Childbirth Education Classes

I am proud to offer comprehensive classes for home,hospital and birth center births.
SERVICES INCLUDE

Weekday Class Series

Weekend Intensive Courses

One Day Sessions

Private Appointments

 

       We will utilize:

  • Class discussion

  • Lecture

  • Small groups

  • Birth positions 

  • Videos

  • Artwork

  • Handouts

  • Visual Aids

     

     

     

     

Enhance your understanding of what occurs physically and emotionally during pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Classes are geared toward providing both a woman and her labor support the essential preparation and tools for labor and postpartum.

My classes approach pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding as a normal, healthy part of a woman's life. My experience and training has led me to understand that each family needs to be prepared for the physical and emotional challenges of labor, birth, and postpartum. I also know that regardless of a woman's prior plan for pharmaceutical pain management, she needs to be prepared for the physical and emotional sensations of labor and knowledgeable concerning comfort measures to reduce the discomforts. All families benefit from the practice of relaxation, breath awareness, and comfort techniques. These are great skills for parenting a newborn.

The miracle of birth is that it works perfectly time and time again. Yet, occasionally surprises occur and we need to take each moment as it comes. We need to respond the best way we know to each challenge faced. In my classes we explore the variations of birth and the medical assistance available to women and babies. Making choices is one of the hardest parts of parenting. Pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum are filled with choices. I believe knowledge is a foundation that strengthens our ability to cope, understand and take action around life lessons. My goal is that each family leaves my class having educated themselves, thereby gaining the power to make informed choices for our next generation. 

 

Class Schedule 


 

Weekday Class Series - $200
6 - 8:30 pm

  • March 13th, 20th, 27th, April 3rd

  • May 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd

  • June 25th, July 2nd, 9th, 11th, 16th

  • September 12th, 19th, 26th, October 3rd

  • November 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

 

 

Weekend Intensive Two Class Series - $120
1 - 5pm

  • January 28th & February 4th

  • March 11th & March 18th 

  • June 3rd & June 10th 

  • August 12th & August 19th 

  • October 21st & October 9th

  • December 2nd & December 9th

     

     

Classes located at the Olympia Waldorf School, 8126 Normandy St SE, Tumwater

One Day Refresher Course - $120
(For Experienced Birthing Families) 11am - 3pm

  • February 24th 

  • March 31st 

  • May 12th

  • June 16th 

  • September 22nd

  • November 24th

     

     

Five Week Courses - $200

Includes reunion class after all the sweet babies are born. Average class size is 6 families.

  • Nutrition

  • Exercise

  • Healthy Lifestyle

  • Signs of Labor

  • Stages of Labor

  • Emotions of Labor

  • Comfort Measures

  • Breath Awareness Techniques

  • Informed Decision Making

  • Birth Plans

  • Pharmaceutical Pain Management

  • Medical Intervention 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Hospital Routines

  • Newborn Behavior

  • Newborn Medical Routines

  • Newborn Care

  • Breastfeeding

  • Sibling Issues

  • Pain Coping Practices

  • Relaxation Skills

  • Postpartum Planning

  • Postpartum Healing

  • Role of Support People

  • Positions for Labor

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

Weekend Intensive Two Class Series- $120

This is a five-hour class specifically designed for families who have birthed before. It also fits well for a family who's schedule does not allow for a six week series. The focus is on the same subjects as in the six week class. We cannot go into as much depth. However, I cover the most important information a family may need. Class size averages 6 families.

This is a five-hour class specifically designed for families who have birthed before. It also fits well for a family who's schedule does not allow for a six week series. The focus is on the same subjects as in the six week class. We cannot go into as much depth. However, I cover the most important information a family may need. Class size averages 6 families.

One Day Sessions - $120

Private Appointments 

Private classes are available at $25.00 per hour with content negotiated.