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, we are offering a hybrid model of our classes. This policy extends through 2020, and possibly into 2021.  The Five Week series has been condensed into a four week model of virtual classes (because you can do some of the work offline) via Zoom with an in-person instructor and an optional session in-person at the studio for comfort measures and labor positions. 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. The optional in-person session at the studio will be offered on week three of the series (week five for the August series), and your attendance is based on personal comfort levels and of course, health status.  This will be by appointment and will be in small groups.  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
Wednesday, September 16 – October 7, 2020 
Wednesday, October 28 – November 18, 2020

*Please note: all One Day Express classes have been cancelled (because who wants to be on Zoom for 6.5 hours straight!) for Fall, 2020. Please consider joining us for a series – we will even add more if the need arises! If a series doesn’t work for you, contact us about a private instruction class. We would LOVE to work with you!

Private Instruction

This class is up to 4 hours long and taught  via Zoom under interim though 2020 at this point. 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.

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