Can I take just a minute to say how excited Fort Worth Doula Associates is to be expanding our private YourBest Childbirth Education class to a Saturday Session at Fort Worth Birthing and Wellness Center??
Because I surely am! This class is our baby and has been a true labor of love.
YourBest Childbirth Education grew out of a need (and a conversation). In Forth Worth and areas south, there is a huge gap in our childbirth ed options. There's a 10 week class available but it's quite pricey and a huge time commitment. And, to be honest, the curriculum just isn't for everyone. There are a few other options, but I don't believe they are as in-depth as they should be. After visiting with a few local midwives, who happened to agree, I decided to fill that gap.
I've spent over a year perfecting my curriculum; drafting and re-drafting. Adding and taking away. I spent time with local birth professionals discussing exactly what they'd like to see in the classes. As a doula, I work with clients who have taken all sorts of childbirth education classes and I get to see exactly what is lacking and where there is room for improvement. I've used this information to make this class the very best.
YourBest Childbirth Education is about truly preparing for YourBest Birth. The midwives at Fort Worth Birthing Center have welcomed this class with open arms and as such, have offered to allow me to teach in their beautiful space. The Saturday Sessions taught at the birth center will focus on an out of hospital birth experience but we'll prepare you for all scenarios, because life happens and sometimes things change (remember, knowledge is power). We'll discuss building a birth team, optimal fetal positioning, writing a killer birth plan, what to expect in the last few weeks of pregnancy; including end of pregnancy tests and procedures. You'll get the scoop on induction and common interventions and finally, we'll discuss breastfeeding basics and tips for transitioning into the 4th trimester.
For those seeking a more intimate experience, the YourBest Private Session is a 6 hour class taught in the comfort of your own home and is completely customized to meet your individual needs. As with the Saturday Sessions, information is presented in an easy to understand format with an emphasis on informed choice. It is perfect for first time parents and those looking for a refresher course, alike.
Upcoming Saturday Sessions:
- Aug. 20
- Sept. 3
- Sept. 10
- Oct. 1
- Oct. 22
- Nov. 12