Childbirth Education

Childbirth Education Offerings

“When you don’t know your options, then you don’t have any”

-Diane Korte

Nesting: Mindful and Modern Childbirth Education

When it comes to childbirth, knowing your options and having time to explore them is so very important. Finding education and guidance for this major life event can leave you feeling confident as your delivery day approaches.  While the instinct to nest typically sets in at the end of pregnancy, preparation in various ways can be beneficial at any point throughout.  

It is never too early to elevate your knowledge and empower yourself.  

Childbirth Education is a true-to-life way to obtain a deeper understanding of pregnancy, labor and birth, comfort measures, interventions and variations, and what commonly happens following delivery. It also gives you tools to best support those progressions, and more importantly…support each other through them. Newborn care and breastfeeding basics are also explored. Identifying your goals for childbirth and beyond, facilitating them to be met and feel supported in doing so?  

That’s where it’s at.  

As a Registered Nurse, I have attended hundreds of births and cared for many, many mamas and families in the immediate postpartum period before they journey home.  What an honor this has been, truly. More times than I can count though, I’ve had parents cry out to me, wishing they’d done more to prepare for what they had just experienced.  I’ve witnessed them struggling to process their birth because they had no idea leading up to it, the twists and turns that birthing a baby can take.  This motivated me, time and time again, to become a Childbirth Educator.  Moving beyond the bedside gives me the opportunity to dive deep with each expecting parent, allowing their questions to lead the way and their fears to be validated and eased.  Having this time to process options and make decisions that are informed is so valuable…and so important. 

Let’s learn together.

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Private Class
offerings

Not everyone is up for a group setting. And that is okay!

If one-on-one instruction is what you are seeking, there is an individualized option for that. I travel to you, in the comfort of your own home, and we learn at your pace. While all aspects of my course will be offered, we meet in person or make contact before your course begins, so that I can make adjustments based on your specific needs and goals. The total class time for this option is 8-10 hours, depending on your needs. This can be done all in 1 day, split into 2 separate sessions, or mixed up any way that feels best for your learning and life needs.
You decide.

Ready to work together? So am I!

Contact me, and we can set up your initial, complimentary consultation.

Investment:
Weeknight $400
Weekend $450

* Opportunities for 2019 are full,
but private classes will resume in 2020 *

group Class
offerings

Small group sessions are a wonderful way to walk in this journey, alongside others who are also expecting, learning, and growing. Not to mention, you're experiencing this major life moment with others who are too. That's huge! Bonds and friendships formed through a judgement-free and supportive learning environment happen in nearly every class. And it's a beautiful thing.

Understanding that the scheduling needs of each family varies greatly, I designed my teachings to accommodate yours. Tap the + sign below to learn more about each group option that is currently being offered.

Investment: $350
(early bird pricing if booked 3 weeks in advance, see below)

Looking to knock this out in one single weekend?  Awesome! The weekend workshop style allows you to do just that.  As a military spouse myself, I know that often times, my husband may not be home for 4 consecutive weeks.  This can make scheduling commitments a bit tricky when you need a solid plan for future dates!  Are you nearing your due date and don’t have 4 weeks to spare before your sweet babe is here?  This is a great option for you as well! 

Once a month, classes are offered on Saturday and Sunday mornings from 10am-2pm.  This allows you to not be too overwhelmed with fitting it all into one day, but gives you the chance to check it off your list after just one weekend.  

Weekend classes are held at Blossom Baby in Silverdale and space is limited to 5 couples per series. Workbooks and welcome gifts are included.  Access to an online group with continuous support and connection is also offered. The following dates are currently reserved for this 2 day, weekend Childbirth Education Series:

* Opportunities for 2019 are full,
but group classes will resume in 2020 *​

Would you like to gift this experience to someone special? That’s so thoughtful! Gift cards are available for purchase in any amount here. Ready to dive in? Let’s get you signed up! 

Please don’t hesitate to contact me here if you have any questions

Does the thought of fitting this into one weekend have you shouting “slow your roll, sister!”?  Then let’s pump those baby brakes and pace this down a bit.  Weeknight classes give you the chance to still be in a cozy group setting, breaking things down into smaller digestible parts.

One evening a week, for 4 weeks, we will join from 6pm to 8pm.  You have a weeks time in between each class to process what you’ve learned and the opportunity to bring questions or observations to the following class.  

Weekend classes are held at Blossom Baby in Silverdale and space is limited to 5 couples per series. Workbooks and  welcome gifs are included.  Access to an online group with continuous support and connection is also offered. The following dates are currently reserved for this 4 week, evening Childbirth Education Series:

* Opportunities for 2019 are full,
but group classes will resume in 2020 *​

Would you like to gift this experience to someone special? That’s so thoughtful! Gift cards are available for purchase in any amount here. Ready to dive in? Let’s get you signed up! 

Please don’t hesitate to contact me here if you have any questions.

What does your include?

When considering making an investment in a Childbirth Education offering with me, you may find it helpful to know what that includes.  Whether in a group or private setting, you will receive a detailed presentation in the topics listed below.  Coordinated booklets are also provided so that the information we cover together can be referenced as many times as you’d like during class time and also at home. These are yours to keep! I also have personal gifts for you that coordinate with each of the 4 main topics we cover. I aim to provide a beautiful balance of visual, audio and tactile learning modalities to meet the various needs of each family and to help them retain the information presented.

During the Prenatal Wellness portion of this course we will explore the following:

  • Pregnancy: A Summary
  • Pregnancy: First Trimester
  • Pregnancy: Second Trimester
  • Prenatal Healthcare
  • Current Health Assessment
  • Stress During Pregnancy
  • Nutrition: An Overview
  • A Balanced Diet
  • Your Nutrition Checklist
  • Portions & Nutrients
  • Consuming with Awareness
  • Pregnancy Fitness
  • Targeted Toning
  • Planning Ahead

During the Labor & Birth portion of this course we will explore the following:

  • Pregnancy:  An Overview
  • Anatomy of Pregnancy & Birth
  • Preparing for Labor
  • When Will Labor Begin?
  • Labor & Birth: An Overview
  • Contractions
  • First Stage: Dilation & Effacement
  • Second Stage: Pushing
  • Third Stage: Placenta
  • Descent & Cardinal Movements
  • Behavior & Feelings of Labor
  • Your Labor Guide
  • Medical Interventions
  • Variation or Complication?
  • Variations: Postterm & Induction
  • Variations: Induction
  • Variations: Speed of Labor
  • Variations: Pushing
  • Variations: Fetal Position
  • Cesarean Birth
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
  • Labor & Birth Preferences

During the Comfort Measures portion of this course we will explore the following:

  • Support for Labor
  • Understanding Your Body
  • Relaxation in First Stage
  • The Labor Environment
  • Fear & Safety Cycles
  • Dispelling Fears
  • Massage for Labor
  • Releasing Tension
  • Water for Labor and Birth
  • Mental Relaxation
  • Relaxation Scripts
  • Professional Services
  • Medical Options
  • Movement in Labor
  • Positions for Labor
  • Comfort in Second Stage
  • Comfort in Third Stage

During the Life with Baby portion of this course we will explore the following:

  • Postpartum: What to Expect
  • Postpartum Recovery
  • Nutrition & Movement
  • Baby Blues or PPMD?
  • Your New Life
  • Your Newborn: An Overview
  • Newborn Appearance
  • Newborn Procedures
  • Newborn Care
  • Breastfeeding Basics
  • Breastfeeding Challenges
  • Newborn Warning Signs

Additional Childbirth Education offerings will be released often.  

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