For Birthing Parent and Birthing Support Parent or Birthing Support Person:
The cost is $235 per couple for these 4 class series.
You can take a series on its own or as part of the Bridge Package along with your Baby Care Basics, Baby Feeding Basics and Blossoming Newborns: Buds.
7 participant maximum, sign up early for your 3rd trimester class.
Please call 207-772-4784 or email with any questions.
Two options offered. Date and Time: See drop down list
Birthing From Within: OFFERED MONTHLY: Ancient wisdom and modern practices come together in this dynamic approach to childbirth education. Build confidence and gain an understanding of how to work with your body and the process of labor and birth. Learn support skills, relaxation techniques and tools for communicating your needs to your team. This is a lively, introspection-based class where couples learn to process the information they are hearing and see if/how it applies to them.
Lamaze: OFFERED QUARTERLY: Gain the knowledge and confidence you and your partner/support person need to have the birth experience you desire. This class is suitable for all first time parents as well as a refresher course. Come and prepare for your birth in a relaxed, friendly environment. In this class, we will cover all of your options for labor and birth from breathing and touch techniques while learning how to make informed choices. We will also discuss medical pain management options like nitrous oxide and epidurals and how to make the best choices for you, your baby and your family.
This class will cover evidence based information including:
Stages and phases of labor
How to prepare physically and mentally for your birth
Natural coping methods such as relaxation, massage, visualization, water therapy and many others
Cesarean births, and unexpected outcomes
Communicating your needs with your support team
Learn what labor might look and feel like.
Learn what your choices are for relaxation and relief.