I believe no one family is from the same mold, thus I offer a variety of modalities to help you facilitate your birth free from unpredictable expectations, fear, and negative self talk.
The birth classes are taught by Lisa Blank who holds a BS in Biology with a minor in Elementary Education. She also has had two out of hospital births of her own and did breastfeed her children successfully. She has been facilitating the class for over seven years and focuses on being realistic and informative. She encourages conversation between the attending couples as well as the formation of new and supportive friendships.
Childbirth classes for the first time parents are held January, March, May, July, September, November 2018…This is always a couple of pop up classes as well so don’t ever hesitate to call and check in. They are usually scheduled for three Thursdays of that month from 5:30-7:30 or 8:30pm depending on the month and Holidays. They cover topics such as Pregnancy Expectations, Body Changes and what’s “Normal”, Nutritional Needs, Relaxation Exercises, Stages of Labor, Comfort Measures, Breastfeeding, Postpartum, Caring for Baby, You and Your Partner and how to stay connected, and Early Parenthood. The classes have limited space, so please register early!
I also offer “Refresher” courses for the couple that has had children before, but needs a couple of sessions to help with rebuilding their confidence about identifying labor and giving birth. This is also great for the couple where one of the partners has had children before but the other hasn’t. It really helps get everyone on the same page. These Refresher courses are scheduled to fit into your schedule and can even take place after your prenatal appointments, simply coordinate with Lisa Blank to get things started. You will be glad you did!
Lastly, for the private couple I offer childbirth preparation classes tailored to meet your needs. They can be scheduled to fit into your schedule and they are often just 2 and sometimes 3 classes because they are directed by your thoughts, wants, & needs. Lisa is available to answer any questions you might have in regards to these as well.