Meet Jen Wade

Certified Childbirth Educator, Doula

Jen’s passion for helping new parents become educated and empowered about pregnancy and childbirth was sparked when she and her husband prepared for the water birth of their first son in 2012. She became certified as a childbirth educator and doula in 2013 and graduated in 2017 from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition as a holistic health coach, focusing on reproductive health and fertility. In addition to teaching, Jen works directly with families to provide pregnancy, birth, and postpartum support.

What Is Included with This Online Course

In this course, parents will learn what happens at every stage of the labor and birth process. The more they know about how their body changes and what to expect next, the more confident and empowered they will feel about giving birth.

  • Led by Jen Wade, certified childbirth educator and doula

  • 10 chapters and 23 lessons

  • Vaginal and cesarean birth stories

  • 23 videos and 11 interactive games

  • 7 downloadable PDFs, including a birth plan, labor positions, and a labor goody bag checklist

Chapters

  • 1

    Welcome

    • Welcome to Your Labor and Birth Journey

  • 2

    Intro to Labor

    • Intro to Labor

    • Common Labor Questions

  • 3

    Labor

    • Stages of Labor

    • First Stage of Labor

    • Second Stage of Labor

    • Third Stage of Labor

    • Vaginal Birth Story

  • 4

    Pain and Comfort Measures

    • The Pain of Labor

    • Labor Comfort Measures

    • Ice Activity

  • 5

    Warning Signs

    • Warning Signs

  • 6

    Routine Procedures & Interventions

    • Routine Procedures

    • Interventions

    • Medications

  • 7

    Cesarean Birth

    • Reasons for a Cesarean Birth

    • Preparation and Birth

    • Immediate Post-Operative Recovery

    • VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean)

    • Cesarean Birth Story

  • 8

    Birth Planning

    • Birth Planning

  • 9

    Conclusion

    • Congratulations

  • 10

    Tool Kit

    • Labor and Birth Tool Kit