My classes prepare parents-to-be by empowering them with information about the psychological, physical and emotional challenges of pregnancy, birth and postpartum.
I teach two childbirth preparation classes monthly. My Traditional class combines clear information about pregnancy, labor and postpartum with my experience working in hospitals, birth centers and at home. I also offer a Homebirth specific class, designed for couples who choose to labor and birth at home. While these classes focus on birthing at home, they also provide parents with information in case of a hospital transfer.
Acknowledging birth as a normal process, classes cover a wide range of pain-coping strategies from using the breath, to choosing an epidural, and many choices in between. Partners are encouraged to become active participants by learning massage and other tools.
Classes include practical knowledge for negotiating a fast or slow labor, ways to avoid a cesarean section, what to expect postpartum, plus tools for self-care and recovery. An additional class covering breastfeeding and newborn care is recommended and is included as part of my Class package.
Fees for my Childbirth Class Series is $375 per couple.
Private and Semi-private classes tailored to your individual needs are also available and can be held in your home. Please contact me for more information.