Preparing couples for an amazing birth through childbirth classes in Northeast and Central Pennsylvania.
Birth Boot Camp Comprehensive: Complete Preparation for an Amazing Birth
If you desire an unmedicated birth, are first-time parents, or are preparing for a VBAC, this class will prepare you on all levels – physically, mentally, and emotionally. Workbook included. This class series runs 25 hours and is typically taught over a 10-week period, or ten 2.5 hour sessions.
Birth Boot Camp: Training for an Amazing Hospital Birth
Our hospital class is designed for the couple who wants more. More education. More fun. More relaxation and labor practice. More information on interventions, including medicated and cesarean births. They want to be able to make informed decisions as their birth unfolds. Workbook included. This class is 15 hours in total, typically taught over six 2.5 hour sessions.
Birth Boot Camp: Training for an Amazing Out-of-Hospital Birth
If you are planning to have your baby at home or at a freestanding birth center, this class will give you the nuts and bolts of labor. Learn what happens before, during, and after birth, as well as variations of labor. While comfort measures and relaxation are taught in this class series, the “Comfort Measures: Amazing Coping Strategies for Labor” workshop compliments this childbirth class nicely. Workbook included. Class time 10 hours, typically broken up into four 2.5 hour sessions.
Food & Fitness: A Program for the Childbearing Year
Being healthy and low-risk through nutrition and exercise will not only help you in the delivery room, but you will feel better during pregnancy and recover more quickly postpartum. Birth Boot Camp has designed a program especially for you. Build a great physical foundation for your pregnancy, birth, and baby. Read the 50+ page workbook cover to cover, or use it as a reference. Class time approximately 3 hours.
Comfort Measures: Amazing Coping Strategies for Labor
This workshop is designed to help both partners build confidence for the big day. You’ll take in lots of relaxation, comfort measures, massage, imagery for labor, as well as communication skills for labor. This workshop does not replace a childbirth education course. The beautiful workbook that comes with this workshop is one you’ll want to spend time with for the duration of the pregnancy. Class time approximately 4 hours.
Homecoming: Life With a New Recruit
This is your manual to early parenthood! Topics include breastfeeding (3.5 hour video course included), newborn procedures; babywearing, safe sleep, postpartum topics, and baby comfort techniques to help you and your partner get off to a great start with your new baby. Workbook included. Class time approximately 4 hours.
Available only in person, a Reboot Refresher childbirth class designed for couples planning their second (or third or fourth) birth. The Reboot Refresher class is tailored just for you to address your particular concerns and needs for your subsequent births. Workbook included. Class time approximately 4 hours.
Siblings at Birth
The tone for the growing family starts by the way we approach birth as a family. When children are included in the preparation for childbirth with their own birth class, they see the coming baby as a celebration. Workbook included; additional available at a discounted rate. Ages 3+. Class runs 1.5-2 hours, depending on the ages(s) of the child(ren).
Cost $35 ($15 add’l workbook)
Breastfeeding: The Ultimate MRE
This downloadable video, taught by IBCLC Mellanie Sheppard, includes: expert advice, specific instructions on how to breastfeed, tips on how to properly latch and prevent nursing pain, how to know if your baby is getting enough milk, stories from other moms, troubleshooting problems, returning to work and pumping your milk, nursing in public with confidence, and much more! Running time: Approx. 3.5 hours
This class is included in the comprehensive and homecoming classes at no additional cost to you.
Please use the chart below for more information on the class that you are interested in. Classes are currently being offered privately in your home or in a small group setting. Please contact me with any questions and to register.