OB-GYN NORTH is the practice of

Christina Sebestyen, MD, FACOG, Tesa Miller, MD, FACOG, April Schiemenz, MD,
Siobhan Kubesh, CNM, Lisa Carlile, CNM, Kathy Harrison-Short, CNM and Katherine Davidson , FPNP

Saturday, January 4, 2014

In-House Childbirth Classes Exclusively for OBGYN North Patients

Get Ready for Birth! 
In-House Childbirth Classes exclusively for OBGYN North Patients 

Classes facilitated by Shelley Scotka, certified Childbirth Educator and Birth Doula

Prepared Childbirth    $200 for a four week series Tuesday evenings, 6:30-9:00pm
This class is perfect for first time parents who need a comprehensive preparation for childbirth. We'll cover the physiology of labor and delivery, recognizing signs of labor, when to call your care provider, and the normal stages of labor. We'll learn and practice with your support person a variety of methods to cope with labor pain including breathing, relaxation, visualizations/meditation, touch and massage, positioning, and water therapy. We'll discuss what happens at the birth both in a hospital and birth center setting. What if medical interventions become necessary? We'll look at the possible interventions that are common, and cover the risks and benefits of each, including cesarean birth. We'll also review the recovery and postpartum periods, and what to expect for both you and your baby during that time. It's recommended you begin the series by 32 weeks. 

Febrary 4,11,18,25
March 4,11,18,25
April 1,15, 22, 29 (no class 4/8)
May 6, 13, 20, 27

Labor Skills   $50 for a one time 2.5 hour workshop Sundays 3:30-6:00pm
This workshop is designed for those who want to focus exclusively on natural ways to cope with labor pain, ideal for those who have birthed before and need a "refresher" or for those who just want to work on their labor skills with their partner. We'll discuss and practice relaxation, breathing, using visualizations/meditation, touch and massage, positioning and water therapy. We'll discuss the importance of the birth environment and creating an "oxytocin friendly" space for your labor. We'll give your support person plenty of ideas, tools and suggestions to help you get through labor, and review typical "challenging" scenarios during birth and how to get through them. Ideal anytime during the last trimester. 

Febrary 9
March 2
April 6
May 4

Planning your VBAC   $50 for a one time 2.5 hour workshop Sundays 12:30-3:00pm
This class is designed for those planning a Vaginal Birth After Cesarean. We'll discuss the most up to date research on VBAC and review the benefits and risks. We'll look at ways to prepare for a successful VBAC both physically and emotionally, and offer you and your support person an opportunity to explore the emotions surrounding your previous birth experience. We'll talk about hospital protocols and learn what to expect during a VBAC labor. What if another cesarean becomes necessary? We look at the reasons why a repeat cesarean may become a necessity and ways to make that birth family centered. Ideal during the second trimester. 

February 9
March 2
May 4

To register, (512) 425-3825 or email: jcousins@obgynnorth.com

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