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SHAMOUN, KATHY AAHCC
Affiliated Instructor 2017

Birth with Calm and Confidence

My years of supporting women in birth as a doula in just about every setting -hospital, home, water birth, VBAC, HBAC- have given me firsthand knowledge of the many variations of labor, deepening my understanding of the birth process. But my own two labors and natural birth were my biggest teachers.

I love all things pregnancy and birth. Birth is wondrous and one of the most sacred of passages. It is also just something women do. As I guide you and your partner in trusting your body and the birth process, I nurture in you the confidence that this is what your body was made to do, that birth works. For me, this is a labor of love.

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I'm generous with my time, my experience and my passion in classes that are chock-ful-of current evidence-based information. Research is finally catching up to what we in the birth world have known for generations: normal childbirth is safest for baby and mother, and the best way to ensure you birth normally is to birth naturally. By taking my classes you are choosing a childbirth class that will prepare you to work with your body so that you and your baby can stay unmedicated in labor. You will become a knowledgeable consumer of obstetric services who makes informed choices, whatever those choices may be. Your body already knows how to labor, all you have to do is surrender to it, and I teach you how to do just that.


I am available for group and private classes, as well as refresher classes. I keep my group classes small to be able to give you individual attention and address your specific needs.

 
What my students are saying...


"Kathy is amazing =)!!! My husband and I took Bradley classes before the birth of our son, Kathy is very knowledgeable, she helped ease my mind and give me the confidence I needed to do a drug free birth. My husband knew what to do and what to say to help reassure me during labor, he also knew exactly how to handle the doctors and nurses to ensure we had the birthing experience we wanted. We were able to bring our new baby boy into this world without stress and with ease all thanks to Kathy.  I would not recommend anyone but Kathy. She is amazing and I feel truly blessed that we found her when we did and she was there to help me grow my family because of her I had an amazing birthing experience with my husband. Thank you Kathy for all you do, and for all you did for me and my family." -Jamilyn B.



"Taking your class during our pregnancy was so incredibly helpful and valuable. We learned so much and felt so prepared for that incredible day when we finally go to meet Lia. It was a perfect balance of science and personal experience that helped us leave with a clear understanding of what we wanted for the birth of our child ... and how to go with the flow when things don't go as planned!! :)  Even more so than your class I have to thank you for all your support after class was over and things started veering away from our perfect plan. Thank you for being there for both of us when we needed it most!"  -Susana N.



"My husband and I took Kathy's Bradley classes as we prepared for our second child.  Our birth experience was amazing thanks to Kathy! She was able to keep me calm and encourage me throughout the process of our natural/drug free birth.  Applying pressure to my back when needed made all the difference. Kathy has such a calming spirit and having someone who understands the birth process as well as she does made such a difference since we delivered in the hospital. It was so reassuring to have her there supporting us as we delivered...standing up (not in bed). If you're thinking of a natural birth...Kathy is the one." -Wendie A.



"The childbirth preparation classes my wife and I took with Kathy were immensely helpful and informative. She is knowledgeable, dedicated, and very generous with her time.  Thanks to all that we learned from her, we felt empowered in both the doctor's office and the hospital. When my wife faced serious complications at eight months along, the information we learned in Kathy's classes really helped us ask the right questions.  We're grateful to Kathy and enthusiastically recommend her to all our expecting friends." -Adam F.



"Kathy is an extremely knowledgeable childbirth educator and doula. My husband and I took her Bradley class for the birth of our second child and after sitting with her for two meetings knew we wanted her to be our home birth labor doula because she has such a calm and reassuring presence.  For those who believe in natural childbirth and respect the labor process as it was intended, look no further.  As an educator she knows the body well and how we can help ourselves along our birthing journey, but as a doula she supports with great love and care while encourages you to birth from within.  Although the birth of my second child was 2.5 hours (such a fast and great surprise) Kathy was there with me immediately when the process started and helped me to work my fast and furious birth with great courage and strength.  Had her loving and calm aura not been with me as my son sprinted into the world without a second to collect myself, I would not have been able to think with my instincts and just follow wherever my body (and son) were taking me." -Nicole M.


"We cannot recommend Kathy and her childbirth education classes highly enough. The information gained from her professional and personal teachings are invaluable. It was a joy and a pleasure to attend each session, and we were truly sad to have them come to an end. Because of Kathy we were fully prepared to navigate the many often confusing and overwhelming situations one finds themselves faced with when bringing a baby into the world. We left her classes feeling empowered and excited. Can't ask for more!"   -Erica S.


"Breast feeding has been amazing. I owe a lot of that to you. Thank you so much for being so patient and persistent with us right after the birth, if it weren't for you I know that I would have agreed to supplement at some point because initially he really wasn't interested in working for it and I probably wouldn't have had the strength to get through everything. We owe you a lot!" -Rita O.


"Kathy's knowledge and encouragement helped us in preparing for my labor. I gained lots of confidence and learned a lot about how to stay calm during labor, how to breathe and most important for us, how to avoid C-section. I also feel that the pre labor exercises which Kathy taught me were very helpful for a natural & smooth delivery, which I think is very important for baby's health. Now my son is almost 2 years old, and I can still remember the first two days when Kathy taught me how to nurse my new born baby. I can also remember the feeling of safety I got from Kathy before/during my labor. We really appreciate Kathy's great help and support. I recommend her to all expecting parents." -Ching Z.


WHERE:  Huntington, NY 11743
PHONE
: 646-642-9381

OPENSPACEWELLNESS@GMAIL.COM
Area Served:
COLD SPRING HARBOR, NY
HUNTINGTON , NY


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Class Schedule
DateTime
Saturday, September 09, 20179:00 AM

7408

The Bradley Method® of Natural Childbirth standard series is designed for small classes with lots of individual attention. The standard length of the classes is 12 weeks covering 12 units of instruction. The Official Student Workbook is supplied to every couple attending classes. It is 130 pages with over 75 pictures and illustrations. A Coach Card is also included. Your local instructor in The Bradley Method® of Natural Childbirth is an independent affiliated instructor. Some classes are video enriched and offer a Certificate of Congratulations.

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