Your Better Birth
Single Wednesday Session
Taught by Dr. Aristizabal the class explores the stages of labor and the various approaches to childbirth. Helps prepare couples for making choices regarding their birth preferences and informs them about what to expect on the day their child is born. All patients of the practice are expected to attend, excluding those who have previously delivered with Dr. Aristizabal.
Fee: included in OB registration fee, no out of pocket cost
Single Saturday Session
An intensive skills class that prepares couples hoping for an unmedicated birth experience. The class teaches comfort techniques, labor and birthing positions, breathing techniques, and early infant bonding and breastfeeding. Best taken 2-3 months before scheduled due date.
Five (2.5 hour sessions), One Saturday afternoon and Four Wednesday Evenings
A study in self directed meditation techniques for natural labor as developed by Marie F. Mongan. It is a simple straightforward method that teaches women to trust in their natural birthing instincts to achieve a peaceful, calm, and easy birth experience. Couples who use the techniques taught in HypnoBirthing® have been shown to experience less medical interventions in their labors and lower cesarean section rates. All classes taught in affiliation with The HypnoBirthing® Institute. This is Wombkeeper's recommended class for those patients who strongly desire a unmedicated birth.