|Childbirth Education Class|
|We know all these ladies and have even delivered some of their babies. Each offers unique insight into birth and can help you achieve the birth you desire. They are all in different parts of the Greenville-Spartanburg area. We think you would be well served by all of them.
After instructing over 100 couples in both the art and science of normal birth, I have had the pleasure of receiving news from my students of more than 90 normal births occurring in hospital, home, and birth center environments. While there is no specific student demographic, there is a single common denominator: each couple wants to welcome their child in the safest manner possible.
During our 24 hours of instruction (typically 12 two hour classes), students learn to strengthen their bodies through proper nutrition and exercise specific to pregnancy, to trust the purpose and design of labor by understanding its biochemistry and mechanics, to prepare for the postpartum experience while caring for a newborn, all while integrating the husband/partner/doula as the irreplaceable support person. Special care is taken to address all aspects of the pregnant, laboring, and postpartum woman- physically, mentally, and emotionally. Each couple receives a full-color comprehensive workbook, 24 hours of in-class instruction, relaxation tips for pregnancy and labor, ongoing support, plus unbiased, current, and research-based materials which aid in understanding the multifaceted experience of labor and birth.
Mary offers childbirth classes at Labors of Love Birth Center.
Susan Breisch , BS, CPD, is a mother of five “normal childbirth” children. She was certified as a postpartum doula in 2003. She has since completed training to be a labor doula and offers both labor and postpartum doula services in the Greenville, SC area.
Susan also offers a normal childbirth series, “Instinctive Birthing”. This is a comprehensive course on pregnancy, labor, birth and newborn care. It is a series of classes that will teach you how to work with your body, preparing you physically, emotionally and spiritually. Additionally, in an effort to meet the needs of every individual, whether giving birth in the hospital or at home, this course has been designed to give you the information that you need to have the birth that you desire.