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Birth Rediscovered
Childbirth Education with Erica Matteson CD(DONA), PCD(DONA), LCCE

What is Birth Rediscovered?

Just as a woman’s body is designed to grow and nourish her baby during 40+ weeks of pregnancy, her body is perfectly designed for birth.  A woman who is confident will trust her baby to come when he or she is ready.  She will rely not only on science, but also on her inner knowledge and trust of the process to make decisions during labor. Confidence in the birth process and in her ability to cope with labor decreases the amount of pain she will feel and increases her satisfaction with her birth experience.  This is important because the way a woman feels about her birth will have an impact on other areas of her life.  A positive experience will have positive affects on her self-image as a woman and as a mother.  Confident Birthing leads to confident parenting!

Confident Birthing is a 4-week childbirth education series.  Check the bottom of this page for a list of upcoming classes.

We will discuss
•pregnancy and birth as a normal yet significant experience in a woman’s life
•the role of pain in labor
•the emotional and physical needs of the birthing mother
•the role of her partner and
•birth from the newborn’s perspective

The fee for this class is $200.00 per couple.  This includes class materials and yummy snacks each week!

Are you using another service through Renaissance?  Take $20.00 off the fee!

Birth Rediscovered is based on the principles of Lamaze International and supports Lamaze’s Six Care Practices for Normal Birth.

For more information on Lamaze, please visit http://www.lamaze.org

For more info or to register for classes, email Erica at erica@renchildbirth.com

TWINS 101:  a four hour class, for parents who are expecting more than one baby. A practical approach to preparing home, supplies, and equipment needed for multiple babies. This is not a preparing for childbirth class. Problem solving and practical information for caring for more than one baby at once and getting over that newborn hump will be given. Class is taught by a multiples specialist and educator with both personal experience, and over 20 years professional, with multiples and their families.  Classes are held in the Milagros Boutique's family room.  

To sign up for TWINS 101 contact Deana at (503) 493-7390 ext 3

        Portland, OR / Vancouver, WA