Class Offerings

Please see Event Calendar {below} for details.


Meet The Doula

{Monthly in 2019: 4/6, 5/14, 6/8, 7/9, 8/10, 9/10, 10/12, 11/5, 12/7}

Looking for a doula but not sure where to start? Come join other new and expectant parents to learn about the benefits of birth doula services.
Meet the Doulas Night includes an overview of what doulas do, the benefits of doula services, and how to find the right doula for you. Birth doulas from the community participate to answer parents’ questions. Time will also be provided for parents to meet individually with doulas in a “speed dating” format.
There is no fee for expectant parents to attend the event, and all are welcome. If you are not sure you want to have a doula at your birth, or are even unsure of what a doula is, this is a great opportunity to meet several local birth doulas without making any commitments towards hiring just yet.


Coping Strategies for Labor

{2019: 5/4, 8/13, 11/9}

This two hour hands-on class will you teach you about the various comfort measures available to you during birth. We encourage you to bring your support person to this class as this training is as much for them as it is for you, the birthing person.

Couples will learn:

  • what techniques work best during each stage of labor

  • things to do and not to do in early labor

  • breathing techniques

  • use of massagers and comfort touch

  • standing, leaning, sitting, kneeling and squatting positions

  • usefulness of labor tools such as the squat bar and birthing/peanut ball

  • Rebozo techniques

  • relaxation and tension release methods

  • benefits of aromatherapy (essentials oils) for labor and delivery

  • acupressure points

  • advantages of hydrotherapy

Class Details: Coping Methods for Labor & Birth is a 2-hour class.
When to take: Any time in your third trimester, preferably after Childbirth Prep class.
Class Cost: $50 This includes the pregnant mom and her partner or support person.


Basics of Baby Care

{2019: 4/2, 12/10}

Your baby will soon be here and what an exciting journey ahead. This class is designed to help you with the most important job you will ever have, as First Time Parents! This class will teach you the practical and essential skills needed for your newborn during the first three months after birth. Expectant parents are encouraged to register for classes early, as space is limited.

These skills include:

  • All the basics of infant care from diapering and bathing (using demonstration dolls)

  • Safe swaddling/sleeping

  • Infant massage

  • Comfort Cues

  • Feeding tips

  • When to call the doctor

  • What to buy for baby

Class Details: Basics of Baby Care is a 1-hour class.
When to take: Any time in your third trimester, preferably after Childbirth Prep class.
Class Cost: $50 This includes the pregnant mom and her partner or support person.


Labor 101

{2019: 6/18, 10/15}

Labor and birth are the most anticipated part of a pregnancy. Every pregnancy differs like every birth story. The more you educate yourself, the better you will be able to handle your labor and birth experience. This Labor Prenatal Class discusses what to expect from your body, as well as how to deal with the stages of labor.

Couples will learn:

  • pre-labor signs and symptoms and what to expect

  • the three stages of labor

  • what to expect in hospital, birth center and in-home births

  • birth plan options and writing

Class Details: Basics of Baby Care is a 1-hour class.
When to take: Any time in your third trimester, preferably after Childbirth Prep class.
Class Cost: $50 This includes the pregnant mom and her partner or support person.


Bootcamp for New Dads

{2019: 7/13}

This class helps prepare expectant dads for the responsibilities of fathering. It is recommended that class is taken prior to the birth of the baby. Topics to be covered include how to bond with and care for baby, survive the first weeks, support mom and more. Each class will include testimonial from a recent new dad and plenty of time for Q & A!

Class Details: Daddy Bootcamp is a 2-hour class.
When to take: Any time in your third trimester, preferably after Childbirth Prep class.
Class Cost: $50 This includes the soon to be dad /partner and the mama to be.


Postpartum Mama Care

{2019: 9/14}

The three months after birth, often referred to as the fourth trimester is a crucial time for both mama and baby. This class will review common postpartum concerns as well as provide suggestions to help moms recover. Class will review Traditional Chinese Medicine approach to postpartum care with lists of herbs, foods and practices to support the fourth trimester mama. Participants will receive complimentary herbs/salve at the end of class.


Class Details: Postpartum Mama Care is a 2-hour class.
When to take: Any time in your third trimester, preferably after Childbirth Prep class.
Class Cost: $50 This includes the pregnant mom only.


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