Great Expectations…or Easing the Anxieties and Discomfort of Pregnancy and Childbirth

image001 (165 x 67)Instructors: Dell St. Ana and Elaine Hoggard
Saturday, October 12 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
This workshop is for the expectant mother and father (or partner, family member or coach) at Evergreen a Center for Balanced Living

The Bun’s in the Oven…Now What? Pregnancy is a joyous time for most moms-to-be as they luxuriate in thoughts and fantasies about the baby they’re carrying. Life will be different soon! Although pregnancy is an exciting time, many women have physical challenges and concerns about how well they will cope during their labor experience. Partners are often concerned as well. But pregnancy and labor do not have to be difficult or painful! There are many ways to ease anxieties and soothe discomfort.

Experienced doula, T’ai Chi instructor, Reiki master, and Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner Dell St. Ana teams up with massage therapist Elaine Hoggard to offer couples a hands-on workshop geared towards enhancing their pregnancy and birth experience. Dell has been working with expectant mothers for over 10 years and Elaine is certified in pre and perinatal massage. The two will offer an assortment of techniques, including massage, yoga and energy work to help ease discomfort, increase relaxation and prepare for labor, all while focusing on strengthening the incredible bond created during the life-changing journey of pregnancy and childbirth.

Expectant moms should be at least in their second trimester of pregnancy and have their doctors’ approval to participate. They are encouraged to wear loose-fitting clothing and bring three firm pillows, a sheet and a sleeping bag or thick blanket.

The class is for the expectant couple: expectant mother and father, (partner, family member or coach)

The class will take place at Evergreen, A Center for Balanced Living in Easton, MD on Saturday, October 12th from 1:00-4:00. Tuition is $100 per couple ($90 for Evergreen members). Light refreshments will be served. Evergreen is located at 770 Port Street, less than five minutes from historic downtown Easton.