BE INFORMED — Equip yourself with the tools to make choices that feel good for you and your growing family! All classes are grounded in evidence-based information and a non-judegemental attitude, with practical tips, holistic remedies and doula-mom wisdom.
I’m Expecting, Now What?— What birthworkers wish everyone knew: How to choose care providers? What should I be looking for? What are my options? Should I be exercising more/less? How can I best support my body and my little one(s)? So many questions, lets answer it all (& more) together.
I’m On The Birth Team— Everything you need to know to be a good labor support person. Ideal for anyone planning to be present at a birth, including older children.
Holistic Birth Education— Breathing techniques, mindfulness practices, evidence-based information, and practical hands-on techniques make up the foundation of the Holistic Birth Education Series & Holistic Birth Education Express classes. Classes include the full 411 on:
creating a birth plan to suit your needs
exploration of evidence-based practices for labor progress and safe, healthy birth outcomes
a look into the emotional and physiological process of birth
the range of ‘normal’
pain management techniques
birth intervenentions, alternatives, benefits and risks
what to expect immediately after birth
Postpartum Preparation— This class gets you prepared for after you bring your little one(s) home! Being educated, and knowing what to prepare for ahead of time helps parents and older siblings adapt to their growing family with more ease. The goal of this class is to inform in a way that eases anxieties, and supplies simple remedies and techniques necessary to navigate caring for the entire family.
Your physical, mental and emotional changes in the first hours, days and weeks
Newborn cues and behavior, including normal eating and sleeping patterns and comfort needs
Getting feeding off to a good start
Thriving in transition- supporting partnership, bonding with baby, adapting to new challenges & rhythms, and establishing routines.
Holistic traditional methods for postpartum recovery, including nutrition, belly binding, and diastasis recti support
Resources and references for building a supportive network, online and in your community
Newborn Care— The ins and outs of the early days. So many books, opinions and mommy blogs. What is normal, and what isn’t? Demystify all things baby care and benefit from tips I’ve learned in my years as a postpartum doula and mom.
Breastfeeding 101— Learn the basics, everything you need to know to get breastfeeding off to a good start, including troubleshooting common challenges.
Private and group classes available.