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 allow for discussion, activities, and personal attention.
Class location: Birth Center of Baton Rouge, 277 Rue de la Vie
Class fee: $185 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 10 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.”
October Tuesday Series meets on October 1, October 8, October 15, and October 22. The whole-class makeup date is October 29, used only if a class must be postponed. All sessions 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
November-December Tuesday Series meets on November 5, November 12, November 19, and December 3 . Class will not meet on November 26. The whole-class makeup date is December 10, used only if a class must be postponed. All sessions 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
January Tuesday Series meets on January 7, January 14, January 21, and January 28 . The whole-class makeup date is February 4, used only if a class must be postponed. All sessions 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
February-March Tuesday Series meets on February 11, February 18, February 25, and March 3 . The whole-class makeup date is March 10, used only if a class must be postponed. All sessions 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
March-April Tuesday Series meets on March 17; March 24, March 31, and April 7 . The whole-class makeup date is April 14, used only if a class must be postponed. All sessions 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Class topics include:
Pregnancy anatomy & physiology
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 & involvement
Composing your Birth Plan
Making decisions with no regrets
Activities enhancing communication between mom and partner
When to call your midwife/OB/doula
Stages and phases of labor, emotional and physical response
Measuring labor progress
Understanding common medical procedures
Decision making about medical procedures
Collaborative decision making
Labor and birth videos
Class fee: $185 for mom and one support person, includes class book