Class Descriptions & Registration

 


Childbirth Education

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A Different Approach to Childbirth Education
We offer you flexibility and control over your childbirth education classes. You may take the classes as a full package, mix and match according to your schedule, time and interests, or simply take any one class as a stand-alone, supplement to other classes, or as a refresher. You do not need to take the classes in any particular order.  Workshops are offered on an ongoing basis for your convenience in planning for the arrival of your baby.  In studio privates and small-group sessions are available on a limited basis.

Essentials for a More Easeful Birth -
Part 1

This workshop covers all the basics that you and your partner need to know in preparation for labor and is useful in hospital, birth center and home birth environments.  You will learn the signs of labor, milestones of the birthing process, options to consider, steps to take now in preparation for birth, and key issues to discuss with your doctor or midwife. You will practice proven comfort measures for managing contractions and, most importantly: how to access the power of these techniques (the missing component in many childbirth classes). This workshop provides a holistic perspective on birthing needed for those seeking a natural birth.  However, the information gained in this class is also necessary and invaluable for those who need, or choose an epidural. Partners who take this workshop feel more empowered and learn proven labor support methods in order to participate more fully in this sacred event. Moms-to-be feel more confident and prepared for the journey of birth.

The information and techniques you gain in this workshop is derived from yogic techniques and many years honing what works best in support of laboring couples. This material is not covered in hospital-based classes.

For couples 25+ weeks. Dress comfortably and bring a snack and water.

NOTE: This class may be taken as a stand-alone. For those who want more information regarding common labor and delivery procedures, Part 2 is recommended.

$150

2018 Schedule:
Sat Sept. 15th 3:00 - 7:00 with Kelly REGISTER
Sat Nov. 10th 3:00 - 7:00 with Kelly REGISTER

Essentials for a More Easeful Birth -
Part 2

This class dispels the mystery of common labor and delivery procedures and provides vital information to make informed decisions in collaboration with your medical provider.  A review of common medical procedures associated with birth are covered. You will learn reasons for such procedures, how they are done, options that may be available to you, and the importance of discussing any concerns with your medical provider now. This class covers: induction, EFM, epidural, assisted delivery, cesarean birth and more.

You will also learn about immediate newborn procedures, newborn appearance and what to expect in those first few hours with your baby.

For couples 25+ weeks. Dress comfortably and bring a snack and water.

NOTE: This class is Part 2 of the Essentials for a More Easeful Birth series, but it may be taken as a stand-alone class. Completion of Part 1 is not necessary to take this class.

$150

2018 Schedule:
Sat Sept. 29th 3:00 - 7:00 with Danielle REGISTER

 


Baby Preparation Workshops

Breastfeeding Basics & What to Expect in the First Six Weeks

The first six weeks with baby are often challenging but also quite magical as you begin to bond and settle in with your new family. During this time there are many adjustments and changes in body, mind and lifestyle, and at times it can feel daunting.

This workshop will help you to navigate these changes and what you can expect during the first six weeks with your newborn as well as the importance of self-care. You will also learn how to get started with breastfeeding, the specifics of positioning, latch and how to troubleshoot common breastfeeding issues. Most importantly, this workshop will dispel common misconceptions about breastfeeding (and all those stories you’ve heard), and help you to feel more confident in your ability to nourish your baby.

Don't wait until your baby is born to begin learning! This class is for pregnant women. We recommend that partners also attend (as they will learn about how to help you), but it is not required. This class is recommended for those 28+ weeks. Dress comfortably and bring a snack and water. 

$95

2018 Schedule:
Sat Oct. 13th 1:30 - 4:30 with Kelly REGISTER
Sat Dec. 1st 1:30 - 4:30 with Kelly REGISTER

Infant Massage Instruction for New Parents & Grandparents

Infant Massage provides many physical and emotional benefits for your baby and it is a wonderful way to promote bonding. Touch is an integral part of newborn development and profound means of communication and relaxation between baby and parent. In this 2-hour workshop, new and expectant parents will learn traditional infant massage to soothe and calm a new baby. One-on-one demonstrations are available and offer options of incorporating touch into the daily routine of baby and caregiver’s routine. 

Note: This workshop is for:

  • New parents, grandparents and/or caregiver of a pre-crawler

  • Expecting parents and/or grandparents

Please bring a couple of baby blankets.

Space is limited. We can accommodate up to 2 adults and their infant(s) per registration. If you are pregnant, massage dolls are available for you to learn.

$35

2018 Schedule:
next dates TBA
 

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Newborn Care Class for Expecting Parents

New parents have many questions about how to care for their new baby, and it can be difficult to wade through often conflicting information on this topic. This workshop will help you to build confidence in caring for your newborn as you settle into parenthood and your new life with baby. This class will cover immediate newborn procedures, basic feeding, sleep expectations, cord care, starting a routine, how to read baby’s cues and when to call the pediatrician. You will also practice diapering, bathing and swaddling.

Don't wait until your baby is born to begin learning! This class is for pregnant women and their partners (although moms-to-be may also attend on their own).  This class is recommended for those 28+ weeks. Dress comfortably and bring a snack and water.

$95

2018 Schedule:
Sat Oct. 20 1:30 - 4:30 with Hallie REGISTER
Sat Dec. 8th 1:30 - 4:30 with Hallie REGISTER