Welcome to Natural Birth Basics!

This is the first step in designing your client-led, doula-supported meeting covering everything you need to know to have the best birth experience possible.

Who is this meeting for?

  • Clients who are planning a natural birth in any setting, but for whom a full-length comprehensive childbirth course is not ideal
  • Clients who may have taken a full-length childbirth course in a previous pregnancy, but need to refresh their memory for the current pregnancy
  • Clients who wish to supplement their childbirth education

How to use this website:

This website covers topics that I feel are essential to having the kind of birth experience you want. Each article provides a brief overview of the topic, contains a short video, lists resources for further review and study, and concludes with questions to test your knowledge. These articles do not contain everything you need to know about each topic. They are only the very basics. If you feel like you need to know more about a certain topic, we will talk about it in your meeting. If you feel confident that you know enough about that topic, we will not cover it in your meeting. In this way, you are in charge of your own education. Our meeting helps fill in any gaps.

About the Natural Birth Basics Meeting:

This meeting takes place in the client’s home, ideally around 36 weeks gestation. Please allow approximately 4 hours for this meeting. If you feel like you need to know more than what can be contained in a 4-hour meeting, I encourage you to register for a comprehensive childbirth course.

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