Asheville Childbirth Education:

Birth Basics

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Afternoon Childbirth Class - Preparing You for Your Best Birth Experience

What can you learn about childbirth in 3.5 hours? A whole lot! Our dynamic Labor & Delivery Nurse/Certified Doula team, Elizabeth & Christine, teach this jam-packed crash course in what to expect during your upcoming birth and how to cope with common discomforts. Perfect for first-time parents, or anyone needing a refresher before welcoming another child.

You’ll learn about the stages and phases of labor, ways to manage the discomfort during each, and will be able to practice some simple ways to ease discomfort that is common towards the end of pregnancy and during labor. We’ll talk about non-medical and medical pain relief options and discuss ways to promote comfort, relaxation, and encourage labor progress with or without an epidural and whether you have a vaginal or cesarean birth.

You can expect evidence-based information presented without any bias for or against any choice you may make about your pregnancy, birth, or parenting.

Participants will also leave with the “birth discussion guide” we provide all our birth doula clients. This tool can be used to help you think through your options and preferences for your own birth and can guide discussions with your provider and any support people you intend to have at your birth.

Upcoming Classes:

Saturday, January 19th, 1:00-4:30

Saturday, March 16th, 1:00-4:30

Check back or contact us to be the first to know when more dates are added!

WHERE: Nest Organics, 51 N. Lexington Ave., Asheville NC

REGISTER: Class size is limited, advanced registration is required.

FEE: $75 (includes participant and one support person).

Contact us if you'd like to book a private or semi-private class in your home at another time/date.

About the Instructors

Christine and Elizabeth are both certified doulas and co-own Doulas of Asheville. Combined, they've supported Hundreds of families through birth and the transition to life with babies.

 Doulas of Asheville co-owners (& sisters!) Elizabeth Pauley and Christine Robinson.

Doulas of Asheville co-owners (& sisters!) Elizabeth Pauley and Christine Robinson.

Elizabeth (left) is a BSN-RN and currently a Labor & Delivery Nurse at Mission Hospital in addition to owning Doulas of Asheville. She is a CAPPA Certified Labor Doula, ProDoula Pre-Certified Postpartum & Infant Care Doula, Placenta Encapsulator, and Childbirth Educator. Learn more about Elizabeth here.

Christine (right) is a CAPPA Certified Labor Doula, ProDoula Pre-Certified Postpartum & Infant Care Doula and Placenta Encapsulator, Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Doula, and Certified Happiest Baby Educator. She also has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Public Policy. Learn more about Christine here