***I am only accepting repeat clients at the moment.  If you are looking for a doula for the first time, I would highly recommend you hop over to http://www.rabn.org and check out their doula provider list!***

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Updates!

I have recently accepted a position as an OB Educator at Highland Hospital! Therefore, for the time being, I will not be teaching private childbirth ed classes.

I will, however, maintain Doula business as usual!

I’m looking forward to bringing a fresh perspective into the standard hospital birthing classes, and hope to head a cesarean birth class in the future there as well. I would love your thoughts on what you have loved about hospital birthing classes, or what you didn’t like!

 

 

Planning on a VBAC? Interested in taking a childbirth class, but not sure if the standard class at the Hospital is right for you? Join me in December for a three week, comprehensive childbirth class series! We focus on VBAC specifically, and cover the entire range of birthing options and possibilities, as well as preparation and comfort measures. Tuesdays, December 2, 9, and 16. Email KimberlyGuck@Gmail.com to sign up today!

Beyond the Bump event September 20

I will have an exhibitor table (with info and giveaways!) at this years Beyond the Bump event! In addition, I will also be presenting a seminar titled “The Role of a Doula” that I am super excited about! Last year this event was awesome…tons of resources, giveaways, educational seminars, demos, and swag! This year, if you purchase the VIP ticket, you will be able to attend three seminars of your choosing, browse the exhibitor hall, have refreshments throughout the day, attend the professionals meet and greet and mommy marketplace, and leave with a swag bag worth over $100. Hop over to http://www.Beyond-The-Bump.com and snag your ticket!

If you will be attending, send me a note! I will be on the lookout for you!

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VBAC class series dates!

My new VBAC specific class series will begin on October 14th! In addition, I will be holding a one day Cesarean Birth class for families who will be having a cesarean birth for any reason. Here is the info:

         VBAC specific class series (three week series):
          Dates: Tuesday evenings- October 14, 21, and 28
            Time: 7-8:30pm
                 Where: Kim Guck’s home 464 Sherborne Rd Webster, NY 14580
          Fee: $100
What this class will cover: Processing past birth experiences, overcoming doubts and fears in relation to your birth, overview of the birth process, planning your VBAC, working with your care provider to ensure a supportive environment in birth, practice and hands on instruction with comfort techniques/positions for labor in birth that help facilitate an easier delivery, common interventions and their pros and cons, common medications used in labor (including pain medication) and their pros and cons, the benefits of support in labor (doulas, other support persons). Plenty of time will be set aside to allow for discussion and supportive conversations.

 

Cesarean Birth preparation one-day class:
Date: Saturday October 25th
Time: 2-5pm
Where: Kim Guck’s home 464 Sherborne Rd Webster, NY 14580
Fee: $50
What this class will cover: Preparing for your cesarean birth. This is a class tailored to families who will be having a cesarean birth regardless of the reason. What to expect before, during, and after your cesarean birth, preparing your support person for the birth experience and what to expect in the operating room, creating a family centered birth experience, your “golden hour” in recovery with your newborn, breastfeeding after a cesarean, and tips and tricks for recovery.

To sign up for either class, email Kim at KimberlyGuck@gmail.com or call (585)729-2278 to reserve your spot! Class sizes will be small to allow for better community and plenty of time for discussions.