Prepared Childbirth Series
Prepared Childbirth classes are encouraged for all expectant women and their husbands or labor partners. The classes provide training which minimizes many of the anxieties of childbirth. They furnish the tools and knowledge to make your baby’s birth a very special event and to make childbirth as joyful and powerful an experience as it was designed to be.
Classes are limited in size. Individual attention, group discussion, and comradeship with other expectant couples are important aspects. The classes begin in the last trimester prior to delivery. These classes meet once a week for six consecutive weeks. You and your labor partner will learn about stress management and relaxation techniques, Lamaze breathing patterns, positions for labor and birth, medication options, and labor support skills. You will see childbirth films, learn about the postpartum period, and learn information on how to care for your newborn.
Fee is $70.00 per couple for the series of classes.
Private Lamaze classes are also available when a couples schedule is too hectic for the series. This would be arranged by contacting Wendy.
Refresher classes are available for parents who have already experienced a birth. This shorter series of classes reviews relaxation skills and birthing options. This course would also prepare couples for a vaginal birth after a previous cesarean delivery (VBAC).
Fee is $45.00 per couple.
Mothers gain confidence in their ability to breastfeed through the information in this course that covers physical as well as emotional aspects of nursing. Family members are encouraged to attend this class.
Fee is $25.00 per couple
If also enrolled in the Prepared Childbirth Series, $20.00.
Contact me for more information about classes
Wendy Blumberg, MT, LCCE, FACCE, CD (DONA), IBCLC