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Wed, Jan 25



EBB Childbirth Class Imperative - January Cohort

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EBB Childbirth Class Imperative - January Cohort
EBB Childbirth Class Imperative - January Cohort

Time & Location

Jan 25, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST


About the event

Are you looking for a childbirth class, that gives you the flexibility of online learning, but also the support of in-person connections?

January 11th will kick off our first virtual session and orientation for the 6-week EBB Childbirth Imperative. We will meet on Wednesdays for 6 weeks (unless the class as a whole decides to change a day we meet). This will be a hybrid class where most classes are held on zoom, but we will meet in-person for the final class to learn and practice comfort measures in-person so you can start building up that muscle memory and know exactly what to do when the big day comes!

Registrations include the weekly 1.5 - 2 hour Zoom video chats with your Instructor, access to your lessons online at the Evidence Based Birth® Academy, a PDF library, effective coping skills and comfort measures, and 3 months of access to the EBB Parent Portal. Partners are welcome and encouraged to join us! Only one registration per family is needed.

By taking the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class, you and your partner will not only learn the evidence for your birth options in an online class, but you’ll also get to meet in-person with an experienced instructor and other Black and Brown parents in the Cincinnati area who are navigating their pregnancy along with you! This Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth   Class is taught by Meredith Strayhorn - Evidence Based Birth® Instructor, Breastfriend, and Student Midwife.

What will you learn?

How labor works: Stages & Hormones of labor

Comfort Measures discussed: Acupressure, Counter-pressure and Comforting massage touch, Positions, use of Birth Ball and Peanut Ball, Hydrotherapy, Heat and Cold therapy, using the TENS unit, Mindfulness and Affirmations, Aromatherapy, Music Therapy, Epidural, Nitrous Oxide, protecting the perineum

Enjoy relaxation scripts, a Spotify music playlist, Acupressure cheatsheet and what to pack for the hospital are provided

Evidence based discussions about induction and routine labor management

Ways to help prevent preventable cesareans & family centered cesareans

Advocacy skills for partners, navigating hard decisions

Newborn procedures to expect

Breastfeeding and newborn basics

Online 6-week Series (one in-person class)

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