Prenatal Education, Your Way!
Offering a variety of educational opportunites to fit your life and your schedule!
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.