Childbirth Preparation Workshop March 24 and 31, 2019

What: Childbirth Preparation Classes (Lamaze-certified)

When: Sunday March 24, 2019 and Sunday March 31, 2019

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Where: Studio on Salt Spring Island – end of Rainbow on Collins Rd.

Pre-Registration Required: Contact Shannon for details



Cost: $120 per birthing team

There is a balance of listening style learning, activities to do together, activities to do with your partners, discussion and question time.


  1. Introductions and Key Principles for Healthy Outcomes
  2. Stages of Labour and Birth
  3. Anatomy and Hormones
  4. Understanding Pain, Coping, Creating Birth Environment
  5. Labour Lab I – Early Labour practice positions, skills and strategies
  6. Breathing Activity for Centering
  7. Rhythm, Ritual, Relaxation video
  8. Labour Lab II: Active Labour & Back Labour
  9. Review game
  10. Birth Team and Beyond – Roles
  11. Informed Decision-Making (B.R.A.I.N.)
  12. Interventions and Hospital procedures – ReasonsRisksBenefitsAlternatives
  13. Cesarean birth
  14. Labour Lab III – Pushing and Delivery
  15. Postpartum (from birth to 6 weeks) (infant attachment and health, mama health)
  16. Birth Planning Activity
  17. Postpartum Whole Person and Family Health: Role of Support System
  18. Breastfeeding: How it works | Common stages / progression | Challenges and Options
  19. Community resources and handouts

About shannoncowan

Love growing food, natural settings, water, community Kundalini Yoga Teacher, Doula (DONA), PhD Biology (2001), Mother and Wife
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