Childbirth Education 

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):

~ How to choose or change providers. The difference between supportive and tolerant and what questions to ask

 

~ What to expect during prenatal visits: tests, ultrasounds, test results, options and alternatives

 

~ Birth preferences: knowing your options and writing a birth plan

 

~ Common interventions and conversation surrounding options and alternatives

 

~ Identifying the stages of labor and when to transfer to your birth space

 

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

 

~ Mental and emotional endurance and re-framing fear surrounding birth

 

~ Options for newborn procedures and care

 

~ Preparing for postpartum

 

This workshop is co-taught by two of WNY's birth professionals. Both members of Buffalo Doula Collective, 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. Jennifer Kula is birth and postpartum doula and mother of three.

Prenatal Education

 

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

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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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