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Childbirth Education Classes

 

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Confident Birth

Gain the knowledge and confidence you and your partner/support person need to have the birth experience you desire. This class is suitable for all first time parents as well as a refresher course. Whether you want to have a medication free birth, or receive your epidural as soon as possible, or you are unsure of exactly what you would like, but want to understand ALL of your options, this class is for you. Come and prepare for your birth in a relaxed, friendly environment, with other families in your community.

Class will cover evidence based information including:

  • Stages and phases of labor
  • How to prepare physically and mentally for your birth
  • Natural coping methods such as deep relaxation, massage, visualization, water therapy and more. You will leave with a tool bag of skills and techniques that can help you cope with labor without drugs if that is your goal.
  • Cesarean birth

We will have a judgement free conversation about ALL of  your medication options and when the best time to use them is.

You will learn what questions to ask, and how to make informed decisions in the moment.
Communicating your needs with your support team and how to best utilize your environment and resources.
Plenty of time for questions and discussion

A few trade secret Doula tips and tricks to make your birth even more enjoyable.

 

Options

Full Series.  4 Weeknight sessions.  Lots of time to discuss and process information.  Large breaks with snacks to spend time getting to know your classmates and building your mico-community.

Sunday Sessions.
 2 Sunday afternoons. This unique series allows plenty of time to cover the content above along with the opportunity to come back week two with any questions.  No more rushing from work to make it to your childbirth classes, enjoy your morning, then spend the afternoon focusing on you, your partner, your baby, your birth.
Offerring classes at Birth Roots in Portland Maine  Paula’s classes are listed here as Lamaze.

Offering Private and semi-private in home classes. use the contact form for more information.

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You will receive an invoice and confirmation within 48 hours once your registration is received.

It was amazing to have a support system totally dedicated to me, especially during a long and difficult labor and delivery.Molly C. - Family Nurse Practitioner
The services that you provide are invaluable to new moms (and dads). I feel that your classes are as beneficial to my health as staying active and hydrated.Katie B.
Being a first time mom is the most elating and terrifying journey in the world. Having a guide who is educated and understanding like Paula definitely made a difference, especially during those first few weeks!Selina, Mother, Wife, and Teacher
Paula was amazing supporting me, my husband and our midwife. After our baby was born, Paula would check in at clutch times and ease our uncertainty.Sarah P. Operations Manager
Paula helped my partner to have the confidence to make informed decisions and be the best support he could be.Sarah M. Business Owner
Paula not only provided essential postpartum support, She was always available to answer questions or troubleshoot any concerns at any time.Sam W. Montessori Teacher
Paula's consistent support allowed me to breastfeed, recover, and spend time with my older child.Jenny B. SAHM
I wasn't sure how I would make it through those first few weeks with my son in the NICU. With Paula's help I was able to meet my needs and his, and eventually meet our goal of exclusively breastfeeding.Jill J. Special Education Teacher
"I'm so glad I hired a doula for my husband!"Regan S.
It's hard to imagine our journey without her knowledge and optimism reassuring us each step of the way.Chelsea M
it was clear our doula knew how to integrate seamlessly with the hospital birth team. My OB specifically mentioned how much she liked my doula during a follow up appointment.Tracy K.
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