What's included in this class
What will I learn in this class?
Mindset, doulas and birth plans:
Braxton-Hicks contractions, pre-term labor, what if you deliver early, GBS culture:
BONUS VIDEO: Jenny's visit at 34 weeks to check for preeclampsia and have a biophysical profile exam
C-section AND vaginal birth (NOTE:there is no “versus”), the 5 P’s and mindset:
All things C-section:
Breech and ECV:
All things cervix, perineal massage, cervical exam, how to stimulate labor:
Induction of labor:
BONUS VIDEO: Zoom call “live from Dr Shieva’s hospital for Jenny’s Induction”(ACTUAL footage of Jenny’s induction with Cytotec (misoprostol) and the Balloon and Pitocin)
Labor Part 1: signs & symptoms, water breaking, laboring at home, when to call your doctor:
Labor Part 2: the stages, you’re in labor, cervical dilation, pain management, what may happen during labor:
BONUS VIDEO: Let’s talk pain management with anesthesiologist Dr. Shayna Zachary (a WHOLE video dedicated to pain management choices like IV medication and epidurals)
Labor Part 3: second stage of labor, fully dilated/pushing, nuchal cord, shoulder dystocia, pooping, arrest of descent, vacuum, forceps, “spinning babies”:
Labor Part 4: third stage of labor, placenta stuff, postpartum hemorrhage:
Labor Part 5: what’s going to happen to my vajayjay, tears, episiotomies, healing:
BONUS: What to bring to the hospital, how to prepare, what does the hospital provide:
BONUS VIDEO: Jenny’s labor- Kyle’s birth—YES the last few minutes as Jenny is pushing and the actual footage of that baby’s arrival!! Magical!
BONUS VIDEO: Postpartum, those first six weeks:
BONUS VIDEO- Jenny’s full birth story with all the details (zoom call 3 weeks after the birth)
Who will I be meeting in this class?
Shieva Ghofrany, MD
Dr Shieva Ghofrany strives to help people eliminate their fear by being “proactive not paranoid” about their health. An OBGYN since 1999 and co-creator of TRIBE CALLED V, her intention is to consistently help women wrangle their mindset.
Having travailed 6 miscarriages, 3 births, endometriosis, weight loss surgery AND ovarian cancer, Shieva harnesses her personal experience coupled with her professional observations to GENUINELY help achieve a calmer perspective. She engages with women on every level to guide them realistically in their quest for understanding of their bodies.
What started as an endeavor to connect with other women on Instagram (now with almost 34k followers) led to multiple consulting and speaking engagements live and virtually. As well, she is frequently quoted in online publications such as Self magazine, Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen discussing an array of women’s issues. Perhaps most prevalent is the request for her to address the mindset of fear surrounding health issues in general and cancer in particular, given her own experience with ovarian cancer and the surgeries and chemotherapy they required. She’s been featured on Verywell.com, WebMD, and in the PBS series now on Netflix “HUMAN: the World Within”. As well, she continues to be listed in Castles-Connolly Top Docs each year!
Jenny Hayes Edwards, INHC
Jenny Hayes Edwards helps women navigate the overwhelming world of fertility, pregnancy and general wellness, through the eyes of a patient, together with her OBGYN, Dr. Shieva Ghofrany. An Integrative Nutrition Health Coach since 2016, owner of Salt Water Wellness and co-creator of TRIBE CALLED V, her desire is to encourage women to educate themselves, so they can reduce their anxiety and feel in control of their health.
In 2010, at the age of 35, Jenny was one of the very FIRST women in the country to go through the process of Egg Vitrification (i.e. egg freezing) with Dr. William Schoolcraft of CCRM. At the time the procedure was so new, she ended up being featured in the New York Times, various TV news segments and several magazine articles, in an effort to help women know the option of egg freezing was now available.
Fast forward to 2020, having met her now husband, at the age of 45, Jenny used those frozen eggs from a decade prior and got pregnant. Together with her doctor (Dr. Shieva!), they documented her entire pregnancy enabling them to create this platform. In February 2021, she gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. Jenny uses her education in health and wellness along with all her life experiences, to give women the knowledge they need to make the best decisions they can regarding their female health.