This comprehensive six-class series will help you feel informed, prepared, and ready for the birth of your baby with a natural approach. A wide array of physical and emotional comfort measures are covered, with plenty of practice time. You’ll receive information about medical options and procedures, including pain medications and cesarean birth, as well as how to write a birth plan. Tips and techniques for partner support are emphasized. One class includes a section on breastfeeding which is taught by a certified lactation consultant. There is also a visit by a pediatrician for a presentation about newborns. Classes are small and personal, chocked full of information but with plenty of time for questions and discussion. And they're fun!
Plan to finish the series 2-4 weeks before your due date. Classes are held weekly from 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM for six weeks. Cost for all six classes is $140 per couple.
Dates for this series are:July 25, August 1, August 8, August 15, August 22, and August 29.
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About the Instructor
Kathy McGrath is a childbirth educator (Lamaze), birth doula, doula trainer (DONA) and birth counselor (MSW, LSW). She is the founder of Birth Partners, Inc., a comprehensive and independent birth education and support service. After 20 years, she and her classes are more popular than ever. They come highly recommended by doctors, midwives, and, most importantly, former class members. She is delighted to be part of the Kids Plus team.
Kathy is a Fellow in the American College of Childbirth Educators. She's served on the Faculty and Board of Directors of Lamaze International and won the prestigious Elizabeth Bing Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Childbirth Education in 2006. She was one of the first ten DONA-Certified doulas in the country. She is a consultant to The Birth Circle, an agency which provides birth education, labor and postpartum support to underserved and at-risk mothers in Pittsburgh. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of PATTCh (Prevention and Treatment of Trauma in Childbirth). She is a frequent speaker, both locally and nationally, on issues related to psychological aspects of childbearing.
She is happily married to Garry, a wonderful man who is her partner in every sense of the word, and the proud mother of 3 children.
When & Where
Kids Plus Pediatrics
Pittsburgh’s most caring, connected, comprehensive pediatric practice.