Supported Birth Prep
All expecting parents welcome
Supported Birth Childbirth classes educate women and their partners to make conscious choices about the birth of their baby based on a combination of technical knowledge, confidence in the natural biological process of birth and different pain coping tools and techniques. Women and their partners will understand the importance of a woman's need to feel safe and nurtured in her birthing environment.
Supported Birth covers stages of labor, pain coping techniques, drugs and cesareans as most typical childbirth classes do. What makes Supported Birth different from other childbirth preparation classes is that it is taught in an interactive and personalized way where couples will participate in discussions as opposed to only listening to lectures. Couples will use self-exploration and come out of class feeling empowered and positive about birth by learning there is no one "right way" to give birth. This class is especially good for women who have fears about giving birth.
Material Fee: $25 Material fee will be collected at the first class (cash or check).
Class length: 3 hrs each class.
Price: Per couple.
3 - 3hour classes over 3 weeks (4 weeks if spans a Holiday)
Lauren Ryan, CSBE, CSBD
HOW TO ENROLL:
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Santa Monica: (310) 998-1981
Hollywood: (323) 469-5300
Lauren Ryan, CSBE, CSBD is a childbirth educator, labor doula and infant care specialist. She teaches Supported Birth childbirth education classes and newborn care classes. Lauren got certified to be a Supported Birth childbirth educator (CSBE) in 2003 and got certified as a Supported Birth doula (CSBD) in 2006. In 2014 Lauren partnered up with Elizabeth Bedolla. By joining together in doula work it means clients get double the expertise and have a well-rested doula to assist at births. Lauren lives in Tarzana with her husband and daughter who was born in 2000 at West Hills Hospital and is a first generation Valley Girl. Lauren likes to read, cook, organize, ride her bike, swim and go to amusement parks. Lauren loves her job because she gets to meet all different types of parents-to-be and knows how important it is for them to go into parenthood feeling relaxed and confident.