CHOICE Childbirth Education classes explore the physiological processes of labor, birth and postpartum recovery to help you prepare, physically and emotionally, for welcoming your baby into your life.
Our courses are designed for couples who are planning to give birth at home or in the hospital. We offer instruction to aid physiological birthing techniques, breastfeeding, postpartum care, and advocating for your wishes with caregivers. Our classes include videos of women giving birth at home, in birth centers, and in the hospital.
We offer several class options to suit your family’s needs:
- 6-Week Childbirth Education Series (2.5 hour classes)
- 3-Week Childbirth Education Series (3 hour classes)
- 3-Week Refresher Series (2.5 hour classes): For those with previous childbirth experience or those who have taken other childbirth education courses.
Private classes are also available, upon request
In class, you will learn about optimal fetal positioning, the technique of perineal massage, and practice catching a baby. You will learn the anatomy and physiology involved in birth, and practice relaxation and comfort measures during labor-including counterpressure, pelvic press, acupressure points, and using a rebozo. You will also identify postpartum needs and practice wearing a baby with a variety of wraps.