OB/GYNs and Midwives know the difference childbirth education makes.
Many doctors say that when they walk into a delivery room, they can tell if the mother has taken childbirth classes. If the mother is calm and confident, it’s clear she has. Mothers who aren’t prepared can be far more anxious, which can lead to a more stressful birth experience—and more difficult deliveries.
In fact, according to a recent study in the International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, expectant mothers who have received childbirth education have a higher rate of vaginal deliveries and a lower rate of vacuum extractions and cesarean deliveries. Evidence also shows that birthing classes can help prevent postpartum depression in new mothers.
Because of how important these classes are, many OBs and Midwives send their patients to specialized childbirth educators like Amma Parenting.
“It’s not possible as clinicians to devote the time necessary to comprehensively educate women on a birth plan and expectations,” says Amma’s chief medical officer Annelise Skor Swigert, MD, FACOG. “Partnering with Amma raises the quality of information and preparation patients receive—and it allows doctors to focus on patient care.”
Amma’s teaching team of registered nurses, board-certified lactation consultants, and certified childbirth educators is committed to improving the birthing experience.
They deliver evidence-based curriculum—designed in collaboration with Dr. Swigert, a board-certified OB/GYN physician—that resonates with patients and prepares them for a successful birth.
Amma has provided childbirth education services for over 15 years and is the largest provider of childbirth education in the Midwest. Three of the top health systems in Minnesota choose Amma as their provider of choice, and hundreds of OBs and Midwives trust their patients to Amma.
Are you looking for a simple way to support good birthing outcomes? Amma Parenting can help.