Peaceful Arrival ~ Birth Services

The PACE Childbirth Education course is designed to instill  confidence and trust in the process - for both mothers and birth partners.

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Advantages for You and Your Baby:

  • Teaches you why you can trust the process, which eliminates the fear that causes tension which leads to pain
  • Greatly reduces and often eliminates the need for chemical painkillers and drugs, if that's your desire
  • Empowers you, as parents, with techniques to achieve a gentle, calm birth for yourself and your baby
  • Gives your birthing partner an integral role in birthing and helps to improve your relationship throughout your pregnancy and beyond
  • Teaches you effective techniques for deep relaxation

Course Outline ~ PACE Class 1:
  • Understanding the Design of the Uterus
  • Why labor CAN hurt, but doesn't have to
  • How the mind and emotions affect the body physiologically
  • Fear / Tension / Pain Syndrome
  • Stages of labor
  • Nature's amazing designs and WHY you can trust the process
  • 'Hormonal Cocktails'
  • Common hospital interventions - benefits, risks and alternatives  (and what your options REALLY are)
  • Seven Things to do for a healthy birth
  • Routine Newborn Baby Care Procedures
  • Tips for writing your birth preferences
  • Sample Birth Plan
Course Outline ~ PACE Class 2:
  • Signs of the onset of labor
  • Creating the optimal birthing atmosphere
  • Early labor mistakes and how to avoid them
  • Relaxation and breathing techniques
  • Common comfort measures for labor support
  • Birth Partner Advocacy 
  • Moving through labor
  • Positions for labor and birth
  • Basics of Breastfeeding and avoiding common mistakes
  • Postpartum tips
These classes use videos and visual aids for easier learning and a comprehensive notebook of handouts (including additional information that we don't have time for in class) is given at the end of the course.  A very complete notebook of handouts is also included in the course fee.

You Will Also Learn:

  • that pain is not a necessary accompaniment to labor
  • what’s wrong with labor as it exists with most other childbirth methods
  • how your body is naturally designed to conceive, nurture and birth your baby with ease and comfort
  • to create your body’s own natural relaxant, the only safe labor enhancement with no side effects
  • natural ways to help bring your body into labor without artificial chemical induction
  • how you and your birthing companion can create a birthing environment that is calm, serene and joyful,  rather than tense and stressful
  • gentle birthing techniques that allow you to be able to 'connect with' and 'listen to' your body
  • to use your natural birthing instincts to birth your baby in a way that most mirrors the way that nature intended