This course explores childbirth in the United States, and how it has an affect on the parenting experience that follows. Through reading, viewing, writing and doing class participants will gain an understanding on the impact of the childbirth experience on the mother, father, baby and family.
Betsy Schwartz is a pioneer and a visionary. She established Tenth Month Doula Services in 1994, the first of its kind in South Florida. Her most recent accomplishment is the creation and publicaiton of Down the Canal – The Game ofBirth. Betsy continues to pioneer in Citrus County Florida where she is actively involved in community collaboration to improve birth outcomes. She is a former board member of the Florida Breastfeeding Coalition, and a founding member of the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services. Betsy holds a master’s degree in management of human services and is a certified postpartum doula. She is also a Reiki Master and a yoga enthusiast.