Childbirth Class


The Power of Birth Childbirth Class: Birthing With Awareness

Andrew and I took this class back in the fall of 2011. The class had a powerful impact, which led us to have a successful home birth in Wisconsin when our daughter Fiona was born in 2013. I truly think the main reason we felt confident and comfortable with the decision of a home birth was the knowledge we gained from your class. I don’t know if I would have felt mentally strong enough if it hadn’t been for what you taught us throughout that course!
— Michelle (mom)

Upcoming Classes:                                                        

Wednesdays, August 2 - August 23 7:00-9:30; Wednesdays, September 6- 27 7:00-9:30; Sundays, October 8 - 29 1:00-3:30; Wednesdays, November 8 - December 6 (skipping Nov. 22) 7:00-9:30

Our 4-week Childbirth Series:

We help pregnant moms and Partners feel confident so they can be at the center of their birth experience, able to advocate for themselves and their baby.

In The Power of Birth, we help prepare pregnant mothers and their partners for childbirth. Through deep examination of how a woman’s body prepares for, labors and gives birth, you will discover the amazing changes that will take place and how trust in your body is paramount. Moms leave class feeling confident in her ability to birth her baby.

Couples are supported during class by looking at their fears, worries, and ideas about pregnancy, birth and becoming parents. These are discussed, embraced, and addressed together and as individuals. Through presenting only the most current, evidence based information about pregnancy, labor, and childbirth, we feel confident that you leave class able to speak up, ask questions, and make informed decisions for yourself and your baby. We assist parents in examining the kind of birth you want, the many options that are available to you, and the importance of flexibility.

Preceding and following each 4-week series are two workshops: Essentials of a Good Pregnancy and Breastfeeding/Baby Care, both of which we highly recommend to all first time parents.  

In our Childbirth Classes, we welcome moms with their partners, same-sex couples, and single parents that are preparing for both hospital and at-home births, receiving care from Midwives or Obstetricians, and who have single or multiple pregnancies. 

Our classes draw from many different birth philosophies: Informed Beginnings, BirthWorks, Lamaze, and Bradley.

Please check out our Breastfeeding/Baby Care Workshop which compliments this 6-week series here. (only $75 additional when registering for CBE and workshop)

*A complimentary breastfeeding consultation at home after birth is also included when registering for both the 4-week class and the Breastfeeding/Baby Care Workshop. 

Led by Rebecca Nguyen, Certified Lactation Consultant and Childbirth Educator trained in Informed Beginnings, M.Ed. 
or Sue Gottschall, Certified Lactation Consultant and Childbirth Educator trained in BirthWorks, M.Ed.
Cost: $250 (class is offered on a sliding fee scale for those who need it)

Weekend Intensive and One-day Classes are also available for those unable to commit to 4 weeks.  These classes cover the same material, but in a condensed format.                                    
Saturday & Sunday, November 4th & 5th 1:00-5:00 each day

Cost: $250 (sliding scale available)

One-day Classes (summer only):

Sunday, August 27th 11:00-5:30                                                                                                 Cost: $200 (sliding scale available)

*please contact us with more information regarding the difference in classes

**Private classes also available for first time parents, refresher classes, or if planning a VBAC

Two ways to Register:

1. Click below to sign up for class and make a 20% deposit (with a check or Chase Quick Pay) to hold your spot. Remaining payment will be due at the time of your class.

or

2. Click on the button below to register and make a full payment via credit card.