Mindful Birth is a 6 week series that grew organically from the private classes I created for individuals. It is appropriate for women choosing home, birth center, or hospital birth. The defining philosophy behind this series is that attitude and expectation are key to having a positive birth experience. The classes are 2 hours each and meet weekly in Greer. The series breaks down like this:
Class 1: Enjoying a low-risk pregnancy (nutrition, exercise, positive story, meditation)
Class 2: Physiology of normal birth
Class 3: Variations (labor dystocia, prodromal labor, interventions, informed consent)
Class 4: Celebrating your birth (an overview and practice of many coping techniques)
Class 5: Planning for your birthplace (understanding options of chosen birthplace, birth plans, packing a birth bag, creating a homebirth checklist)
Class 6: Comprehensive birth rehearsal and postpartum
This class will begin the 2nd week of November and will meet in the evenings.
I continue to teach Hypnobabies which is enjoying great outcomes. My next series will begin January 2. I have three spots remaining for this class. While I love the student statistics and satisfaction from this class, hypnosis isn’t for everyone. And honestly, Mindful Birth is loads of fun to teach!
Please email me if you’re interested in enrolling–j_byers (at) bellsouth (dot) net.
Very cool option for those that want to do something other than Hypnobabies. I look forward to hearing how it goes.