Birth & Baby
ChildBirth Education and Baby Preparation Workshops
We offer comprehensive birth and baby preparation classes and workshops on an ongoing basis for your convenience in planning for the arrival of your baby. The information covered in these workshops provides practical, holistic techniques, information and options that help facilitate a more easeful birth and smooth transition home with your new family.
We recommend that you take all of these workshops to be fully prepared for your journey ahead. However, you may opt to take them as stand-alone workshops. You may take workshops in any order.
Childbirth Education (Part 1): Essentials for a More Easeful Birth
Childbirth Education (Part 2): Strategies for a More Easeful Birth
Yogic Techniques for Labor & Delivery: A Supplemental Workshop for More Practice
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
“It is said that women in labor leave their bodies. They travel to the stars to collect the souls of their babies and return to this world together.” — Anonymous
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!
Looking for something different? We make birth art and hand beaded baby items that become cherished keepsakes. Contact us to order.