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.