Private Childbirth Education Classes


My goal as a childbirth educator is to help expectant parents feel confident and prepared for their upcoming birth experience. I am a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE), and have the unique perspective of having taught at three local hospitals.  This allows me to offer private childbirth classes that include specific information about hospital protocols and procedures.  Whether you are birthing at a hospital, birth center, or at home, you are therefore able to take a private class and rest assured that you will know what to expect when (or if) you are admitted to the hospital.

If you tend to be more private or have a really busy schedule, a private class might be the perfect option for you.  I also teach private “refresher” classes for families who have already had a baby; this can be especially beneficial if you had a difficult previous birth experience and are looking for education and support around what you can do differently this time around to improve your birth experience. (This is different than a birth trauma consultation — if you had a previous traumatic birth, a consult would be more beneficial than a refresher class.)

The birth of your baby is a really important experience, and I highly encourage you to get the information and resources you need to ensure the best birth possible.  While my classes are catered to your specific needs, place of birth, and labor preferences a typical private class will include the following topics:

  • The signs and stages of labor
  • Envisioning your ideal birth
  • Communicating with your care providers
  • Labor preferences/birth plans
  • Coping mechanisms for labor
  • The partner’s role in childbirth and beyond
  • Breastfeeding 101
  • Techniques for soothing a fussy baby*
  • Postpartum planning and resources

 


My private childbirth education classes can be scheduled on a day/time that works for everyone.  Typical classes are six-hours (divided into two sessions) and cost $360.  Typical refresher classes are two-hours and cost $120. 

 

Please Contact Me for more information on scheduling a private childbirth class.


*As a Certified Happiest Baby Educator, I can add the Happiest Baby on the Block curriculum onto your private childbirth class for an additional $75 (which includes the Happiest Baby on the Block DVD & Soothing Sounds CD).