Comfort Measures

A woman’s pregnancy can bring about a variety of physical, emotional and sometimes spiritual aches and pains.  The birth partner will also encounter their own range of emotions as they listen, observe and engage in the transformation into parenthood.  If the couple works together through positive communication to prepare for their journey, it can make all the difference during pregnancy, labor, delivery and beyond.

The Comfort Measures class provides an expanded opportunity for couples to explore natural pain relief methods for childbirth.  This class is for pregnant women and their partners who have already taken an introductory birthing class but want to learn more.  Whether you are planning to have a medicated or unmedicated birth, this is the class that will help you bring more ease and comfort to your labor and birth.  Both partners will learn new ways to approach the birth experience with less fear, and more joy.         

In this 2-hour, fun, relaxing and interactive class, couples will learn and practice nurturing and simple comfort strategies for aiding in the progression of labor and birth.  In addition, both partners will discover ways to offer effective communication and support during pregnancy, labor, delivery and beyond.

 

Topics Include:
* Common discomforts in pregnancy
* Labor & Birth Positions
* Massage & Acupressure
* Water Therapy
* Partner Support
* Rebozo

 

Please wear loose, comfortable clothing.  Class participants are encouraged to bring 2-bed pillows, a hand or bath towel, a birth ball, and a water bottle to class.

The cost of this 2-hour class is $60 and requires a $20 non-refundable deposit to hold your spot. I accept PayPal, Venmo, or cash'/check sent to Waddle n Swaddle.

Classes take place on the following Saturdays from 12:30-2:30 pm
October 10
December 12
February 13
April 10
June 12

For more information contact Suzie via phone/text at (917)749-0513 or via email Suziedougherty@mac.com.

The Hudson River Doulas proudly serve the Hudson Valley by providing prenatal support, birth support, and postpartum support to parents growing their families through birth, surrogacy, and adoption within the following areas:  Orange County, Ulster County and Dutchess County at both Home Birth as well as hospital setting to include Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown, NY, Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, NY , Kingston Hospital, and Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, NY.  We of course are not limited to these hospitals so please call us to see if we serve your hospital if it is not listed. We are an LGBTQ+ friendly and gender-affirming practice; please do not hesitate to tell us how we can best support your growing family.