Childbirth classes are offered in Northeast and Central Pennsylvania. All classes come with a workbook full of information to help you prepare for an amazing birth!
As your instructor I strive to help you head into your birth feeling confident and prepared for a variety of ways that your birth may unfold. I am always available to answer your questions and make sure you have all the information you need to make the best decisions for the birth you want to have.
When you and your partner prepare together you can be sure that you will have all the tools you need to be supported during labor and birth.

With each class description be sure to flip through the samples of the beautiful book you will receive with your class.

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.

Cost $350

Please contact me if you are interested in a live class. This class is always available online.

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.

Cost $250

Upcoming Class Series: Saturdays, April 28 – June 2, 2018 10am-12:30pm

Location: The Happy Mama Place, Plains, Pa

 

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.

Cost $200

Please contact me if you are interested in a live class. This class is always available online.

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 workbooks that come with this workshop are ones you’ll want to spend time with for the duration of the pregnancy. Class time approximately 4 hours.

Cost $100

This class is currently taught privately in the comfort of your home.

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.

Cost $100

Upcoming Class Saturday June 9, 2018 1-5pm

Location: The Happy Mama Place, Plains, Pa

 

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.

Cost $75

Please contact me if you are interested in a live class. This class is always available online.

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 for one child and $15 for each additional child.

This class is taught in the privacy of your own home.

Reboot Refresher

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.

Cost $100

This class is taught privately in the comfort of your home.

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.

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