Education

We offer several childbirth classes on an ongoing basis. Whether you are a first-time mother or are looking for a different experience, our experiences midwives will help you prepare for your journey. Mamas are encouraged to bring their primary labor support partner. We incorporate the partners’ journey throughout all of our classes. Classes space is limited, and RSVPs are required. No childcare is provided, so we kindly ask that children/siblings be cared for off-site.

Come with an open mind and heart, expecting the unexpected… these are not your “typical” childbirth classes!

Course Descriptions

  • Preparing for the Road Ahead

    Lead by: Cindy Lockhart

    An introduction class full of encouragement towards having a healthy pregnancy. We believe that the most optimal outcomes start with early patterns of behavior. Topics include: oxytocin receptors; lifestyle choices; nutrition; movement; and more.

    Recommended for all clients and their partners, ideally in early pregnancy, but it is never too late to make positive choices!

    Every other month – Fourth Wednesday of the month from 6:00 to 8:30pm

  • Labyrinth of Labor

    Lead by: Alisa Voss Godfrey

    Basic introduction to the what, why and how of the birth process. We will also lay the groundwork for coping through the physical discomforts of late pregnancy, labor and postpartum. Topics include: baseline; breath awareness; stages of labor; measuring labor’s progress; creating a map for your journey into the unknown; and more.

    This class is recommended for all couples at least 30 weeks having their first baby, and couples who want an in-depth refresher. First-time-parents are required to take this class prior to taking “Navigating Labor Land”.

    Once a month – First Thursday of the month from 6:00 to 8:30pm

  • Navigating Labor Land

    Lead by: Heather Randolph

    There is no way to know what to expect out of your labor journey, so “packing” for many possibilities is recommended. This class is full of practical ideas for coping and comfort throughout labor. Topics include: movement; optimal positions; what’s a partner to say; how’s a partner to support; focal points, progressive relaxation, imagery and sensory support; creating a space that will help you open; and more!

    This class is highly recommended for all couples planning their first natural birth who are at least 30 weeks. First-time-parents are required to attend the “Labyrinth of Labor” class prior to attending this class.

    Once a month – Second Thursday of the month from 6:00 to 8:30pm

  • When Plans Change

    Lead by: Alisa Voss Godfrey

    “Adventure starts where plans end.” Most of the time labor and birth do not unfold as imagined. This class will dive into preparing your mind and heart for the unexpected, including letting go of the “birth plan” and shifting to a mindset that embraces it all. Topics include: what are the odds; out-of-hospital interventions; transporting to the hospital; interventions at the hospital; giving birth through surgery; facing fears; and more.

    This class is highly recommended for all couples planning their first out-of-hospital birth. The ideal time to attend this class is after 32 weeks and before 38 weeks.

    Every other month – Fourth Wednesday of the month from 6:00 to 8:30pm

  • We’re in This Together

    Lead by: Naomi Thomas

    Growing a family is hard work! Most major life events – including ones that are planned – bring with them new and unforeseen stresses. This class is full of bonding and relationship building ideas during this exciting yet intense time in your lives. Topics include: creative ways to stay sane while you wait; surviving early labor; creative dating; relationship building and partner bonding; postpartum planning; simple meal plans; and more.

    This class is recommended for all couples and can be taken at any time during the pregnancy journey.

    Every other Month – Third Wednesday of the month from 6:00 to 8:30pm

  • Decent Exposure

    Lead by: Jess Gregory

    An insider’s guide to the joys and struggles of breastfeeding. This class is for expectant mothers only (no men or children please). Topics include: positions for feeding; proper latch; how to know baby is eating enough; problem solving through pain; common struggles; self-care; and more.

    Class is open to any clients planning to breastfeed, but is tailored to first-time breastfeeding mamas and can be taken at any point in pregnancy but is more relevant in the 3rd trimester.

    Once a month – Last Friday morning of the month from 9:30 to 11:30am

  • Birthing Again – Coming Soon

    Lead by: Tracy Edwards

    A refresher class specifically for experienced birthing couples. Want a time out from your crazy life to focus a few hours on this new little one soon to join your growing family? Let’s brush off dusty coping skills, talk about what worked and what didn’t work so well in previous birth/s, and pack some new tools for the road.

    Couples who have already experienced an unmediated birth are welcome to attend at any point in their pregnancy, though the content is more relevant after 32 weeks.

    Twice a year – on a Saturday 1:00 to 4:00pm

Call or email to register for a class.