I offer many classes, from pregnancy throughout postpartum and motherhood topics. All the classes are personalized to your needs and interests and go at your own pace, so you can get the answers and confidence you need. The added benefit of private classes is avoiding the hassle of leaving the house, or sharing your class with an audience! Classes can be included/combined with Doula support, contact me for details.
Many health insurance companies offer reimbursement for all or part of prenatal class topics including Childbirth Education, Breastfeeding, and Newborn Care. You must contact your own health insurance company to confirm your policy’s specific reimbursement benefits.
$375 - Mental, physical, and emotional preparation can go a long way towards helping you manage the intensity of your upcoming labor and birth. Ideally, you should take your childbirth classes between weeks 20 and 36 of your pregnancy.
At the end of our classes, you’ll receive Sublime Motherhood’s “Birth Cheat Sheet” with a summary of everything covered. This document will be helpful for yourself or anyone on your birth team to help support you and your goals.
Topics Covered During First Class -
Emotional, mental, and physical stages of early and active labor, pushing, and birth
Creating comfort with the five senses during labor
How to manage pain & what contractions feel like
Options for interventions, pain medication, etc as desired
The importance of the labor environment & how to use it to your advantage
Positioning for early and active labor, pushing, and birth
Postpartum sensations and recovery
Newborn care and feeding information as desired
Topics Covered During Second Class -
Mental, physical, and emotional comfort measures during all stages of labor
Active and resting positions for labor, childbirth, pushing, and breastfeeding
Comfort measures like acupressure points, hand and foot massage, rebozo positioning and sifting, counter pressure, hip squeezes, aromatherapy, and much more
The Take Charge Routine- if you become overwhelmed and don’t know what to do, ideas to help your birth team keep you focused
Self Care - ideas to help you and your team stay energized and supportive
Helpful, affirming things to hear or say to yourself during labor
$225 - Learn about the basics of breastfeeding in the privacy of your own home, and how to get breastfeeding off to the best start. Partners are welcomed and encouraged to attend this hour long class. You will have the ability to ask questions and get the information you need to start out breastfeeding.
This class can also be useful as an educational and supportive consult to get help, tips, and troubleshoot issues as needed once your baby is born. While I am experienced as a mother and breastfeeding educator, I also am in touch with additional resources I can refer you to, should I not be able to immediately assist you.
Recognizing an effective latch for you and your baby
Breastfeeding positions and ensuring comfort
Dietary ideas and recommendations
How to know if your baby is getting enough milk, and what to do if they aren’t
Common challenges and how to overcome them, including supply issues, pain, scheduling, pumping, and anxiety
How your partner can support you
Helpful infant massage techniques
$75 - 60 minute class begins with breathing instruction and an opening meditation. I offer classes for any level of practice. You may choose an invigorating Vinyasa flow or a slower paced, restorative class. I personalize every class for your physical abilities and stress points. We always end class in Savasana with five minutes of meditation.
Benefits of Yoga Practice:
Reduced Stress Levels
Effective Breathing Practice for Labor
Strengthens the Pelvic Floor
Improves Posture and Reduces Body Tension
Enhances Connection with Your Baby
Mindful Self Care
$85 - During your belly binding session, I will show you the wrapping technique and teach you and your partner how to apply the wrap. Wrapping is safe as early as 2-3 days postpartum after a vaginal birth or 1-2 weeks after a surgical birth, depending on your comfort level and healing. I recommend that you wear your binder for a maximum of 6 hours per day for at least 2-4 weeks.
The hand sewn Bengkung belly binding wrap and an herbal warming oil are included in the class price.
Benefits of Belly Binding:
Belly binding helps organs return to normal positions after being displaced by pregnancy
Relieves the “loose” or “jelly” feeling that many women experience after giving birth
Facilitates your body’s return to pre-pregnancy size and shape, supporting your rib cage and pelvis
Supports your abdominal muscles and helps them knit back together
Reduces bleeding time after childbirth
Prevents slouching during nursing sessions which can lead to painful injuries