Childbirth Education

&

Consultation

 

"It's unneccessary, we have the internet"

"Birth is unpredictable"

"Our doctor will tell us what to do"

"I don't have time"

 

"Birth is natural"

"I don't want to hear horror stories"

These are common reasons for not taking childbirth or postpartum classes.

 

So, why bother...?

   Evidence shows Childbirth Classes can:

 

*Decrease need for newborn resuscitation

*Increases the rate of vaginal deliveries

*Decreases perineal trauma

*Decreases episiotomy rate

*On average, decrease the 2nd stage of labor known as transition (pushing), by approximately 30 minutes!

   

 

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Childbirth Classes

 

 

 

Building Your Best Birth

This is a 30 minute course which discusses your options for birth settings, care providers, & the importance of  aligning both to meet YOUR values & goals. This class if HIGHLY recommended for ALL parents; first, second, or 4th timers! This class is FREE!!

 

Breast/Chest Feeding Class

This is a 2 hr class designed to engage participants in preparing to breast/chest feed their baby. Topics cover include, establishing support, how to latch, signs of healthy latch, ensuring baby is 'getting enough' milk, breast changes, pumping at work, and much more!This class is recommended for anyone planning to breast/chest feed.

Cost: $90.00

 

Comprehensive Childbirth Class

This is a 4 week, comprehensive childbirth class that covers ALL aspects of preparing for birth and immediate postpartum. This is a highly interactive class which has a "flipped class" format where participants will do practice assignments and watch videos ahead of each class to prepare. Topics include stages & phases of labor, pain theories/techniques, informed consent,comfort measures, variations in labor, etc. 

Cost: $360.00

Common Birth Interventions Series

This is a 3 part series, (45 min each), which reviews 5 common interventions, their pros, cons, and a helpful tools to make informed decisions about whether they are right for YOU! Interventions discussed include cervical checks, epidurals, and inductions, fetal monitoring,  provider tools. This class is recommended for  ALL parents, especially those choosing a hospital birth. Cost: $85.00

Newborn Care

This is a 2 hr class which covers a range of common newborn treatments, appearances, and care tips and tricks. This class is recommended class for first-time parents.

Cost: $90.00

Birth Planning Consultations

Consultations assist you in navigating providers, birth settings, and a birth team that match your values & goals. I provide context and evidence based information surrounding your individual questions and circumstances.

Cost: $50.00/hr

**Sliding fee scale available for BIPOC. Just input BIPOC in subject on the contact form at the bottom of the page**

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"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." 

 

      

   Evidence shows Childbirth Classes:

 

*Decrease need for newborn resuscitation

*Increases the rate of vaginal deliveries

*Decreases perineal trauma

*Decreases episiotomy rate

*On average, decrease the 2nd stage of labor known as transition (pushing), by approximately 30 minutes!

   

 

Nikki Colodny, M.Ed., MD 

Autumn was wonderful!! So informative and helpful answered all our questions

"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 Colodony, MD

      

"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!"

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Margaret Gumowski
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.

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Maura Jo Lynch

 

"Autumn has been a colleague of mine for several years now. I had the opportunity to sit in on one of her virtual classes this week and I am so very impressed (and I already knew she was amazing!). I cannot recommend her and her classes enough!!"

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