Family Birthing Center Classes

Preparing for Childbirth Class

Preparation is key to having a confident, personally satisfying birthing experience. Our class is designed to help you and your partner explore the physical, emotional and social aspects of birth. You will learn coping strategies for labor, including focused breathing, movement and positioning, labor support, massage and relaxation. Also included is information on pain management options, cesarean births and postpartum stages.

Breastfeeding Your Baby

If you are considering breastfeeding your baby, this class is highly encouraged.  We give you practical information about the benefits of breastfeeding, and you will learn the importance of correct positioning and latching-on, pumping and storing of milk.  Partners are welcome to attend.  A certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) leads this one-session class.