What methods or childbirth education philosophies are taught in Birthing and Babies Prenatal Classes?
A. There are many childbirth education philosophies and methods out there, and Birthing and Babies does not just focus on one specific method. It is important to realize that some methods are more aimed at women wanting an unmedicated birth( Hypnobirthing, Bradley and Birth Works) and others are aimed at encouraging women to make informed choices about all aspects of birth, including pain medication and medical interventions ( Lamaze, ICEA, Birthing from Within) Birthing and Babies Prenatal Classes does incoporate information from several of the above mentioned methods, while the emphasis is placed on using a broad variety of techniques to teach women how to cope with labour, and teach partners how to best support a labouring woman . Also discussed in the prenatal classes are the medical interventions/options in birth, and how to make informed choices. Emphasis is on “freedom of choice based on knowledge of alternatives” and your role as an informed patient.