June 24, 7:30pm-9:00pm *VIRTUAL*
September 10, 7:30pm-9:00pm *VIRTUAL*
About the class:
For many Black families, pregnancy and childbirth can be both a joyous and frightening experience. We know the statistics, treatment, and outcomes. How can we better prepare ourselves to birth our babies in safe and respectful environments?
This *FREE* 90-minute, interactive workshop is intended to give space to all the emotions Black expectant parents may be experiencing as well as answer questions about birthing while Black. Our intention is to separate fact from fiction, shift societal expectations, and guide families through a clear understanding of what to expect, accept, and NOT accept when it comes to hospitals, birth centers, doctors, doulas, birth classes, body workers (and more)!
This is not a full birth class – it provides introductory information along with a Q+A. Whether you are trying to conceive or weeks away from meeting your baby, this class will help you develop a framework for making decisions. All Things Birth for Black Families is a virtual meeting, offered quarterly.
This event will be facilitated by Black birth worker and Birthsmarter educator, Elizabeth Perez.
About the Instructor:
Elizabeth is a birth and postpartum doula, Certified Lactation Counselor, prenatal yoga teacher, and baby wearing educator. She has additional training in Spinning Babies, Herbs and Rebozo Work and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Childbirth Education Association of Metropolitan New York. Elizabeth is a native Spanish speaker and is committed to supporting queer and families in need. She currently lives in Brooklyn with her man and baby boy wonder.