Labor & Delivery Workshop (most likely on Zoom)
Giving birth is one of the most transformative events in a woman's life.
New Jersey has the highest rate of Cesarean births in the country. And many agree the rate in this state and nationwide is too high (1 in 3 births.) The reasons are layered and complicated, but many women are discovering it's time to take back their births.
Type of Event
In this Intensive Workshop you will:
Learn How to improve your chances of a physiological birth.
Get Insight into what to expect in a typical hospital birth.
Discover ways you might avoid unnecessary interventions.
Explore movement, touch and vocalization as natural comfort measures.
Uncover birthing "secrets" that may allow you to experience a more efficient birth.
This is a 4 hour hands-on workshop. Please wear comfortable clothes. Snacks and drinks will be provided, but feel free to bring something for yourself. Also, Ires recommends watching the film "The Business of Being Born" prior to attending the workshop. You may take this course at any point during your pregnancy.
"I am so grateful that I was able to attend the L&D course. If it wasn't for this class, I don't think I would have been able to get through the birthing process the way I did. This is a must for anyone considering a natural childbirth. I learned so much about our bodies and birthing process. This was a hands on class where we were able to learn how to get through contractions and I found this to be so useful during my labor. We plan on taking this class again when we have our second child." ~ Melissa
"My husband and I drove from Manhattan to attend the L&D class at Shakti. Ires changed the course of how I approached labor. I was about 5 months pregnant when we took the class. I'm thrilled to say I did get the birth I was hoping for!" ~ Shiri
"My wife and I can't thank Ires enough for her care and guidance. We highly recommend her Labor and Delivery class and her Deep Relaxation Labor Prep session. She's warm, welcoming, and accessible. She honors how special and personal this whole process is while simultaneously deconstructing the myths. And for what it's all the guys out there who wish to be active and engaged labor partners, I found her classes to be really informative and empowering." ~