CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION CLASSES

What is it that YOU need to know to give birth?
How are you preparing to give and receive support?
How will you cope with the unknowns of birth and parenting?
Discover the answers at these unique, empowering classes!

  • Increase your confidence by learning mindfulness and effective coping practices for labor and beyond.  
  • Gain an understanding of how labor works.
  • Experience unique, introspective, multi-sensory processes.
  • Learn practical information about birth, parenting a new baby, and your changing relationships.
  • Explore cultural and personal beliefs about birth and parenting.
  • Discover what to do and say when something unexpected happens.
  • Learn and practice ways for dad/partner to connect with and support mom.
  • …and much more!

Click to read "Ten Holistic Ways to Prepare for Birth": an article about Virginia's childbirth classes, her focus, priorities, and approach.
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CESAREAN PREVENTION+PREPARATION CLASS:  Whether you are planning a cesarean or hoping to avoid one, this class will help you: learn how and why cesareans happen; create a cesarean-birth plan and dialog with your care provider; understand how partners and doulas can help; be an active and aware participant in a cesarean birth; discover how a cesarean birth can be the "next best thing" and is still the birth of your baby and a profound rite of passage; bond and breastfeed after parent-baby separation; plus time to address your concerns and questions.

BIRTHIN' AGAIN: If you have given birth before, this class is for you! Refresh and expand on your knowledge of birth, practice breathing and positions; learn from previous birth(s); connect with this pregnancy and baby; and prepare your other child(ren) for the arrival of a newborn. Focus is on reviewing breathing/coping practices and sibling & postpartum preparation.  Special classes for families interested in VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) are also offered.

 

No group classes at this time.  

I  offer private classes in your home. $200/3 hrs, ($50 add'l hr.) 

The ground-breaking book that started it all!

The ground-breaking book that started it all!

NOT an ordinary, boring childbirth class! These classes are one-of-a-kind, engaging, personalized, and powerful.

Whatever kind of birthyou are planning (at home, birth center, or hospital;  natural or medicated, cesarean or multiple birth), my lively, unique classes help you thoroughly prepare in a mindful and intelligent way.

You will learn how to effectively navigate the complexities of birthing in our culture and how to embrace the unexpected. Your fears will lessen;  you'll be ready to meet childbirth and parenting with trust, confidence, love, and courage.