Classes & Groups

A sleeping baby at a Birth Roots gatheringFamilies from all over Southern Maine come together at Birth Roots to participate in classes and programs that go beyond the usual information-based experience to facilitate a deeper understanding of the personal, unique and individual experience of pregnancy, birth and parenting.


We offer prenatal, postnatal, and parenting classes for parents-to-be, new parents and those with young children. We offer occasional professional development opportunities for class facilitators and individuals service perinatal families.


We also offer a number of free groups for parents needing regular or occasional support as they find their bearings in pregnancy and early parenting. Learn more about our groups.

A sleeping baby and mother at a Birth Roots gathering

About Our Programming

Wherever and however you plan to give birth, our classes offer an opportunity to ask questions and sift through differing opinions and views to find answers that make sense for your family. Curiosity, desire for community, wanting something “more/different” in their perinatal experience seem to be common denominators in families who find us.

While many Birth Roots families are interested a in low-intervention birth and intend to breastfeed, these are by no means prerequisites or requirements. Our programs focus on helping you make sense of your experience and to figure out what is right for your family – we like to call this process “building your parenting muscle.” We do not prescribe a specific style or method of birthing or parenting.

Our programs fees cover only a portion of our operating expenses. If you love your experience at Birth Roots, please consider making an additional donation to make sure these services remain available for other families in the future.