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."


2017 SERIES

October-November 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.  THIS CLASS HAS FILLED.

November-December Wednesday Series meets on November 8, 15, 29 and December 6.  Class will not meet on November 21.  The whole-class makeup date is December 13, used only if a class must be postponed.  All sessions 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.   THIS CLASS HAS FILLED.

2018 SERIES

December-January Tuesday Series meets on December 5, 12, 19, and January 9.  Class will not meet on December 24 or January 2.  The whole-class makeup date is January 16, used only if a class must be postponed.  All sessions 6 p.m. - 9 p.m

January-February Tuesday Series meets on January 23, 30, February 6 and 13.   The whole-class makeup date is February 20, used only if a class must be postponed.  All sessions 6 p.m. - 9 p.m

February-March Tuesday Series meets on February 27, March 6, 13, and 20. The whole-class makeup date is March 27, used only if a class must be postponed.  All sessions 6 p.m. - 9 p.m

April-May Tuesday Series meets on April 3, 10, 17, and 24. The whole-class makeup date is May 1, used only if a class must be postponed.  All sessions 6 p.m. - 9 p.m

May-June Tuesday Series meets on May 8, 15, 22, and 29.   The whole-class makeup date is June 5, used only if a class must be postponed.  All sessions 6 p.m. - 9 p.m

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-

July-August Tuesday Series meets on July 71, 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

 

 

Class topics include:  
Pregnancy anatomy and physiology  
When to call your midwife/OB
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.