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 Get Empowered with a Childbirth Class You and Your Partner will LOVE!
Start learning evidence-based info today—register now!

A message from your Laura, your Evidence Based Birth® Instructor:

In 2002 we learned we were going to be parents. We were excited, and anxious to be good parents from the very start. I read, continued exercising, ate carefully, faithfully went to all of my OB appointments, hired a doula, took prenatal yoga classes... I was possibly in the best shape of my life, and certainly happier than ever. But my hopes and expectations for my birth crumbled when my labor had me exhausted after more than 24 hours, but not close to meeting our baby. Worn out and frustrated, I accepted each offered intervention, and when they caused so many side effects that at one point nurses couldn't find my pulse, my birth ended up in the operating room, where the professionals chatted about vacations and golf games, not updating me even when my son wasn't breathing and had to be resuscitated.

Like so many parents, we didn’t know what questions to ask or how to decide when to say yes and when to ask for time to consider our options. We’d taken a thorough childbirth class. We knew what to expect in a typical labor. We didn’t know how to navigate anything other than typical, though. We didn’t know that my OB’s high cesarean rate increased my risk of surgical birth. We didn’t know that we had the right to be informed about our son’s care.

In the past decade and a half, I’ve worked to positively impact birth, one family at a time. I am so excited to be able to broaden that impact through the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class!  

And as my now 97-year-old grandmother will tell you, memories from your birth experiences stay with you, forever.

Register today for one of only six spots available in Central PA's first ever Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class! Through our class it will be my honor to personally mentor you, and help you find empowerment and prepare yourself for a birth experience you'll be thrilled to remember, forever!

When you take the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class, you will:

o Get mentored by your own Evidence Based Birth® Instructor!
o Learn about evidence based care, comfort measures, and advocacy
o Get prepared, get answers, get empowered!

Your Childbirth Class includes:

 Mentorship from Laura, your experienced EBB Instructor
 Two in-person classes to practice your labor skills, both held at Om Baby

November/December 2019
o First in-person class held November 10, 2019, 12:30-2:30pm
o Comfort Measures Rehearsal and prizes awarded at second in-person class December 15, 2019

 Five weeks of online videos for you and your partner to watch together
 BONUS: Breastfeeding and newborn care videos produced by Evidence Based Birth®
 BONUS: Four ZOOM video chats with your Instructor and classmates!
 BONUS: Earn points throughout the class to redeem for prizes at the final class!

Minimum:  registrations:  N/A
Maximum:   registrations:  6 registrations
Registration Deadline:  N/A
Laura Thompson Shive, BA, Evidence Based Birth® Instructor, CD(DONA), CLC, CYBE

Evidence Based Birth ® Childbirth Class

November 10 - December 15, 2019


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