Natural Childbirth Class Experience
with Inspired Birth & Baby
These testimonials and stories of natural childbirth class experience come from students and clients I've had the privilege of facilitating in class and/or attending their births as a doula:
"I believe my husband and I bonded with our baby more during the class. My husband felt more of an important part of the this experience knowing there was an essential job for him to do. The diet was extremely helpful in keeping me feeling healthy and on track. I also believe talking with the other couples made a really important support system for my husband and myself through this experience.
The important literature on vaccinations and different options in giving birth were eye opening and really made a difference in my decision on my birthing options. It was great to know what I could expect at the hospital and what I could defer from if I chose (certain tests or medication while at the hospital for me and my baby) I loved it! Thanks Kristi!" -Christine & Scott, parents of Calia
"Taking the classes was the best decision I've ever made for my daughter (and myself!). As with most parents what I want most for my child it to be happy and healthy; and I have given her an excellent start by following advice from the Bradley Method for my pregnancy and birth.
The moment I knew I had made the right decision, and that I knew I would do it all over a million times for her, was when I was watching her through the nursery window as she and other babies were preparing for their hearing screen. There were 5 other babies, all of which had been born by c-section or with the use of epidurals -- they looked lifeless. I did not notice one move or open their eyes in the 15 minutes I stood watching, not to mention they were all very small.
But there in the middle of the line was my 9 lb. daughter born 10 days "late", she was thrashing around, kicking her blanket off, eyes wide open, and observing her environment with great awareness. That was my moment. Not that I think the other babies won't do great things -- I just know that I did my best to give my daughter a wonderful start to life." -Robin & Chad, parents of Adeline Jane
"I don't think AOL has enough space for me to write all the benefits I took away from our class! I know I can speak for myself as well as my husband when I say that we were so much more comfortable, relaxed and prepared for anything that this childbirthing process was going to bring.
We were comfortable with the fact that we felt like we were in control of the situation. We didn't walk into the birth with blinders on. After taking the classes, we knew what to expect (for the most part) and most importantly how to react to the unexpected.
We were relaxed because of all the practice we got in our classes! It really helped to know the different kinds of relaxation techniques so that we would know the best technique for us when the situation was crucial. The classes will help you and your husband figure out the best relaxation techniques for all parties involved!
The best part of class is the reality of being prepared (as much as possible). Especially if you're having a hospital birth, the best thing you can do to be prepared for your big day is to create a birthing plan! I personally had a doctor that was butting heads with me throughout my pregnancy. My baby was breech for the majority of my pregnancy and my doctor kept saying, "that's okay...we'll just do a C-section and be done with it". If I didn't go through Bradley classes, I wouldn't have been able to stand up for myself and my unborn child and say, "No, we're not going to do a C-section, we'll do as much as possible to try and get this baby to turn around and we're going to have a natural birth."
The classes aren't just classes, they are avenues. Avenues to guidance, avenues to friendships, avenues to understanding, avenues to enlightenment, avenues to direction, and most of all an avenue to a wonderful, peaceful, loving birth experience! We learned so much from the birthing classes and had a wonderful NATURAL birth to prove it!" -Monica & David, parents of Marlana
"Thank you so much for all of your knowledge and support during our pregnancy and labor. We really appreciate it! You gave us the confidence we needed to have a great birth experience that we can all be proud of." -Shannon & Bryan, parents of Sienna & Nathan
"Thank you so much for all your help and support during my labor. You were very encouraging, and helped me to stay calm and secure during the times of pain. Thanks again!" -Kristin & Tony
"All in all, I loved my birth experience. I felt so empowered! I only remember 2 very hard contractions and the rest was so easy! Thank you for the awesome class and the strength I needed to give my baby the best birth possible." –Bre, mom to Mason
"I am thankful that I joined Kristi Moke's Inspired Childbirth class. I enjoyed the one-on-one instruction that the class had to offer, as well as the information that was made available at every meeting.
One of the most benifical parts of taking this birthing class was the preparation that it gave me and my partner to deliver our beautiful baby boy naturally. Without the training we would have been completely unaware of how to handle negative views of natural childbirth in the majority of hospital settings.
Most of all this class gave me the confidence to trust my body and what it was created to do. Kristin Moke is not only sweet and caring to all of her students, but is also one of the most knowledgable childbirth instructors and doulas in the region." -Molly, mom to Hayden William
"I always wanted to have a natural childbirth. I always said, 'what's one day of pain to help bring my baby into this world as peaceful as possible?' This childbirth class taught my husband and I so much I do not think there is enough room to write it all. One of the biggest things that this class taught us was how to maintain our birth plan, and most of all, you always have a say so on your care and care providers.
This class teaches so many ways to help keep you focused and relaxed during your incredible journey of childbirth. My husband was very skeptical about taking any classes at all, but after taking the course he was singing a very different tune. I remember him saying, 'I do not know what we would have done without Kristi sharing all of the information.' During the birth of our first child Kristi was very supportive and helped keep us motivated to have a natural childbirth." -Courtney, mom to Brandon & Brittany
"My husband and I are so thankful we decided to go with Kristi's birth education class. She was always available to answer our questions and help us on any concerns we might have about any part of our birth (birth plan, Doctor appointments, preparing for birth).
As a first time mom, I felt really secure in what was going on with my body during my labor and birth experience. Kristi's class instructed on how a woman's body works during a natural birth experience and also prepared us for the possibility that things might not go exactly as we planned. So I felt really comfortable in knowing how my body was going to bring forth a child!
Kristi is a great teacher and will do all she can to help you prepare for one of the greatest experiences of your life! Thanks Kristi!" -Anna, mom to Esther
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