Birth & Baby

Childbirth Prep Classes   -   Baby Prep Classes   -   New Moms' Group   -   Doula Services   -    Lactation Support   -   Pre & Postnatal Massage


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ChildBirth Education  & Baby Preparation Workshops

We offer a comprehensive class series on an ongoing basis for your convenience in planning for the arrival of your baby. The information covered in these workshops goes beyond the typical hospital-based classes and gives practical, easy techniques, information and options for you to consider. You may take our classes as a full series, mix and match, or take a class as a stand-alone according to your interests and time. We do not require you to take classes in any particular order.

Labor & Delivery Preparation Workshops:

  • Essentials for a More Easeful Birth (Part 1)
  • Essentials for a More Easeful Birth (Part 2)

Baby Preparation Workshops:

  • Breastfeeding Basics (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:

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 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 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 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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Support Group for New Moms

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. This group is facilitated by an alternating team, all of whom have experience supporting new moms. 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 other Thursday 2:00 - 3:00pm (directly following our postnatal yoga class)
At Quest Yoga Arts (Sun Room)

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

Dates:
May 24 - This session is the Infant Massage instruction class for new moms ($35) PRE-REGISTER
There are no sessions in June. 
July - August dates will be listed soon.

Moms-to-be are encouraged to attend!

For moms experiencing breastfeeding challenges, we offer lactation counseling services at Quest. Please contact us to inquire: kelly@birthdevi.com.


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Doula Services

Birth Devi provides doula services that include a continuum of support services before, during and after the birth of your baby. Doula clients receive birth preparation counseling, prenatal support, on-call services from week 37 until your delivery, continuous birth support during labor, lactation services and follow ups after your baby is born.