Education and Fun at CNY Doula Connection Events
CNY Doula Connection is going back to the basics, Birth Basics. Our group has restructured out meetings to bring the basics of pregnancy, labor and delivery to all expecting parents. Our meetings will provide information to educate parents on what to expect during this time and how we, as doulas, can help further educate, nurture and support your birth wishes.
Upcoming Birth Basics meeting:
Every 2nd Monday each month (except December)
CNY Healing Arts
195 Intrepid Lane
Syracuse, NY 13205
*Please note: for the time being, due to COVID, all of our Birth Basics meetings will be virtual until further notice. Thank you for understanding!
June 13th: How to Write a Birth Plan
Your birth plan communicates to the hospital staff your goals for your birth and immediate postpartum. Come discover your options and identify your unique preferences to create a birth plan to have for your upcoming birth.
July 11th: Pregnancy Mental Health
This is open for all family members needing a safe, supportive environment to receive information on what is normal emotionally and how to cope with new changes, new emotions, and anxiety surrounding having a new baby. Please join us as we welcome Tracy Torelli, licensed clinical social worker, specializing in women and family behavioral health.
August 8th: Coping Strategies for Labor
This event is for anyone who wants to learn more about coping with labor contractions. If you are planning a birth without pain medicine or to have an epidural in labor, learn skills for coping throughout the labor process.
September 12th: Tips for a Low Intervention Birth
Everyone wants the best possible labor, delivery, and birth experience. For most of us, this means avoiding unnecessary labor interventions especially if we want a natural childbirth. Some people might think that there’s no harm in a few labor interventions; however, every unnecessary intervention puts you at a much greater risk for more, and increasingly risky, interventions. There may always be circumstances beyond our control. That’s a given, and making the best-informed choice in that moment is a necessity. There is much, though, that can be done to create a natural, gentle birth while still being in a hospital setting. We will discuss what constitutes as an intervention and how one may lead to another, and tips on ways to prevent unnecessary interventions.
October 10th: Mini Childbirth Ed
Looking for the basic tools and information for preparing for birth but have limited time?
This mini-prep class will prepare you for what to expect during labor. You will gain confidence, learn about the birth process, and address concerns.
November 14th: How to Induce Your Labor Naturally
Are you considering natural induction techniques and tricks to help kickstart your labor? Wondering what works or if it's just a hoax? Join us to learn more about some of the most talked about ways to naturally induce your labor.
December: No Birth Basics. Enjoy the holidays!