Childbirth Educator, Lactation Educator
Kathy teaches small group childbirth classes in the Highlands area of Denver. These classes meet on a weeknight for five consecutive weeks (for a total of 15 hours of instruction). The classes are research-based and offer information on a wide variety of topics: labor and birth anatomy, the purpose of labor pain, comfort measures for labor, nutrition and exercise, optimal fetal positioning, labor and birth interventions, birth plans, postnatal recovery, breastfeeding, and newborn care.
Kathy decided to become a childbirth educator when she realized that many women had very little knowledge about what a normal birth could and should be. Fear of labor and birth is so prevalent in our culture. She wants to help pregnant women overcome this fear and help them achieve safe, satisfying birth experiences.
Kathy is certified as a childbirth educator and lactation educator through CAPPA.