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Childbirth Education

Our comprehensive childbirth education series fully prepares you for labor and the postpartum weeks.

We offer 3 classes and give you lots of flexibility! Choose only the class(es) that interest you, or take them all as a series. You may take the classes in any order, and at any time that is most convenient for you.

When my wife signed us up, I didn’t imagine that I’d get anything useful out of these classes. But, I couldn’t have been more wrong! These workshops helped the stress and fear of having a baby fade away. The approach to the classes instilled confidence in me as a father-to-be, and helped me feel strong and informed enough to support my wife through the birth, and beyond.
— Dave
I was so focused during contractions the nurse asked if I was hypno-birthing. I told her no - this is what I learned in your childbirth education class.
— Jen
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Class Descriptions and Schedule


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Essentials for a More Easeful Birth

Get Answers to All of Your Questions About Labor

Learn about the entire journey of birth: how to know when you’re in labor, the stages of labor, when to go to the hospital, milestones along the journey, your options, common medical procedures, and steps to take now in preparation for birth. We will also tackle the emotional components of labor and how to manage doubt, trepidation or fear both before and during labor. The information you receive in this class will support you in making informed decisions in collaboration with your medical provider. This material is useful in any birth environment.

Who Should Take This Class?
-First-time parents
-Couples planning a VBAC
-2nd or 3rd time parents looking for a refresher
-Hypnobirthing couples (*We have hypnobirth doula experience. This class includes valuable supplementary information.)

When To Attend:
For couples 25+ weeks. 

What to Bring:
Dress comfortably and bring a snack and water.

Upcoming Classes:

Weekend Dates:
Saturday December 14, 2019 12:00 - 4:30pm
Saturday February 1, 2020 12:00 - 4:30pm

Weekday Dates (2 shorter sessions):
Monday January 6 AND 13, 2020 6:00 - 8:15pm
Monday March 2 AND Tuesday March 10, 2020 6:00 - 8:15pm

Price options and registration below.

I work in the medical field, and didn’t realize how little I knew about birthing until I took these classes! All soon-to-be parents should have this awesome education experience.
— Anna
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Strategies for a More Easeful Birth

Techniques for Coping with Labor

This class is an opportunity to explore and practice a wide-range of proven comfort measures and effective labor support techniques for managing contractions. You will learn simple and practical breath techniques, movements and exercises that take the edge off challenging contractions, ways to optimally position your baby for birth, what you can do if you experience back labor, how partners can provide the most effective hands-on support and advocacy, when to use these strategies during labor, and how to employ a more meditative approach for deeper relaxation. This class includes helpful tips and top strategies we’ve learned from over a decade of birth support and prenatal yoga teaching practices. This material is useful in any birth environment.

Who Should Take This Class?
-First-time parents
-Couples planning a VBAC
-2nd or 3rd time parents looking for a refresher
-Hypnobirthing couples (*We have hypnobirth doula experience. This class includes valuable supplementary information.)

When To Attend:
For couples 25+ weeks. 

What to Bring:
Dress comfortably and bring a snack and water.

Upcoming Classes:

Weekend Dates:
Saturday December 21, 2019 12:00 - 4:30pm
Sunday January 19, 2020 12:00 - 4:30pm
Saturday February 22, 2020 12:00 - 4:30pm
Saturday March 21, 2020 12:00 - 4:30pm

Price options and registration below.

These classes are very high quality. The approach is both personal and interactive... a mix of practical medical-based facts and a more spiritual foundation for childbirth. Highly recommended!
— Omar
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Navigating the Postpartum Weeks

Breastfeeding Basics, Self-Care and More

Just as you prepare for birth, it is just as important to learn about the realities of the postpartum weeks. We will cover all the basics to get started with breastfeeding. But that’s not all. This class is designed to walk you through the journey from the moments immediately following birth up through the first six weeks with your baby. We will talk about the physical, emotional and mental changes you, and your partner will go through after birth and how to best care for yourself amidst these changes. You will learn practical ways to prepare your home and how to make a postpartum plan. This class covers the most common issues, concerns and questions of couples we’ve worked with during our postpartum support.

Who Should Take This Class?
-First-time parents
-2nd or 3rd time parents looking for a refresher

When To Attend:
For couples 28+ weeks. 
We highly recommend that partners attend this class, but it is not required. 

What to Bring:
Dress comfortably and bring a snack and water.

Upcoming Classes:

Monday November 11, 2019 6:00 - 9:30pm
Monday January 27, 2020 6:00 - 9:30pm
Monday March 30, 2020 6:00 - 9:30pm

Price options and registration below.

 

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Registration

Two simple steps:

Step 1: Payment

Full Package Deal - Sign up for all 3 classes and save.

Includes:
-Essentials for More Easeful Birth
-Strategies for More Easeful Birth
-Navigating the Postpartum Weeks

Childbirth Education Package - Save by taking both the “Essentials” AND “Strategies” classes.

Childbirth Education Stand-Alone Class - Take the “Essentials” OR “Strategies” class only.

Navigating the Postpartum Weeks Only


Step 2: Select Your Class Date(s)

Please email your selected date(s) so we may place you on the roster. We recommend you do this as soon as you pay. We are flexible about the order and timing of your classes, but our booking software is not. So, this email step is necessary.

During my pregnancy, I heard so much conflicting information on breastfeeding that it scared me. After taking your class, I understood how important it is to know about breastfeeding and caring for yourself once the baby arrives. This class helped me feel so much more confident about what to expect.
— Alanna

You Should Know…

We understand how much you need to get done with a baby on the way. We also know it can be exhausting and uncomfortable to take full-day childbirth classes. So we offer flexible options to work around your schedule. You choose what classes you want, when you want to take them, AND the order that you attend.

We also provide affordable, single-session, or multi-session privates (or small-group sessions) to meet your individual needs and interests. Email us here for information and availability for private session(s).