Christine Sheets Birth Services

Birth and Post-Partum Doula, Birth Photographer, Childbirth Educator, Lactation Counselor

Childbirth Education Classes


Pregnancy and birth are physically demanding. Mental preparation and emotional support
can go a long way towards helping you manage the intensity of your upcoming labor and birth.

Ideally, you should take a childbirth class between weeks 20 and 36 of your pregnancy, while 6-8 months pregnant.

***My students receive a $100 discount on labor and birth doula services.*** 


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I am very exited to offer the brand new Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class.  This class is unique because it’s a hybrid class which combines the flexibility of online learning with the support of in-person instruction.

We will have our first and last classes (weeks one and six) in-person — in your home.  Weeks two through five, you and your partner will watch class videos on your computer or phone.  Each week, after you watch the videos, we’ll have a video call.  (Both the in-person classes and the video calls will be scheduled at your convenience.)

In this class, we focus on comfort, evidence, and advocacy.  To help you and your birth partner prepare for birth, topics will include:

  • How your Partner can be your Advocate
  • Evidence Based Care
  • Overcoming Fears and Anxieties
  • Comfort Measures
  • Stages of Labor
  • Navigating the Healthcare System
  • Providers (Models of Care)
  • Support
  • Doulas
  • Communicating with hospital staff
  • Know your Rights
  • Interventions
  • Pain Relief
  • Labor Rehearsal
  • Postpartum Discussion
  • Newborn Procedures
  • Baby Care

Is this a Natural Childbirth Class?  At Evidence Based Birth®, we believe that every person has their own unique path. Instead of focusing on medicated vs. unmedicated birth, we focus on giving you tools and helping you learn the evidence, so that you can be empowered to make your own decisions! We do have a strong emphasis on non-drug comfort measures, because they have no side effects and can be used by everyone, whether or not you plan to use medications.

At the end of this class, you will have all the tools you need to create your ultimate labor and birth experience. If you want a natural birth, this class will give you the relaxation and pain management tools you need to have a natural birth. If you need an epidural or Cesarean, we’ll cover how you can be empowered that way, too!

I’m currently offering a special, introductory price for this class of $300.  This includes:  access to the online portion of the class, digital workbook, two in-person classes, and four video calls.


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I created this childbirth education course to provide families a better understanding of the birthing process and the options available to them.

This is a private class, taught in your home at your convenience.  This series is fully customized to fit your needs, circumstances, and chosen of provider and birth facility.  It’s offered in a traditional weekly format (approximately 12-16 hours of instruction) for $400; or a one-day or two-day intensive session (approximately 8-10 hours) for $300.

               During this series, we will examine and discuss:

  • your ideas, hopes and concerns surrounding birth
  • choosing your medical care provider and birth facility
  • nutrition and exercise during pregnancy
  • typical progression of pregnancy, labor and birth
  • common variances
  • the evidence regarding your birth options
  • comfort measures
  • the benefits of breastfeeding and how to begin
  • the postpartum recovery period
  • preparing for life with a newborn

 

 


REGISTRATION:

A $100 non-refundable deposit is required on or before the first day of instruction.

If you have any questions or would like more information on this class or to check my availability for private instruction; please contact me at yourdoulachristine@gmail.com or at 708.743.9024 or via the contact form.

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