Classes

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Wednesday Evenings

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Shine Massage & Spa

This class is designed to provide you with the knowledge, tools and confidence to have the birth you desire.


Topics include:

practice labor positions

physical & emotional health

tips to help with discomfort 

create a birth plan

stages of labor 

birth fitness

pain management

breathing techniques

stress reduction

labor support

pushing positions

postpartum care

newborn care

breastfeeding basics


What to bring: yoga mat and birth ball


Private Classes

(Contact me for schedule/pricing)

You and your partner decide what topics to learn about and discuss with me so you are prepared for the big day. The ultimate goal is that you feel valued and respected during birthing time.


 

About Genny

Genny is a military wife, mother of two, and Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator who prepares pregnant women for childbirth, breastfeeding and the postpartum period.
Genny knows that childbirth education truly drives birth satisfaction, partner involvement and how the mind, body and spirit need proper preparation for birth.
Genny has supported evidence based research on birth long before becoming a mother herself. She became certified through Lamaze International and currently teaches in hospital as well as private classes. Genny is featured on the Lamaze website in the virtual directory, Jacksonville Maternity and FunforFirstCoastKids.org.

 

Testimonials

"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."

Ashley

"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."

Victoria

"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."

Mara

Thank you so much for the support and everything you taught us! Just when I was about to give up, my partner remembered what you taught us. I snapped out of it, dimmed the lights, played some peaceful music and birthed my baby without an epidural!

Toyneisha

 

What is Lamaze?

Evidence Based Practice in Pregnancy & Childbirth

Lamaze has summed up years of research into 6 Healthy Birth Practices: 

  1. Let Labor Begin on its own

  2. Have Freedom of Movement

  3. Have continuous Support

  4. Avoid Unnecessary Interventions

  5. Upright & Spontaneous Pushing

  6. Keep Mom & Baby together

 
Pregnant Woman in Brown

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.

 
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The Lamaze Way

1. Birth is normal, natural, healthy, & safe.

2. Women have an innate ability to give birth.

3. The experience of birth profoundly affects women and their families.

4. Women's confidence & ability to give birth is enhanced or diminished by the care provider & place of birth.

5. Women have the right to give birth free from routine medical interventions.

6. Birth can safely take place in homes, birth centers and hospitals.

 

Resources

Pregnancy

Kellymom.com

Parenting & Breastfeeding 

Researching and Writing