Which direction will you go? How will you navigate this journey to parenthood? Who will you have by your side to encourage you? Learning about childbirth and the immediate postpartum doesn't have to be a bore! Join us for our childbirth class bundle or opt to register for classes a la care. Pathways to Parenthood classes promise fun, engagement, community and connection building all while you are learning how to safely navigate your chosen birth space! Our classes are open to everyone regardless of what type of birth the desire - medicated or unmedicated, hospital or birth center or home birth.
Pathways to Parenthood - Preparing You for Your Greatest Adventure
Becoming parents is truly an adventure! Filled with ups and downs, navigating the landscape of prenatal care, obstetrics, and midwifery, deciding which course to take as you approach your baby's birthday, and many forks in the road! Just like navigating a new trail and difficult terrain, it can be helpful if you read the guide book ahead of time and prepare for the expedition. Pathways to Parenthood is offered as a 6-week bundle encompassing 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 postpartum planning and breastfeeding. This class can also be taken as a 4-week series.
Preparing for your birth is important but don't forget to plan for the postparutm! This 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! This class is ideal to take with your partner but can be taken solo if needed. Register for this class seperately or it's included in the Pathways to Parenthood 6-week class series bundle!
Breastfeeding is "natural" - your body physiologically knows how to make milk when your baby is born...but just because it's "natural" doesn't mean it's easy! Set yourself up for breastfeeding success by learning ahead of time what your body is doing to produce milk, how to keep you supply well established, understand feeding cues and how to know if baby is getting enough, latch and positioning, and troubleshooting when breastfeeding isn't going quite as expected. Learn from IBCLC, Ashley Borman, in this class. This breastfeeding class can be taken separately or it is included in the Pathways to Parenthood 6-week class series bundle!
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!