Childbirth Classes

All of our classes give you tangible tools to take with you into your labor, but even more importantly, our hope is that you leave empowered and informed of your choices. We teach from a comprehensive model, so whether you’re planning for hospital or home, unmedicated or wanting to access use of an epidural or other pain medications, or if your plans are open and flexible and you just want to learn about your options, we want to give you the information and tools to do so. When meeting in-person for class at our studio, we keep our classes capped at ten couples so that you have opportunity to build community and to have your questions answered in an in-depth and personal manner.

During this interim time of COVID-19, our classes are all being held virtually through Zoom. This policy extends through Summer, 2020. The One Day classes have been divided into a two Saturday mornings series (so that you’re not sitting for a full 6.5 hours), and the Five Week series has been condensed into a four week model (because you can do some of the work offline). We will continue to offer this for as long as necessary in order to continue to get excellent evidence based information about childbirth into your hands. Regardless of the format, we look for to meeting with you, connecting you to other birthing families, and bringing helpful resources to your table.

Class Information for all formats covers: Late Pregnancy / Stages & Phases of Labor / Anatomy & Physiology of Labor / Hormones in Birth / Comfort Measures / Optimal Fetal Positioning / Choices in Birth / Possible Interventions and How to Navigate / Coping with Pain in Labor / Cesarean Birth / Coping & Relaxation / Planning for Immediate Postpartum

Click on a class date in order to register. Please note that the Virtual class dates listed are the current dates for class. Registration Fee covers a birthing person and their primary support person. 

BBC Childbirth Series, 2020
When: Wednesdays, 6:30 pm – 9 pm
Cost:  $175.00 – One registration includes birthing person AND a primary support person
**  Classes are happening as scheduled during the COVID-19 pandemic, will be held virtually with Zoom.  Classes will be held at BBC again when our public health situation allows.
Wednesday, August 5 – August 26, 2020 **(Virtual Class on Zoom)
Wednesday, September 16 – October 14, 2020
Wednesday, October 28 – December 2, 2020 (NO CLASS ON NOVEMBER 25)
Express Childbirth Courses, 2020
When: Saturdays, 9 am – 3:30 pm  **Interim Virtual classes span TWO Saturday mornings instead of one full day)
Cost: $145.00 – One registration includes birthing person AND a primary support person
Saturday, July 11 & 18 , 2020 **(Virtual class on Zoom, Sat 7/11 , 9am-12pm & Sat 7/18, 9-12)
Saturday, August 1 & 8, 2020 **(Virtual class on Zoom, Sat 8/1, 9am-12pm & Sat 8/8, 9-12)
Saturday, September 12, 2020
Saturday, October 10, 2020
Saturday, November 14, 2020
Saturday, December 12, 2020

Private Instruction

This class is up to 4 hours long and taught  in our studio space. (**Offered via Zoom under interim COVID19 timeframe.) A private instruction class offers individualized information that usually covers specific topics . All the classes are geared to prepare and empower you to have the wonderful birth you want.  This is a great option if you can’t make one of our pre-scheduled Five Week or One Day classes.

When: Scheduled as needed
Cost : $45/hr , 4 hrs recommended but at least a 3 hr minimum required. The minimum of 3 hours will be paid when class is scheduled.  Any additional hours will be paid at time of class.

Kind words from past students…

“I absolutely loved this class. Julia and Christy are so knowledgeable, warm, funny, and thorough… I felt safe to ask any question, laugh and  begin to look forward to the amazing experience birth is. I also made friends in this class and we plan to start a mom’s group. Having the classes in a home also made it very cozy. I couldn’t recommend this class more highly.”

Alexa Scott-Flaherty