Birth & Baby

Childbirth & Baby Prep Classes   -    New Moms' Group    -  Birth Art  -  Pre & Postnatal Massage


ChildBirth Education  and Baby Preparation Workshops

BirthDevi Maternity Services offers a comprehensive workshop series on an ongoing basis for your convenience in planning for the arrival of your baby. The information covered in these workshops goes well beyond the typical hospital-based classes and provides practical, holistic techniques, information and options that help facilitate a more easeful birth. Our baby preparation workshops fill you in on all the pertinent and useful information (the stuff that moms say no one told them before) to help you settle in with your new family.

You may take these classes as a full series, or as stand-alone workshops according to your interests and time.
We do not require you to take classes in any particular order. Registration for any one class, qualifies you for a discount on any of the other classes in the series you may be interested in.

Labor & Delivery Preparation Workshops:

  • Essentials for a More Easeful Birth (Part 1) - natural pain management and how partner can help

  • Essentials for a More Easeful Birth (Part 2) - common medical procedures and what you need to know

Baby Preparation Workshops:

  • Breastfeeding Basics & What to Expect in First Six Weeks (for pregnant women and partners)

  • Newborn Care Basics (for pregnant women and partners)

  • Infant Massage Instruction (for new AND expecting parents and grandparents)

What Past Participants Have Said:

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

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.  The nurse was so impressed by what I knew as a result of being in your class. ~Christa

These workshops helped the stress and fear of having a baby fade away.  The approach to the class 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

I can’t tell you how much the breathing exercises helped me during the pushing part of labor. I was able to push him out after just 1 hour. Also, the pelvic exercises really helped me to avoid back labor. Your practice and all the services you offer are truly incredible. ~Grace

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 with a renewed feeling of empowerment and trust of my body to give birth.  ~Carly

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 A woman's body knows how to give birth. Women who are well supported and informed during labor feel more relaxed and birth with greater ease. Doulas hold the sacred space for the laboring couple with love, support and gentle guidance.

A woman's body knows how to give birth. Women who are well supported and informed during labor feel more relaxed and birth with greater ease. Doulas hold the sacred space for the laboring couple with love, support and gentle guidance.

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New Moms' Group

Becoming a mom is a big transition that can sometimes feel overwhelming. During the "fourth trimester" (your postpartum period), it can be helpful to connect with other new moms, share, ask questions, get information and/or support. Whether you have specific questions, or you just want to hang out and talk, you are invited to stop by with your baby. 

When and Where:
Every Thursday 2:00 - 3:00 with Danielle

This is a drop-in group, but we strongly encourage registration ahead of time.

Moms-to-be are encouraged to attend!


Birth Art

Looking for something different? We make birth art and hand beaded baby items that become cherished keepsakes. Contact us to order.

 A placenta print is an unique and beautiful keepsake. The placenta was considered to be sacred by many traditional cultures around the world.

A placenta print is an unique and beautiful keepsake. The placenta was considered to be sacred by many traditional cultures around the world.

 Baby moccasins are hand cut and beaded for a one-of-a-kind family heirloom to be passed down through the generations.

Baby moccasins are hand cut and beaded for a one-of-a-kind family heirloom to be passed down through the generations.

 An umbilical dream catcher is an unusual keepsake. Both the dreamcatcher and umbilical cord are considered protective among First Nations people of the Americas.

An umbilical dream catcher is an unusual keepsake. Both the dreamcatcher and umbilical cord are considered protective among First Nations people of the Americas.