Birth & Baby

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


ChildBirth Education  and 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 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

  The placenta has nourished and accompanied your baby for 9 months.  A placenta print is a beautiful and unusual keepsake.

The placenta has nourished and accompanied your baby for 9 months.  A placenta print is a beautiful and unusual keepsake.

We make birth art and beaded items that become cherished keepsakes. Contact us if you'd like to order.

  An umbilical cord dreamcatcher is a unique keepsake.

An umbilical cord dreamcatcher is a unique keepsake.

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  Among the First-Nations, a hand-beaded turtle pouch is the traditional way to keep the umbilical stump. 

Among the First-Nations, a hand-beaded turtle pouch is the traditional way to keep the umbilical stump. 

  Handmade baby moccasins are super cute and can  be handed down for generations.

Handmade baby moccasins are super cute and can  be handed down for generations.


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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 Tuesday 2:30 - 3:30 pm

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

Dates:
Sessions will resume in September.

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.


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.

  BirthDevi welcomes baby Robert  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.

BirthDevi welcomes baby Robert
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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Studies show that women and their partners benefit tremendously from the presence of a doula. Reduced rates of medical intervention, shorter labor, increased satisfaction with their birth experience, and lower rates of postpartum depression are just a few of the benefits.  Additionally, women who want, or need epidural also benefit from a doula's presence and support. Partners report feeling more involved, confident and present during this miraculous event with the extra support of a doula. 

Doula support with Birth Devi Maternity Services includes a continuum of comprehensive services that span pregnancy, birth and postpartum (for up to six weeks after delivery). You will 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.

What is a doula?

A birth doula is trained  in the support of couples during labor and delivery. A doula assists by providing continuous physical and emotional support. This includes suggestions and guidance with movements, breath and other techniques that help reduce discomfort and facilitate the birth process. The doula also provides assistance with birth planning and information to help you make informed decisions in collaboration with your medical provider.

A doula does not replace your partner, but rather assists your partner in supporting you. Partners often report feeling more relaxed and present for the birth when a doula is present to answer questions and provide guidance. Doulas work with you before, during and after the birth of your baby.