Informed Beginnings is the result of the collective dream of a group of experienced natural childbirth educators. It is a not-for-profit co-operative that allows members to pool resources and share great ideas, resulting in the most comprehensive, up-to-date childbirth classes available to parents-to-be.
Rather than basing the classes on one person's work or one specific method, implying that there's a "right way" (and therefore also a "wrong way") to give birth, InfoBe draws on the wisdom of many experts in the natural childbirth movement, and is a dynamic organization that combines the wisdom of many childbirth educators and doulas. We teach mothers how to really relax and work with their bodies, and we teach partners how to effectively provide emotional and physical support and to advocate when needed. We provide a broad range of proven, effective techniques for coping with labor naturally and healthfully, recognizing that every birth is unique and each mother will use what works for her.
Informed Beginnings offers you the following:
Contemporary, evidence based comprehensive classes covering pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and breastfeeding.
Instruction and support for low-intervention birth, with the understanding that not every birth can be low-intervention. A successful birth is one in which you make good, informed decisions based on the labor you are given.
The opportunity to develop small communities of students who go through class together. You and your classmates will also have the opportunity to connect to larger communities of parents sharing similar life changes.
Informed Beginnings comprehensive classes cover:
-Anatomy & physiology of pregnancy
-Optimal fetal positioning
Natural methods of pain management
-Safe, effective comfort techniques
-Birth place and provider choices in your area
Informed decision making
-Support skills for the partner
-Writing your birth plan
-Pregnancy exercises and nutrition
-Stages of labor and birth
-Complications and interventions