Lamaze education helps women to be confident, trust their innate ability to give birth, and make informed decisions about pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, and parenting.
Classes cover a variety of topics including:
• learning about ways that a partner can be more involved
• understanding the importance of prenatal nutrition, exercise & guided relaxation
• the stages of labor both emotionally and physically
• pain coping techniques for labor
Supporting your Choices• making a birth plan
• advocating for yourself and knowing your options
• medications, interventions and alternatives
• why would we want to consider having a birth doula?
• questions to ask your providers (especially as recommendations are changing daily with
the COVID-19 pandemic)
• how will we know when it’s time to go to the hospital/birth center?
• gentle cesareans – is that possible?
• pushing positions
• the challenges and joys of the first year with your baby – “woohoo we’re parents – now
Group Childbirth Classes
During this time of “social distancing” all classes will take place virtually. Due to the current economic situation and in response to potential financial difficulties, I am lowering my prices until the end of December, 2020.
Pregnant people without partners are welcome to come alone or with a friend/family member.
The classes are small and allow time for conversation, discussion and questions. After all of the babies are born we have a reunion class party to listen to birth stories, share parenting resources, admire the beautiful babies and to be a community of support to one another on this new journey.
August-December, 4-class series: Cost=$250
August 2, 9, 16 & 23, Sunday afternoons 2-5pm
September 3, 10, 17 & 24, Thursday evenings, 6-9pm
October 3, 10, 17, & 18, Saturday & Sunday afternoons, 2-5pm
November 1, 8, 15, & 22, Sunday afternoons, 2-5pm
December 5, 12, 19 & 20, Saturday and Sunday afternoons, 2-5pm
In Your Home Childbirth Class
Do you want a childbirth class that is centered on what you want to know for your birth? We created a class for you!
In Your Home Childbirth Classes: $150 for 3 hrs