CHILDBIRTH CLASSES 

Lamaze *** Self-Hypnosis *** Mindfulness

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

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Promoting a normal and natural approach that alleviates a woman’s fear and helps her manage pain. Empowering women and families to make their own choices for a safe and healthy experience.

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GROUP CHILDBIRTH CLASSES 


“Breathe, Visualize, Release, Birth” Workshop! 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.  $45 – This is a session for the pregnant persons only
August 10th 9:30am-11am – October 19th – December 15th –  February 2nd – April 25th – June 7th (10am-11:30pm)

Basics Birth Workshop: 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! – $190/couple – textbook included.
October 20th –  December 8th – February 23rd – April 4th – June 13th
9am– 2:30pm

Newborn Care Class  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.    Fee: $75 per couple  – 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.
September 14th – November 2nd – January 12th – March 14th – May 2nd
10am-12pm

Comfort in BirthThis 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.    Fee: $75 per couple –   2 hours of hands on practice and learning in a group setting.
September 14th –  November 2nd – January 12th – March 14th – May 2nd
12:30pm-2:30pm

Let’s talk about VBAC 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   Fee: $90 per couple – 2 hours
January 7th – April 21st 

Out of Hospital Basics Birth Class (5 hours)  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! – $190/couple – textbook included
February 9th, 2020 – May 3rd, 2020
9am-2:30pm 

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

Registration: Odile at odile@mybirthcompanion.com 

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IN HOME PRIVATE CHILDBIRTH CLASSES 

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

Childbirth 101 (One day) – Lamaze
Getting ready for childbirth – Stages of labor – Evidenced-based options – Comfort measures for labor (breathing/relaxation techniques, positioning) – Writing out your birth preference
-$295 (Text Book Included) per couple – Registration at  odile@mybirthcompanion.com

Comfort Measures for Labor (4 hours) – Lamaze
Demystify and understand childbirth pain – Create a favorable and positive environment – Individualized breathing and relaxation techniques – Partner support (personalized for your partner/support person) – Affirmations for labor – Positioning and movement – How to use a birthing ball   – Massages and touch – Labor rehearsal  – BONUS: Doulas’ tricks!
– $195 (Text Book Included) per couple – Registration at odile@mybirthcompanion.com

Simple Relaxation Techniques (90 minutes)
Basic mindfulness breathing techniques and visualizations – Create a safe place – Easy self-sufficient coping tools using mindfulness and sophrology techniques.
– $90 – This is a one -on-one session for the pregnant person only – -Registration at odile@mybirthcompanion.com

Simple Self-Hypnosis for Childbirth (4 sessions) – Mind+Body Birth
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. 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 pain through directed anesthesia and other techniques; Guided imagery for the most empowering birth possible.  Odile Penet is not a certified hypno-therapist.  She is certified with Mind+Body Birth
-$375 (materials including)- This series is designed for the pregnant person only (partners are encouraged to attend the last session)
Registration at  odile@mybirthcompanion.com

Newborns Care & Postpartum (3 hours)
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 per couple – Registration at odile@mybirthcompanion.com

Out of Hospital Basics Birth Class (5 hours)
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! – $265/couple – textbook included. Registration at odile@mybirthcompanion.com

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ONLINE CHILDBIRTH CLASSES

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Baltimore, MD, Surrounding Counties, Annapolis, MD, Washington D.C. and York, PA