More Information about the Summer Childbirth Education Class

Alright, I finally have more detailed information regarding this summer’s childbirth education seminar. This all-day class will cover topics such as prenatal nutrition, exercise, explanation of the childbirth process, tips for couples on how to work together during labor, positions and comfort measures for labor and birth, suggestions on writing a birth plan, and much more! There will be opportunity for you to ask questions, meet other couples who are sharing similar experiences, and learn together about the miracle of birth. Designed especially to help those planning a natural childbirth, this class will help you to better understand and prepare for your upcoming birth from a Christian perspective. I strongly encourage couples to attend together, as well as any other support people who are planning to be present at your birth.

In order to enable the best concentration and involvement, please make other arrangements for your children, with the exception of nursing babies.

When: Saturday, July 10th, 2010
Schedule: 10am-Noon, break for lunch-we suggest you bring your own, as there aren’t many restaurants close by, 1pm-3pm
Location: the home of Heidi Nisly, cpm ~ 9101
W. Red Rock Road, Partridge, KS 67566
Cost: $75/couple (note: for those using Gentle Delivery Childbirth Services, this class is included in your total fee)

A workbook, drinks and snacks will be provided for your enjoyment!

Taught by Kelsey Hobbs, CPM
Please register by July 5th in order to ensure availability of materials.  Feel free to call if you need more information or have questions. Email: gentlemidwife@gmail.com ~or~ phone: 316-253-0099    Please pass this information on to anyone you know who might be interested!

Summer Childbirth Classes- Date is set!

Just wanted to let you all know….I’m planning to teach another childbirth class seminar on Saturday, July 10th. There are a few more details that are in the process of being figured out before I give you all more info, but go ahead and mark your calendars and let me know if you are interested!!  Feel free to let others know, as well!     email: gentlemidwife@gmail.com

January Childbirth Class

Thanks to all who participated in the class this past weekend! We had a great group which included 5 couples who are due from March to July, and a few others who were interested in learning more about the birth process. I was grateful for God’s timing and provision-I had a home birth the night before (more on that one later!), and only got a few hours of sleep before the all day class. I enjoyed all the participation from everyone involved- we had some good discussions and covered a lot of information. It was a full day, and I think we all enjoyed it!

Using the model doll and pelvis to demonstrate the delivery process.

Guest appearance by friends of mine, who came to share their birth experiences and answer questions. Thanks, Jesse, Crystal and Silas!

New Baby Girl!

One of the January babies I was waiting on arrived yesterday. Little Grace was welcomed with great excitement, after her sisters had hoped for a baby girl after a row of 4 brothers! She also had the special title of being child #13!

I’m busy right now preparing for the upcoming childbirth class-it should be lots of fun, and the list of couples continues to grow. Be sure to let me know if you need more information, or have something specific you want to see covered!

Blessings on everyone in 2010…I’m starting to get excited about all the new little ones that we will be getting to meet for the first time!

Announcing Winter 2010 Natural Childbirth Class!!

This all-day class will cover topics such as prenatal nutrition, exercise, explanation of the childbirth process, tips for couples on how to work together during labor, positions and comfort measures for labor and birth, suggestions on writing a birth plan, and much more! There will be opportunity for you to ask questions, meet other couples who are sharing similar experiences, and learn together about the miracle of birth. Designed especially to help those planning a natural childbirth, this class will help you to better understand and prepare for your upcoming birth from a Christian perspective. I strongly encourage couples to attend together, as well as any other support people who are planning to be present at your birth.

In order to enable the best concentration and involvement, please make other arrangements for your children, with the exception of nursing babies.

When: Saturday, January 23rd
Schedule: 10am-Noon, break for lunch (on your own), 1pm-4pm
Location: Camp Hiawatha Chapel,1601 W 51st Street North, Wichita, KS 67204
Cost: $75/couple (note: for those using Gentle Delivery Childbirth Services, this class is included in your total fee)

A workbook, drinks and snacks will be provided for your enjoyment!

Taught by Kelsey Hobbs, CPM
Please register by January 17th, to ensure availability of materials. Feel free to call if you need more information or have questions. Email: gentlemidwife@gmail.com ~or~ phone: 316-253-0099

Random Thoughts and Tidbits

I was thinking that by this time I might have another baby announcement, but the next arrival hasn’t made his/her appearance yet! However, I do seem to stay plenty busy these days seeing expectant mamas, answering numerous phone calls and emails, and keeping up with life in general. I’ve thought I’d get some articles written to post before now, but it hasn’t happened yet. Maybe it will happen sometime this week?

This past week, as I was searching for new material to share in Childbirth Class, I stumbled upon this website: http://www.thebirthfacts.com   While not written from the home-birth standpoint, it had a variety of useful information. As a disclaimer, I’ll mention that it is wise to take things read on the web with a grain of salt (my comments included!). Do your research, and get your information from a variety of sources!

Speaking of childbirth classes, I am in the process of planning for an all-day class sometime towards the end of January. We’ll cover everything from nutrition, exercise, the physiological process of labor and birth, relaxation and positional techniques to help with pain, what to expect, how the father can play a vital role…..and much more! I’m getting excited about it, and would love to get your input as to things you would like to see covered. Or perhaps you’ve taken classes before, and have some suggestions? Let me know!! Once I have the date and time set, I’ll be sure to give out more information….

And in closing, since I enjoy baby pictures, here’s another one to share-this little one just celebrated her 2nd birthday this month!

 

Maria Ana-2 hours after birth!