Natural Childbirth Education Class

Nurture Me Birth Services offers a childbirth education class for pregnant mothers and couples wishing to prepare for natural childbirth.  The information provided in this course is beneficial whether you plan to birth at home, the Birth Center, or any of the local hospitals.  At Nurture Me, we strive to present unbiased information so you feel adequately informed when making decisions about your labor and birth. We are the only Lamaze trained childbirth educators in the Permian Basin and have an interactive curriculum that will make your class memorable and enjoyable!  While the Lamaze Healthy Birth Practices are the foundation of our class, we use information from The Bradley Method and Husband-Coached Childbirth, as well as Birthing From Within and Hypnobirthing.  All of our classes will be held in a comfortable and intimate setting with a maximum of six couples per session.  The small class size allows for questions, open discussion, and hands-on learning experiences.  Childbirth education classes are a great place to build friendships with couples in the same season of life who share similar desires for their birth experience!

What is covered in our birth class...

 

Optimizing the Prenatal Period

  • Prenatal exercises to prepare for labor

  • Prenatal nutrition

 

Understanding Labor and Birth

  • Female anatomy

  • Physiology of labor and birth

  • Recognizing and understanding the stages of labor

  • Importance of recognizing normal labor patterns and progression

 

Evidence-Based Birth

  • Presentation of research-based best medical and nursing practices for labor and birth

  • Overview of important information from major physician and nursing organizations

 

Common Medical Procedures and Interventions

  • Including electronic fetal monitoring, labor induction techniques, pain medications and epidural anesthesia, assisted deliveries, and Cesarean section

 

Pain and Coping Techniques for Natural Childbirth

  • Hands-on learning and practice of pain relief interventions

  • Positioning in labor

  • Mental preparation, relaxation, and breathing instruction and practice

  • Confronting the fear of childbirth

 

Postpartum and Breastfeeding

  • Emotional and social adjustments with the newborn

  • Physical changes after birth

  • Optimal recovery after birth

  • Basic introduction to breastfeeding**

The Nurture Me Natural Childbirth Education class will be taught by a Bachelor's degree prepared Registered Nurse who is also a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator and a Certified DONA International Birth Doula.

 

-Our class is held on a Saturday every other month and is from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm-

-Cost is $125 and includes instruction for you and your partner and training materials-

**We recommend taking a comprehensive breastfeeding class to supplement our material**

 

For more information on class dates and to register, 

visit and complete our online registration form.

 

For any class questions please send us an email.

Nurture Me Birth Services is the premier doula services partnership located in Midland, Texas.

We serve the Permian Basin including:

Andrews, Big Spring, Crane, Lamesa, Stanton, Seminole, Lubbock, Midland, and Odessa, Texas as well as Hobbs, New Mexico.