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. Void 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
  • Class 4: Postpartum Recovery, Breastfeeding, Newborn Care
    • Postpartum Recovery, Warning Signs, Moods, Breastfeeding, Sleep, Newborn Care, Review/Questions

Cost Investment: $75/class, or $275 if paid in full ($200 for doula clients)

Small Group Option: $175 for 3-5 Couples in a small group setting

Upcoming Class Dates:

I am always accepting private childbirth education students.  Virtual or in-person available.

Please contact me to arrange a group class. Virtual or in-person options.

Contact Me for More Information!

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

Phone: 440-479-2566

    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!)