Hospital Birth EditionOne-Day Childbirth Education Class | Lamaze Certified Instructor
Equip your mind, heart, and hands to take on your greatest adventure yet… an Arizona birth experience!
Whether you’ve exhausted yourself with searching high and low on all things birth, or maybe you have no idea where to begin at all; this is a beautiful place to start and I am so happy to meet you exactly where you are!
This one-day group class is tailored with key information and tools that you need to navigate your upcoming Arizona hospital birth. Knowing that you and your partner are coming from a unique place and will experience your own unique set of circumstances on the road ahead, we will discuss and discover what each of you desires and anticipates for your baby’s birth, you will become knowledgeable about the anatomy and physiology of childbirth, explore medical and non-medical comfort methods and relaxation techniques, and become equipped with tools to communicate with your care team. Ultimately, I want you to leave feeling ready to take lead on any plot twists you find yourself and your team experiencing throughout your birth journey.
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
Hospital Edition | Mesa AZ
Hospital Edition | Payson AZ
Hospital Edition | Mesa AZ
"The beauty of a really good childbirth class is that it can prepare you to cope with the unpredictable nature of birth."Rebecca Dekker | PHD, RN
Because this is YOUR Experience, you will:
Working together, you and your partner will choose what energy and support you want to bring with you into your experience. Helping you uncover the many ways you can approach your birth, this class invites you to discover the mental games that you play, how to set boundaries with the ‘nay-sayers’, and tap into what you each need to feel supported and heard, ultimately leaving you with a deeper understanding of what a satisfying birth looks like for you.
When navigating unexplored territory, it can be helpful to look at why there are policies and procedures in place to properly overcome their challenges. In this portion of the class, we will explore what kinds of things have lead us to where we are today and how this affects our modern-day birth options- allowing us to better understand the ‘secret menu’ of choices available to us. We will also explore the physiological and anatomical process of birth, including the hormonal chemistry, and what your baby and your body are doing through each stage. Leaving you prepared not only for the physical aspects of labor but also for the equally important emotional side of birth.
Once we’ve established that you and your goals are unique, we can find methods for relaxation and pain-coping techniques that will match your unique childbirth approach. We will practice comfort measures, positions for rest, labor, pushing, and more. We will discuss natural and medical pain relief options that are not specific to any one method, giving you the flexibility and confidence to utilize tools when and where they are useful for you.
When should I take a class?
I recommend taking classes between 28-36 weeks. Each class is designed for late 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 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, Will this class still benefit me?
YES!!! I am not here to tell you what kind of birth tools you should or shouldn't use. My goal is to make you aware of all the tools you have at your disposal (medicated and unmedicated) and for you to be well equipped in knowing when and where you would like to utilize these tools. Allowing you to make confident decisions whether or not medication or medical intervention is needed (or wanted!) during your birth experience- my aim is to offer you tools and techniques that will serve you through any kind of hospital birth experience you choose.
How much do classes cost?
Each class varies:
Private childbirth sessions start at $347
Group childbirth & postpartum classes at $197
You can find more details about each class by finding it listed under the 'education' 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 and ask if your plan covers parent education classes.
Why an emphasis on communication?
This childbirth class 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.