Receive private birth coaching with Patricia. This can be accomplished in-person, by telephone, or done virtually via Skype. The content of this session is driven by your needs and you will have the opportunity to gain valuable information on topics varying from pregnancy/childbirth; tools to assist in labor; natural pain relief; yoga; to postpartum care. These sessions are ideal for couples who are seeking a refresher for subsequent birth preparation or mothers who seek to understand about choices in childbirth.

We’re Doing this Again! – Childbirth Refresher Course for a Serenity Birth

Childbirth Refresher Course: This 2-hour class is designed for experienced parents who have taken childbirth preparation classes in the past and would like to take a refresher course; want a better understanding of the interventions and circumstances of their prior birth; a desire to achieve a more serene and happier birth experience this next time around.

It is an intimate session where parents are encouraged to share the story of their prior birth(s), discuss the ways this birth may play out differently, and explore what they can do to aid labor progress and have a satisfying birth.

Class Topics may typically include:

  • a refresher of the stages of labor, and the ways in which a typical labor process is different for women who have given birth before than for first-time mothers

  • updates on hospital procedures, or learning what to expect at a birth center or home birth

  • re-examination of pain medication options

  • how to have a natural birth or

  • avoid/delay epidural use (Patricia reveals her 3 Gates Method to having the BEST epidural ever!)

  • information about how to advocate for your own needs within the medical setting

  • exploration of effective methods for labor support and comfort techniques for coping with labor pain, with time for hands-on practice

  • VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean)

  • breastfeeding and sibling issues

  • the Doula-Bag-O’tricks!

  • how to be the best “Daddy Gorilla” for your woman in labor

    Cost is $250 for 2 hours of coaching

“Loved how personalized the info was for our particular birth preferences. So helpful!”