Childbirth Education

Let the mind lead so the body can follow…

The Mind Centered Birth Education series combines evidence based information with mental training. Prepare the mind and body for your positive birth experience. You will learn about the basic aspects of birth and how to assess what your body needs as well as train the brain to shift its focus to reduce the amount of pain you experience. This childbirth education will make you feel calmer, more confident and prepared for your positive birth!

Education Series Components:

Section 1: Birth Basics

  • What are your goals?
  • Physiology & Hormones
  • Stages and Phases of Labor
  • Signs of Labor
  • It’s ALL Progress
  • Normal vs Common
  • Build your birth team
  • Childbirth Secrets of a Doula

Sections 2: Facilitating Labor Progress–Position of Baby

  • Bonding–Getting to Know Baby
  • Cardinal Movements of Baby’s Journey
  • How Position of Baby Can Affect Labor
  • How to Optimize Baby’s Position-Before and During Labor
  • Key Positions for Practice

Section 3: Metal Preparation

  • Assess the Body Then Shift the Focus
  • All in the Brain
  • Why do we have Pain
  • Stress Response–What does it do to your body and hormones?
  • Mindfulness and Hypnosis
  • Affirmations
  • Birth Place Expectations and Birth Plans
  • Making Decisions

Sections 4: Comfort Measures and Labor Progression

  • Room Environment
  • Fear of the Unknown–Break the Cycle
  • Movement
  • Comfort Techniques
  • Acupressure
  • Find your Rhythm
  • Pain Medications Available
  • Planning for the Unexpected

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Current Series:

January 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th; 6:30-9:00pm

February 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th 6:30-9:00pm

March 31st, April 7th, 14th, & 21st 6:30-9:00pm

May 5th, 12th, 19, & 26th 6:30-9:00pm

Education Series is $225 but discounted to $200 when combined with birth doula services.

Mind Centered Birth Education Series w/o Doula Services

Four evening series.

$225.00

Mind Centered Birth Education Series with Doula Services

Four evening series.

$200.00

Email Heather Norris at idahobirthdoula@gmail.com to register with the dates of your intended series.

Fees are non-refundable but transferable to another series date if availability exists. If you miss class do to medical reasons a refund of $25 per class may be given.

“Words will never be able to explain our gratitude to Heather. On February 10th, 2017 our son was born. Thanks to Heather, I was able to achieve exactly the birth I wanted. This is our first baby and I knew if I wanted to have a successful natural birth I would need a fantastic coach to provide me with knowledge and support before, during, and after labor. Heather offered just that. Before our son was born my Husband and I took Classes from her to help prepare us. Heather provided us with resources for birth affirmations and hypnosis recordings to listen to the weeks prior to delivery to help set the mood and prepare our minds. These resources helped immensely during my 21-hour labor.” 

Kristy M.

“What Happens In The Mind Is Just As Important As What The Body Is Doing”

Reduce Fear. Build Confidence.

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