This is tough.
This is not how we were meant to celebrate the welcoming Earth side of a new life. Birth-days are incredible, impactful experiences that the new parent is thinking about for months and months prior. In these times of social distancing, fear, and political divide - we are all feeling "it."
As you prepare for the unknowns of childbirth, it's important we are also prepared to bring home a baby in these crazy times! See Cat's message to you below.
Dear Birther and Partners,
We have experienced a significant adjustment in schedules and responsibilities with many schools closing, locations where adult classes are held closing, gatherings being limited and halted all together, support people and visitors being separated from their loves ones while in labor and birthing...
I feel this isolation! I along with many other educators have taken the reigns to figure out what we can do to provide safety, calm, comfort, and empowerment during the COVID-19 crisis. Many childbirth educators and doulas have begin to switch to online streaming and online platforms since we know, as do laboring people and their partners everywhere the benefits of birth classes.
Through the online streaming and online classes, Birth Freely is still able to give you community, empowerment, mentorship, and live assistance in your class.
So instead of staring at a computer screen, talk to me! Ask me questions! Let me point out where to place your hands for counter pressure, where and how to massage, how to breath and maintain calm during labor for both the laboring person and her partner. Let's role play advocacy scenarios so that you get the information you need and so you have your best birth.
With Love and Strength,
Cat is the founder of Birth Freely Birth Services. Her passion is empowering women through education and providing them with continuous labor support so they can have the birth they desire!