Preparation for labor, delivery and parenting
“There is a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.” ~ Laura Stavoe Harm
Birth is more than just the passage of a baby from womb to world…it is the beginning to a new path in a parent’s heart that will continue for the rest of their lives. Parenthood is full of many joys and challenges that can feel overwhelming and uncertain…but there is HOPE! We gain wisdom from those who have gone down similar paths who remind you to embrace this time and live it to its fullest.
Welcoming birth helps expectant parents learn the mechanics of labor and birth. Both mother to be and her partner have the opportunity to gain an understanding the body and creating an environment for optimal health. We will explore the process of birth in a conversation that includes both natural comfort techniques and medical tools that may be available to you during pregnancy, childbirth and infancy.
Though this curriculum is not based in one particular approach to childbirth, breastfeeding or parenting; techniques and principles from several successful methods and teachings will be discussed.Time will be provided to discuss your wishes and fears relating to pregnancy, labor and parenting. We will walk through decision making processes and provide resources to ease your transition and develop a proactive approach for when the unexpected arises. Ways to incorporate your spiritual beliefs into the special day and early parenting may be included upon request.
Full Series (Group Classes)
Meeting every week for 5 consecutive weeks, couples will get the full experience of a childbirth education class. Instruction will begin at 6:30pm and we finish by 9:00. Participants are encouraged, however, to arrive at 6:00 with dinner in hand for a time of socializing, and getting to know one another prior to the beginning class.
The cost for this class is $200 per couple. There is a $50 discount for referring another expecting couple to join the class with you! Various payment options are available.
Accelerated Version (Semi-private or Private)
Meeting for a total of 4-5 hours, couples can get the basics of of a childbirth education class, with most of the focus on the birth itself. This class is perfect to use as a refresher if you have had previous children, or if your due date is rapidly approaching.
Instruction is done in either the course of one day or spread out over two or three days.
The cost for this class is $175.00 per couple. There is a $25 discount for referring another expecting couple to join the class with you! Various payment options are available.