Supported Birth Care offers group, private, intensive and refresher classes.
Supported Birth childbirth classes educate women and couples on the biological process of birth through self-exploration and pain coping tools and techniques.
Supported Birth covers stages of labor, pain coping techniques, pain relief medications and cesareans as most typical childbirth classes do. What makes Supported Birth different from other childbirth preparation classes is that it is taught in an interactive and personalized way where women and couples will participate in discussions as opposed to only listening to lectures. Students will come out of class feeling empowered and positive about birth even while facing variable options and unknowns.
This class is especially good for women who have fears about giving birth and those attracted to, but not limited, the idea of natural childbirth.
Students will have the tools they need to have a successful hospital or home birth.
There is no "one right way" or method for giving birth in Supported Birth. It does not matter if women are interested in an unmedicated birth or getting an epidural, Supported Birth will educate them on all their options.
Classes held at the following locations:
The Pump Station in Santa Monica
2 class series on Wednesdays, 6-9pm
The Pump Station in Hollywood
2 class series on Tuesdays, 6-9pm
**Class sizes are limited
**Students should dress in comfortable clothing
Private classes are available too, taught in your home and a series of 2 three-hour classes or one day 4 hour intensive class.
This course is ideal for women and their partners who have given birth within the past 5 years and took a childbirth class with that pregnancy.
Supported Birth refresher covers:
Private classes are taught in your home and are usually a one time 4 hour-long class.