July 17, 12:00pm-1:30pm *VIRTUAL*
About the class:
For LGBTQIA+ expecting parents, conception, pregnancy, and childbirth come with unique considerations. Like sitting down with a professional wedding planner, the goal of this *FREE* 90-minute workshop is to bring clarity and calm to your journey in a light-hearted and interactive way. All Things Birth for Queer Families is a virtual meeting, offered quarterly.
We will help you separate fact from fiction and walk you through the most current birth scene; what’s good when it comes to hospitals, birth centers, doctors, midwives, 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.
This event will be facilitated by Queer birth worker and Birthsmarter educator, Beth Hardy.
About the instructor:
Beth Hardy is a birth doula, postpartum doula and board-certified music therapist. Whether helping clients find their power and voice during labor, supporting new families as they navigate the uncharted waters of parenthood, or writing one-of-a-kind Womb Songs for expectant parents, Beth is passionate about all things birth. Beth identifies as queer and specializes in working with LGBTQIA+ families. She is the mom of two kids and lives in Salt Lake City, UT.
In a world where it is difficult to keep sight of what is most important Birth Smarter aims to call our attention back to what is valuable. Do you notice that expectant parents spend more time choosing a stroller than they do a midwife or obstetrician? More time arranging their nursery than arranging comprehensive support for after the birth. As a business we have the power to convince you that pregnancy, birth, and the postnatal period are worth investing in. If we don’t, women and families suffer and you miss the opportunity to build an intentional foundation for your family; the foundation on which we’d like our society to rest.
Birth Smarter lives in the space where biology meets society, wisdom meets data, and empathy meets activism. We believe that transparency is the key to birth, babies, and business, that it is always worth investing in parents, and that together, we can change the world. Our unique birth and parenting classes offer expecting parents and their support team the information and practice that will enable them to think critically and improvise during high stakes moments. Our continuing education workshops empower health and wellness professionals to become trusted pillars of their perinatal community. We’re shaping the future, one birth at a time.