Savvy Birth™ Workshop
An Evidence Based Birth® Event
Duration: 4 hours
The Savvy Birth Workshop
Everything you need to know after you POAS*!
Are you excited to be pregnant, but completely overwhelmed by the number of decisions that need to be made about giving birth? Are you anxious about the unknowns of labor and confused by the horror stories you hear from family and friends? You are not alone! Women tell us all the time that they’d rather plan a nursery than face decision making about their birth! At the Savvy Birth Workshop™, we provide you and your partner with actual facts to use when discussing critical pregnancy and birth decisions, so that you can look forward to one of the most important days of your life—the day you meet your baby—with a sense of empowerment and excitement!
What will we cover in the Savvy Birth Workshop™?
Women have told us over and over again that they have so many fears about the unknowns of childbirth—what if I have a Cesarean? What if I feel pressured into something I don’t want? What if I make the wrong decision? What if I have a bad first experience, or a repeat of a previous traumatizing experience? It’s so easy to shut down and feel paralyzed by these fears—and avoid preparing for childbirth. But what if you and your partner could plan for your birth while feeling excited, informed, empowered, and confident in your ability to be a key member of your own health care team? In your Savvy Birth Workshop™, we will explore these questions:
- What does research support as the safest way to give birth?
- What is the inside scoop on what goes on in the hospitals in our area?
- How does midwifery care differ from OB care?
- What questions can you ask your provider (OB or midwife) to make sure they’re on board with your birth plan?
- What is it like to give birth with a truly supportive team made up your partner, doula, and nurse?
- If your doctor or your hospital tells you you’re “not allowed” to do something during labor, who has the legal authority: you or the hospital?
*POAS = pee on a stick
Note: This workshop is geared toward parents in the first or early second trimester, although it's open to parents at any stage. It is not intended to replace a childbirth education series or one day childbirth education workshop - a childbirth education course should be taken during your third trimester. As a bonus, attendees will receive a 20% discount on my 5-Week Lamaze Childbirth Education series.
About your Instructor:
Maggie Jennings, LCCE, CD(DONA), CLC is a certified doula and childbirth educator who is qualified to give the true “insider’s” scoop on birth in the greater San Diego area, as she’s been supporting families during birth here for more than 7 years. In 2015, she completed an intense training program with Evidence Based Birth® so that she could teach official Savvy Birth Workshops™ in our community. Maggie is passionate about evidence based care and about helping families become empowered to take ownership of their birth experience. She believes in providing non-biased information to help you be more prepared to get whatever type of birth you decide you want!
All classes take place on Tuesdays from 6-9:30p in Temecula/Murrieta.
Fee: $49 per couple.
$39/couple until 10 days prior(Attendees will also receive a 20% discount on my 5-week series.)
- Spring Workshop: TBA
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