Wanda Sundermann ICCE, NCMBT, ICD International Childbirth Educator Association (ICEA) trained childbirth educator, NC licensed massage and bodywork therapist and certified professional doula, has practiced in the community for the last 30 years. Wanda brings a knowledge base to her childbirth education classes that addresses the physical, emotional and logistical needs of birthing couples. Wanda is familiar with the practices and protocols of most of the local birthing facilities. In her experience working with over 600 couples as a doula and birth assistant she has seen the wide range of possible birth scenarios.
After many years of providing group classes for families expecting babies, Wanda will be taking a break from teaching. It has been such and honor and privalage to play a small role in that big transformation in a families life. Wanda is now spending more time providing bodywork services for babies, children, adults and people at the end of life.
In recognizing that every couple comes to their birth with different needs and expectations Wanda is aware that we all have a different experience on the day our child is born. Her goal is to empower couples to discover the options they feel most comfortable with, give them the tools they need to follow through on their plans, and adjust if things go in a different direction. The class covers normal birth, coping techniques, common complications of the birth process, natural and medical ways of dealing with those complications, relaxation for birth, newborns and their care, breastfeeding, infant massage and other related subjects. The classes are held on Saturdays or Sundays, morning or afternoon, depending on the availability of the classroom at the Women’s Birth and Wellness Center in Chapel Hill. Please see the schedule for specific dates and times.
“Wanda’s birth class was excellent. We couldn’t have asked for better. Wanda created a really comfortable learning environment. There was a great flow to each class– with time for discussion, information sessions, helpful videos, and hands-on practice with relaxation techniques. We felt really prepared for labor and birth after attending Wanda’s classes.” –Katie and Brian Harper