Lamaze Class

My Comprehensive childbirth education course is made up of six, 3-hour classes that will guide you through late pregnancy, planning your birth and preparing for postpartum.

The best part though?!?! You get 6 date nights!! That’s right. For 6 weeks leading up to your birth you and your partner can plan 6 dates. Before class have lunch at one of the many downtown establishments. After class share a drink or bite at Spencer’s Coffee. Take a walk around downtown discussing what you’ve learned in class and all your plans for baby. Go see a movie! Visit old friends! Make those 6 days count because soon you will be focused on baby.

Contact me today to start class THIS Saturday. Email me at Mary@mysunshinebirth.com or call 1-270-303-1546.

Lamaze Childbirth Education Course Topics

I was putting together a general outline of my Lamaze Childbirth Education Course Topics for our certifying Doulas to turn in with their DONA paperwork and I decided to share the outline with you all.

Have you ever wondered what topics are covered in a comprehensive childbirth education course?  This is the list of topics I came up with this morning and I still feel like I’m missing some!

Lamaze Seal Lamaze Childbirth Education Course Topics
Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator

Lamaze Childbirth Education Course Topics:

  • The normal, natural process of labor and birth, and health-care practices that support it 
  • The rights of childbearing woman
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Labor
  • Changes during late pregnancy and the stages of labor
  • The important role that pain plays in labor and a wide variety of coping strategies for managing it
  • The importance of labor support (Doula/Partner)
  • Partner’s role in labor, breastfeeding and postpartum care
  • Movement and positioning during labor and birth
  • Medical interventions and their indications, risks and alternatives
  • Cesarean awareness and how to plan for a gentle cesarean
  • How to communicate with your healthcare provider
  • Developing a birth plan
  • Breastfeeding
  • Newborn Care
  • Postpartum expectations and Self Care
  • Baby Blues & Postpartum Depression
  • Birth Control options and Natural Family Planning (Fertility Awareness)
  •  Car Seat Safety
  • Local resources to support you during and after pregnancy

Keep in mind that there are many sub-topics beneath these topics and the knowledge you’ll gain from a comprehensive childbirth education course is immense.  Consider a minimum 12 hour childbirth education course under an educator certified by a reputable agency when you are planning your birth.  Want to learn more about education and support options in Southern KY then come to our monthly Meet The Doulas or email mary@mysunshinebirth.com for details.

Planning on joining a Lamaze 8 week course in 2016?  Be sure to make your purchase before Mother’s Day on May 8th to take advantage of our Push Present Promo as seen below.

Push Presents for Bowling Green, KY Expectant Moms on WBKO Lamaze Childbirth Education Course Topics

$140 in Push Presents FREE when you purchase a Lamaze course before May 8th 2016.

Lamaze on WBKO AM Kentucky

A big thanks to WBKO and the beautiful Laura Rogers for having me on WBKO AM Kentucky this morning.  It was a much different experience than midday.  It was very quiet in the studio early in the morning and less than half the time to talk during my segment.  Two and a half minutes can really fly by, but Laura did her job with ease guiding me through the segment.  I continue to be impressed with the kindness and consideration all of the WBKO staff shows me.

I hope you all enjoy this segment, and I hope you’ll see more of My Sunshine Birth Services on WBKO.

The Gifts Pregnant Women and Their Partners REALLY Want

Thank you for tuning in today and watching my segment on WBKO’s Midday Live where I discussed practical gifts for expectant Parents.  As I discussed on the show this list was created through suggestions of my clients, social media followers and network birth professionals.  Here is the detailed list that includes items not seen on TV today and how to find the items mentioned.

“…break tradition and get practical gifts that will make birth and postpartum a positive experience for the whole family.”