Childbirth & Baby Preparation Classes

 


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 or 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.  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, more importantly, how to access the power of these techniques. 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 will learn proven labor support methods in order to participate more fully in this sacred event. This class includes more information and practical preparation than the typical hospital-based class.

The information gained in this workshop may be used in hospital, birth center or home birth environments. This workshop is a great supplement, or alternative to a hospital class.

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.

$125

2018 Schedule:
Sat May 5th 1:30 - 5:30 with Kelly REGISTER
Sat July 28th 3:00 - 7:00 with Kelly REGISTER
Sat Sept. 15th 1:30 - 5:30 with Danielle
Sat Nov. 10th 3:00 - 7:00 with Kelly

 

 

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.

$125

2018 Schedule:
Sat July 14th 1:30 - 5:30 with Danielle REGISTER
Sat Sept. 29th 1:30 - 5:30 with Kelly
Sat Nov. 17th 1:30 - 5:30 with Danielle

 


Baby Preparation Workshops

Breastfeeding Basics

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. 

$75

2018 Schedule:
Sat Aug 4th 3:00 - 6:00 with Kelly REGISTER
Sat Oct. 13th 3:00 - 6:00 with Kelly REGISTER
Sat Dec. 1st 3:00 - 6:00 with Kelly

Infant Massage

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:
Thurs. May 24th 2:15pm - 4:15pm with Danielle REGISTER
 

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Newborn Care

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.

$75

2018 Schedule:
Sat Jun. 9th 1:30 - 4:30 with Hallie REGISTER
Sun Aug. 5th 12:30 - 3:30 with Hallie REGISTER
Sat Oct. 20th 1:30 - 4:30 with Hallie
Sat Dec. 8th 1:30 - 4:30 with Hallie