Childbirth Education Classes

Our childbirth curriculum equips families with evidence-based education. While we are familiar with various birth methods (ex. Bradley Method, Hypnobirth, Lamaze), we believe that every couple develops their own personal approach to birth, based upon their hopes for the experience and what they learn about the possibilities. Because our educators are also birth attendants, our frequent experiences supporting families in diverse circumstances continues to ensure that our curriculum 
offers the most up to date information on childbirth.

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
— W.B. Yeats

Course Topics

Birth as a Normal Process • Mind-Body Connection • Anatomy & Physiology • How Fear Affects Labor • Anxiety Triggers • The Power of Hormones • Breathing for Birth • Relaxation Techniques • Choosing Your Birth Team • Vocalization in Birth • Optimal Fetal Positioning • Birth Preparation Exercises • Choosing Birth Preferences • Positions for Birth • Informed Choice in Birth •
Your Childbearing Rights • Comfort Measures • The Golden Hour(s) • Newborn Procedures •
Birth Recovery • Newborn Care • Breastfeeding • Benefits of Skin to Skin •
The Fourth Trimester • Interventions: Benefits & Risks

Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers — strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their
inner strength.
— Barbara Katz Rothman