Do you have a little one on the way? Whether it's your first birth or your fifth, preparing for birth with an education workshops can make all the difference in helping you have a truly empowered birth! A birth education course can help you prepare for your baby's arrival and make the process as comfortable as possible.
The following are our top 5 reasons why you should sign up to a birth education course:
1) You will feel more confident in your body's ability to give birth naturally because you are educated about it all!
This is an empowering thing. Knowing what to expect during pregnancy, labour and delivery can give you the confidence in your body's natural ability to birth without unnecessary interventions that come with an uninformed decision or one based on fear or lack of knowledge about what it takes to bring a baby into the world naturally.
Having prenatal education helps reduce many fears women have around giving birth! The more informed you are about how things work physiologically, the less fearful you will be...and isn't that something we all want when it comes time for our little one's arrival?
2) You will learn about labor and delivery techniques, such as breathing techniques and positions to help everything move smoothly.
We're not going to lie - labour can often be uncomfortable! But you and your birthing partner can develop an entire toolkit of what positions, breathing exercises and tools are available to get you through the process as comfortably as possible!
When you learn about different positions to help with contractions, it can take some of the pain away and allow for a better experience all around. It will also give your partner an idea of what might be most helpful - offering suggestions and reminding you of techniques means they'll have an active role to play in the birth!
3) You will receive information on postpartum recovery .
Although the postpartum time period is often a joyous one, it can also be quite challenging as you recover and take care of your new little one. A birth education course will give you information on what to expect in those first few weeks and months - from how long it might take for your body to heal to tips on caring for a newborn.
Having a strong understanding of what you can expect in the postpartum phase will give you an edge as far as how to care for yourself and your baby during this time period! We know it's easier said than done, but self-care is important during those early days.
In addition, having knowledge about breastfeeding techniques will help set you up for a successful breastfeeding relationship with your little one.
Our Active Birth Workshops run monthly and are an incredibly affordable way to empower yourself for birth, connect with other expecting families and most of all educate both you and your birthing partner on what to expect (so there aren't so many surprises!). For more information about our upcoming Brisbane based Birth Education courses and whether it might be right for you pop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 07 3061 5050.