Call for Submissions: How Did Childbirth Classes Help You?

In this season of giving, we’re hosting a blog carnival to give back to the many childbirth educators who work joyfully and tirelessly to educate and empower women and families during their time of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. For those of you who have taken childbirth classes, how did those classes impact your pregnancy, birth, or postpartum experience?Whether it was added confidence, achieving a hoped-for pain med-free birth, or being prepped to handle an unexpected cesarean birth, we want your stories! We’re looking for stories from moms and dads who took childbirth classes prior to the birth of their child.


Participation in the “How Did Childbirth Classes Help You?” Blog Carnival is easy:

1. If you have a blog, write a blog post on the carnival theme. Post it on your blog by Monday, December 12. Make sure the post links back to this blog post. You may also submit a previously written post, as long as the information is relevant.

2. Send an email with a link to your post to cterreri [at] lamaze [dot] org.

3. If you do not have a blog but would like to participate, you may submit a story for consideration by emailing it to me.

4. I will compile and post the blog carnival here at Giving Birth with Confidence on Friday, December 16.


Happy blogging! I look forward to receiving your submissions!

Avatar of Cara TerreriAbout Cara Terreri
Cara began working with Lamaze in 2004, two years before becoming a mother. Three kids later, she's a full-fledged healthy birth advocate and the Site Administrator for Giving Birth with Confidence. Most recently Cara began study to become a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator and DONA certified doula (learn more about her services at She continues to stand in awe of the power and beauty in pregnancy and birth, and enjoys helping women discover their own power and joy in the journey to motherhood.


  1. We attended the extended Bradley method course. At first, I thought that it was going to be way more than we needed. After the first few weeks, I realized just how much material was being covered and that childbirth and post partum is not something a weekend short course can hope to cover. I not only gained comfort in what was a “normal” birth and postpartum period, but gained resources that I could call on if I ran into trouble down the road. After an extended prodromal labor (3 weeks) and a very difficult birth (compound presentation that required transfer from the birth center to the hospital for an epidural d pitocin), i was thrilled to have had the extended preparation we had done. It allowed me to have the confidence in my body, my midwife and my decisions during the experience. It also gave enough breastfeeding information to get us off to a good start post partum.


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