Lamaze® Childbirth Classes

Lamaze® Has Been a Leader in Childbirth Preparation for 60 Years!

This class is appropriate if you plan to birth at home, a birth center or hospital, with or without medications. This class is no longer a "method", but an approach to safe and healthy birth.

Lamaze Childbirth Classes

The Lamaze® Childbirth Class Approach to Pregnancy, Birth and Parenting

Six decades of research and experience have taught us that birth is transformative and that every family deserves a safe and healthy birth experience.

Our evidence-based Six Healthy Practices are the basis of Lamaze education, which teaches about the safest and healthiest practices for a safe and healthy birth.  They are recommendations to help ease the birthing process and instill confidence. While some may have unique circumstances, all parents can benefit from understanding the options and information available to them.

A Lamaze® Childbirth Class Helps You Decide What’s Best for Both You and Your Baby.

Your childbirth class will include:

My Lamaze® childbirth classes are designed to provide you with researched-backed information and personal strategies to move confidently into parenthood. This birthing course has it all!

  • How your body was designed for birth, and encouraging you to work with your body’s natural abilities.
  • Strategies for comfort and coping with pain during labor, reducing unnecessary medical interventions, and receiving continuous support during labor and birth.
  • How to navigate all of your options and their benefits and risks.
  • How to be a great birth partner and how to work as a team.
  • The importance of skin-to-skin contact and early bonding.
  • Tips for early breastfeeding, bonding, and recovery.

In-Depth Learning Experience

 

  • in-person classes with your instructor and classmates to review and discuss videos and reading assignments using PowerPoint
  • Practice of hands on comfort techniques for partners to gain skills and practice of optimum positions for labor and birth
  • Participants will have weekly reading assignments from CCI's Your Labor and Birth book and have access to view online videos on pregnancy, labor & birth, comfort measures, medical interventions, postpartum and newborn care
  • Option to purchase an additional physical or digital book for partners
  • Video access for 12 months

Helpful Resources for Pregnancy & Postpartum

  • Printed book and handouts to complement the online content. Be sure to pack it in your hospital bag!
  • Bonus: Links to my favorite resources, blogs, podcasts, and videos on topics from pregnancy to postpartum

Individualized Instruction

  • We are transitioning back to in-person class series with the option to join virtually
  • Limited class size to ensure individualized support 
  • Deluxe package includes: 30 minute  virtual meeting before or after birth to review topics of your choice related to childbirth, postpartum, breastfeeding or newborn care

Enjoy these short video clips from first time parents on the significance of childbirth education.  They also once felt all of the things that you may be feeling now!

Lamaze® Childbirth Class Schedule

January-February Saturday Series

In-person Small Group Class * option to join virtually

Fee: $300 per couple ( Deluxe package $350.)

Weekends from 10 AM-1 PM:
Class 1: Saturday January 13th 10AM-1PM

Class 2: Saturday January 27th 3-6PM*         *skip the week of 1/20

Class 3: Saturday February 6th 10AM-1PM

Class 4: Saturday February 10th 10AM-1PM

Class 5: Saturday February 17th 10AM-1PM

 

March-April Weekend Series

In-person Small Group Class * option to join virtually

Fee: $300 per couple ( Deluxe package $350.)

Weekends from 10 AM-1 PM:
Class 1: Saturday March 30th 10AM-1PM

Class 2: Saturday April 13th 10AM-1PM

Class 3: Saturday April 20th 10AM-1PM

Class 4: Sunday April 28th 10AM-1PM

Class 5: Saturday May 4th 10AM-1PM

 

January-February Saturday Series

In-person Small Group Class * option to join virtually

Fee: $300 per couple ( Deluxe package $350.)

Weekends from 10 AM-1 PM:
Class 1: Saturday January 13th 10AM-1PM

Class 2: Saturday January 27th 3-6PM*         *skip the week of 1/20

Class 3: Saturday February 6th 10AM-1PM

Class 4: Saturday February 10th 10AM-1PM

Class 5: Saturday February 17th 10AM-1PM

 

Good to know: You can pay with your Flexible Spending or Health Savings Account debit card. Check with your plan's guidelines. And, most insurance providers will reimburse for childbirth classes and breastfeeding support and classes when submitted with a prescription from your OB provider.

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New Parent Resources

Childbirth Academy Online Class

No time or challenging schedules making it hard to join a virtual class? You can still get prepared! Check out my new offering The Childbirth Academy.

Breastfeeding Class

Breastfeeding Classes

This 3-hour virtual class covers all the essentials you need for a healthy start to breastfeeding your newborn.

Newborn Massage

Newborn and Infant Care Class

My newborn and infant care class offers the foundation you need to understand your baby and provide responsive, loving care.

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Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class

Become a more informed consumer with skills to confidently navigate our maternity care system for a more positive birth experience.

Not seeing what you need?  I also offer private, accelerated, customized classes for childbirth or combining topics such as comfort measures for birth, newborn care and breastfeeding. The fee is $75/hour for virtual class and $85/hour for in-person. These often are 3-4 hours based on needs.   Contact me for availability.

  • Inclusion Policy - I am committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for pregnant persons of any age, religion, race, sexual identity, gender identity, or relationship status.
  • Scholarships are available - for those for whom the fee is a hardship. Limited to 2 per small group. Contact me directly for more information.
  • Refund Policy - Your payment reserves a spot in the class and is non-refundable, but is transferrable to other classes or services. If, due to circumstances beyond your control and with 10 days prior to class start date you need to cancel a refund of the class fee minus $50. will be provided.

"When we enter the world of birth, we step across the threshold from the mundane to the sacred."

-Britta Bushnell PhD