Tools for a Natural Childbirth: A Hands-On Workshop

Refresh your knowledge on labor tools and techniques in this hands-on workshop

Tools For Natural Childbirth

If you're looking forward to a natural childbirth, you'll want a "labor kit" full of tools and techniques that can help you feel more confident and prepared.

This three-hour workshop is taught by experienced educators who have coached countless women through successful labor and birth without the use of medication.

This workshop is complementary to, but does not replace, a full-length childbirth class. We recommend that first-time parents take Prepared Childbirth or Having Your Baby Your Way before taking Tools for a Natural Childbirth. This hands-on mini-course will not cover the same material. It is, however, appropriate for experienced parents who would like a refresher in natural childbirth techniques.

The workshop will cover a range of topics, including:

  • Encouraging optimal fetal positioning for labor and birth.
  • Use of props such as the birthing ball and the peanut.
  • Use of a rebozo (a scarf that wraps around your abdomen) in labor.
  • Breath work and mindfulness practices.
  • Nourishment during labor.
  • Vocalization.
  • Counter-pressure and acupressure.
  • Support techniques for the labor partner.
  • Essential oils and homeopathic remedies.

This class typically meets on a Saturday or Sunday at the Center for Women on the first floor of the hospital. The cost is $90 per couple.

How To Register for Classes

  1. Click on the Register or View Schedule buttons on this page to see a schedule of our upcoming classes.
  2. Find the class day and time that you would like to attend and select it on the schedule. This will bring you to the registration form.
  3. Fill out the online class registration form and submit it.

For more information, please call the Childbirth Education Department at 617-499-5121, or email.

View Schedule

Event Details

Sunday, July 14, 2024

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

$90 per couple

Mount Auburn Hospital - Lynch Board Room


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