Birth Education Classes
"Birthing classes are in-depth, evidence-based and allow you to draw your own conclusions and make decisions about the kind of birth you want. I know that, without a doubt, had I not had my birthing classes here I would have ended up with a c-section (something I did not want). My husband raves about Jenny's classes and felt so much more prepared for the birth of our son as a result."...Amanda, Mom of Duncan
Birth Wisdom: 6-week Childbirth Education Series
Pricing: $300/Couple for 6-Week Series
Pre-registration is required.
Breakdown of Class Structure:
Class #1 of the series explores choices in care providers, belief systems regarding birth and looking at lifestyle and diet choices to maintain a healthy pregnancy and birth. We practice a few simple yoga stretches as well.
Class #2 is all about understanding "stages and phases of labor." We work with a Birthing from Within exercise, and learn to understand the hormonal influences on the stages of labor.
Class #3 is understanding medical interventions and learning how to establish conversations with caregivers when it comes to suggested care. We also practice relaxation breathing techniques and discuss creating "Birth Wish Lists.”
Class #4 is Comfort Measures. We practice massage and relaxation techniques, movements, and body positions to help facilitate more optimal fetal positioning and coping techniques. This is a very experiential class, and it is always the favorite class in the series.
Class #5 is Breastfeeding Basics - understanding fourth trimester and its influence on a successful breastfeeding relationship. We also discuss how to find the right kind of support after baby is born.
Class #6 we will have a new family who took a previous session of classes visit with their baby to share their birth story, answer questions and basically give a glimpse into their journey and how they made use of class info. We also discuss newborn procedures that are common post-delivery, considerations for choosing pediatricians, and we often will revisit any topics from the previous classes that couples may want more info about.
Birth Wisdom: Express Class
- Stages and Phases of Labor
- Understanding Medical Interventions
- Partner and birth team support
- Understanding "Normal" birth and variations vs. complications of "Normal"
Also offered as part of the 6-week Childbirth Education Series.
Comfort Measures for Birth
*This is our most popular class of the 6-week Childbirth Education series.