Eden's Garden Birth

Birth Education and Doula Support by Amy Rollogas

I offer doula support for your labor and private childbirth education in your home in the Richmond, Va metro area and west to Charlottesville, Va. I also offer instruction in acupressure for labor and moxibustion for breech. 

CHILDBIRTH CLASSES

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Without Amy I would never have had the confidence to truly believe that a natural birth is something I could have achieved.
— Jeanette Carpenter, MD, birth education student

 

I strive to meet your needs by tailoring each class to suit you.  We will engage in lots of discussion designed to help you flesh out your own birth values and to help you communicate as a couple.

childBirth class topics:

Birth options and decision-making (place of birth, care provider, labor support, natural birth vs. medicated), Nurturing yourself and your baby (fetal development, nutrition, prenatal care, comfort exercises)Nurturing each other (increasing communication with your partner, enriching your relationship, emotional changes, sexuality)

Birth in the media, Models of birthSafety of birthBeing a good consumer, Cesarean birth prevention

Understanding the process of normal labor and birthPractice using “tools” for labor and birth (relaxation, visualization, breathing, vocalization, communication and support). Acupressure for Efficient Labor will be covered.

Routine birth procedures and interventionsThe “Domino Theory” of interventionsMedication optionsBarriers to birth, Active birth, Writing your birth values (birth plan) 

Dealing with the unexpectedAddressing fears about birth and developing tools for dealing with them

Welcoming your newborn (bonding)Newborn examThe first weekBreastfeedingParenting resources

 
If you choose to take a full birth class with me, we will cover all of these topics over 6 weeks. See the Fees page for rates. 

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She anticipated my husband’s questions, who had little exposure to childbirth and babies prior to my first pregnancy. She equipped us with real tools to understand and cope with the both of our childbirths.
— Judi Bowman, birth education student
Our classes with Amy were extremely informative and enlightening. She has an obvious passion for childbirth education and is quite effective at communicating.
— Alyssa Evans, birth education student