Best Start Birth Preparation Classes
Best Start offers Birth Preparation Classes specifically focused on giving birth at Best Start. Classes will prepare women and their partners for a normal, natural birth experience with an emphasis on birth education, physical and emotional preparation.
Best Start Birth Preparation Classes Include:
- Pregnancy & development
- Normal labor and birth
- Relaxation & focused breathing
- Pain management and comfort techniques
- Role of the partner
- Labor Support
- Positioning for labor and birth
- Common concerns & medical interventions
- Postpartum & newborn care
This a comprehensive class covering pregnancy, labor and birth, breastfeeding, and the newborn. We want to help you find the techniques most useful to you for your birth experience. A variety of coping and pain management skills to labor effectively are taught, including massage and acupressure techniques. Our class is taught by certified, experienced birth educator-doulas and will provide you with a complete understanding of the labor process and transition into early parenting. Highly recommended for all parents, especially if this is your first baby.
Classes are a series of seven weeks held on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday evenings: 6:30-9:00 PM, Check the Calendar for upcoming classes. *Register for classes at 26-28 weeks. Classes fill up quickly… To register: Email Donna or Call at 619-760-6922
*Affordable classes for all Best Start clients with insurance or cash pay. There is no cost for MediCal or TriCare mothers receiving care 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
Thursdays: 1PM. This is a free event and open to all mothers in the community.
Best Start Birth Center is committed to ensuring 100% of all babies are breast fed! Please join us whether you are in need of support or have experience to share. Spend time with other moms and learn from experienced breastfeeding mothers. Find out how much milk your baby is getting with pre- and post-feed weight. Bring your questions about anything having to do with breastfeeding and/or being a mom. The ideal time to begin attending is during pregnancy, because the information received in advance may prove vital to a mother when her baby arrives. A lactation educator provides practical breastfeeding suggestions as well as hands on help. Mothers participate in informational discussion of breastfeeding concerns, including the advantages of breastfeeding, overcoming difficulties, nutrition, and weaning. *Individual support counseling available on Tuesdays at 1PM, (call for more info)
Best Start offers Nutritional Counseling Services, and Psychosocial Counseling Services