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Childbirth Classes

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Hospital – Birth Center – Home Birth
Natural birth – Medicated birth – VBAC
~ We have a class for you ~

OUR CLASSES

Lamaze
Hypnobirthing
Relaxation techniques
Baby care
Breast/Chestfeeding

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HOW

 

Virtual 
Private
Classes


 

Virtual: Nationwide and International 
Doula clients get a 10% discount 
Discount for multiple classes
Our classes are FSA/HSA eligible

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PREPARE WITH A BIRTH COACH

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⇒ BEST DEAL!  $495/couple (HSA and FSA eligible)
⇒ Ideal for families who want to prepare with a doula but choose not to have one during their birth

An extensive personalized preparation program for you and your partner.

• Unlimited texts, emails, and phone calls during your pregnancy and up to 6 weeks postpartum.
• Two virtual prenatal visits – including “birth plan” assistance
• Comprehensive Lamaze class(see below), including a free textbook
• Personalized support designed for you and your family (including doula’s wisdom!)
• Distance Reiki

COMPREHENSIVE LAMAZE CLASS

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⇒ One day or two sessions (six hours total)
⇒ Class might be reimbursed
⇒ Virtual private: $275/couple

Childbirth class designed for first-time parents and vbac families, birthing at the hospital birth.  Topics include:

• Prepare for birth
• Stages of labor
• How to advocate for yourself
• Avoid unnecessary medical interventions
• Epidural or natural birth
• Demystify and understand childbirth pain
• Create a favorable and positive environment
• Breathing and relaxation techniques
• Partner/support person preparation 
• Affirmations for labor
• Positioning and movement
• How to use a birthing ball
• Massages and touch
• How to write “birth preferences”.
• Doula’s wisdom

HYPNOBIRTHING

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⇒ Hypnosis is science-based and it works in childbirth!
⇒ No previous experience needed
⇒ Four sessions (60 mins) materials included.
⇒ Virtual private: $275/pregnant person only (no group option available)

A series designed to learn self-hypnosis tools to tap into the cellular wisdom of your body, relax profoundly, release pain, and feel confident for your baby’s birth:

• Easier than the Mongan method and Hypnobabies
• Identify your safe place, comfort color, positive affirmation, remove negativity, progressive relaxation, etc 
• Learn out to numb the pain through directed anesthesia and other techniques 
• guided imagery for the most empowering birth possible 
• The instructor is not an hypnotherapist but she is certified with Mind+Body Birth. 
• This series is designed for the pregnant person only (partner is encouraged to join the last session).
• Doula’s tricks!

LAMAZE COMFORT MEASURES FOR CHILDBIRTH

Comfort measures for labor

⇒ Learn from a professional doula/childbirth educator
⇒ Ideal for first time parents or families who need a refresher!
⇒ 2.5 hours
⇒ Virtual private: $119/couple 

A hands-on workshop that will educate and prepare you to cope during childbirth. Topics include:

• Demystify and understand childbirth pain
• How to cope with childbirth
• How to support a laboring person
• 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
• Doula’s tricks! 

SIMPLE MINDFULNESS PREP. FOR CHILDBIRTH

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Ideal for beginners!
⇒ 1.5 hour
⇒ Pregnant person only
⇒ This class doesn’t remplace a comprehensive birth class
⇒ Virtual private: $65

Learn basic, simple, and efficient relaxation and breathing techniques that will empower you during birth! 

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

HOMEBIRTH - PREP. CLASS

⇒ Natural childbirth
⇒ Learn from a “out of hospital” birth doula
⇒ One day or two sessions (six hours total)
⇒ Virtual private: $275/couple

Ideal  for homebirth and birth center families!

• Prepare for a physiological birth 
• 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! 

BABY CARE CLASS - LAMAZE

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⇒ Everything you need to know about your newborn!
⇒ 2.5 hours
⇒ Learn from a newborn care specialist.
⇒ Ideal for first-time parents.
⇒ Virtual private: $119/couple

A hands-on workshop that will educate and prepare you for life with a newborn and what to expect in the first six weeks. Topics include:

• Postpartum recovery
• “4th Trimester”
• Newborn needs and care
• Diapering/Bathing/Swaddling
• Safety, concerns and well-being  
• Tummy time
• Understand your baby’s cues
• Soothing techniques
• Postpartum expectations

BREAST- CHESTFEEDING CLASS - LAMAZE

Breastfeeding chestfeeding class

⇒ Everything your need to know about your breastfeeding!
⇒ Learn from a postpartum doula. 
⇒ Ideal for first time parents.
⇒ 2.5 hours
⇒ Virtual private: $119/couple (no group option available)

A hands-on workshop that will educate and prepare you for breastfeeding and feeding your baby. Topics include:

• Anatomy
• Human milk
• Hand expression
• First feeding and breast/chest crawl
• Positions 
• Latch
• Challenges
• Partner’s involvement
• Pumping
• Back to work
• Resources

MEET ODILE, YOUR CHILDBIRTH EDUCATOR

About Odile My Birth Companion

  Odile Penet  CD(DONA), LCCE

  • Certified Lamaze Educator
  • Certified Mind+Body Birth (hypnosis method)
  • Certified Sophrologist (well-being program)
  • Certified Newborn Care Specialist

“Families will have increased confidence in their ability to give birth and be able to make
confident and informed decisions throughout pregnancy and early parenting.”
Lamaze International

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