Congratulations! Your prenatal visits at BlrthVillage are scheduled for an hour to ensure ample time for your questions; we follow a model of 'Informed Consent'. This means we give you information to help you understand and make educated decisions suitable for you and your baby for all testing, procedures etc.
The Lamaze® classes taught at Birthvillage provide research-based Information on the most current medical evidence delivered In a practical, fun and easy to understand way. Learning how your body works in labor can help reduce the overuse of unnecessary interventions during your birth improving your chance for a gentle natural birth. The classes are designed to give you more confidence In your natural ability to birth gently. We keep our class sizes small to ensure maximum participation and Information absorption from each couple.
By educating yourself about pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting, you are making a good investment in you and your baby! It is our pleasure to be a part of your journey towards parenting! Sign up to reserve your spot today!
The Lamaze® credential (LCCE) identifies an educator who has passed a rigorous examination in childbirth education and supports the Lamaze Philosophy of Birth. In our classes you will learn:
Prenatal Exercises are specifically designed to help women prepare for the physical and mental demands of childbirth. Prenatal Exercise Is a fun, fast paced high rocking combination of dance, stretching, yoga and meditation. We have Mick Jagger, Lady Gaga, Chubby Checkers, Maroon 5 and more shake your booty music to get our hearts pumping and fresh oxygen to you and your baby. It can help you with pain relief, to sleep better, to have a stronger body, to become calmer and more relaxed, and to connect with your body and your baby. The classes are fun and easy, and you will have a chance to connect with other pregnant women. The benefits of prenatal exercises are life-long, allowing you to lead a more peaceful, satisfying life. It happens four times a week for two hours. Sign up, wear some loose comfy clothes and bring water and a snack!TESTIMONIALS CLICK!
At Birth Village we promote and support Natural Childbirth while at the same time ensuring safety with close monitoring during pregnancy and labor and encouraging a healthy lifestyle with diet and exercise for a low risk pregnancy.
Natural Childbirth is a birth with no interventions and with low technology. This simply means we do not intervene in the natural process of birth and labor unless action is warranted and needed. Midwives at Birth Village are well trained in emergency responses , administering fluids, suturing etc though our primary goal would be to respect the natural physiological response that a woman's pregnant body is truly capable of.
There are several elements to a successful natural childbirth including:
Water Birth is the process of giving birth in a tub of warm water. Some women choose to labor in the water and get out for delivery; other women decide to stay In the water for the delivery as well. The theory behind water birth is that the baby has been in the amniotic sac for 9 months and birthing into a similar environment is gentler for the baby and less stressful for the mother.
It is the belief of midwives, birthing centers and a growing number of obstetricians, that reducing the stress during labor and delivery also reduces fetal complications.
We have a growing film and book lending library from the world's best authors on the subject of conception, pregnancy, birth, newborns, breastfeeding, parenting and much more. Just leave a deposit for your book and we return it when the book is returned.