EDUCATION

I offer private and group childbirth workshops to discuss pregnancy, birth and newborn care. I hesitate to call them “Childbirth Education Classes” as I believe that term says that I’m teaching new material that you don’t know already. YOU ALREADY KNOW how to birth your baby! My job is just to remind you!  My goal is to inspire you to work with your partner to bring comfort during labor, peace during pushing and joy in the birth! After the workshop, I want families to feel confident in trusting their own instincts during birth and beyond.

 

We do discuss the mechanics of birth. We use charts and

models to understand what the body is doing during this

time–we often fear what we do not understand. During class

we walk through the process of labor phase by phase. During

each phase, we discuss what you might experience and

things you can do to remain peaceful and comfortable.

We also may use art to explore our feelings surrounding birth

and to replace bad or traumatic images with good, confident

images.

 

We end our workshop with discussions on postpartum care,

newborn care and breastfeeding. I truly love these workshops! Each one is different as each unique family share their insights, creativity and stories. If you’re interested in being a part of these workshops, please contact me for more information.

Private classes for families with specific needs. Those needs may include but are not limited to: multiple gestations, prior birth trauma or adoptive birth/birth through gestational carrier.

Please check the "Upcoming Events" on the home page for the next workshop date.

I am open to holding group classes within 80 miles of Hagerstown, MD if two or more families might be interested in hosting. Please contact me to set up a group class at 240.643.8768 or lifeintheredhouse@gmail.com.

FREE COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS!!!

These workshops are designed by Indie Birth (www.indiebirth.com) and hosted by me in my home office.

Topics covered include:

  • Undisturbed birth & the labour blueprint

  • The hormones of labour & how to support them

  • The logic & safety of labour & birth

  • Fears, disruptions and moving forward.

  • Policies, protocols & common interventions – what’s a birthing person to do?

  • Who do you need in your birth space?

 

People of all ages, sexes, genders and backgrounds are welcome to attend (pregnant or not).

Did I mention these workshops are FREE!?!?!?!?

 

FREE COMMUNITY GATHERING!!!

Pregnancy is a time for nuturing...not only for the baby, but also for the mother!

Our FREE Community Gatherings offer the opportunity to spend time nurturing yourself and to nurture other birthing moms in your area. It's so important to find a Momma "Tribe" to walk through the early years of parenting with...we'd like to help you find that tribe.

Each Community Gathering will include healthy food (pot luck), time for creativity, time to be outdoors (weather permitting) and the opportunity to listen to your baby's heartbeat either through a private meeting with a midwife or by working together to learn about your beautiful growing babies!

These Community days are not limited to clients of Red House Birth Care...these gatherings don't replace the prenatal care that you may be seeking from other practitioners, this is just a FREE opportunity to supplement the care you are already receiving or to give you a glimpse into the possibilities of midwifery care.

Partners are invited as well! I don't have adequate space at The Red House for older children, so we invite partners to bring the family and head down to the local park to spend time with each other. Partners are obviously very important to the birthing process so we want to give them the opportunity to build relationships with each other as well!

Come ready to receive! Please bring a snack and/or drink to share.

Check the "Upcoming Events" section on the homepage for details.

 

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