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  • BIRTH CENTER OF BR Baton Rouge, LA United States (map)

Comfort Measures is a great resource for couples needing extra practice or learning how to manage labor and birth more comfortably. First time parents, those needing a ‘refresher’ in labor coping skills, or couples wanting to expand their knowledge of comfort measures for labor and birth are welcome.  Class is limited to 6 couples, and advance registration is required.

Please bring 2-3 pillows, a blanket or yoga mat, a flat bed sheet (any size), a birth ball (only if you have one), pen/paper for note taking, snacks and anything else you need to be comfortable.

This one session three-hour class is dedicated to learning and practicing:

  • Relaxation

  • Breathing techniques

  • Positions for effective laboring

  • Use of birth ball, birthing tub, rebozo and other tools

  • Massage, counter-pressure, and acupressure

  • Hands-on comfort measures

  • Managing back pain

  • Visualization, vocalizing, and movement