How many couples are
in each class?
Usually no more than 6. Private classes are available. Please contact me for fees and availability.
Does my support partner need to be my spouse?
No. Although experience shows that a woman's partner makes the best coach in labor, it is not required in order to attend the classes. Sometimes a woman brings her partner, sister, mother, or other supportive friend. What is important is that her birth partner in pregnancy and labor is someone she can count on when things get tough.
Why take a class, if it's natural doesn't my body know how to do it?
Yes, it absolutely does. Your body does know exactly how to give birth, but the question is do you? Understanding what is happening and how to work with your body helps to reduce any fear about the birthing process, eliminates unnecessary pain and interventions, and can shorten the length of time you will be in labor.
Does it matter where I am birthing?
No. These classes support birth in any location, with any type attendant. The emphasis being that the couple is making informed choices.