My Birth Companion

 

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Childbirth Classes

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Lamaze – Hypnobirthing – Customised Sessions
~ We have a class for you ~

YOUR VISION

 

Hospital – Birth Center – Homebirth – Natural – Epidural – VBAC  – Cesarean

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OUR CLASSES

 

Virtual 
Private
Classes


 

Available nationwide and worldwide 
Our doula clients get a 10% discount 
Our classes are FSA/HSA eligible

Comprehensive Lamaze Class (8 Hours)

Childbirth Classes Your birth essiantals

⇒ Three sessions (8 hours total)
⇒ Eligible for reimbursement, FHS and HSA
⇒ Virtual private: $325/couple (available nationwide)
⇒ In-person (Greater Baltimore only): $75 driving fees

Childbirth class designed for first-time parents and vbac families.  Topics include:

• Prepare for birth
• Stages of labor
• How to advocate for yourself
• Avoid unnecessary medical interventions
• Epidural or natural birth
• Demystify and understand childbirth pain
• Create a favorable and positive environment
• Breathing and relaxation techniques
• Partner/support person preparation 
• Affirmations for labor
• Positioning and movement
• How to use a birthing ball
• Massages and touch
• How to write “birth preferences”
• Postpartum/ First weeks with baby

Lamaze Comfort Measures (3 Hours)

Comfort measures for labor

⇒ 3 hours
⇒ Eligible for reimbursement, FHS and HSA
⇒ Virtual private: $139/couple
⇒ In-person: (Greater Baltimore only): $45 driving fee

A hands-on workshop that will educate and prepare you to cope during childbirth.  Customized to your birth location and visions.  Topics include:

• Demystify and understand childbirth pain
• How to cope with childbirth
• How to support a laboring person
• Create a favorable and positive environment 
• Breathing and relaxation techniques
• Partner support
• Affirmations for labor
• Positioning and movement
• How to use a birthing ball
• Massages and touch
• Doula’s tricks! 

Hypnobirthing (4 Personalized Sessions)

hypnobirth

⇒ Hypnosis is science-based and it works in childbirth!
⇒ No previous experience needed
⇒ Four sessions (60 mins) materials included.
⇒ Eligible for reimbursement, FHS and HSA
⇒ Virtual private: $275/pregnant person only (no group option available)
⇒ In-person (Greater Baltimore only): $95 driving fee

 

A series designed to learn self-hypnosis tools to tap into the cellular wisdom of your body, relax profoundly, release pain, and feel confident for your baby’s birth:

• Easier than the Mongan method and Hypnobabies
• Identify your safe place, comfort color, positive affirmation, remove negativity, progressive relaxation, etc 
• Learn out to numb the pain through directed anesthesia and other techniques 
• Guided imagery for the most empowering birth possible 
• The instructor is not a hypnotherapist but she is certified with Mind+Body Birth. 
• This series is designed for the pregnant person only (partner is encouraged to join the last session).
• Doula’s tricks

Homebirth and Birthcenter Prep. (8 Hours)

⇒ Three sessions (8 hours total)
⇒ Eligible for reimbursement, FHS and HSA
⇒ Virtual private: $325/couple (available nationwide)
⇒ In-person (Greater Baltimore only): $75 driving fees

Ideal for homebirth and birth center families!

• Prepare for a physiological birth 
• Learn about Spinning Babies and the Miles Circuit
• Identify your (and your family) unique needs and preferences
• Demystify and understand childbirth pain
• Create a favorable and positive environment
• Breathing and relaxation techniques
• Partner support
• Affirmations for labor
• Positioning and movements
• How to use a birthing ball and a peanut ball
• Massages and touch
• What if you had to transfer
• Doula’s tricks! 

MEET ODILE, YOUR CHILDBIRTH EDUCATOR

About Odile My Birth Companion

  Odile Penet  CD(DONA), LCCE

  • Certified Lamaze Educator
  • Certified Mind+Body Birth (hypnosis method)
  • Certified Sophrologist (well-being program)
  • Certified Newborn Care Specialist

“Families will have increased confidence in their ability to give birth and be able to make
confident and informed decisions throughout pregnancy and early parenting.”
Lamaze International

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