Childbirth Education

Holistic Childbirth Education for Modern Parents

Many people spend months preparing for a wedding, hours searching for the right make and model of car, and take their time when searching for a house.  It’s time we spend the same effort (if not more!) in preparing for childbirth! Let me help you make your research and preparation easier with a series of 4 evidence-based, interactive, and informative childbirth education classes. Our time will be centered around Lamaze’s 6 principles for a healthier childbirth which include:

  1. Let labor begin on its own
  2. Walk, move around and change positions throughout labor.
  3. Bring a loved one, friend, or doula for continuous support.
  4. Avoid interventions that are not medically necessary.
  5. Avoid giving birth on your back and follow your body’s urges to push.
  6. Keep mother and baby together; it’s best for mother, baby, and breastfeeding.

Private and Small Group Childbirth Education Designed to Inspire and Empower

Are you looking for a comprehensive childbirth education course that leaves you feeling prepared and ready to birth with confidence?  Whether this is your first baby, or you are looking for a refresher, Christine will ensure that you feel prepared and confident knowing the basics of childbirth and how to advocate for what you want in labor.

In sessions with Christine, you’ll learn the basics of childbirth, know what options you have, discuss common interventions that may be offered, pain management and comfort techniques, informed consent/refusal, and how to adjust to the postpartum period, including discussions on breastfeeding, sleep, and normal newborn behavior.

In the comprehensive class, we have a series of four 2-hour classes that cover:

  • Class 1: Understanding Pregnancy and Birth
    • The 6 Healthy Birth Practices Overview, Significance of Birth, Types of Providers, Anatomy, Healthy Lifestyles, Stages of Labor
  • Class 2: The 6 Healthy Birth Practices
    • Exploring the 6 Healthy Practices in detail, What to expect for hospital or home birth (tailored to your situation), Informed Consent/Refusal, Common Medical Procedures (Risks and Benefits), Preventing Vaginal and Perineal Tears
  • Class 3: Comfort Measures and Birth Planning
    • Role of Hormones in Labor and Birth, Theories of Pain, Comfort Techniques and Natural Pain Management, Birth Positions, Birth Planning, Postpartum Basics
  • Class 4: Breastfeeding & the 4th Trimester with Mama Bird Hendry
    • Breastfeeding, Sleep, all about the 4th trimester, Newborn Care, Review/Questions

Cost Investment:

Private Class (for you and your partner): $300 to meet in Chardon/virtually or $350 to meet at your home (can request a la carte classes as well). Your one-on-one opportunity for personalized and private childbirth education with an experienced birth worker. Consists of three 2-hour classes. Option to add on Madison Hendry’s Breastfeeding & Mother Infant Care Class.

Small Group Option: $285 for 3-4 Couples in a small group setting hosted at Mother Rising Studio

Virtual Small Group Option: $285 per couple, hosted on Zoom

Workbook and 75-Minute Private Call to Ask Anything: $120

Workbook Alone: $12

Discounts for doula clients: $25 off all classes

All classes come with a 75-page Childbirth Education workbook and a set of affirmation cards. 

Upcoming Class Dates:

Summer Class: In-person at Mother Rising.

Saturdays, June 18, 25, July 9, and 16 from 10:00-12:00.  Backup date of July 23.  The Class on July 16 is with Certified Breastfeeding Educator Madison Hendry.

Yes, I’d like to register for the series now!

I am always accepting private childbirth education students.  Virtual or in-person available. Use the contact form below to begin scheduling a class time that works for you.

Upcoming Breastfeeding Classes with Mama Bird Hendry

*Use the contact form below to begin registration.*

March 2022
Sat. March 19
2-4pm
Zoom
*Sign up separately, or pair with Christine’s Childbirth Ed series*
April 2022
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
6:00-8:00pm
Womb Wellness Center
In-Person
$75
June 2022
Wednesday June 1st
6-8pm
Mama Bird Studio
In-Person
$75
July 2022
Saturday, July 16
10:00-12:00
In-person
$75 or included as part of Christine’s series
Tuesday, July 19
6:00-8:00pm
Womb Wellness Center
In-Person
$75
August 2022
Wednesday, August 17
6-8pm
Mama Bird Studio
In-Person
$75

Contact Me for More Information!

Feel free to call, email or send an online message!

Phone: 440-479-2566

    What I really liked absolutely best about the class was the option for one on one. It made me more comfortable learning this way. I can’t think of anything I would have wanted to spend more or less time on – we both really enjoyed all the information! We want to thank you for such a wonderful class in helping us prepare for the most life changing experience of our lives! – Christine T.

    Thank you so much for the education courses that were tailored to my needs! I felt prepared with my knowledge and was able to use all of the exercises we discussed (breathing, birth ball, shower…we checked a lot of boxes!) -Jessica G.

    My husband and I signed up for Christine’s childbirth education classes classes and we couldn’t have been more pleased with the outcome. Starting our parenting journey we turned to the traditional medical outlets, relying on our OB. After the first appointment I felt dismissed and discouraged about the journey ahead. This was suppose to be one of the greatest journeys of your life and already at 6 weeks I felt anxious and scared for what was to come. Knowing this was not the way I should be feeling, I began to look into alternative options. It took awhile and a lot of persistance but in the end I was connected with Christine and her network of wonderful birth workers. The classes we took were invaluable, not only were the educational they were also empowering. We learned so much as to what actually goes into the birthing process and what to expect, she also provided us with a safe space to discuss our concerns and fears. Along with the classes Christine provided I was also able to find midwife in my area that far better suited what I expected from my medical care, as well as a family doctor. My husband and I have gone from feeling anxious and unsure to feeling educated, empowered, and confident going into the birth of our first child. – Darian B.

    We appreciated your knowledge and patience in sharing it with us!! – M.B.