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Little Orchids Childbirth Services

100 Ashland Park Ln

Suite G

Columbia, SC 29210

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By Anne Anderson, CD(DONA), Evidence Based Birth® Instructor and Juliann Lee, CD, SBD, PDCCE, Evidence Based Birth® Instructor.

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Are you looking forward to having a baby, but worried about all the unknowns… like how do I know if my wishes will be respected? Will my birth plan be followed? Can I avoid a traumatic birth experience, if I had one before?

The Savvy Birth Workshop for parents was developed by Evidence Based Birth® to give you and your partner the confidence and know-how you need to have a more positive, empowering experience in the birthing room.

At the Savvy Birth Workshop, you’ll learn ways to communicate effectively with your doctor, midwife, and nurse. You will discover strategies for asking questions without seeming disrespectful and you’ll get the inside scoop on how to stack the odds in your favor of having a positive birth.

Unlike other childbirth classes, we will help you avoid the typical assembly-line care with six virtual “tickets!” These “tickets” are your secret advantage to coping with the unknowns of birth! At the workshop you’ll find out how you can use these tickets in the hospital or wherever you intend to give birth!

We are excited to offer the Savvy Birth Workshop to parents in the Columbia, South Carolina community. We believe that the knowledge you will gain from the Savvy Birth Workshop will leave you and your partner inspired, hopeful, and excited about the upcoming birth of your baby… ready to approach the big day with a savvy swing in your step!

This Savvy Birth Workshop at Little Orchids Childbirth Services is taught by Anne Anderson, CD(DONA), Evidence Based Birth® Instructor. Anne is a certified doula with DONA International. She owns and operates Babybird Doula LLC, in Lexington, South Carolina. A transplant to the South from Alberta, Canada where she was born and raised. She has been attending births and supporting women's choice to birth their way since 2016. Anne currently serves as Assistant Director with 'Love Your Birth' a group that strives to bring awareness to patient autonomy and that also supports an annual doula grant for member of her community. Anne is passionate about birth and serving birthing families as they navigate all their options to assist them in creating the most powerful birth experience.

Also teaching alongside Anne is Juliann Lee. Juliann is a certified Labor Doula, a certified Postpartum Doula, a certified Bereavement Doula, a certified Childbirth Educator, and an Evidence Based Birth® Instructor. Juliann has certified through Madriella, StillBirthday, REAL Doula, and ProDoula, and she has also trained with Doula-To-Be and Birth Arts. As a doula and childbirth educator, Juliann is dedicated to providing families with current research and supporting all families all the way from conception through the baby's first year. Juliann is excited to serve as the Executive Director of Love Your Birth, a new nonprofit in Columbia, SC that aims to educate families about their local birth options and to empower families through their birth choices. Juliann is also honored to serve as the volunteer chapter leader of the Columbia area chapter of BirthWaves, a nonprofit that supports families experiencing pregnancy or infant loss. Juliann was also a volunteer coordinator for the 2016 Improving Birth Rally in Columbia; this event helped spark Juliann's passion to continue trying to support the local community through the many variations of their birth choices and experiences.

Learning Objective covered in the Workshop:

1. Define evidence-based care

2. Discuss the availability and pros/cons of local birth options

3. Practice respectful ways to talk with your provider

4. Discuss how partners, doulas, and nurses can work together to provide labor support

5. Describe the benefits and limitations of birth plans

6. Discuss the human and legal rights of birthing persons

Refund policy: Tickets are non-refundable, but may be transferred to future workshops or seminars.

Tickets: One per couple.

Cost: $50 for early bird

$75 for regular registration

Light refreshments will be served.

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Little Orchids Childbirth Services

100 Ashland Park Ln

Suite G

Columbia, SC 29210

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