Comfort & Connection

One-Day Childbirth Education Class

You shouldn’t have to be an expert in childbirth to have a positive and meaningful experience.

You might have a few ideas of how you would like things to go, or maybe you have no idea where to begin at all; either way this is a beautiful place to start and I am so happy to meet you exactly where you are!

In this one-day group class, you and your partner have the opportunity to discuss and discover what each of you desires and is anticipating for your baby’s birth. You will learn together through practical tools and guidance and begin building your community with like-minded expectant parents who are starting out exactly where you are.

One-Day AZ Childbirth Education Classes In:

Mesa, AZ | Gilbert, AZ | Queen Creek, AZ | Chandler, AZ | Tempe, AZ | Phoenix, AZ | Scottsdale, AZ | and Surrounding Areas

February 13th

10AM-4PM

Downtown Mesa AZ

March 27th

10AM-4PM

Downtown Mesa AZ

May 8th

10AM-4PM

Downtown Mesa AZ

Your Birth, Your Baby, Your Experience.

| Missy Boudiette |

Because this is YOUR Experience, you will:

Engage

You and your partner will explore your perceptions, visualizing elements of your ideal birth and plan for how you will incorporate them into your chosen birth environment. Working together, you can choose what energy and support you want to bring with you into your experience.This class has the opportunity to elevate your communication and your bond as a couple.

Discover

In this portion of the class, you will both get an introduction to your unique personality type and how each of you might react to different situations in the birth space. You will tap into how you and your partner need to be spoken to, feel supported, and be heard while helping you understand what a satisfying birth looks like to you. Ultimately, leaving you with a deeper understanding of how to best navigate your choices.

Explore

Throughout class, you will explore the physiological and anatomical process of birth, including the hormonal chemistry, and what your baby and your body is doing. You will learn about all of the variations of normal in birth, what to expect from start to finish. You’ll be prepared not only for the physical aspects of labor but also for the equally-important emotional side of birth.

 

Practice

Once we have learned about you and what your goals are, we can find methods for relaxation and pain-coping techniques that will match your unique childbirth style. We will practice comfort measures, positions for rest and labor. These hands-on tools aren’t specific to any one method and can often be used with and without pain medication during labor. They will leave you feeling confident in your ability to birth your baby and ready to experience this life-changing day with your partner and family.

Engage

You and your partner will explore your perceptions, visualizing elements of your ideal birth, and plan for how you will incorporate them into your chosen birth environment. Working together, you can choose what energy and support you want to bring with you into your experience. This class has the opportunity to elevate your communication and your bond as a couple.

Discover

In this portion of the class, you will both get an introduction to your unique personality type and how each of you might react to different situations in the birth space. You will tap into how you and your partner need to be spoken to, feel supported, and be heard while helping you understand what a satisfying birth looks like to you. Ultimately, leaving you with a deeper understanding of how to best navigate your choices.

Explore

Throughout class, you will explore the physiological and anatomical process of birth, including the hormonal chemistry, and what your baby and your body is doing. You will learn about all of the variations of normal in birth, what to expect from start to finish. You’ll be prepared not only for the physical aspects of labor but also for the equally-important emotional side of birth.

Practice

Once we have learned about you and what your goals are, we can find methods for relaxation and pain-coping techniques that will match your unique childbirth style. We will practice comfort measures, positions for rest, and labor. These hands-on tools aren’t specific to any one method and can often be used with and without pain medication during labor. They will leave you feeling confident in your ability to birth your baby and ready to experience this life-changing day with your partner and family.

I was a bit leery about this class only being one day and not a traditional multi-week class. Due to work and being 36 weeks, I needed something short and sweet.  Leanna came well prepared for our session with activities, visuals, and a parent guide and was ready on the spot to answer questions and concerns. This class was very thorough and helped me feel like I put a lot of effort into preparing myself in just a short amount of time.

Hannah R. | First Time Parent

Leanna has such a sweet doula heart! She is very knowledgable about pregnancy and birth and helped us prepare so well for the birth of our daughter.

Shannon S. | First Time Parent

Leanna is very well educated when it comes to birth. She answered all of our (very detailed) questions and provided everything we needed to visualize and prepare for our hospital birth. While we did have a natural birth in the hospital, we went in with a sense of peace feeling informed about the procedures and options I had if an intervention was needed. 

Tish G. | Second Time Parent

Leanna was a pleasure to work with. She is kind and patient, as well as compassionate about personal choices. My wife and I would recommend her in a heartbeat to other expecting parents, especially because the entire course is based off of what YOU want, and not a particular method.

Michael G. | First Time Parent

Leanna was so sweet and shared so many resources with us. I appreciate the support and guidance we gained, resulting in a healthy and safe delivery!

Erin S. | Third Time Parent

I appreciate how truly compassionate Leanna was during our classes. She was knowledgable and made our experience feel so personalized.

Stephanie S. | First Time Parent

Honestly, I didn’t really want to take a birth class. After some persistence, I decided to go for it last minute. I LOVED IT! She knew what she was talking about and took us through the most relevant parts for our situation. It was more helpful than I thought it would be as I realized I did have wants and needs for my experience.

Emily C. | Second Time Parent

Leanna was much more skilled and educated than I would have anticipated an instructor to be. She helped us to know exactly what we wanted in our experience and made sure she understood our wants and needs exactly before jumping into the education session. I would recommend Leanna to any pregnant person I meet because of how knowledgable, professional, kind and personable she was!

Keanna S. | First Time Parent

When should I take a class?

I recommend taking classes sometime in your second or third trimester. Each class is designed for pregnancy, labor, birthing and the immediate postpartum period. 

Does my partner need to attend? What if I don't have a partner?

Partners are highly encouraged to attend the whole class as it can make a significant impact on the confidence they feel while supporting you through labor, birth and into postpartum.

I aim to accommodate by offering weeknight, weekend and or private classes where you can attend at a time that is most convenient for you.

No partner? No problem – feel free to bring another support person such as a family member, friend, doula, etc.

I am planning to utilize medication or have a cesarean. Will this class still benefit me?

YES!!! The tools and techniques shared in each class help you to stay calm and focused prior to receiving any medications and also equips you in making confident decisions if medication or medical intervention is needed or wanted during your birth experience. The program I utilize is unique in the way that it is also a set of life skills – Offering you tools and techniques that will serve you on your journey into parenthood!

How much do classes cost?

Each class varies:

Private childbirth sessions start at $247

Group childbirth sessions at $175

Breastfeeding & Postpartum classes at $97

You can find more details about each class by finding it listed under the ‘classes’ tab in the menu above.

Are your classes covered by insurance?

Maybe! FSA/HSA accounts can be used to pay for a class.
A receipt can also be provided to submit for reimbursement upon request.
Call your insurance carrier and ask if your plan covers parent education classes.

Why an emphasis on communication?
This workshop is unique, going beyond just a page of birth wishes, into how you can communicate, collaborate, and build a relationship with your OB or Midwife. Learning how to share your family’s preferences respectfully and make the most of your prenatal visits with your birth provider will empower you and begin to turn the birth process into a true experience.

Labor, birth, and the fourth trimester come with so many choices to make. You know what is best for your family and what you don’t know yet, I am here to help you explore in a meaningful and practical way.