Natural Childbirth Classes
Our childbirth education classes are a 3 class series. We focus on natural childbirth and allowing your body to progress the way it is intended. As midwives we teach how the womans body is made for pregnancy and childbirth, rarely allowing for any complications when allowed to progress naturally. The course allows you to see birth as a rite of passage that should be embraced and welcomed, not a painful experience to fear. We believe it is incredibly important for women and their partners to be educated about the process of labor & birth so they can enter with confidence.
1st Class – Our first class focuses on the anatomy and physiology of labor and birth. This includes how womens bodies are made and how they work throughout the labor process. The babies are not forgotten when we teach of labor and delivery, as they are working just as hard in there to succeed at this huge task! Coping mechanisms during contractions are also taught, including visualization techniques and breathing.
2nd Class – The second class teaches about nutrition, exercise and possible complications that may arise. This is also the time we address any fears you may have of childbirth so you can release them before birth time. During this class we will also go over myths of childbirth, breathing techniques and pushing techniques. We also discuss what to expect when labor begins, whether you chose a homebirth, birth center, or hospital birth, we touch on what to expect at each.
3rd Class – The third and final class we will teach about breastfeeding basics, newborn care including bathing, caring for the umbical cord, changing diapers, etc. This class is taught by our IBCLC Sandra Lobaina
P3, and Hope Center clients = no charge
*If you are unable to do a group class, we offer online childbirth classes!!
CLICK HERE to register for our next series!
Daddy Boot Camp 101
We are so excited to offer this class to families in the community!
If you want to learn the do’s and dont’s of the labor process from an experienced dad, or if you just want to learn ways to enjoy the process with your partner, then this is the class for you!
The instructor goes into the methods of childbirth. He also touches on meditation and relaxation techniques to help expecting moms deliver safely at home or at a center. Having 8 children himself, he provides pointers for dads and overall the focus is based on creating a bonding experience for the couple. He teaches you techniques that each couple will continue until delivery date.
Early Pregnancy Class (class not running at this time)
This course is geared towards women who are in their first 20 weeks of pregnancy. P³ will guide you through the many changes you and your baby will embrace in the first 20 weeks, help you develop a healthy diet, discuss what’s normal and what’s not, and give you the best advice to having a natural, healthy pregnancy.
- Estimated due date, why it’s an estimation
- Tests you’ll be having done in the upcoming weeks
- Changes to mom and baby from start of pregnancy to 20 weeks
- Miscarriages, what to be aware of and look for
- Diet, what to focus on and what to steer clear of
- Helpful exercises during pregnancy
- Benefits of the Placenta
- Things you need vs. unnecessary items