Are you new to this whole pregnancy and parenting thing?

Maybe you want to do it differently this time around?

I hear you.

I get it. There is so much going on in your lives right now and it is common to be feeling a bit overwhelmed.

So... take a deep breath and exhale slowly.

You've already taken your first step!

I have a variety of classes that will get you feeling even more calm and confident.

 

 

“Birth does not ask us to be fearless, just courageous." 

 ~Britta Bushnell PhD

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If you feel best when you have all of the most current research at your fingertips and an expert to help you decipher that information, then this is the class for you! This class is appropriate if you plan to birth at home, a birth center or hospital, with or without medications.  Besides including the important topics of physiologic birth, what the research shows related to options for care providers, birth settings, and common maternal-child care practices, exploring the pros and cons of choices in childbirth, comfort and relaxation techniques, early postpartum, newborn care and breastfeeding. It is the deeper dive into  the research, the development and rehearsal of advocacy skills and the class structure that sets this class apart from others.  This is a complete childbirth class.

  • 5 weeks of mentoring
  • 5 weeks of online videos for you and your partner to watch together at your convenience
  • 5 weekly Zoom classes with your instructor and classmates to discuss online content
  • Digital workbook and option to purchase printed workbook
  • Class size limited to 4 couples to ensure individualized instruction
  • BONUS: Breastfeeding and newborn care videos!
  • BONUS: Accupressure videos for labor and pre-labor from professional accupuncturist PhD.
  • BONUS: Earn points when completing homework and practice to redeem for prize at the end!
  • Bonus With Deluxe package: 60 minute private in-person or virtual meeting before or after birth to review topics of your choice related to childbirth, postpartum, breastfeeding or newborn care

Packages range from $250.-300.

Lamaze Childbirth Class 

If you feel a bit intimidated by research data and advocacy, and want to do a bit more easing into all of the important birth and parenting topics, then this class if for you! This class is appropriate if you plan to birth at home, a birth center or hospital, with or without medications.  There is a strong focus on physiologic birth, what the research shows related to choices in childbirth, exploring the pros and cons of choices, learning comfort and relaxation techniques, communication skills, and early postpartum, newborn care, and breastfeeding.  This is a complete childbirth class.

Virtual Format Includes:

  • 5 weeks of instruction and mentoring
  • 4 weeks of online videos for you and your partner to watch together at your convenience
  • 4 weekly Zoom classes with your instructor and classmates to review and answer questions related to online content
  • 1 in person final class with your instructor to practice hands on comfort techniques and to answer your specific questions
  • Printed book and handouts to complement the online content
  • Small group classes limited to 4 couples to ensure individualized instruction
  • BONUS: Breastfeeding and newborn care videos!
  • Bonus: Links to my favorite resources, blogs, podcasts, and videos on topics from pregnancy to postpartum
  • Bonus With Deluxe package: 60 minute private in-person or virtual meeting before or after birth to review topics of your choice related to childbirth, postpartum, breastfeeding or newborn care

Packages range from $250.-300.

 The Lamaze® series can be customized into an accelerated class of 3 hours with focus on your topics of choice if you have limited time before your due date.  This could be done to prepare for a VBAC, planned cesarean birth or a refresher class if you have baby number 2 or more on the way.  There is no one "right" way, yet there is "your" way.  If you are unsure about options, let's talk and find what you feel may be your best fit.

 

 

What if you could move through your pregnancy with more clarity and calm as you ready your body, mind and spirit for birth and parenting?  My goal is simple: I want you to feel confident, supported and knowledgeable  as you explore, make decisions, and navigate your way through pregnancy, birth and parenthood.