This class was very empowering and informative. We appreciated how much the course material was science-based and evidence-based, yet balanced and respected women’s/parents choices and the critical balance between these factors
The instructor was extremely approachable, open to all question, knowlegeable, and overall fostered a very warm and positive learning environment
I loved our instructor and the wording she used. She really knew what she was talking about.
We liked practicing birthing positions and learning the types, pros and cons of medical interventions. We also liked all the group activities.
The instructor was great at answering questions and making people feel comfortable with their choices
“This was a safe space to talk about the realities of labor in a calm way.
I liked the openness of the material. Anything we had questions about was answered unfiltered. All topics that we were concerned about were touched on.
Nice presentation of the material. Take home materials were also very useful for a refresher of the things discussed in class.
The instructor was very open and welcoming for all members of the class
“The information given was very helpful and gave us a better understanding of what to expect during and after childbirth.”
I liked the group dynamic and casual atmosphere.
I liked the interactions with other expectant parents, the presentation style of information covered, and the breadth of information covered as it related to likely scenarios and potential contingencies
I liked the format, the inclusion of audio/visual and physical exercises to go along with the written materials, the extra resources to consult at home, the homework, and the tone of the materials and presentation.
I liked that the information was evidence-based. Good opportunity to interact with other expectant parents.
The class helped my partner learn what he can do to be supportive.
I liked discussing the various interventions, alternatives, and reasons for them. The class was comprehensive and covered and variety of issues with zero judgement
The range of information presented on decision making was great. I also learned about things that have changed in the obstetrics/childbirth field.
We appreciated the diversity of information and didn’t feel forced into any one method
The demonstrations and step by step explaining was very helpful. It gave me more insight into what to expect at the hospital and early care.
We liked the range of topics covered and the time for questions and answers.
I enjoy socializing with the other moms and watching my child engage with the other children. Jodie is amazing! She is so knowledgeable and has an empathic way of sharing her expertise with us.
This group has been one of the single biggest factors in me feeling like a “real person” again after the birth of my twins. I remember I was terrified to leave the house for my very first class-I had hardly gone out solo with the babies at all prior to that!-and I came to LOVE the group and our frank conversations so much, I looked forward to it all week! Just having an empathetic ear to listen to me has been a tremendous gift.