Birth and Baby Prep
Classes

10% off 2019 childbirth edu classes when registered by July 31st (code: CBE10)

Our comprehensive childbirth education series fully prepares you for labor and the postpartum weeks. You will learn practical, holistic techniques, information and options that help to facilitate a more easeful birth and smooth transition home with your new family. Our classes may be taken as stand-alone, or as a series that you may take in any order and at any time that is most convenient for you.

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We found these classes to be very high quality. They are taught in a way that is both personal and interactive. This was a mix of practical medical-based facts and a more spiritual foundation for childbirth. Highly recommended!
— Omar
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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 and prenatal yoga class.
— Jen

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Class Descriptions and Schedule


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Childbirth Education (part 1)

Essentials for a More Easeful Birth

The female body is infinitely wise, powerful and capable. But sometimes doubt, trepidation or even fear gets in the way. Learn how you can shift your perspective, and why this is key to effectively utilize relaxation techniques that facilitate the birth process. We will also journey through the entire process of labor. You will learn how to prepare for birth, important questions to ask your doctor or midwife, signs and stages of labor, milestones of the journey, options to consider, common medical procedures (including induction, epidural, and cesarean birth), the emotional components of labor, and steps to take now in preparation for birth. 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 and fantastic for all couples (especially if this is your first baby), as well as those preparing for VBAC.

2019 UPCOMING DATES:

Weekend Dates:
Saturday July 27, 2019 12:00 - 4:30pm
Saturday August 17, 2019 12:00 - 4:30pm
Sunday September 8, 2019 11:30 - 4:00pm
Saturday October 12, 2019 12:00 - 4:30pm
Saturday November 2, 2019 12:00 - 4:30pm
Saturday December 14, 2019 12:00 - 4:30pm

Weekday Evening Dates:
Tuesday August 27, 2019 5:30 - 10:00pm
Monday October 21, 2019 5:30 - 10:00pm

WHEN TO ATTEND:
For couples 25+ weeks. Dress comfortably and bring a snack and water. 

Price options and registration below.

You Should Know…

We understand how much you need to get done with a baby on the way. So our classes can be arranged around your schedule. You choose what classes you want, when you want to take them, AND the order that you attend.

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

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Childbirth Education (part 2)

Strategies for a More Easeful Birth

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 yogic 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 is the expanded version of our original Yoga for Labor and Delivery workshop. It 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 and fantastic for all couples (especially if this is your first baby), as well as those preparing for VBAC.

Not your first baby?

If you are simply searching for a stand-alone refresher course after first baby, this class is for you!

2019 UPCOMING DATES:

Weekend Dates:
Saturday August 24, 2019 12:00 - 4:30pm
Saturday September 28, 2019 12:00 - 4:30pm
Saturday October 19, 2019 12:00 - 4:30pm
Saturday November 9, 2019 12:00 - 4:30pm
Saturday December 21, 2019 12:00 - 4:30pm

Weekday Evening Dates:
Monday September 16, 2019 5:30 - 10:00pm
Monday November 18, 2019 5:30 - 10:00pm

WHEN TO ATTEND:
For couples 25+ weeks. Dress comfortably and bring a snack and water. 

Price options and registration below.

I used so many of the pain management techniques, breathing techniques, etc. that you taught to us and I couldn’t have been happier with how the delivery went.
— Christa
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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. This class is appropriate for all parents-to-be, but is particularly designed for first-time parents. We will thoroughly cover what you should know 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 space now 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.

- What happens immediately after birth, including common hospital procedures, various preferences you may have around cord clamping, delayed bathing, skin to skin, and many other options to consider
- Baby cues and reflexes
- Breastfeeding basics, plus how to identify and troubleshoot common issues once you’re home with baby
- Basic lactation anatomy & physiology
-Myth-busting the most common misconceptions about breastfeeding
- Best time to latch, how to know if latch is good, if baby is getting enough milk, when to get help, and much more
- The stuff no one tells you… we will tell you
- What to know about postpartum depression, nipple care, pelvic floor, general self-care, and ways your partner and family can best support you

2019 UPCOMING DATES:

Friday August 2, 2019 6:00 - 9:30pm
Monday September 9, 2019 6:00 - 9:30pm
Friday September 27, 2019 6:00 - 9:30pm
Friday October 25, 2019 6:00 - 9:30pm
Monday November 11, 2019 6:00 - 9:30pm
Friday December 6, 2019 6:00 - 9:30pm

WHEN TO ATTEND:
For expecting couples 27+ weeks. We highly recommend that partners attend this class, but it is not required. Dress comfortably and bring a snack and water. 

Price options and registration below.


Registration

Two simple steps:

Step 1: Payment

10% off 2019 childbirth edu classes when registered by July 31st (enter code: CBE10 at check out)
This special includes a FREE prenatal yoga class.

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.

More Testimonials:

“It is so easy to give in to the fear of childbirth, especially as a new mother experiencing labor for the first time. These classes gave me valuable knowledge of pregnancy, labor, and the realities of postpartum. But most importantly, these classes were presented in a safe and compassionate space where I could take the power away from my fear of birth and unknowns of postpartum and breastfeeding. By the time my baby was ready to be born, I felt empowered for the experience ahead.” ~Emily

“These classes were consciousness-raising. The presentation normalized pregnancy and birth, taking away the fear and mystery that this time can bring. The specifics of the birthing process were covered, and many pain coping techniques were taught. I left with a renewed feeling of empowerment and trust of my body to give birth”. ~Carly

“I truly enjoyed Yoga for Labor & Delivery class! It was exactly what I needed. I feel a lot more confident to try for a VBAC now.” ~Lauren

“Having children from a previous relationship, I felt that I had experienced childbirth. I honestly didn't think there was anything else that I could learn. This class opened my eyes; it became more about being a good partner for my wife. Looking back, I don't know if I could have been as present as I was for our 24 hour labor without this guidance. It was not an easy labor, one that could have easily ended as a cesarean, but we made it to the end with the natural birth that we hoped for because we were so well informed of our options. This class not only empowered us as a family, but ultimately strengthened the bond between me and my wife.“ ~Alfredo

“As a husband, you sometimes feel removed from the birthing process and it is hard to understand what your wife is going through. This class is more than just learning about birth; it gives you tips and tools that get you through each stage of labor to the first moments with your new baby. This knowledge is invaluable. After taking the class, you have the confidence to own the entire experience together with your partner.” ~Andre

“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.” ~David

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
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