Private In Home Childbirth Classes
In Home Classes
Stork Helpers gives expectant moms and dads personalized childbirth classes taught in the comfort of their homes. Six pregnancies, twenty years of experience, and a passion for birthing babies give Tamara the unique ability to help couples through the childbearing process. Whether it's a weekend or a weekday, Stork Helpers offers convenient scheduling so parents can begin their journey to parenthood prepared.
Private classes give parents the breathing room to ask questions and gain knowledge. It allows them to choose the topics they want to discuss and learn about, with no limitations or restrictions on who they can talk to. They get access to an online childbirth manual, in which they can review all the information at their own pace and schedule — thanks to Tamara's amazing teaching skills that make discussions easy and comfortable.
*additional $25 charge applies if drop-off/pick up location is more than 20 miles from Lebanon, Ohio.
How Your Body Prepares for Labor
Everything is changing!
Before your due date, your body will "go to work" getting itself ready for childbirth. It will prepare your body through three stages of labor: effacement (when the cervix thins out), dilation (when the cervix opens), and finally, the most intense part, when the baby descends into the birth canal.
Tamara will teach you how to listen to your body so you are aware of the changes going on as you prepare for the big day!
The Four Stages of Labor
Lets get through this, step by step...
Create Your Birth Preferences
You CAN write YOUR Story....
Learn Relaxation Techniques in Labor
Relaxation in Birth is KEY!
Pain Management - Natural and Medicated!
Drugs or no Drugs?
Laboring Positions (there is more than one!)
The choice is YOURS!
Delivery Methods (there is also more than one!)
Newborn hospital care
Your first choices as parents...
When you're staying at the hospital with your newborn, it can be difficult to make decisions for your baby — especially on the fly. As a new parent, you may find yourself overwhelmed by all of the new information and responsibilities that come with a new addition to the family. Tamara will review what your experience will be like in the hospital as well as all the options you have for your baby and items that you will want to plan out ahead of time cause once you are there, you are going to be overwhelmed to make some decisions on the spot.
Breast or bottle? Do whats right for YOU!
The beautiful roller coaster begins now!
Postpartum is a trying time of your life, and it can be hard to know what to expect. When you're feeling the lowest and thinking that you'll never get your life or yourself back, it's important to remember that everything will get better in time. The important thing is to always take care of yourself before anything else — get the sleep and nutrition that you need, and don't feel guilty for taking care of yourself and your baby.
While many don't discuss it out of fear of being labeled a "bad mom," Tamara discusses first hand the joys of postpartum. She will discuss the things to prepare for now to be ready for it and gives you the ugly truth about how bad it is for some, and to use your resources when if its gets bad for you. You are NOT alone!
What to Bring to Class
What about COVID?
Yes, I am still teaching childbirth classes during COVID. I will come to your house wearing a mask, bring my own sanitzer and we will social distance as well in order to keep all of us safe.
If you would prefer to have a private class, but do it online, we can do that as well and have the meeting done via Zoom.