This is a great series for every expectant family to prepare for birth at home, hospital or birth center.This four class series offers parents practical knowledge such as the stages of labor, natural childbirth, coping skills, and partner support AND we incorporate holistic tools for managing anxiety, stress and strengthening relationships to build your confidence as new parents.
Taught by a nurse midwife to educate families about normal birth, prepare for variations of the normal, make informed choices in the hospital setting and to prepare for life with a newborn.
- Class 1~ Final weeks of Pregnancy: Preparing for the physical and emotional changes as you head toward labor. Dealing with stress and fears of childbirth
- Class 2~ What to Expect in Labor: Stages of labor. Natural Pain Relief: Tips to keep birth progressing, breathing and relaxation techniques.
- Class 3~ Variations of Normal Birth: medications in birth, common complications, informed consent, letting go of expectations, birth plan and avoiding the ‘cascade of interventions’
- Class 4~ Newborn Procedures, packing for the hospital/birth center/homebirth, basic postpartum recovery, Postpartum resources, the first days after birth, perineal care & your emotional well being.
$150 per couple OR $200 per couple with Postpartum Recovery & Breastfeeding Class (a $15 discount when taken with Childbirth Preparation)
Directly following the four class series we offer the Breastfeeding & Postpartum Recovery class. Make your series in to five classes by adding this class!
This Breastfeeding & Postpartum Recovery class offer parents a way to prepare for adjusting to life as a family while healing from the birth of your new baby. Unfortunately, these changes are rarely talked about and new parents are commonly surprised by and unprepared for the postpartum experience. In this class, you will learn what to expect and how to care for your changing body after your baby is born. You will leave the class with information about recovery and healing, ways to organize ahead of time, skills to ease your postpartum transitions. We will cover the basics of breastfeeding, what to expect in the first few hours, days and weeks of breastfeeding. Learn the hands on skills of various breastfeeding positions, how to know if your baby is getting enough milk and maximum milk production and your comfort for nursing.
This class is designed for Pregnant Couples, partners please join!
Add a fifth class to the series for $50 (instead of the regular price of $65 be sure to select the Childbirth Preparation Classes with Postpartum Recovery & Breastfeeding Class option)
Childbirth Preparation Classes with Postpartum Recovery & Breastfeeding Class
(a $15 discount when taken with Childbirth Preparation)
Quick Course Childbirth Preparation
This four hour workshop will help parents prepare for childbirth in a “quick course”.
Come learn the basics of labor and birth, pain coping strategies and how partners and doulas can help. We will review hospital procedures and medications as well as variations of the normal. Plan to come get the basics, ask questions and learn some valuable information and skills to help prepare you for the big day.
This class is a perfect refresher course for Mamas who’ve given birth before and for those with busy schedules.
$90 per couple
Schedule private sessions with a family educator who conveniently comes to your home or meets at The Birthing Tree to answer your questions and tailors a class just for you! We offer a variety of topics or tell us what’s on your mind and we can create a class just for you! Learn more Here