Childbirth Education

How do I know when I am in labor? When should I go to my birthplace? Should I get an epidural? What happens if I need a cesarean? Get answers to all your questions!

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Recognizing each birth and every family as unique

In this one-day comprehensive course, you will discover your own personal coping
strategy. Include your partner while working with labor contractions, and together, practice movement, breathing, and positions . Course topics will include informed decision making, signs and stages of labor, coping strategies, pain medications, interventions (including cesarean birth), newborn procedures, beginning breastfeeding, and postpartum recovery

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Meet Katherine Steen Gillette-Cockerill

Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE)

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Katherine has been teaching for almost 20 years and has worked with nearly every
audience imaginable, from infants to seniors. She began training as a childbirth educator in 2011 and became a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator in 2013. She also has a B.S. in Animal Science from Cornell University and a Masters degree in nonprofit management.
The birth of her first daughter inspired her to quit her job managing education programs at a zoological park and focus on perinatal education. After 4 years of teaching childbirth education in Seattle, WA. family relocated to Buffalo, NY in 2016. Katherine seeks to inspire families to begin labor feeling prepared and confident so they are satisfied with their births, no matter how they unfold. Her favorite part of teaching is developing relationships with birthing families and witnessing their transition to a “new normal”. When she is not teaching, she enjoys cooking, yoga, hiking, and spending time with her husband and two daughters. She also serves as a humane educator for the SPCA Serving Erie County.

Upcoming Dates Saturdays 9am-5pm:

January 26th

February 23rd

March 30th

April 20th

May 18th

June 22nd

Offered at Genesis, our Elmwood Village home, $250 per couple.

Includes a birth class reunion where you can connect with other families, meet new babies, share snacks and birth stories.

 

Reserve your Seat


“You are constructing your own reality with the choices you make. If you really want a healthy pregnancy and joyful birth, and you truly understand that you are the one in control, then you must examine what you have or haven’t done so far to create the outcome you want.”

– Kim Wildner

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