Thursday, December 17, 2015

Birth Boot Camp Class 1: Defining the Mission

A ball of yarn and a roll of TP walk into a birth class...
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The current Sugar Land Birth Boot Camp series began on November 2nd. Class 1 is all about answering the question, "Why Natural Birth?"

While Birth Boot Camp classes are beneficial for anyone having a baby, these classes are geared toward couples planning a natural childbirth. In Class 1, we spend a significant amount of time exploring reasons why couples want to have a natural childbirth. Reasons vary widely. Commons reasons I hear are:

  • More fulfilling
  • Fear of needles
  • Desire to avoid major abdominal surgery
  • Healthier for mom and baby
  • Research supports it
  • Their friend, mom, sister did it
  • They just want to

Couples learn about the history of childbirth in the United States during the last 100 years, common drugs used during labor, as well as natural pain relief options. They discover tools they already have for dealing with stress and discomfort.

We dove right into birth videos by watching two different types of births from the documentary, Orgasmic Birth.

Welcome to Birth Boot Camp! Follow along for sneak peeks from all ten weeks of class.

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