Childbirth Classes

painscale2Nova currently only offers private childbirth classes at this time.  Nova offers fully customizable classes that can take place in my home or yours and are geared to meet your specific childbirth education needs  They are ideal for those on bed rest, have very hectic schedules or those who wish for more privacy.  Nova’s childbirth classes are designed to normalize the birth process through many different techniques.  By investing in childbirth preparation classes, she hopes that you will feel more confident and prepared to have the birth experience you want.
Overview of topics:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Hormones during pregnancy and labor
  • Stages of labor
  • Signs of labor
  • Pain coping strategies
  • Different Breathing techniques for labor
  • Positions for labor
  • Massage techniques for labor
  • The role of the partner
  • Interventions and complications
  • Pain medication for labor
  • Newborn procedures following birth
  • Newborn care techniques
  • Breastfeeding
  • Hormones during the postpartum time
  • The postpartum body
  •  Newborn appearance & abilities
  • Feeding cues
  • The Fourth Trimester
  • “The Happiest Baby on the Block”‘s Five S’s
  • Diapering options
  • Swaddling
  • Soothing baby
  • Bathing
  • Babywearing
  • Sleep strategies
  • Infant feeding
  • Basic breastfeeding & bottle feeding
  • Introducing baby to pets
  • Common myths related to newborns

You may pick and choose which topics you would like to cover as this is your very own class!
Fee for a 3 hour private class:  $150
*Pain Scale drawing credit to Allie Brosh (used with permission)