All parents can benefit from a deeper understanding of the physical and emotional processes of labor, birth and early postpartum. Knowledge truly is power. When you understand what is happening, you can plan accordingly (including planning for the unplanned!) and ask the appropriate questions to assist your birth team in providing better care for you & your baby.
Comprehensive childbirth education is often overlooked in our fast-paced society. It can be difficult for the modern parent to fit even one class into a busy schedule, let alone a whole series! With that fact in mind, I offer a wide range of options for you to pick from.
*Creating and Communicating your Birth Vision
*Pain Coping Techniques *Basic Physiology and Stages of Labor
*Planning the Unplanned *Honoring the Partner’s Journey
*Mind-Body Connection *Preparing for Postpartum
*Successful Breastfeeding *Lamaze Six Healthy Birth Practices
*Common Interventions: Why, When, How and Alternatives
Full Series Private Class ~$120
This customizable series is taught in a once-weekly, two-hour session for four weeks. We will communicate via email prior to the class to discuss whether any changes to the topic lineup need to be made for your specific situation.
Full Series Group Class ~$100
This series is taught in once-weekly, two-hour sessions for four weeks in a group setting with other parents. We will cover the topics listed above. This class requires a minimum of 3/maximum of 5 registrants (the pregnant woman and a partner of her choosing, if applicable).
Single Private Class ~$40
This is a single two-hour customized class. We will communicate via email prior to the class in order to discuss your preferences and needs/wants.
Birth Skills Workshop ~ $75
This is a single day, six-hour crash course in birth. In this class, each topic will be covered briefly with the focus on stages of labor and hands-on skills practice to carry into the labor room. This workshop requires a minimum of 3/maximum of 5 registrants and is only offered on a quarterly basis during September, December, March and June.
Mini Birth Skills Workshop ~ $35
This is a single day, three-hour crash course in birth. In this class, the basics of labor will be covered and the focus will be in practicing hands-on skills for the labor room. This workshop requires a minimum of 3/maximum of 5 registrants and is offered the second Saturday of every month.