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Childbirth Education

 
 

We offer a variety of Birth Boot Camp Childbirth Education classes and workshops. See descriptions below.

Birth Boot Camp: Training for an Amazing Hospital Birth

Whether planning for a medicated or unmedicated hospital birth, this is the class for you! We prepare you for birth in a hospital setting by discussing common tests and interventions, along with what to expect during medicated, unmedicated and cesarean births. We equip both partners with the necessary tools to make informed decisions as your birth unfolds.

You will:

  • Know what to expect during each stage of labor

  • Learn natural ways to relieve pain

  • Be provided with birth affirmations

  • Practice laboring and pushing positions

  • Practice comfort measures, and relaxation exercises

  • Understand the variations of labor so you can face your labor with peace, determination and excitement

  • Learn ways to avoid the Fear~Tension~Pain cycle

  • Understand the way birth looks and sounds through a variety of birth videos

  • Arm your birth partner with confidence because she/he will be given tips and ways to best support you

  • Get hands-on assistance creating your Birth Plan

  • Learn about common tests &  newborn procedures

  • Receive breastfeeding tips from the experts

  • Know what to expect postpartum (recovery from childbirth, baby blues, postpartum depression etc)

Birth Boot Camp: Training for an Amazing Birth Center or Home Birth

If you are planning to have your baby at home or at a birth center, this is the class for you!

You will:

  • Know what to expect during each stage of labor

  • Learn natural ways to relieve pain

  • Be provided with birth affirmations

  • Practice laboring and pushing positions

  • Practice comfort measures, and relaxation exercises

  • Understand the variations of labor so you can face your labor with peace, determination and excitement

  • Learn ways to avoid the Fear~Tension~Pain cycle

  • Understand the way birth looks and sounds through a variety of videos

  • Arm your birth partner with confidence because she/he will be given tips and ways to best support you

  • Get hands-on assistance creating your Birth Plan

  • Receive breastfeeding tips from the experts

  • Know what to expect postpartum (recovery from childbirth, baby blues, postpartum depression etc)

 
 

Workshops

 

Please note that workshops do not replace childbirth education courses.

Workshops are typically taught in the comfort of your own home or at an alternative location.

Comfort Measures: Amazing Coping Strategies for Labor

This workshop is designed to help both partners build confidence for birth day! Class time is approximately 3 hours.

During this workshop you will:

  • Practice relaxation exercises

  • Practice a variety of comfort measures

  • Learn how to best support your partner during labor and delivery

  • Learn communication skills for labor

  • Learn natural ways to relieve pain

Food & Fitness: A Program for the Childbearing Year

Being healthy and low-risk during your pregnancy has many benefits including less of a need for medical interventions. Class time is approximately 3 hours.

During this workshop you will:

  • Receive tips to help you avoid nausea and heartburn

  • Get in-depth meal planning ideas, including the benefits of certain foods and which to avoid

  • Information on natural supportive supplements

  • Practice pelvic floor and core activities that will help you prepare for birth and postpartum recovery

  • Practice a variety of early pregnancy exercises

  • Receive postpartum nutrition and exercise tips

Click below to read the following article regarding low-risk births:  Birth Recommendations: Low-Risk Means Low-Interventions: https://www.babyandcompany.com/acog-birth-recommendations-low-risk-means-low-intervention/

Click below for ACOG’s (American College of Gynecology and Obstetrics) article:

https://www.acog.org/Clinical-Guidance-and-Publications/Committee-Opinions/Committee-on-Obstetric-Practice/Approaches-to-Limit-Intervention-During-Labor-and-Birth

Homecoming: life with a New Recruit

Let us help you prepare for the arrival of your baby with this amazing workshop designed to help you build confidence as new parents. This is a great workshop for first time parents! Class time is approximately 3 hours.

Topics include:

  • Establishing breastfeeding

  • Newborn procedures

  • Babywearing

  • Baby comfort techniques

  • safe sleep

  • Postpartum topics

  • Baby comfort techniques

Reboot Refresher

Designed for couples planning their 2nd ( 3rd, or 4th) birth. The Reboot Refresher course is tailored to your specific needs. Class time is approximately 3 hours. During this workshop you will:

  • Discuss pain management and your coping skills

  • Review what happens during each stage of labor

  • Be provided with nutrition tips

  • Practice relaxation exercises

  • Practice laboring and pushing positions

  • Discuss variations of labor

Please note: this class is extremely individualized depending on previous birth outcomes and goals for your upcoming birth. We will cover the above information, but speak before class to customize class according to your needs and wishes.

Siblings at Birth

The tone for the growing family starts by the way we approach birth as a family. When children are included in the preparation for childbirth with their own birth class, they see the coming baby as a celebration. Ages 3+. Class runs 1.5-2 hours depending on the age(s) of the child(ren).