Best Start Birth Preparation Classes
Best Start offers Birth Preparation Classes to encourage normal, natural birth focused on birth at Best Start. Women and their partners prepare for birth with relaxation, exercises, information and emotional preparation. The class is comprehensive class covering preganancy, labor and birth, breastfeeding, and the newborn. The focus is to help you find the techniques most useful for you for birth and ways to cope effectively.
Instructors Donna and Trisha will provide you with a complete understanding of the labor process and transition to early parenting.
Check the Calendar for upcoming classes. *Register for classes around 26-28 weeks. Classes fill up quickly.
This class is covered for mothers receiving care at Best Start with MediCal or TriCare.
Classes also taught at Best Start
Birthing From Within® Childbirth preparation classes offer a unique balance between vital information and self-discovery. The Birthing From Within® mentor facilitates and holds space for mothers and their partners to discover and follow their individual and joint journey through pregnancy, labor, birth, and into parenthood. Birthing From Within® classes are very dynamic. Parents can expect to learn several pain-coping practices, labor and birth positions, how to get information and make decisions, as well as recognize and understand their assumptions, motivations, hopes, and fears through art, discussion and role-play.
Typical topics covered in childbirth education classes include:
- Normal labor, birth and early postpartum
- Positioning for labor and birth
- Pain management techniques
- Labor support
- Communication skills
- Comfort measures (breathing strategies, relaxation and massage techniques)
- Risks and benefits of medical procedures
- Healthy lifestyles
Best Start offers Nutritional Counseling Services, and Psychosocial Counseling Services