Mandi’s class help provide us with multiple useful and practical tools to help with labor and birth. These included abdominal breathing, relaxation techniques, labor and pushing positions, emotional signs, physical signs and positive communication.

I am no longer afraid of the unknown associated with childbirth because I feel educated and prepared for the experience. It is a natural process that my body is created to perform. I really liked learning about the emotional signposts of labor and that many times it is a better predictor of labor progression than dilation. Also about staying home as long as possible. Many times first time moms take a while 12+ hours so don’t rush to the hospital when labor starts. I liked learning our options for labor, birth, postpartum, newborn procedures.

Mandi is very knowledgeable and experienced on the subject of childbirth. She always encouraged discussion and questions. I feel very comfortable talking with her and think of her as a friend that I can call at anytime with questions or concerns related to childbirth, breastfeeding or postpartum issues. The class was very personal and allowed us to share our thoughts, feelings and experienced.

Mandi is a wonderful instructor. It is very obvious that she has a great passion and commitment to educating parents in the joy of natural childbirth. We all felt well prepared and educated. I would recommend this class to anyone who is looking for a positive, meaningful, and empowering birth experience.

S & C G

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