Giving Birth Meaning is devoted to learning the nuances of the journey through labor and delivery. We know how very important your Birth Experience is. At Deaconess, this class will introduce natural breathing exercises and relaxation techniques for you and your birth coach to practice at home.
Birthballs will be utilized and exercises outlined to prepare both your body and mind for birth. We will also take time for small guided imagery segments to show the benefits of relaxation in labor and view short birth-stories. Our nurses walk you through the logistics of labor and how your body will prepare to bring your baby into the world.
You will learn how to best time your arrival at Deaconess as we discuss your options for both natural and medicated births. We want you to choose the birth that is RIGHT for You! Which means that we discuss possible medical interventions, such as IV pain medications, an epidural and labor augmentation.
The emphasis of this class is to introduce your birth choices, answer any questions you may have and help you visulize and prepare for the birth you and your coach are striving for. A detailed tour of our Labor and Delivery Unit and BirthWise is also provided with this class.
Please note: at Deaconess we want to fulfill the needs of our busy families so our Prepared Childbirth classes will be offered as a 2-part evening series (weekly or in the same week) or as an all-day Saturday OR Sunday option (register for only one all-day option). Please read the calendar carefully!! Only one registration is needed per couple.
800 w. 5th ave
2nd Floor Maternity Center
Spokane, WA 99204