CLASSES and EVENTS
Classes and private sessions available in Southern California and Nevada, including Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara. Sliding scale available. Please contact me about private or long-distance sessions (Skype) on any of the topics on this page.
2019 Birthing From Within Childbirth Classes (one-day) on the following Sundays, 10-5, at Well Rounded Momma in Las Vegas. ($149/couple.)
January 13 :: April 14 :: September 15
Group classes and private sessions available with a special focus on any of these topics: Preparing for a natural birth, cesarean birth, hospital birth, home birth, or VBAC; High-risk pregnancies and birth, including multiples; Birth planning and coaching; Decreasing fear and worry; Couples/relationship concerns; LGBTQIA+ families.
*HEALING FROM A DIFFICULT BIRTH* Special focused time for working through and healing from a difficult birth experience.
*NEW in 2019* Free support group in Las Vegas for mothers wanting to understand, process, and integrate their difficult births. On the following Saturdays from 1-3 pm at Well Rounded Momma:
January 12 :: April 13 :: September 14
*BIRTHING AGAIN* Childbirth classes designed for couples who are already experienced parents. Take time to: connect with each other and this baby/pregnancy; review what worked (and didn't) in the previous birth(s); brush up on pain-coping techniques; and preparing for after baby comes. Get clear on what you want from this birth and postpartum time and how to get it, together!
*BREASTFEEDING + POSTPARTUM PREPARATION* Including special focuses on any of these topics: Preparing to breastfeed; How to get off to a good start; Ensuring a good milk supply; Baby bonding and soothing practices; Practical planning for after baby arrives; Thinking about life together as parents (relationship, intimacy, communication); Making working and breastfeeding work; Weaning with love when it’s time; Joys and challenges of nursing toddlers; Breastfeeding twins; and more!
*CESAREAN PREVENTION + PREPARATION* Whether you're planning a cesarean or hoping to avoid one, this class will help you: learn how and why cesareans happen and how to decrease your risk of having one; talk with your care provider and create a cesarean birth-plan; understand how birth partners and doulas can help prevent cesareans and help you through one; discover how an unwanted cesarean birth can be the "next best thing"; see how birthing by cesarean can be a profound rite of passage; learn about bonding and attachment after cesarean. Includes time for your questions and handouts!
*NEW* 2019 Cesarean Workshop on the following Saturdays from 12-2 pm, at Well Rounded Momma in Las Vegas. $25/person (no charge for pregnant person’s partner). Doulas and other birth professionals welcome. INFO + REGISTER >
February 23 :: May 11 :: October 12
*RITUAL+CEREMONY for Times of Transition* Take time to reflect on, prepare for, recover from, and/or honor intense periods of challenge, loss, and/or change in your life. This could include childbirth, divorce, a loved one's death, serious illness/accident; job or relationship change, etc.
*MINDFULNESS FOR BIRTH* Learn ways to bring mindfulness into your experience of birth, no matter what your "birth plan" is. You will explore and practice effective breathing, focusing, visualizations, and other ways of coping with the intensity, pain, and unknowns of birth and postpartum.
*BIRTH ART SESSIONS* We use art, journaling, and dialog as a tool for learning and self-awareness, as we explore the experience of pregnancy, birth, and parenting. For pregnant and new parents, grandparents, and birth professionals, as well as those trying to conceive. In your session, we will focus on on the issues, concerns, or topics that are most important to you.
*STORYTELLING: The Descent of Inanna* Listen to a lively and powerful telling of a great ancient myth, and learn how Inanna's journey provides a "map" for anyone going through an intense period of change, challenge, or transition. Storytelling session may also include journaling, art process, and dialog.