Childbirth Education - Tulsa Family Doulas has you covered!

Childbirth Education - Tulsa Family Doulas has you covered!

Written by Sarah Coffin, owner Tulsa Family Doulas

Ah, Push It!

One of the most important things you can do to prepare for the birth of your baby is to educate yourself!

I mean, we all know how the baby got in there, right? We just need to know what it takes to get the baby out when the time is right!

No matter what your goals are for your birth and postpartum period, having a thorough understanding of childbirth will help you feel more informed about everything that is going to take place when your baby (or babies!) decides to make his or her appearance.

We understand that everyone is going to have different needs and even time availability for sitting down and learning about the magic that is happening before, during and after birth. That is why Tulsa Family Doulas offers two different options for Tulsa on Childbirth Education Courses.

Hypnobabies

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We are thrilled to bring Hypnobabies classes back to Oklahoma! It has been a few years since we have had the option of an actual class setting on utilizing medical grade hypnosis in childbirth. For the last several years, many clients have been able to successfully utilize the Hypnobabies Self-Study Course as well as having the only trained HypnoDoulas in Northeastern Oklahoma assist them in putting the finishing touches on the preparation they have put into educating themselves about birth.

Now, Tulsa Family Doulas offers a 6-week complete childbirth education course that covers absolutely everything you would need to know about preparing for childbirth and having a method with specific tools in place to have an easier and more comfortable childbirth. Hypnobabies uses the same medical grade hypnosis techniques that are utilized by peopleundergoing surgery or dental work that are allergic to anesthesia.

Hypnobabies childbirth education classes offer so many things that are unique to Hypnobabies classes including 11 very powerful and deep hypnosis audio tracks, two separate cues for easily and quickly entering hypnosis, birth partner scripts and training just for them, script booklets and even very successful support for moms without a birth partner.

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Using hypnosis for anything, much less childbirth, may feel more like a risky endeavor of being under someone else's control, quacking like a duck during labor or even crossing religious boundaries. While those may all be societal misunderstandings about hypnosis itself, each concern is unfounded.

Seriously, hypnosis?

I guarantee you have already been in a state of hypnosis multiple times, probably even today, and didn't even realize it. Getting lost in a good book, zoning out on the computer, tablet or phone and tearing up at an emotional part of a movie are all states of hypnosis. It's just where your subconscious mind takes the chance to take over while your conscious mind takes a breather.

No more scary birth stuff!

All hypnosis is self-hypnosis. No one can place your mind under their control. You are the one choosing to utilize the highly successful tools your are given. And the tracks give your mind the opportunity to erase all the negative stuff that our society feels very free to share about childbirth and replace it with a new positive prospective. Who wouldn't want that?

hypnosis and the bible belt?

I love giving people the opportunity to have a safe place to discuss their religion and how hypnosis can fit beautifully into their established belief systems. Hypnobabies has done a wonderful job of explaining how their program works cohesively with any religious belief and how hypnosis is already utilized in many aspects of religious meditation of scripture, prayer and worship. You can rest easy knowing no religious lines will ever be crossed in any of these classes.

Your Birth Experience

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Your Birth Experience is a childbirth preparation course that was created by one of Tulsa Family Doulas' very own, Missy David. Missy has created a thorough program that offers a private childbirth preparation class in about a 4 hour setting.

Your Birth Experience has a unique approach in that it is a comprehensive, customizable curriculum that digs deep into what makes YOU tick in regards to your own experience and goals for birth. Your private instructor works through an in-depth Parent Guide to help you envision, prepare for and achieve the birth experience YOU want. 

the parent guide

Your Birth Experience Parent's Guide is an interactive journal that walks you step-by-step through the process of understanding the importance of a birth plan and discovering your own unique desires and needs in relation to childbirth. The journal contains easy to understand, but detailed information about the anatomy and physiology of childbirth, preparing for your birth experience and constructing your birth plan.

Bonus is that this curriculum is about a 1 on the squeamish level and no picture or wording is going to make you or your partner question your lunch choice.

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Equally important is the extensive amount of evidence-based information about all options for birth and the immediate postpartum period presented in a simple and un-biased format. 

Private Childbirth Class

We love utilizing Your Birth Experience at Tulsa Family Doulas because we are able to sit down and provide this program as a private childbirth class. If committing to multiple weeks of classes isn't going to fit into your schedule, this class definitely meets your needs.

Your certified instructor will help you and your partner encounter what makes both of your personalities unique and even help you dig deep learning about decision-making process regarding how you make decisions during childbirth.

And you even get to color and play with Play-Doh. I promise it is part of the curriculum, but who wouldn't want to take a break from everyday life and channel your youthful self while talking babies and birth?  

We love options!

We love giving our clients a variety of education options. We believe in these programs and their effectiveness. We have personally witnessed the success that comes from a solid foundation in childbirth education. Our childbirth classes are part of giving you our absolute best every moment we are with you.