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Wed, Sep 18


Nevada City

Embracing Birth & Beyond- In Person

Our evidence based, common sense childbirth class to educate and empower families for the joys and challenges of childbirth and earl. Taught in person at our Nevada City classroom over 4 classes.

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Sep 18, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Nevada City, 830 Zion St, Nevada City, CA 95959, USA

About This Series

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This is an evidence based, common sense childbirth class to educate and empower families for the joys and challenges of childbirth and early parenthood. Together, we will cover stages of labor, normal, physiologic birth, comfort measures, interventions, birth plans, and navigating unexpected changes to your plan. 

Our approach is an all-encompassing model, not specific to one type of childbirth 'method'. We will offer a variety of perspectives to help you find what works best for your family. This class is designed for all families regardless of where you hope to give birth (homebirth, birth center and hospital births). 

This comprehensive series also includes a class dedicated to the first few months with your newborn, partner relationships, as well as planning for the 4th trimester. We introduce breastfeeding but we find that this topic is worthy of it's own class. Be sure to schedule a Nourishing Baby Class for a discount as a class bundle. 

Learning Objectives: 

-Understand and be able to identify the stages and phases of normal, physiologic labor and birth 

-Identify contraction patterns, emotional signposts of labor, and when to go to their chosen birth setting 

-Identify ways to prepare the mind and body for birth 

-Describe and perform natural comfort measures -Describe medical pain management options 

-Describe the concepts of advocacy and informed consent 

-Identify the different paths of medical induction 

-Compare the risks and benefits of common interventions 

-Develop a comprehensive plan for their birth -Identify newborn communication and behavior 

-Demonstrate soothing techniques such as babywearing 

-Develop realistic expectations for yourselves and your baby postpartum 

Childbirth Instructor: Shalin Butterworth, CD(DONA), CPpD, CLEC, Evidence Based Birth® Instructor, Doula and Parent Mentor. Shalin is experienced supporting expecting families from pregnancy through postpartum. Her focus is on addressing the well-being of families, with an emphasis on evidence-based education 

+ If you are a client of Mackenzie Leeke, please enter your coupon code. "Mackenzie" + If you are part of The Nevada County Maternal Health program, enter your promo code. + Nest Subscribers (those who are paying the monthly $30 fee) receive $10 off enter 'Prenatal Subscriber' in the coupon box. + If you're seeking other payment options, please reach out

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