Childbirth Classes

Natural Childbirth Classes and Related Services 

I have taught childbirth classes for 15 years. I offer ongoing individual or group classes in a comfortable atmosphere. The focus is relaxation, nutrition, exercise for pregnancy, breastfeeding, pain-coping tools, stages of labor, massage techniques, and couple communication.

Also available is a class designed to help new couples integrate the baby into the family. It is entitled "The baby has arrived, now what?" 

The content of this class responds to the dilemma that most new parents face. What is life like after the baby. How do you find your own balance and maintain your relationship with your partner. Other topics covered are how to deal with fatigue, discovering your parenting style, and bonding with your baby.

Postpartum doula care is also available for the weeks following childbirth. Care in the home by an experienced mother and professional can help ease the transition to family life. Care includes advice on what babies need and want, getting to know your baby, breastfeeding as, well as help with errands and light household duties. Preparation of delicious home cooked meals is also available.