ Developing a plan for newborn procedures and care

 

~ Planning a thriving postpartum experience

 

This workshop is co-taught by two of WNY's birth professionals. Melissa Carrick is a birth doula, placenta specialist, massage therapist and yoga instructor. She also comes from a 12 year background in the medical field where she worked and taught as a surgical technologist. Jenni Kula is birth doula, CD(DONA), a postpartum doula, and a ProDoula certified childbirth educator. She has served the WNY community for over two years.
 

A la Carte!

 

Can't sit for 8 hours in one day?  No problem.  We'll split it up however you need.  Most commonly into two Private Sessions or Small Group Offerings

These sessions are included as part of your service when working with me as your doula.  Not sure if you need a doula?  You can still take these sessions together, or individually.

Options for Birth

This meeting will cover a variety of topics including questions to ask when choosing or changing your provider, options for labor and pain management, newborn procedures, considerations if the plan changes, cesarean considerations, and much more.  Bring your partner and your questions! You will leave with an informational packet and the confidence you need to approach one of the biggest days of your life

Coping Skills and Comfort Measures

Bring your partner and dress comfortably!  In this hands on workshop, we will explore your threshold and learn methods that comfort and ease your journey around the unknown.  Things such as breathing techniques, distraction methods, massage, aromatherapy, positioning and movement are useful tools you can take with you, even after your birth experience.  

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