CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION

Increase your confidence in your body’s natural ability to give birth with our Prepared Childbirth Classes. We offer a series of 4 classes, meeting weekly at a convenient location in Oakland Adam’s Point neighborhood with plenty of free parking.

In these comprehensive classes you will learn the signs of labor, the different stages of labor and how to recognize them, what to expect physically and emotionally during labor, and ways that your support person can mostly effectively help you.

Hands-on practice includes positions for labor and birth, massage and comfort techniques, natural pain coping strategies, and methods to develop your communication skills.

Classes will also discuss common hospital interventions, the pros and cons of the different pain medications available for use during labor, when to go to the hospital or birthing center, how to craft a birth plan, and what to expect from the immediate postpartum period.

Classes are taught by Callai Nagle, a certified childbirth educator, certified birth doula, and mother of two, who has knowledge and experience of local hospitals and policies, and brings her passion for empowering couples to achieve a joyful, satisfying birth experience to every class she teaches.