Childbirth Classes

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Evidence-based – Respectful – Transformative – Friendly – Equity – Diversity – Confidence – Support – Empowering 

OUR CLASSES

Lamaze
Hypnobirth
Relaxation techniques
Baby care
Chest- Breastfeeding

childbirth class

WHERE

Virtual 
Interactive 
Customized
Private

Virtual: Nationwide and International 
Doula clients get a 10% discount 
Discount for multiple classes
Ask us about reimbursement

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YOUR BIRTH ESSENTIALS CLASS - LAMAZE

Childbirth Classes Your birth essiantals

⇒ Everything you need to know about childbirth!
⇒ Ideal for hospital birthing families
⇒ Private and virtual (zoom): $275/couple
⇒ Two sessions (2×3 hours)

• Prepare for birth
• Anatomy and physiology
• 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”
• How to advocate for yourself
• Communicate efficiently with your team 
• Doula’s tricks! 

HYPNOBIRTHING

hypnobirth

⇒ Hypnosis is science-based and it works in childbirth!
⇒ No previous experience needed
⇒ Four sessions (60 mins) materials included
⇒ Private and virtual (zoom): $275/pregnant person only 

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 and Hypnobabies methods
• 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.

RELAXATION TECHNIQUES

Baby and his pacifier

⇒ Easy, simple and essential relaxation techniques for birth!
⇒ Ideal for beginners!
⇒ Private and virtual (zoom): $65/pregnant person/90 mins

• 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 mindfulness breathing techniques and visualizations
• Create a safe place
• Easy self-sufficient coping tools using mindfulness
• Stress management techniques
• This class is for the pregnant persons only.

BABY CARE CLASS - LAMAZE

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⇒ Everything your need to know about your newborn!
⇒ Learn from a newborn care specialist.
⇒ Ideal for first time parents.
⇒ Private and virtual (zoom): $99/couple – 2.5 hours

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 appearance and care
• Diapering
• Safety, concerns and well-being  
• Bathing
• Tummy time
• Understand your baby’s cues
• Postpartum expectations 

COMFORT MEASURES FOR BIRTH - LAMAZE

Comfort measures for labor

⇒ How to cope with childbirth? ⇒ How to support a laboring person? 
⇒ Learn from a professional doula. 
⇒ Ideal for first time parents or families who need a refresher!
⇒ Private and virtual (zoom): $99/couple – 2.5 hours

• 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! 

HOMEBIRTH - PREP. CLASS

⇒ Ideal for homebirth and birthcenter families.
⇒ Natural childbirth
⇒ This workshop is for you!
⇒ Learn from a “out of hospital” birth doula
⇒ Private and virtual (zoom): $275/couple
⇒ Two sessions (2 x 3 hours)

• 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! Textbook included.

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.
⇒ Private and virtual (zoom): $99/couple – 2.5 hours

• 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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