The Realm of Birth.
I don't think we need to learn a whole lot to have a baby. You made one without really needing to educate yourself, right? You can birth a baby without someone telling you what to do, when to do it, how to do it. However, a little knowledge can help put you at ease, and ground you in what birth can look like.
Engaging with someone else about your journey, who also knows birth, can also feel really relieving.
And you know, this is just another step to creating your village. To finding someone to connect with about birth and motherhood and knowing you have an outside support who wants to do just that; support you.
Knowledge is great, but everyone should go into their journey how they want to. This is a great time to explore and connect with yourself and baby.
For social distancing while the virus has us house bound. These classes are the same as the 4 week series and weekend class options listed below, but are instead virtual!
The more people that sign up, the bigger the discount on the class fee:
$60.00 per pregnant person registered.
$30.00 per pregnant person over ten people.
For those families who want to take a class but cant spare extra money from being out of work (or fear of) due to the virus, I'm taking donations so they can take a class.
4 Week Series - Wednesday Evenings - 2.5 to 3 Hours
Group or private classes offered. A private four week series session is amazing, as its in YOUR home, and whoever you plan to have at your birth, be it your partner, family member, friend or even child, can attend. Group classes are also great, as you then get to interact with other people and hear different perspectives/questions.
$250.00 per pregnant person (Your support team is more than welcome!)
Weekend Class - Afternoons - 4 to 6 Hours
This weekend series is a little more condensed. Sometimes its nice to have one day of exploration, as work schedules can be hard to work around during the week. Weekends we usually spend time together with our loved ones and have a little more free time. Letting me know before hand what you'd like to explore can help us best with time management.
Just like the four week series, a private weekend class is done in YOUR home, and whoever you plan to have at your birth, be it your partner, family member, friend or even child, can attend!
$175.00 per pregnant person (Your support team is more than welcome!)
Maybe you're first time parents, and you don't feel you want some of the information that you'll get in the full sessions. Maybe you're a second, third, forth, fifteenth time parent, and you only want a refresher about a few things. YOU get to choose what you learn, and even better, you can learn from your home.
. Communication During Pregnancy/Labor
. Hopes, Wishes, and a Written Plan
. Common Prenatal Testing 2nd 3rd Trimester
. Anatomy of Labor and Birth
. Squeeze, Squat, Squirm: GPS of Birth
. Fetal Position
. The Labor Process
. The Three Stages of Labor
. Trial of Labor and VBAC
. Non Medical Pain Relief and Comfort Measures
. Medical Pain Relief
. Positions for Labor and Birth
. The Welcoming Hour
. Postpartum Life (This covers so much!)
**4 Class Series Every Wednesday:
April 8th - 29th
May 6th - 27th
June 3rd - 24th
July 1st - 22nd
**All classes being offered online during the Corona Virus.