CHILDBIRTH CLASSES 

Welcome to our NAISSANCE Program

A unique combination of various methods for childbirth preparation

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.

butterfly-divider-1blue“Thank you so very much for sharing your knowledge with my partner and I.  Consequently, he especially is feeling more confident and prepared, and his confidence is contagious. I feel calm and ready, and just a little eager.” Sarah


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GROUP CLASSES 

August 10th 2019 – 10am-12:30pm
October 19th – 10am-12:30pm
December 15th – 10am-12:30pm
“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 

June 29th, 2019 10am-12pm: 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 Techniques with 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 – $75/couple

June 29th, 2019 2:30pm-2:30pm: Comfort in Birth 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. $75/couple

July 13th, 2019 10am-3pm:  Comprehensive Childbirth Class: 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! – $180/couple – textbook included.

Location: Indigo Physiotherapy 600 Wyndhurst Ave #102, Baltimore, MD 21210

Email Odile at odile@mybirthcompanion.com for registration

Doula, placenta encapsulation, childbirth classes

IN HOME PRIVATE 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 (8 hour) – 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 – CONTACT 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 – CONTACT odile@mybirthcompanion.com

Mindfulness Techniques (1.5 hour) – Mindfulness
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 – – CONTACT odile@mybirthcompanion.com

Gentle and Easy 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
CONTACT odile@mybirthcompanion.com

Newborns & Postpartum Recovery (3 hours) – My Birth Companion, LLC
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 – CONTACT odile@mybirthcompanion.com

Doula, placenta encapsulation, childbirth classes

ONLINE CLASSES

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Baltimore, MD – Washington D.C. Central Maryland – Southern Pennsylvania