Fundamentals on Childbirth
Birth is normal, natural, healthy, & safe.
Women have an innate ability to give birth.
The experience of birth profoundly affects women and their families.
Women's confidence & ability to give birth is enhanced or diminished by the care provider & place of birth.
Women have the right to give birth free from routine medical interventions.
Birth can safely take place in homes, birth centers and hospitals.
For starters, I received my Lamaze Certification in a small Amish town called Intercourse, Pennsylvania. ;) I currently teach Lamaze Childbirth Classes in Jacksonville, Florida (Virtually as well) & I teach at Baptist Hospital South and lead the Maternity Suite Tours at the Beaches location. I am married to my amazing husband, Dave and we have two beautiful children together which led my heartfelt passion into teaching.
This class is designed to provide you with the knowledge, tools and confidence to have the birth you desire. Birth is one of the most important events in parent's lives & this class will teach you everything you need to know about birth in an interactive & fun way through activities and illustrations.
Lamaze Childbirth Class (4 Lessons - Virtually)
Topics covered in the class:
Pregnancy - physical and emotional health, tips for discomfort, birth plans, precautions, nutrition by trimester, overview of labor, birth fitness, pain management, positioning and movement for pregnancy, labor and birth.
Relaxation techniques, stress reduction and breath awareness. breathing strategies, labor support such as doula's and partners' role. The flow of labor and what to expect. The stages of labor, positions for pushing, discuss all medical interventions, informed decisions, informed refusal, challenges of labor, the postpartum period, newborn appearance, and breastfeeding basics.
Will I learn how to have a natural birth?
I believe that every person has their own unique path. Instead of focusing on medicated vs. unmediated birth, I focus on giving you tools and helping you learn the evidence, so that you can decide what feels right for your family.
"My husband and I took this class together. I had a lot of anxiety about labor and delivery before we took the class. I can say for sure that this class is the #1 reason I am going into my 3rd trimester and approaching labor and delivery with confidence."
"I was preparing to give birth to my second baby and did not have a great first birth experience. I felt very confident after taking Genny's class and was able to have the natural birth I wanted."
"Going into pregnancy I knew nothing about childbirth! Genny laid out the tools from epidural to hospital birth to how to change positions during contractions to find that relief and strength within. I felt prepared for any outcome after taking her class."