The Home Birth Class series is right for you if…
Taylor and Jo do a phenomenal job educating families and pregnant people on their journey to home birth. As a home birth midwife, I strongly recommend this class to not only first time birthing families but to all families during all pregnancies. Each series brings new information, new connections and a place where anxieties and fears can be acknowledged, eased and replaced by knowledge and trust in one’s body and one’s self. There is also a strong focus on postpartum wellness and partner support, bringing preparedness to the forefront. Thank you for creating this home birth specific opportunity. This community is truly grateful!- Morgan Gaines, CPM (Midwife)
Saturday, August 1, 10am – 12pm EST
Wednesday, August 5, 6pm – 8pm EST
Saturday, August 8, 10am – 12pm EST
Wednesday, August 12, 6pm – 8pm EST
Saturday, August 15, 10am – 12pm EST
*This series is ideal for families with due dates between September and November.
Location: We will gather virtually.
Cost: $300 per family (this includes 5 live classes, membership in a private Facebook group, access to our exclusive student resources, and a workbook to accompany the series)
Join us for this comprehensive childbirth education series created specifically for home birthers!
Home Birth Series Content
Preparing for the Postpartum Transition
- Communication and a new normal for you and your partner
- Caring for baby (sleep, feeding, diapering, cord care, bathing, newborn procedures)
- Caring for you
- Creating of a postpartum wellness plan
- The baby blues and signs and symptoms of postpartum mood disorders
- Connecting with other new parents
Pregnancy and Intuitive Preparation for Birth
- Nutrition for you and baby
- Optimal fetal positioning for an easier birth
- Common pregnancy discomforts
- Fear in labor and the fight or flight response and ways to work with fear
- The roles of hormones in labor
- Stages and phases of labor
Labor & Comfort for You & Your Birth Partner
- Building your birth team
- Communication and decision-making with your team
- Comfort measures for each part of labor
- Ways your partner can verbally support you
- Ways your partner can help when the going gets tough
- Setting up your home
- Creating a hospital transfer plan
Comprehensive Homebirth Education
We know you probably tons of emotions and lots of questions about your pregnancy and your upcoming birth. As certified and experienced birth doulas and childbirth educators, we have a lot of information, guidance, and encouragement to offer. We’ve created this series so that you will be prepared for whatever may come your way on the day your child is born and the days immediately after.
We believe that childbirth education should be comprehensive, interactive, and fun. This series will offer you a wealth of good information, help you develop a toolbox of effective comfort techniques, help your partner gain confidence in supporting you, and provide you with knowledge of the birth process so you can trust labor and trust yourself. We want you to leave this series with great information as well as excitement about this momentous occasion in your life!
The series will be taught live with up to 5 other families. You will have the opportunity to meet other parents-to-be who have a similar vision for their births while still being in an intimate enough setting to ask questions and practice hands-on techniques.
We have seen what a profound impact birthing experiences can have on the rest of a family’s life together and, through this home birth class series, we strive to help families prepare for a birth experience in which they feel strong, confident, and trusted. ~ Taylor & Jo
Ready to join us?
Jo has been a birth doula and childbirth educator for 20 years. She had both her daughters at home in Vermont. She lived in San Diego for 13 years while attending births in hospitals, birth centers and homes. Now, Jo works with home birthing families. She founded the Facebook page, “Seacoast Birth Network”, which connects families with evidence-based information to better their birth and postpartum journey. Jo is passionate about educating birthing families by giving them knowledge and supportive tools that can enhance their birthing experience.