childbirth class for the other half
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Birth is painful, but preparing for it doesn’t have to be. From learning she’s expecting to the baby’s arrival, mom carries the motherlode, literally. But dads and partners have a vital role to play on any successful birth team. Created by expert birth educator and doula Alice Turner, SupportingHer is an online class that teaches tips, techniques and actionable skills to help you take care of your partner and yourself during labor and birth.
You’ll learn how to define your role in labor, communicate with hospital staff, provide physical and verbal support and deal with any curve balls. You’ll also learn what to say and what never to say to a woman in labor.
SupportingHer is an easy way to learn all you need to know, at your own pace, in less than two hours from your computer or phone. You can pass on the boring books and all-day classes and be confidently ready for the big day.
We’ve got your back, so you’ve got hers!
Being a great support to a mother in labor can be challenging. The goal of this class is to help prepare you for this role by equipping you with ideas, tools and strategies.
The class is designed specifically for partners, but can certainly be viewed as a couple!
In just under 2 hours, the following topics are covered:
Alice Turner is the ultimate birth expert. With more than 13 years of experience as a doula and seven as a Lamaze certified childbirth educator, she has supported more than 200 births and knows the power of a prepared partner. While working with dads during a couples’ childbirth class, Alice was surprised by how much more engaged and inquisitive they were than in the traditional group setting. She talked with doctors, midwives and other doulas and quickly identified the need for a convenient way to prep partners for their support role during labor and birth. She developed a tailored curriculum, filmed it with dads in a local brewery and SupportingHer was born!
Prior to becoming dads’ favorite doula, Alice received a Biomedical Engineering degree from Vanderbilt University with a minor in Computer Science and spent her early professional life working as a database programmer in healthcare.