Self-Paced Informed Birth Course
A complete childbirth education course that you can watch in the comfort of your home!
This course is for...
• First time parents
• People who have given birth before but want to refresh their knowledge
• Those who want to be aware of all of their options
• Those who want to learn how to make informed decisions and reduce unwanted medical interventions
• Those planning a home birth
• Those planning a hospital birth
• Those who may be open to or who have a goal of un-medicated childbirth
• Those who may be open to using pain medications and want to learn about their options in an open, non-judgmental way
• Anyone interested in birth or who will be supporting their friend/family member through labour
INFORMED BIRTH COURSE
You will get...
• 8 Modules full of 7.5 hours of childbirth education videos, broken down into easily digestible sections
• Workbooks and answer keys
• Informative handouts for affirmations, birth and postpartum plans, positions, visualizations and more
• Recommended resources
• Tips for birth partners throughout the course, plus a whole dedicated section for partner support (with and without a doula)
• A Facebook group where you can interact with other expecting parents, share information and ask questions (moderated by course creator Jaz Wilson)
• ONGOING access (buying this course is like buying a book!)
My name is Jaz Wilson, I love talking about all things pregnancy and birth and have been working in the birth field since 2015 when I attended my first Doula training with DONA International. I am a ProDoula Certified Childbirth Educator (PDCCE), Certified Birth and Bereavement Doula (SBD), and nursing student in my second year of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. I also participated in a week-long Midwife Assistant training at the Farm Midwifery center in Tennessee. This background has given me an appreciation for births in all settings, knowing that the most important thing is that you give birth where you feel safe!
To learn more about me and my qualifications,
Who am I?
Read what people are saying about the Informed Birth Course
''I loved how accessible this course was, I was able to find information on every topic, at all times of the night and day. I learned so much I didn't know about at all before taking this course, even though I was in a program in my community, which was very lacking in comparison. This course made me feel mentally prepared for each step before it came, and was a place I could go to for comfort when I was uncertain.''
Investment: 77$ CAD
Every year on July 1st (Canada day), June 21st (Indigenous Peoples' Day- Canada), and October 11th (Indigenous Peoples' Day-US), 100% of course proceeds from purchases on those days will be donated to the above organizations.
If you are not satisfied with the course, you can receive a 100% refund within 30 days of your purchase.
Once you purchase the course, an e-mail containing the course access code will be sent to you within a few hours.
You will learn...
Preparing for birth- Mind
• Finding your birth philosophy
• Care provider options and the role of an OB, GP, Midwife, Nurse, and Doula
• Why you should be involved in the decision making
• The hormones of labour and the impacts of fear, pain, and relaxation
• Working through birth fears
• Understanding your sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems
• Breathing techniques and visualizations
Preparing for birth- Body
• Understanding the anatomy and physiology of labour
• The 6 ways labour progresses
• Ways to encourage baby and your pelvis to be in the optimal position for birth
• Benefits of perineal massage
• Alternative medicines and therapies
• Pelvic floor awareness and strengthening
• Options for turning a breech baby
Comfort measures & support
• Comfort measures and natural pain relief
• Acupressure, counter-pressure, massage, Mexican Rebozo techniques, birth ball positions
• Position circuit for epidurals
• Benefits of sterile water injections and TENS machine
• Birth partner: tips on labour support with or without a Doula
What to expect in early labour
• How to know when you are in labour
• Normal early labour contractions, behavior and coping techniques
• When to call your care provider
• Induction and augmentation: natural and medical options
• Tips for informed decision making
• Navigating possible early labour complications and your options
• Pain relief for early labour: natural and medical
What to expect in active labour
• Normal active labour contractions, behavior and coping techniques
• Benefits of water birth
• When to go to the hospital
• Navigating potential active labour complications and your options: Intervention cascade
• Home birth transfer
• Communicating with your care provider
• Fetal monitoring
• Pain relief for active labour: natural and medical
What to expect in Transition & pushing
• Normal transition contractions, behavior and coping techniques
• Navigating potential complications and your options
• Ecstatic birth and the fetal ejection reflex
• What to expect in the pushing phase
• Assisted delivery: vacuum or forceps
• Tips to avoid episiotomy and tearing
• Pain relief for transition: natural and medical