Our Upcoming Classes:
Essex Women's Health Center will be offering Childbirth Education through our affiliation with Wombkeepers Maternity Wellness Center. Courses will be taught by both doctors and doulas and are available to all, whether you are a patient of Essex Women's or another care provider in the community. Please contact Wombkeepers for registration information at www.wombkeepers.com
Four courses will be offered:
Experience a Holistic Pregnancy: Contact us for upcoming dates
Open to everyone whether you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Explores a different way to approach your pregnancy, as well as providing invaluable information about nutrition, exercise, and natural ways to whether the changes and stresses in pregnancy. It is a fun and interactive event where you can get to know Dr. Aristizabal and meet the Wombkeepers doula staff.
The Birthing Journey: (Held once monthly on Saturdays)
Prepares parents and their birthing partners to celebrate the coming birth of their child. Explores the benefits of the medical and natural birth models and helps parents integrate these two models in order to create the birth experience they desire. Also teaches parents the natural progression of labor, comfort techniques, labor and birthing positions, breathing techniques, and provides an introduction to breast feeding basics. Best taken 2-3 months before scheduled due date.
A study in self directed meditation techniques for natural labor as developed by Marie F. Mogan. It is a simple straightforward method that teaches women to trust in their natural birthing instincts to achieve a peaceful, calm, and easy birth experience. Couples who use the techniques taught in HypnoBirthing® have been shown to experience less medical interventions in their labors and lower cesarean section rates..