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

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.”


2018-2019 SERIES

 December-January Tuesday Series meets on November 27, December 4, December 11, and December 18. The whole-class makeup date is January 8, used only if a class must be postponed.  All sessions 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

January-February Tuesday Series meets on January 22, January 29, February 5, and February 12. The whole-class makeup date is February 19, used only if a class must be postponed.  All sessions 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.         

March-April Tuesday Series meets on March 5, March 12, March 19, and March 26 . The whole-class makeup date is April 2, used only if a class must be postponed.  All sessions 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.   

April-May Tuesday Series meets on April 9, April 16, April 23, April 30 . The whole-class makeup date is May 7, used only if a class must be postponed.  All sessions 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.  

May-June Tuesday Series meets on May 14, May 21, May 28, and June 4. The whole-class makeup date is June 11, used only if a class must be postponed.  All sessions 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.  

June-July Tuesday Series meets on June 18, June 25, July 2, and July 9. The whole-class makeup date is July 16, used only if a class must be postponed.  All sessions 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.  

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

August-September Tuesday Series meets on August 27, September 3, September 10, and September 17. The whole-class makeup date is September 24, used only if a class must be postponed.  All sessions 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.  

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.    

 

 

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