At the ABC, we recognize the influence that the mind, and environment, can play in the birthing process-- sometimes starting a cascade of unwanted interventions. That's why for 45 years we have offered a birthing environment centered on supporting natural, family-centered birthing and require some form of birthing classes to qualify for our birthing center.
Our classes are tailored to future/current ABC families but is open to everyone interested in natural birth. The classes are led by ABC Registered Nurses, who have also personally birthed naturally (Check out Nurse Jessi in the title photo rocking that rebozo during her son's labor!).
We build our curriculum on current, evidenced-based education and aim to help you and your support person build the confidence you deserve. We recognize there are rare cases where advanced care may be needed--that's why our center is equipped for anything unexpected and our classes review the basics of when such care could be needed and inform you of the options that exist.
Our classes encompass a variety of common natural birthing methods. We offer the information you need to build your preferred birth team and birth wishes. Your support person will also learn what to expect and build their confidence and skills. We will review the most beneficial way to use comfort measures, such as massage, relaxation, visualization, breathing, music, hydrotherapy, labor aids and more.
We aim to empower you to trust your body and the process!
This is a 2-day series, you will need to attend both dates listed under the session you choose.
Anyone, from any hospital, is welcome to take our classes! To learn more about our classes, please click HERE. For additional questions or if you are having trouble registering, please email MIChildbirthEducation@ascension.org.