Knowledge combats fear and gives power. Educating yourselves about pregnancy, labor, birth, postpartum, and newborn care is the one of the best things you can do to have a positive experience. I thought after having five babies I must know pretty much anything worth knowing about childbirth and after. I can’t believe how wrong I was. Every time I take another training it blows me away how much more there is to know about birth and beyond that isn’t standard knowledge and how significantly this information can change what you experience. The information I present helps you navigate your preferences, it is evidence-based, not fear-based, I have no bias toward certain choices and do not try to steer you toward what I would choose for my own births and parenting.
My classes are geared to be fun, engaging, visually exciting, and highly beneficial. I teach with three goals in mind, I want my students to know what they need to know, why they need to know it, and how to use the information to their benefit, (and I want them to love the class so much that they don’t hesitate to tell their friends how valuable it was!) I especially love the excitement I see when dads/partners learn all of the ways they can support these birthing warriors through this time; they finally know how to help and can get off the chair and off the phone and become the rock and foundation they knew they could be! My classes also include mini assignments and fun quizzes (GASP!) but, also include awesome prizes for your efforts! I have a classroom in my Heber home with everything needed for your comfort. I can also come to you for a travel fee outside of Wasatch County.
In “Body & Baby-Before Birth” you will learn about optimal fetal position and how it can affect labor, you will learn about a variety of tools that you can use during pregnancy and labor such as a Rebozo, a birth/peanut ball, breathing and massage techniques, the benefits of hypnosis, and you will try out different positions for labor and for pushing, and so much more! Every couple receives a “Preparing for Birth” workbook as well.
In “Body & Baby-Beyond Birth” you will learn how to take care of yourself postpartum for the best physical and emotional recovery. You will learn what newborn procedures will be offered and what a newborn’s appearance is like, newborn care, sleep, feeding including feeding cues and troubleshooting, tummy time, bathing, soothing, diapering, how to help your family adjust to the new baby, and so much more! Every couple receives a “Following the Birth” workbook.
Choose from these options:
Before Birth Full Class 3 weeks x 2 hours a week or one Saturday 6 hours, $100 group of 2 or more couples, $150 private
Beyond Birth Full Class 3 weeks x 2 hours a week or one Saturday 6 hours, $100 group of 2 or more couples, $150 private
Both Full Classes 6 weeks x 2 hours a week or two Saturdays 6 hours each, $175 group of 2 or more couples, $275 private
Both Classes, condensed into one full Saturday for 9 hours, $140 group of 2 or more couples, $225 private
When I have scheduled classes on the calendar they will be listed on the registration form below. If you are looking for classes on a different schedule or would like to customize the topics to a different length to suit your needs just contact me and we’ll work it out!