Are you planning to labor or give birth vaginally after a previous cesarean?
(* Labor After Cesarean, Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) Primed Birth Prep is in your corner!
This unique birth class has been thoughtfully designed to address the special considerations you are facing within a community of other VBAC families. In addition to covering all of basics of a “first time” birth prep class, we will cover VBAC safety statistics, strategies for sibling prep, processing your previous birth experience & addressing your concerns, and plenty of hands-on tools you will use to optimize your experience this time around. Be informed, prepared and set in motion with this Saturday morning workshop, thoughtfully scheduled with busy parents in mind!
This Class Will Cover:
Physiology: What is happening in each stage of labor and how to work with your body to optimize each stage, including strategies from The Tummy Team for positioning, pushing and resilience before and after birth.
Your Birthing Options: Be informed for decision making in the moment.
Support: Tools for comfort (including, but not limited to, pain medications), positions for labor and birth, the crucial role of partners and other support people.
Personalized Birth Plans: We will address variations of labor & unexpected outcomes.
Empowerment: Discuss current statistics and the safety of VBAC. Identify, process and learn tools to realistically address your fears and concerns.
Moving Forward: Physical recovery, balancing baby-care & self-care, tips for children at birth & sibling transition.
Community: Local resources for your entire childbearing year.
About the Instructor:
Karli created Primed Birth Prep out of a passion for supporting women to proactively embrace their experience in pregnancy, childbirth and mothering.
Karli’s years of professional and personal birth experience began with attending births as a doula at the age of 16 before attending Birthingway College of Midwifery in Portland. After several years as a midwifery apprentice, the birth of her first daughter was an ‘everything that could happen- happened!’ kind of birth; intensifying her devotion to assisting women in having empowered birth experiences. She currently teaches Primed Birth Prep classes in Oregon & Washington, as well as offering online video classes through The Tummy Team for first, subsequent and VBAC births. She is honored to facilitate parents as they shape the way that their pregnancy, birth and “after” unfold.