When Courtney & Robert found out they were expectingtheir first baby, they immediately sought out support and education for their pregnancy and birth. Being in the military meant that that they didn't have a present support system or knowledge of the local birth facilities and medical care providers. They were referred to Belly to Cradle through a friend, and arranged their care before the first trimester of their pregnancy was over!
Because they booked so early, they were able to benefit from the ability to ask questions and obtain resources throughout the entirety of their pregnancy. Around the 28 week mark, they began their private childbirth classes with Amber in their own home, according to their schedule. "She met us where we were--figuratively and literally," Robert says. "She had no preconceived assumptions or expectations for what kind of birth we wanted. And let's face it, it was so great to have that one-on-one education. Plus, it's easier to learn and talk about something sensitive when you’re not in a group setting.."
Courtney says that making sure they had education and support for their birth was imperative. "Hiring Belly to Cradle was hands-down one of the best decisions we made for our pregnancy and birth."
Complete Childbirth Education
Belly to Cradle Childbirth Education Includes:
Six hours of customized, private childbirth education
Schedule of classes based on your needs
Study Guide, worksheets, homework to complete
What to expect at your birth facility
Right to refusal & informed consent
Birth affirmations & word perception in birth
Research and how to assess it
Terms and definitions to know
Stages and Phases of Birth--signs & symptoms of labor
Comfort Measures & Breathing Basics
Birth Preferences & Planning
Overcoming Birth Roadblocks
Common risk factors and accompanying interventions