Beginning on Monday 10/2/2017, instructor Marissa Evarts will be teaching GentleBirth Classes at Shining Light. This is in addition to our Confident Birthing (Lamaze) classes on the roster. We endeavor to support mothers in all of their choices during pregnancy, birth and parenting. ~Deena
Marissa Evarts has been a birth Doula for the past ten years. She trained through CAPPA to become a birth Doula and also attended the Advanced Practice Birth Support training through Cocoon Birth in Colorado. Marissa has attended 100 births and has had two of her own. She is also a certified childbirth and VBAC instructor through GentleBirth.
Here is what Marissa has to say about GentleBirth, “The GentleBirth program resonates with me on so many levels. Through these workshops, I can provide evidence-based information, empower my clients, and help them to have a positive birth experience that is defined by them. I see birth as a personal journey and one that we should all be empowered by. I sincerely believe that every mother should be given the choice about how they decide to give birth and that those choices should be respected and supported.
During the workshops, we cover comfort measures and childbirth education and also hypnosis and mindfulness training. GentleBirth has a unique way of tying in all of these elements to thoroughly prepare you on all levels for childbirth. GentleBirth training can start from preconception and takes you through postpartum and parenting as well.
My main focus is for all that are involved to be prepared, enjoy the process no matter what, and to feel confident riding into their postpartum and parenting phase. I feel that education, preparedness, and mindset are key to a memorable experience. I do everything I can to help you acquire those key components for your upcoming birth and postpartum phase. I would love to meet you and see you in one of my workshops.”
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