PRENATAL & BREASTFEEDING EDUCATION
Labour & Delivery Prep
This session is broken down into 2 parts:
The first section will guide you through a natural delivery with no disturbances or interventions in order to help you understand the signs, stages, and physiology of labour and delivery.
We will then go through the 4 P’s of labour: Power (contractions), Passage (pelvis & vagina), Passenger (baby & placenta), Psyche (mind & confidence).
“All of these must work together in synchronicity to achieve a successful, vaginal birth. Think of them as gears in a machine. If one of the gears is misaligned, then the whole machine malfunctions.”
While discussing the 4 P’s I will explain the most common interventions in L&D including; breaking your water, oxytocin, baby positions, vaginal tears, pain management options (including epidural), assisted deliveries (forceps & vacuum), and caesarean deliveries, and much more!
Our goal is to reduce anxiety by gaining knowledge and confidence in your body which will prepare you for an empowering experience.
Postpartum & Newborn Basics
The postpartum period is considered the “4th trimester” for a reason. It is a time of adjustment for your body, mind, and baby. This session is meant to educate and prepare you so you are better able to enjoy this beautiful yet challenging period.
We will discuss the following:
Prenatal Breastfeeding Essentials
I am incredibly passionate about breastfeeding. Although a beautiful and bonding experience, it can have its challenges and this is one area where new mothers often struggle. However, prenatal breastfeeding education has been proven to increase your success and duration, and I am very excited to be able to guide and support you during this time.
This prenatal session will review the anatomy of the breast and discuss what changes to expect in the immediate postpartum period. The process of milk production and ejection will be explained with the addition of visuals. We will then focus on the key elements of a proper newborn latch as well as the most common breastfeeding challenges with tips and tricks to help you along the way.