“Just wanted to let you know that Ryan and I welcomed our son into the world [last week]. He was 8lbs, 8 oz and 21 inches long. We had an amazing drug-free waterbirth at AMC with Anjli Aurora (Intown Midwifery). Ryan was a wonderful coach and we used lots of things from your class. My water broke at 5:30am, so we spent the day distracting ourselves with shopping, a movie, and dinner before being admitted to the hospital around 6:30pm. He was born at 1:37am, so the timing was great. We used the different positions learned in your class, and although he emerged anterior, I had back labor the whole time, so they were very useful! We were able to get through using slow-paced breathing and never had to escalate beyond that. And Ryan did a great job of bringing me back to the confident cycle the few times I veered off course. It was very helpful for both of us to know the stages of labor and what to expect during each of them – when I thought I was going to die during the ring of fire, I remembered that it meant I was so close to being finished – that helped me get through! Ryan said taking the class was the best thing he could have done to prepare for labor. So thanks so much – we were able to make it through naturally with the help of your class!” Jane and Ryan W.
About Katie Griffin
Katie Griffin, Founder of Kopa Birth,® is a Registered Nurse, Lamaze certified childbirth educator, and mom of 6. Using her nursing background and 11+ years of experience teaching birthing classes, Katie has become an expert in the field of natural hospital birth. Kopabirth.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and observation, and all posts are current and evidence-based. Katie is also the instructor for the KOPA® PREPARED online childbirth course and offers online coaching for pregnancy and natural birth.
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