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.”


2019 Series

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.    

2020 Series

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