Childbirth education and doulas go hand-in-hand
Childbirth education is such an important part of preparing for birth! As a doula, I provide physical, emotional, and informational support during pregnancy and birth. But there isn't any way I can possibly get you everything you need to know about your choices and options in two prenatal meetings before the birth (and still get to know you)! For many things, it's also simply too late by the time we're meeting! Red flags popping up that your care provider isn't Natural Childbirth or VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) friendly isn't as easy to resolve in the last weeks of pregnancy (or during labor!). Exercises to promote optimal fetal positioning or nutrition for a strong amniotic sac to prevent Premature Rupture of Membranes... both are examples of things that it's too late for me to help with. During labor it would be inappropriate for me to explain the risks of cascading interventions. The labor and delivery room it isn't the time or place for these lessons.
This is where Childbirth Education comes in. After a client has taken a comprehensive course like Birth Boot Camp, they are informed and confident in their decisions and ready to move forward building a relationship with me so I can best support them at their birth.
I would love to help you find a local childbirth education course to meet your needs! There are several great local Birth Boot Camp instructors I work closely with! Let me know if you're interested in a class and we will look at the options together! If one of their class schedules doesn't meet your needs, there is also an online option!
Rebekah Lewis provides birth doula services in the North Texas and South Western Oklahoma area including Denton, Gainesville, Krum, Aubrey, Flower Mound, Grapevine, Coppell, Highland Village, North Fort Worth, Keller, McKinney, Ardmore, Marietta, Thackerville and surrounding areas.