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 $30 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."


2017 SERIES

 April/May Series meets on Tuesdays, April 25, May 2, 9, and 16.  The whole-class makeup date is May 23, used only if a class must be postponed. All sessions 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.  THIS CLASS HAS FILLED.

NEWLY ADDED SERIES      May/June WEDNESDAY Series meets on Wednesdays, May 17, May 24, May 31, and June 7.  The whole-class makeup date is June 14, used only if a class must be postponed. All sessions 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.    THIS CLASS HAS FILLED.

May/June Series meets on Tuesdays, May 30, June 6, 13, and 20.  The whole-class makeup date is June 27, used only if a class must be postponed. All sessions 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.  THIS CLASS HAS FILLED.

July/August Series meets on Tuesdays, July 11, 18 25, and August 1 .  The whole-class makeup date is August 8, used only if a class must be postponed. All sessions 6 p.m. - 9 p.m   THIS CLASS HAS FILLED. 

NEWLY ADDED SERIES    Wednesday July/August Series meets on July 19, August 2, 9, and 16.  Class will not meet on July 26.  The whole-class makeup date is August 23, used only if a class must be postponed. All sessions 6 p.m. - 9 p.m

August/September Series meets on August 15, 22, 29 and September 5.  The whole-class makeup date is September 12, used only if a class must be postponed.  All sessions 6 p.m. - 9 p.m

Sept/Oct Series meets on September 19, 26, October 3, and October 10.  The whole-class makeup date is October 17, used only if a class must be postponed.  All sessions 6 p.m. - 9 p.m

Oct/Nov Series meets on October 24, 31, November 7, and 14.  Class will not meet on November 20.  The whole-class makeup date is November 28, used only if a class must be postponed.  All sessions 6 p.m. - 9 p.m

 

 

 

Class topics include:  
Pregnancy anatomy and physiology  
When to call your provider  
Stages and phases of labor  
Measuring labor progress  
Tips and hints for achieving natural birth  
Helpful positions for labor and birth  
Medical pain management for labor and birth  
Avoiding pain medication & making your best decision  
Partner support  
Composing your Birth Plan  
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.