Our five week Lamaze class allows you time to process ideas and ask questions while getting to know other families.
Lamaze classes have been around a long time and have gone through a lot of changes over the years. The classes you will find today are based around providing evidence-based information to help you understand the process of labor and birth, build your confidence in your ability to have your baby, and make informed decisions that will help you have the safest and healthiest possible birth. We believe that women are strong, birth is normal and profoundly impacts women and families, and that they should be empowered to make choices that are right for them.
This class is offered one night a week for five consecutive weeks. We have several classes scheduled, but let us know if none of these work for you and we will do our best to work around your schedule.
This class is broken up into five evening classes that cover the information you need in order to prepare for the birth of your baby. These classes are designed to cover common pregnancy concerns and questions and leave you feeling confident and empowered to work with your healthcare provider to have the birth you want!
Class one covers topics like Nutrition during pregnancy, the Simple Story of Birth, how to recognize signs of labor as well as warning signs, and will begin to cover some comfort measures for labor.
Class two addresses perceptions of birth, tools for labor support and the role of your Labor Support Person, the first stage of labor and how to apply some comfort measures during labor.
Class three will talk about common fears and how to build confidence for facing labor, discuss more comfort techniques and positions for labor, and discuss the second stage of labor.
Class four has a labor rehearsal, discusses evidence-based information about common interventions, and when Cesarean Birth may be necessary and what to expect should you need one.
Class five is all about baby! We will discuss normal newborn procedures, what your baby may look like, tips for getting breastfeeding started successfully, what to expect during the postpartum period, and basic newborn care.