Birth Options Consultation

 

Prenatal Education

Birth Options Consultation and Preconception Counseling

& Sibling Preparation

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BIRTH OPTIONS CONSULTATION AND PRECONCEPTION COUNSELING

Trying to Conceive? Newly Pregnant? Interested in Conscious Conception?  Exploring your options? These consultations are designed for couples planning to conceive in the near future. Learn about your options. Make informed choices.

This class can also be helpful for expectant women  in their first or second trimester who  wish to explore alternatives and options for childbirth including  midwife-assisted delivery, Doula care, natural childbirth in the hospital, birth centers, waterbirth and childbirth at home, pleasurable and sacred birth. Private phone, email, videoconference, or in-person consultation available.

In this class, you will:

  • Discuss principles of Conscious Conception, Joyful Pregnancy & Pleasurable Birth and Sacred Birth.
  • Discuss  your preconception lifestyle choices; and how to prepare nutritionally and spiritually  for conscious conception and healthy pregnancy.
  • Learn how your family history  can determine your unborn baby’s future health–and what to do about it.
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of home, hospital and birth center.
  • Compare and contrast the midwifery and medical models of childbirth.
  • Receive referrals to find a midwife, doctor, birth center,  or Doula.

Cost: $175.00 for 90 minute session (Materials included).or love offering.

SIBLING PREPARATION

Is there an expectant big brother or sister in your home? We can help you prepare your child(ren) for the birth and/or the new baby.  Whether or not you plan to have your children at birth, this class will make them feel part of the big occasion, and lessen sibling rivalry. In this class, we will  address their questions and concerns in an age-appropriate way. When children are well-prepared, attending the birth can be a joyful and memorable family experience. This class is presented  in an age-appropriate way, dependent upon the child(ren)’s ages (age 3-17 is recommended). Experiential exercises are offered and a birth film is shown (if parents approve). This service can be added to a private childbirth preparation series.

Cost: $25 (half-hour), $50 (1 hour).

 


To register, contact:

Debbie Benton, Coordinator of Community Education

Phone: (626) 388-2191 (ext. 2) or E-mail: Debbie.Benton@Motherbabysupport.net

Questions? Submit the Birth form form icon


BIRTH PLANNING RESOURCES

Download: Childbirth Education ClassesPDF Logo 16px

Birth Planning Values Clarification Exercise:

Take this survey to determine what’s important to you about your birth experience and medical provider. Download PDFPDF Logo 16px

Downloads from the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services:

“Questions to Ask When Choosing A Care Provider”, “Highlights of the Evidence Supporting  Mother-Friendly Childbirth”  and more

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PAY FOR CLASSES

Pay by Check or Money Order

Make check payable to “AWMNH”. Send to:

The Association for Wholistic Maternal and Newborn Health

PO Box 50630

Los Angeles, CA 90050

Pay by Credit or Debit



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We Are Hiring!

We are hiring Doulas for our Community-Based Doula Program. The deadline to apply is October 31. Contact us for an application!