Birth as Nature Intended
(BANI) Childbirth Education is offered at LCM this July
Classes will start on Thursday July 5
They will continue on Tuesday July 10, Tuesday July 17 and conclude on Tuesday July 24
All classes to be held at Local Care Midwifery, 35 Dearstyne Road, Troy, NY 12180
Class held from 6:00 PM until ~ 8:00 PM
$200 for the series (covers birthing person and partner)
If you are interested in attending a single class
but not the full course, please contact us 
Snacks are provided but please feel free to bring a brown bag dinner.
Please contact Michelle or Suzanne for more information.
Also, if having your prenatal appointment before class is helpful, please schedule accordingly with Michelle.

BANI (Birthing As Nature Intended) childbirth classes focus on using guided relaxation and breathing to help mothers labor harmoniously with nature and their bodies. During four separate classes we will discuss relaxation methods, use guided meditation to prepare for labor, talk about childbirth, watch childbirth videos, and as a bonus class we will discuss newborn care and babywearing.
Suzanne Cardinal has been teaching BANI classes for 4 years and was a babywearing instructor with Sling Babies of the Capital District for 7 years.

Class One

 Introduction

 Birth and nature

 Labor and how the uterus works

 The mind/body connection

 Relaxation

Class Two

 Bonding

 Hormones and birth

 Preparing and exercises for birth

 Control room relaxation

Class Three

 Rapid Relaxation

 Birth Plan

 When to call your midwife

 Avoiding artificial induction/guess-date

 Labor stall/ natural induction/hallmark signs

 Fear release

Class Four

 Birth Rehearsal relaxation

 CALMS and newborn care

 Babywearing 101- how to choose and use baby carriers

 Additional material covered