Natural Birth Series

Natural Birth Series is especially helpful for women interested in natural childbirth; however, the information is valuable for all birth experiences.  Rene' Johnson is an ICEA Certified Educator and DONA Certified Doula who has taught thousands of couples and provided doula support in Baton Rouge since 1980.  She presents in-depth knowledge, birth wisdom, practical experience, and a collaborative approach for creating your best birth.

This 4-part class, 3 hours per session, is limited to 8 couples to allow for discussion and personal attention.  

Class location: Birth Center of Baton Rouge, 7941 Picardy Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA.

Class fee: $175 for mom and one support person, includes class book and materials.

Refund Policy   The class fee, less a $40 administrative fee, will be issued until 7 days before the beginning date of any class. Refund requests must be in writing via email.

 

 

"I had taken childbirth classes, read many books, and given birth 3 times when I attended Birth Help's classes.  I learned so much that I didn't know before, and that knowledge helped me have the natural childbirth experience I had dreamed of."


2018 SERIES

June-July Tuesday Series meets on June 12, 19, 26, and July 3.   The whole-class makeup date is July 10, used only if a class must be postponed.  All sessions 6 p.m. - 9 p.m   THIS SERIES HAS FILLED.  CONTACT RENE' ABOUT A WAIT LIST, PRIVATE CLASS, OR OTHER OPTIONS.

July-August Tuesday Series meets on July 17, 24, 31, and August 7.   The whole-class makeup date is August 14, used only if a class must be postponed.  All sessions 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.  THIS SERIES HAS FILLED. 

July-August Thursday Series meets on July 26, August 2, August 9, and August 16.  This class will have two potential makeup dates, used only if a class must be postponed.  The whole-class makeup dates are August 23 and August 30.  All sessions 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

August-September Tuesday Series meets on August 21, 28, September 4, 11..   The whole-class makeup date is September 18, used only if a class must be postponed.  All sessions 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

September-October Tuesday Series meets on September 25, October 2, 9, and 16.   The whole-class makeup date is October 23, used only if a class must be postponed.  All sessions 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

October-November Tuesday Series meets on October 30, November 6, 13, and 27.   Class will not meet on November 20.The whole-class makeup date is December 4, used only if a class must be postponed.  All sessions 6 p.m. - 9 p.m

 

 

Class topics include:  
Tips and hints for achieving natural birth  
Helpful positions for labor and birth  
Pain management for labor and birth  
Avoiding pain medication & making your best decision  
Partner support  
Composing your Birth Plan  Pregnancy anatomy and physiology  
When to call your midwife/OB
Stages and phases of labor  
Measuring labor progress  
Understanding common medical procedures  
Decision making about medical procedures  
Collaborative decision making  
Labor and birth videos  
  
Class fee: $175 for mom and one support person, includes class book.