Specializing in classes and massage therapy for expecting and existing parents

Understanding Birth – Childbirth Education

The intention of these classes is to empower and educate the expectant family  with tools and information that will be useful before, during, and after pregnancy. Working from an understanding that birth is a normal process of the body, we will explore the impulse many women have to attempt an unmedicated birth, and assist the partner in supporting and caring for the Mama during her birth journey. In this independent, out of and not associated with a hospital class, we are free to explore topics and birth beliefs that may not be addressed in a hospital based class. This class includes the full length Comfort Measures Workshop and the Breastfeeding Basics Workshop. There is no need to register and take these classes separately.

In this series of classes, we will explore and engage in many topics, including but not limited to:

  • Cultural beliefs and the politics of modern birth practices.
  • Nutrition and wellness during pregnancy and postpartum.
  • Anatomy of pregnancy and birth and the hormonal blueprint of birth.
  • Options in care: Obs and midwives and Doulas, Oh My!
  • Normal birth, stages of labor, variations and complications and interventions.
  • Comfort measures and coping techniques as well as understanding pain medication options.
  • Yoga, relaxation, massage and breathing techniques, aromatherapy and water birth.
  • Optimal fetal positioning, partner support and communication during birth and postpartum.
  • Newborn care, breastfeeding resources, infant massage and the fourth trimester.
  • Breastfeeding Basics

So Sorry, the Childbirth Class Series scheduled to begin August 23rd HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

The next session begins Saturday, September 27th and meets from 4-6pm.

There is a Comfort Measures for Childbirth class that meets on September 6th, and the Breastfeeding Basics class meets on Sept 13th. Please visit the class pages to register for these classes.

Click here to register now for Understanding Birth – Childbirth Education .

The Dates for the remaining Understanding Childbirth classes are below. All classes meet on Saturdays from 4-6 pm

9/27 – 11/1, 11/8 – 12/13, and 12/20-1/31

cost is $300 per couple

Click here to register now for an upcoming session.

Also view our registration page for information about Understanding Birth – Childbirth Education.