Childbirth is normal, natural and healthy.
Fundamentals on Childbirth:
Birth is normal, natural and healthy.
Women have an innate ability to give birth.
The experience of birth profoundly affects women and their families.
Women's confidence and ability to give birth is either enhanced or diminished by the care provider and 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.
Hi, my name is Genny Siemion and I teach childbirth education in Jacksonville, Florida. I am married to my amazing husband, Dave. We have a one year old daughter and expecting our second baby in the fall. I became passionate about childbirth education in 2016.
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.
Childbirth Class January 2020
4 class series
$150 per couple
January 13 - February 3, 2020
Mondays 6-9 pm
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.
Lamaze Six Healthy Birth Practices
let labor begin on its own
walk, move around and change positions throughout labor
bring a loved one friend, or doula for continuous support
avoid interventions that are not medically necessary
avoid giving birth on your back & follow your body's urges to push
keep mother and baby together