Our childbirth education classes are structured off the Lamaze Six Healthy Birth Practices and modeled after the signature classes offered at Homegrown Babies in Asheville. Our classes are open to everyone regardless of what type of birth the desire - medicated or unmedicated, hospital or birth center or home birth.
Birth With Courage
Birth With Courage is a 4-week childbirth education class that will walk you through late pregnancy, signs and symptoms that labor is beginning, pregnancy anatomy, phases and stages of labor, coping techniques, labor and pushing positions, delivery, medical technology and interventions, delivering the placenta, immediate postpartum and the first 72-hours postpartum. This class is open to anyone delivering at any of the local hospitals, WNC Birth Center or home birth.
This five and a half hour class will walk you through the early postpartum period when you land home, emotions, nutrition, bonding, taking care of yourself, being present in your relationship with you newborn and partner, physical changes and settling into your body again, baby care basics and more! Each class will also include a “make and take” of sitz bath herbs so your can nourish and heal in the early days of recovery. This class is ideal to take with your partner but can be taken solo if needed.
Childbirth Refresher Class
Are the memories of your previous birth or births a little hazy? Are there things you want to do different this time around? Do you and your partner need a refresher on how labor begins, different coping techniques and labor positions to try? Then the Childbirth Refresher Class is just what you need; the refresher childbirth class is for women and their partners who have given birth before. We will cover what to pack, signs of labor, coping techniques, hands-on comfort measures, labor positions, birth preferences and informed consent, and ideas for sibling integration and postpartum planning. All that packed into one three hour class!