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Congratulations on your pregnancy! We know this is an exciting and sometimes confusing time! Let us help you find the tools to enjoy this amazing and transformative experience. This class was created to assist you in the 1st and 2nd trimesters when your body is changing and growing.
Class 1 includes prenatal nutrition, healthy foods vs. foods to avoid, common food myths and pregnancy discomforts, self-care and wellness for the birthing person.
Class 2 includes building a supportive birth team, prenatal positions and pelvic floor health, comfort measures, mindfulness, mantra and manifestation.
It is best to take this class late in your 1st trimester or early in your 2nd trimester.
Let us help you have the informed birth you desire. This class was designed and created to help take the fear out of childbirth through evidence-based research, education and informed consent. Couples will be prepared for an empowered birth experience. In this class, we will discuss signs and symptoms of labor, phases and stages of labor, comfort measures for labor, hospital tour, medically necessary reasons for induction, avoiding unnecessary interventions, c-section, anesthesia, breastfeeding, limited breathing and relaxation techniques and visualization, postpartum and the 4th trimester. Registration fees include partner attendance.
Similar to the Prepared Childbirth Class, this class was designed and created to help take the fear out of childbirth, but will prepare couples for a low intervention, unmedicated, natural birth. Curriculum is based on evidence-based research, education and informed consent. In this class, we will discuss signs and symptoms of labor, phases and stages of labor, comfort measures for labor, hospital tour, medically necessary reasons for induction, avoiding unnecessary interventions, c-section, anesthesia, breastfeeding, breathing and relaxation techniques, comfort measures and visualization, postpartum and the 4th trimester. Registration fee include partner attendance.
In this condensed version of the Prepared Childbirth class, couples will learn everything they need to know to have the informed birth they desire. This class was designed and created to help take the fear out of childbirth through evidence-based research, education, and informed consent. Registration fee include partner attendance.
This non-certification class is designed specifically for parents, grandparents, and caregivers of infants and children. Our essential hands-on practice class provides the skills and confidence to turn a life-threatening situation into a lifesaving one. Come gain the confidence, skills, and knowledge to save a child's life. This class is not booked by couple. Each person must register individually for a space in this class.
The two most important factors in successfully meeting your breastfeeding goals are knowledge and commitment. In this class, we will discuss what to expect when parenting a breastfed infant, how to prepare to breastfeed, pitfalls and "booby traps" to avoid, and where to go for support and help along the way. This class will set you up to identify normal newborn behavior, infant feeding cues, proper latch and positioning, frequency and duration of feedings, understanding supply and demand, as well as the importance of input and output in your newborn.
This class is for the expectant mother and her partner. Moms who will be returning to work after the birth of their baby are strongly encouraged to enroll in our Pumping for Working Moms class, as the Breastfeeding Basics class does not go into detail on milk expression pumping, milk storage, separation, etc.
This class is perfect for expecting parents wondering what happens AFTER the baby comes. What's normal? Is baby pooping enough? What should I look for? We will cover basics such as newborn appearance, bathing, diapering, growth spurts, milestones, safe sleeping and newborn sleep expectations, skin care, calming techniques, circumcision, intact care, and more. We will also discuss choosing a pediatrician and when to call your pediatrician.
This class will prepare you to make informed decisions, and confidently navigate the first days of your precious little one's life.
Registration fees include partner attendance.
Do you ever wonder what your mind will be doing when your body is trying to push a baby out?
Let us help you discover ways to calm your mind and let your body do the work. Find ways to create a calm environment and promote hormonal abundance, release endorphins, and connect with your partner during each phase of labor. Discover positions, relaxation techniques, pressure points, massage techniques, and breathing designed for all stages of labor and delivery and pushing. Learn to identify signs of fetal malposition, prodromal labor, and productive and powerful pushing options.
This class is recommended for those seeking a natural birth, refresher childbirth class, or VBAC delivery; and does not replace a full prepared childbirth class. It is best to take this class in your third trimester as a complement to your prepared childbirth class.
Tired of lame info for new dads? Come to a class that ROCKS! The Rocking Dads Class was designed by a dad for dads. Brian Salmon is a doula, birth mentor, lactation counselor, labor assistant and author of The Birth Guy's Go-To-Guide for New Dads. He has found that men are very willing and ready to learn how to become amazing birth partners and “Rocking Dads.” With the right forum and guidance, you can learn all you need to know to be a Rockstar Dad in your own right.
In the Rocking Dads class, you will learn how to support your birth partner with knowledge and confidence. The journey will take you through relationship, communication, how to make a birth plan, early labor, non-medical interventions, medical interventions, labor and delivery, C-section, breastfeeding and more from the perspective of a partner. This class is for men only and does contain adult language.
We believe that all families matter and we are invested in helping you navigate your unique and intentional birth and postpartum experience. We know this journey for you is not always an easy one, and we are glad to be a part of your story.
This class will cover finding an inclusive birth team, discovering a patient centered facility that offers nonjudgmental support, preparing for second parent adoption, exploring questions to ask in advance and obstacles you may encounter along the way, preparing for postpartum parenthood and adapting to your new roles as a family.
This class is recommended for those in the LGBTQ+ community and does not replace a full prepared childbirth class. It is best to take this class in your 3rd trimester as a complement to the prepared childbirth class. Registration fee include partner attendance.
A new baby in the house can be as exciting and as challenging to your other children as it is to you. This class meets once to orient big brothers or sisters to their new role. They will learn about babies, talk about the special role of big brother or sister and take a mini-tour of the hospital so they can see where Mom is going to be. It is recommended for ages 3 and above. Parents are asked to stay during class. Registration fee is per child.
Returning to work after giving birth is never easy, but having a plan can make all the difference. This class will discuss creating a pumping schedule, how and when to use your pump, milk storage, keeping up your supply, introducing the bottle, common obstacles and misconceptions and much more. This class should not replace the Breastfeeding Basics Class. Registration fee include partner attendance.