Virtual Childbirth Educator
Licensed Master Social Worker
Postpartum Doula (BAI)
Planned Parenthood Doula
Experience working with families of diverse backgrounds, traditions, and cultures
How Can I Help You?
Why Invest in Childbirth Education & Consultation?
1. Childbirth education, (CBE) reduces the need for newborn resuscitation, episiotomy, & perineal trauma.
2. Parents supported by postpartum doulas also have increased rates of breastfeeding.
3. Childbirth education increases rates of vaginal deliveries & on average, decreases the 2nd stage of labor by 30 minutes!
4. Many families are constantly given unsolicited advice. Our classes and consultation provide you evidence-based information without judgement.
5. The U.S. has the highest rates of maternal mortality out of ALL developed nations. This rate is higher for People of Color. CBE provides concrete tools for making informed decisions in pregnancy & birth.
Autumn is a wealth of knowledge—I took her cloth diapering workshop and went from feeling completely overwhelmed about potentially cloth diapering, to confidently planning to cloth diaper the daughter we were expecting. We also found Autumn to be really caring and supportive; she was incredibly patient in answering our questions and focused on helping our family figure out what was right for us. We’re looking forward to checking out her other workshops and postpartum support services!
Emily Pagano, Parent
"I recommend Autumn Ingram, LMSW without reservation. Autumn’s blend of competence, knowledge and kindness is extraordinary. I would send my daughter, and her family, to Autumn in a flash and know that they were receiving excellent information, support, and /or guidance."
Nikki Colodny, M.Ed., MD
I recently took part in the Build Your Best Birth webinar, and I'm so thankful I did. I am not a parent, nor do I have plans to have children anytime soon, however this webinar opened my eyes to what options are available for me in the future. I left feeling confident and empowered. In speaking with Autumn, I discovered what I value to be important for myself when it come to bringing a human into this world, and most importantly the kinds of conversations I should think about having with my providers when the time comes. I highly recommend Autumn as she has so much knowledge to offer, and is able to truly guide you through any questions you may have. Beyond this webinar, I highly recommend bringing your partner in on the action if you are pregnant or hope to be in the future (or simply if you just want to learn about something new). This webinar as well as many others opens the door for conversations with your partner and planning for your future.
I highly recommend ParenTechnique to anyone and everyone because I received a great deal of education during their common birth classes. The instructor, Autumn, was amazing at explaining the things that I was unclear about and even unaware about. The flow of the classes were steady and clear. The instructor was willing to go in depth if you needed and that’s awesome because there’s so many questions to be answered, especially when you’re having your first child. For me, it wasn’t just your usual course of someone spewing information at you in order to move onto the next thing. Autumn took her time and asked us questions as well in order to fully understand what we would like to get out of the classes. I feel much more prepared now that I have taken the Common Birth classes. Very pleased with the outcome!
Davina Miller, Parent
My wife and I wanted to take a moment to express our appreciation to you and your staff for working with you to complete the Triple P-Positive Parenting program. It’s been a little over a year since our family participated in the program and we feel very well prepared to help our child through difficult situations in the future.
At first, as you may remember, we were very skeptical to reach out for your help and involve you in our issues. Thanks to your gentle persuasion and confidence in your skills and the Triple P Program, we accepted your offer to help us and we started the program in the summer of 2015. Two week after we started the program, we knew we made the right decision as we realized that all parents could benefit from this course!
In looking back, Triple P really clicked for us when we implemented the techniques we learned from the Triple P videos and the role playing. Just a few weeks after working with you, we were already gaining new ground. By rewarding her for her positive actions, and making her accountable for her own decisions, we have learned how to treat other with respect and we have grown stronger as a family.
If you ever need a referral or are working with a family who may be skeptical of the Triple P Program, please let me know. We would be thrilled to recommend you and the program!
Thank you again for the opportunity to work with you and the valuable skills you have given our family."
John and Pam S., Parents, Tolland County