Past Meetup

Childbirth Class

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Price: $60.00 /per person
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Childbirth Class
Tuesday, February 19th 6:00 pm
1647 Whitewater Court, Toms River, NJ
MUST PRE-REGISTER: contact Katie at [masked]

Experience the power of pregnancy with Karen Carola. Karen has assisted more than 3000 women in delivering their children and is currently the Director of Midwifery for Ocean Gynecological and Obstetrical Associates. Bringing together the unique perspectives of a registered midwife, 30 years of OB-GYN experience, and a 500 hour RYT, Karen shares the secrets to a safe and empowering pregnancy, labor, and birth.

Using her experience as a medical professional, Karen will give an overview of the stages of labor and offer breathing and positioning to maximize the progress of labor. She will also give specific techniques for pushing and offer couples ways to support each other in labor. She will take time to answer any and all questions or concerns you or your partner may have regarding labor, birth, or your time in the hospital.

With the increase in cesarean section rate, Karen sought more positive methods to empower and support her patients. She became certified to teach yoga in order to give women the support they need. She believes that pregnancy grants the wonderful gift of self-knowledge and insight. As a devoted yogi, Karen recognizes that yoga is the doorway to knowing yourself and your baby.

Karen Carola graduated from Columbia University with a Masters of Science in Midwifery in 1986. Karen holds a 200 hour yoga certification with Laurie Greene from Yoga Nine, a prenatal certification with Jacqui Reynolds at Kripalu Center for Health and Healing, and a prenatal immersion with Sue Elkind at Dig Yoga. Karen completed her 500 hour Yoga certification through Yoga Works.