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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 you 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.

Class Schedule

*NEW*

We are excited to announce BirthME childbirth education classes in the Midcoast Area!  Paula will be teaching at the new Jade Integrated Health location in Brunswick.  This space offers a beautiful serene environment where you and your partner/support person can learn all you need to know to have a positive experience, plus plenty of parking!

Jade Integrated Health classes for 2017

4 week session, Tuesdays, 6-8:30 pm October 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th, cost is $200

4 hour express class, we will cover the above but will move quite quickly through the topics. This class is ideal for people with tight schedules who want a great childbirth education class, but can not fit a four week session into their busy lives.

Express classes will be held November 5th from 10am-2pm cost is $100

Also offering classes at Birth Roots in Portland Maine  Paula’s classes are listed here as Lamaze.

Also 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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