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How to Avoid Unnecessary Interventions during Labor and Birth

Let's talk about your dream-birth! Does it include laboring at home for a long time, continuous support, a natural birth and/or possibly some pain medication, delayed cord clamping and skin-to-skin after birth? Your birth preferences may clash with the 30% c-section rate and 90% epidural rate in NYC- but fear not!

Led by “The New York Doula” Stephanie Heintzeler; German educated midwife and acupuncturist as well as US educated birth and postpartum doula, childbirth educator, CLC (Certified Lactation Counselor) and IBCLC (Lactation Consultant).

Come to this workshop to learn about hospital protocols and how to avoid unnecessary interventions. We will discuss the risks, benefits and alternatives of induction, breaking the waters, epidural, episiotomy and c-section.

Stop and think before an intervention is suggested and you will have a wonderful birth experience!

Earlier Event: October 3
Prepare to Push
Later Event: October 17
Ask A Doula