FREE Childbirth and Breastfeeding Basics 

Hosted by Samantha Steen

In this class you might learn about

How to know Labor has began.
What is Labor?
Basics of Effacement and dilation.
How to accurately time contractions.
The three stages of labor.
Indications that you need to contact your doctor for direction.

How to recognize feeding cues
How to recognize and get a good latch
Understanding milk supply
Newborn breastfeeding expectations.

When to ask for help and support.Other resources available in our community.

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Hosted by Samantha Steen, Doula, Birth Photographer, CLC

What? DIY BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHY?!?!

Pandemic times call for pandemic measures, ya’ll.

It’s such a treasure to have images from your birth to cherish for years to come. I want you to have those even if I can’t be there with you!

As long as visitor restrictions continue, in light of the coronavirus outbreak, birth photographers will not be permitted into L&D units. It sucks, plainly put, but as much as i believe that birth photographers are an important part of your birth team, I agree that they are NOT essential to your care and safety in a hospital environment.

Soooo ... birthing people .. you’re welcomed to attend this free workshop, i even encourage you to, BUT let’s be realistic, it’s possible but very unlikely that you will document your own birth. (Don’t let that statement discourage you, I’ve seen it done very well) This workshop is intended for partners, support people, Doulas, even healthcare professionals who step up and step in to help families get those pics of that beautiful day!

Things we’ll talk about:

a list of must have shots.

navigating a birth space safely.

hospital policy on photos and video.

iPhone photo tips and tricks.

hospital lighting.

flattering angles.

Time for q&a.

DIY Birth Photography Tips (By appt.)