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Private, Group and Online Birth Classes

Baltimore, Annapolis, Washington D.C.


Learn what hospital birthing classes won’t tell you!
Parents-to-be will learn in a fun and professional atmosphere.
Most insurance companies will provide reimbursement.


:: Customized classes ::
Lamaze
Self-Hypnosis
Breathing and Relaxation Techniques
Baby Care


:: Group Classes ::
:: In Home, Private Classes ::
:: Online Classes ::


Location: Indigo Physiotherapy 600 Wyndhurst Ave #102, Baltimore, MD 21210 – Easy and free parking options


Your Birth Essentials Class

Expecting couple preparing for birth and baby

 

Stages of labor • Demystify and understand childbirth pain • Create a favorable and positive environment • Breathing and relaxation techniques • Partner support • Affirmations for labor • Positioning and movement • How to use a birthing ball • Massages and touch • How to write a “birth preferences” • Doula’s tricks! Textbook included.

< $190 / couple >
December 8th | 9am-2:30pm
February 23rd | 9am-2:30pm
April 4th | 9am-2:30pm
June 13th | 9am-2:30pm

“Relaxation Techniques for Birth” Class!

Rocks pile by the ocean representing peace and calm

 

What if you could lessen your pregnancy/childbirth anxiety? What if you could build up your confidence, and learn easy coping techniques? Basic mindfulness breathing techniques and visualizations • Create a safe place • Easy self-sufficient coping tools using mindfulness and stress management techniques. This class is for the pregnant persons only.

< $55 / person >
December 15th | 10:00am-11am
February 2nd | 10:00am-11:30am
April 25th | 10:00am-11am
June 7th
| 10am-11:30pm

Baby Care Class

White and black picture of a newborn baby girl

 

A hands-on workshop that will educate and prepare you for life with a newborn and what to expect in the first 6 weeks. Topics include: “4th Trimester” 101, Breast and bottle feeding, Safe sleep and swaddling strategies, Bathing, Comfort Technique, postpartum expectations a Question and Answer session. 2 hours of hands-on practice and learning in a group setting. Class workbook, Information sheets and/or PDFs related information to keep for future use and practice. Textbook included.

< $95 / couple >
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November 2nd | 10am-12pm
January 12th | 10am-12pm
March 14th | 10am-12pm
May 2nd | 10am-12pm

Comfort in Birth

African American couple. Man kidding his wife's round belly.

 

This 2-hour hands-on workshop will provide you and your partner with the tools and guidance as you explore Comfort techniques for the end of pregnancy and through labor and delivery. Topics include: Breathing techniques, relaxation, positions for effective laboring, massage and pressure points, counter-pressure and other hands-on techniques, using the birth and peanut balls and Rebozo effectively, visualization and vocalization and more. 2 hours of hands-on practice and learning in a group setting.

< $95 / couple >

November 2nd | 12:30pm-2:30pm
January 12th | 12:30pm-2:30pm
March 14th | 12:30pm-2:30pm
May 2nd | 12:30pm-2:30pm

VBAC Class

White and black picture of a pregnant woman taking a nap

 

Evidence-based workshop for families who are preparing for a VBAC • Learn about your options • Identify a supportive care provider • Find your team • Prepare your mind and body • Q&A

< $90 / couple >
January 7th | 2 hours
April 21st | 2 hours

Home & Birth Centers Birth, Class

Homebirth or Birth Centers families! This 5-hour workshop is for you:  Prepare for childbirth and baby • Learn about Spinning Babies and the Miles Circuit • Identify your (and your family) unique needs and preferences • Demystify and understand childbirth pain • create a favorable and positive environment • Breathing and relaxation techniques • Partner support • Affirmations for labor • Positioning and movements • How to use a birthing ball and a peanut ball • Massages and touch • What if you had to transfer • Doula’s tricks! Textbook included.

< $190 / couple >
February 9th | 9am-2:30pm
May 3rd | 9am-2:30pm

Prepare for a hospital, a birth center or a home birth – natural, medicated and cesarean births. Travel fee may apply, depending on your location – 10% for Doulas Clients.

 

Your Birth Essentials Class

Excepting parents taking a private Lamaze class, at home

 

Getting ready for childbirth • Stages of labor • Evidenced-based options • Comfort measures for labor (breathing/relaxation techniques, positioning) • Writing out your birth preference. Textbook included.

< $295 / couple >
One day class

Simple Relaxation Techniques

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Basic mindfulness breathing techniques and visualizations • Create a safe place • Easy self-sufficient coping tools using mindfulness and sophrology techniques.  This is a one-on-one session for the pregnant person only

< $90 / person >
90 minutes

Simple Self-Hypnosis for Childbirth

Pregnant person wearing a red shirt and a grey blanket, practicing self-hypnosis

 

A series designed to learn self-hypnosis tools to tap into the cellular wisdom of your body, relax profoundly, release pain, and enjoy your baby’s birth. Easier than the Hypnobirthing method! Through experiential sessions, you will learn: How hypnosis works • Self-hypnosis • How to find your “safe place” • Progressive relaxation; Anatomy and physiology of labor and birth • Fear and worry release • Grounding • Affirmations for birth • How to numb the pain through directed anesthesia and other techniques • Guided imagery for the most empowering birth possible. Odile Penet is not a certified hypnotherapist. She is certified with Mind+Body Birth. Materials including. This series is designed for the pregnant person only (partners are encouraged to attend the last session).

< $375 /person >
4 sessions

Baby Care & Postpartum

Adorable baby boy's face with his pacifier

 

Preparing for baby • Last weeks of pregnancy • The first hours of life • Introduction to breastfeeding • New mother and her postpartum recovery • First days at home •  Baby-wearing • Diapering •  Swaddling • Soothing (the 5 S’s from “The Happiest Baby on The Block”) • Feeding options, Burping, etc. This class isn’t a breastfeeding class. However, this class doesn’t cover any car seat nor infant CPR information.

< $175 / couple >
3 hours

Home and Birth Centers Birth, Class

White and black picture of a pregnant person

 

Homebirth or Birth Centers families: this workshop is for you! Prepare for childbirth and baby • Learn about Spinning Babies and the Miles Circuit • Identify your (and your family) unique needs and preferences • Demystify and understand childbirth pain • Create a favorable and positive environment • Breathing and relaxation techniques • Partner support • Affirmations for labor • Positioning and movements • How to use a birthing ball and a peanut ball • Massages and touch • What if you had to transfer • Doula’s tricks! Textbook included.

< $265 / couple >
5 hours

 

Labor with Confidence

< Free > This online class introduces six simple practices that research has shown to greatly improve birth outcomes for both mothers and babies, in addition to evidence-based comfort techniques to help minimize discomfort and pain during labor. | Easy access here

Techniques for Comfort and Coping

< $34.95 > A variety of comfort measures and coping techniques in your labor toolbox so that you and your support team can be as prepared as possible. | Easy access here

Basics Breastfeeding from Birth to Back to Work

< $34.95 > Prepare to get breastfeeding off to a great start and look forward to the many benefits that breastfeeding can provide to you and your baby. | Easy access here

Bring Home Baby

< $34.95 > Transitioning to parenthood can be difficult and daunting, but this online class will equip you with knowledge and resources to better meet your newborn’s needs and ease your transition. | Easy access here

VBAC Class

< $34.95 > Vaginal Birth after Cesarean (VBAC) is a safe and viable option for many women who have had a prior cesarean or even two. We have created this online class to help you know the facts, understand the benefits and risks of all your options, and set yourself up for the best chance of success. | Easy access here

Birth Partners – Supporting Her

< $49 > You will learn directly from doulas and childbirth educators, techniques and tips to become the perfect birth partner! | Easy access here


Private Group and Online Birth Class Near Me
Baltimore, MD, Surrounding Counties, Annapolis, MD, Washington D.C., York, PA

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Phone: 443-739-0113