I offer many classes, from pregnancy throughout postpartum and motherhood topics. Ask me about any details directly! All the classes are personalized to your needs and interests and go at your own pace, so you can get the answers you need with confidence. The added benefit of private classes is avoiding the hassle of leaving the house, or sharing your class with an audience. Classes are available on Skype by request.
$100 - This personal meeting will ease your fears by educating you on your options for childbirth. Together, we create a document that will show your decisions regarding various options available to pregnant women. This is a great opportunity to discuss feelings that may arise as your birth approaches and get answers to your questions and concerns. This differs from a childbirth education class, it's time devoted to planning the upcoming birth.
Deciding on a provider and birth facility
Preparing your body for pregnancy, labor and birth
Developing your birth plan
Mental relaxation techniques
Physical comfort measures
Packing for the hospital or birth center
Registries and shopping
Postpartum expectations and adjustment
Choosing a doctor for you and your baby
$250 - Pregnancy and birth are physically demanding. Mental preparation and emotional support can go a long way towards helping you manage the intensity of your upcoming labor and birth. Ideally, you should take a childbirth class between weeks 20 and 36 of your pregnancy.
We will go over the emotional and physical stages of labor, birth and postpartum
Sensitivity of senses in labor, and how to use it to your advantage
Positioning for labor and birth, information on tearing
Comfort measures and how to manage labor pain without drugs
Tips on how your partner can help support you
The importance of the labor environment & how to use it to your advantage
How your birth team affects your pregnancy, birth and postpartum
The benefits of breastfeeding and how to begin
You will have the freedom to discuss controversial topics related to childbirth and the class will discuss strategies for broaching these subjects with their care providers.
$100 - If your partner’s desire is to be your main support person, this class is perfect for them. I teach the tools and tricks of the trade on how to be the best birth coach for you in a crash course format! This partner class can be for your significant other or spouse, your best friend, your parent, or anyone else who you’ve chosen to support you. Have your birth plan in mind for this class, or combine this meeting with a Birth Planning class.
Your partner will learn about mental, physical, and emotional comfort measures during all stages of labor
Reminders to keep you hydrated, using the restroom, up and walking
Things to say and NOT say during labor
Positions for childbirth and how they can actively assist you
Support during interventions, such as an epidural or cesarean birth
Comfort measures like acupressure points, hand and foot massage, rebozo positioning and sifting, counter pressure, hip squeezes, and more.
The Take Charge Routine- if you become overwhelmed and don’t know what to do, they will know how to keep you focused
Keeping their head in the game and self care ideas
Newborn care and supporting breastfeeding
$100 - When you arrive home from the hospital, sometimes there can be a lot of questions. From how to give baby their first bath, to umbilical cord care, feeding and diapering, even how many dirty diapers to expect! I’ll answer all of your newborn care questions, offer information and resources, and help you create a postpartum plan that will ease your transition into parenthood. Together, we create a document that will be a reference for support during the early days, and help you achieve your goals as a new parent.
Enlisting help from friends, family, neighbors for various needs
Taking care of your newborn baby and your body
Breastfeeding and Bottle feeding
What do you really need?
Postpartum depression, anxiety, and baby blues
Choosing a doctor for your baby
$100 - Learn about the basics of breastfeeding in the privacy of your own home, and how to get breastfeeding off to the best start. Partners welcome and encouraged to attend this 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 to get help, tips, and troubleshooting as needed once your baby is born.
Recognizing a good latch
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
$100 - 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. I include the belly binding wrap and a herbal warming paste in the class price.
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
$55 - 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
Classes coming soon!