Welcome to your Birth Class! I'm so excited to start this class with you today!

In this lesson I'll cover anatomy and give you a brief overview of what happens in birth (we'll get into more detail soon).

It's pretty amazing to think about all that goes into giving birth, and how amazing it is that our bodies can do this! If you find out that your baby is breech or transverse, be sure to check out the included article with expert ideas on how to get him to safely flip.

Lesson 1: How your body in labor + the birth process works

Additional reading for this lesson—

  1. 8 things you need to understand about your menstrual cycle
  2. The 10 questions you've got to ask on your hospital tour
  3. You've got this mama—15 inspiring quotes on giving birth
  4. 5 ways to flip a breech or transverse baby

Read our book!

The Motherly Guide to Becoming Mama is the pregnancy book women have been asking for. Inspired by our community and written by Diana Spalding (our midwife, who teaches this birth class), this book will guide you through every aspect of this journey with warmth and love.

The Motherly Guide to Becoming Mama

You can order The Motherly Guide to Becoming Mama at your favorite retailer:

Your birth class lessons—

Lesson 1: How your body in labor + the birth process works

Lesson 2: What happens when labor begins?

Lesson 3: What you need to know about active labor + pushing

Lesson 4: Your coping skills for labor + delivery (you've got this)

Lesson 5: How to handle interventions with ease

Lesson 6: Owning your birth preferences + dealing with fear

Lesson 7: How to rock your postpartum

Pregnancy + birth podcast:

Listen to Becoming Mama™: A Pregnancy and Birth Podcast by Motherly

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