Give Birth with Confidence
...following a proactive pregnancy
Pregnancy is an amazing and challenging season of your life. The components of a healthy pregnancy for most mothers are not rocket science: healthy nutrition and regular movement! But what may be less clear is how to accomplish important steps during your pregnancy, such as how to locate a birth place that supports normal birth, or how to choose a health care provider who is both skilled and supportive of your goals. As a new mother, you may be unaware of the importance of these choices during your pregnancy and your birth and, later, their impact on the ease with which you and your baby will start your breastfeeding relationship. Your "Give Birth with Confidence" Strategy Hour is your opportunity to get your questions about pregnancy and birth answered by an experienced, independent childbirth educator and dual certified doula -- me! In your "Give Birth with Confidence" Strategy session, we will develop a plan for the rest of your pregnancy and for your birth that will help you set a course for the type of birth experience that leaves you confident, joyful, and ready to breastfeed.
~Christelle Hagen, BfNC, HCHD
Certified birth doula
Your "Give Birth with Confidence" Strategy Hour
During your "Give Birth with Confidence" Strategy Hour, you will get clear on the type of birth experience you desire for you and your baby. We will spend most of the hour discussing your dreams and goals, as well as learning more about your pregnancy, and plan the essential steps and decisions you need to make now that will increase the likelihood of your birth experience being one that leaves you feeling confident and joyful, one that is aligned with your personal goals, and one that prepares you best for breastfeeding!
Your unique "Give Birth with Confidence" healthy pregnancy and birth plan may include any of the following, depending on your situation, values, and preferences:
- A discussion of your options for Birth Places and Birth Providers (doctors and midwives)
- A discussion of Nutrition and Exercise or Movement that will help you keep your pregnancy normal and healthy and prepare you for childbirth
- Pregnancy-safe Herbs for common discomforts of pregnancy
- A discussion of Childbirth Education methods and classes, and resources for learning more
- A discussion of birth methods, such as water birth
- The Role of Your Husband or birth partner during your birth
- How to find the right kinds of support during your birth--Doulas, Friends or Family, and more
- Relaxation, Massage, and Comfort Techniques
- Birth Herbs that can help during and immediately after the birth
We will brainstorm the #1 problem standing in the way of you experiencing your confident birth, and determine the next step you need to take to move toward your ideal birth.
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Testimonial from a past "Give Birth with Confidence" Strategy Hour attendee
"When my husband and I discovered we'd been blessed with a new little life within, the thought of getting a full-scope perspective on options for the birth seemed overwhelming. But we were lead to Christelle who was the perfect remedy for our curious hearts and minds. With gentle ease and a personable conversational style, we asked our questions and she answered in depth. She had a current pulse on all the birth centers and shared a first-hand wisdom regarding midwives and home births as well. Our session with her was all we needed to go forth and find, what we feel, is a perfect fit for our values and desires. We're so grateful for her assistance in bringing us peace through her helpfulness as we await bringing this new little one to light."
--Deanna, expectant mom, previous "Give Birth with Confidence" Strategy Hour attendee
Testimonials from graduates of my childbirth education classes
"I just wanted to say thank you again for the classes. We really thought they were so helpful and so beneficial. I asked Ben last night after we left how helpful he thought they would be to him and he said he really liked them, was glad we took them and that it was totally worth it. And of course, I totally agree. :) It's so nice to hear someone's perspective who has gone through it and can give advice as to how to handle certain situations. We really appreciate all the knowledge. I will keep you updated for sure!"
--Cassie, expectant mom, Birth Matters Natural Childbirth Course graduate
Fan of Birth Matters Natural Childbirth Series
"Thank you for last week's class. It was great. While there it just HIT ME like a hammer over the head how great my husband will be during my delivery. I knew he would be there and supportive, but I pretty much thought I'd have to do this thing on my own. And all of a sudden I just realized, he'll be more than helpful, he'll be fabulous! I am just overwhelmed by God's goodness and providence in providing such a good partner."
--Melissa, expectant mom, Birth Matters Natural Childbirth Course graduate
Fan of Birth Matters Natural Childbirth Series from Brooklyn Park, MN