San Francisco Birth Center's Childbirth Prep Intensive: In Person at SFBC
Please note: This workshop is for clients of San Francisco Birth Center, and also recommended for second time parents. Registration includes a partner or support person.
The non-member rate for this workshop is $199 and the member rate is $175. Click here to purchase your membership today. SFBC clients receive a $100 discount on the purchase of either the Prenatal or Postpartum Membership.
We strongly recommend that you complete your prenatal education no later than your 36th week of pregnancy. Completing this course between weeks 28-32 will allow you time to comfortably integrate the content into your birth preparation and further explore topics that spark your interest.
The goal of this one day intensive is to build your tool box for birth, so that you can continually use your breath, labor positions, positive affirmations, and support from your birth team as a way to soften and open your body for birth. Additionally, we will focus on how to make space for your baby both emotionally and physically. We will look into variations of normal and potential complications, how they are handled at SFBC and what might be reasons to transport to the hospital.
Throughout class we will build upon information and experiential learning. I bring my background in the science of pregnancy, birth and postpartum to teach you skills and provide you with a solid education that will leave you feeling excited to experience birth!
We spend the majority of class doing hands-on exercises including labor positions, comfort measures and breathing techniques all within the birth center. During this class we will spend time looking at our perceptions of discomfort and practice relaxation and breath awareness as coping mechanisms to face it. Partners will also practice massage techniques and supported postures.
-A partner or support person is included in the registration rate.
-This class is intended for pregnant people. If you are not pregnant or you are interested in attending as a professional please contact us at email@example.com for more information.
Lauren Miller Brown is a San Francisco Bay Area native who specializes in providing nurturing, connective, therapeutic massage, doula services and childbirth education classes. She has been a birth doula since 2007 and feels very fortunate that she is so passionate about her work and that she found it at such a young age. Her work continues to inspire her to this day and she can't imagine doing anything else.
Lauren's road to birth work began after taking a Doulas of North America training in 2007. After completing her Doula certification she enrolled in Alive and Well! The Institute of Conscious Bodywork in Marin County. Lauren completed her massage training in 2008 and has been working as a bodyworker ever since. After massage school, Lauren worked as a massage therapist at The Mindful Body in San Francisco from 2009-2015, focusing on prenatal massage in particular, as well as with a wide variety of clients, including athletes, yogis, and San Francisco's tech community.