Classes

I offer childbirth preparation and postpartum classes in English for international families in Germany.

The March/April class will happen online via zoom. As I am expecting myself, I am not sure when my next class after April will take place. Hopefully I will be able to teach an in person class at the Adventskirche in Munich in October 2022.

Childbirth and postpartum classes 2022

I am teaching childbirth preparation and postpartum classes for mothers and their support persons in English throughout the year. I would recommend finishing the class before week 38 of pregnancy.

Upcoming childbirth preparation and postpartum classes*

Winter class: 6 Wednesday evenings, 6-8pm
Childbirth preparation part: 12.01.2022 until 02.02.2022
Postpartum part: 09.02.2022 and 16.02.2022


Spring class: 6 Wednesday evenings, 6-8pm
Childbirth preparation part: 02.03.2022 until 23.03.2022
Postpartum part: 30.03.2022 and 06.04.2022


*As I attend births as a doula and births tend to happen at unexpected times, I might have to sometimes postpone a class on short notice to another evening.

Course content

Geburtsvorbereitungskurs Englisch Childbirth and postpartum class in English Germany
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During my 6-week childbirth and postpartum classes, we will talk about
> ways you can nourish and prepare yourself during pregnancy
> relevant aspects of the physiology and anatomy of birth
> coping and comfort measures that support the physiological birth process
> the pros and cons of different interventions
> belly birth (cesarean birth) and all the options around that
> communication strategies and the importance of informed consent.

Geburtsvorbereitungskurs englisch English childbirth and postpartum class in Germany
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I will show you how to find evidence-based information on all the topics that are crucial for you. My focus is on mindfulness and the practice of deep relaxation. Our minds and bodies are deeply intertwined, and these interactions powerfully influence our emotions. The emphasis on mindfulness and relaxation will help you create a calmer and more peaceful birth experience.

The postpartum part of the class helps parents prepare for the inevitable, marvellous and breathtaking changes that come when a new baby arrives.  I want to provide ideas on how to prepare for the lying-in period (the first weeks after birth) in the healthiest way possible.  We discuss postpartum mood disorders in both women and men as well as baby’s sleep and different diapering options. Furthermore, we will cover breastfeeding and bottlefeeding, calming a newborn and taking care of yourself and your relationship after becoming parents. Therefore, the class should be taken before your baby is born.

Prices

The whole course is available for 350 Euro (four evenings childbirth preparation and two evenings preparation for the postpartum period).
The costs include the birthing parent and one partner (optional). Single or underage mothers can always contact me for indidvidual solutions.

Please note, that I am not a midwife and therefore some insurances might not cover the costs for this class.

Private childbirth and postpartum classes

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In case you feel more comfortable in a private setting, I am happy to come to your house or meet you at a place of your choosing. I will create a customized 3-hour childbirth preparation and postpartum class for you and your support person. We will discuss ways to prepare for birth, the anatomy and the physiology of the birth process, as well as comfort measures for labor. I will talk to you about what to expect once you arrive at your birth place, about the pros and cons of interventions that might be offered and about your options if you have a Cesarean birth. If desired I can help you create a birth plan.

Also we will briefly cover what to expect postpartum, breatsfeeding tips and how to prepare for life with a newborn.

The 3 hour class costs 210 Euro.

Registration

Please click on the Book here button or send me an email: info@doulajohanna.com

Once you are registered you will receive an invoice via email that is due within 14 days.

Refunds will be given only if the birth occurs before class begins.

We must give women the opportunity to challenge their fears, work with them, and birth through them. Not only will this change each woman, it will change the political and medical climate in which they make these choices. - Connee L. Pike.Urlacher