There is currently a strong disconnect between the evidence shown by research to ensure a healthy birth with minimal interventions and what is being practiced in the majority of medical settings in our country. I believe there is a time and a place for interventions in birth and we are incredibly fortunate to have these options, especially for challenging births. At the same time, it is important to minimize unnecessary interventions that could disrupt the normal process of childbirth. This is why it is so crucial for pregnant women to educate themselves and take charge of their birth process. My goal in teaching childbirth education is to provide the knowledge that will empower women to make truly informed decisions for their births.
In my childbirth education class, I teach evidence-based information and I cover materials from well-established childbirth methods, such as Lamaze and Bradley. I also discuss important issues such as optimal fetal positioning, possible labor scenarios, what to expect in various hospital settings, how to prevent unnecessary interventions, and how to best prepare for a VBAC.
At this moment I offer private childbirth education classes, in the comfort of your home. This allows me to tailor my class according to your specific needs, in both content and length, and customize a birth plan that works best for you.
My childbirth education classes are 4 hours for a fee of $400.
Traditionally women have given birth surrounded by other women, usually relatives and friends from the close community, women experienced in childbirth, who could reassure and encourage the pregnant woman through this amazing and intense process of becoming a mother. In our western society this traditional model got broken, especially in the last century. Along with a high medicalization of the birth process, there has also been a dramatic transformation in the way women relate to their pregnancies and births. Many women lost trust in their bodies, in the birth process, and in the breastfeeding process. As women start to regain their confidence in the ability to give birth normally and start to make informed decisions about birth, there is an increased need for strong support during birth. I am proud to be doing this wonderful work.
I believe that it is very important for the mother, partner and the doula to have a good chemistry. Therefore, I will meet you for a consultation, to see if we are a good match. If you decide that I am the right doula for you, here is what is included in my services:
I aim to stay in close touch with my clients and always be a source of support, from mother to mother.
For fees, please follow this link to my partnership website NYCBirthVillage.