Preparing for Birth
Modern, comprehensive childbirth education for ALL birth - physiological, medicated, vaginal, and cesarean!
Childbirth education is not one size fits all - every birth and every family is different! Classroom courses cover pregnancy, birth, newborn care, and postpartum life. For those with odd schedules, special circumstances, or just needing a refresher- in-home, private classes are perfect! Click the buttons below to learn more and register for the class that best fits your needs.
All classes include Prepared Feeding - a breastfeeding and infant feeding online streaming course taught by an IBCLC, and access to meditation exercises you learned in class.
“My boyfriend and I took birthing classes with Marissa about a month before our baby girl arrived. It was perfect timing as all of the information we learned was fresh in our minds. Marissa taught us everything we needed to know and what to expect when arriving at the hospital. She went over everything you’ll need to know for labor and delivery.
Marissa is super friendly and an amazing teacher. She answered any questions we had in detail to make sure we understood.
I felt confident going into the hospital because of Marissa!! I knew what my options were and that made a world of a difference. I would recommend her classes to any of my expecting friends!” -Nicole A.
6 Week Comprehensive Course
This comprehensive course will prepare you for any type of birth you are planning. You and your partner will be fully prepared for labor and birth. Even if you aren't planning an unmedicated birth, you will learn your options and how to reduce your risk of interventions and cesarean birth.
The focus is on physiologically normal birth and coping techniques. Even with a planned epidural or cesarean, most everyone will experience contractions to some degree, and it is best to be prepared for everything. We will cover common interventions, inductions, and cesarean birth. This course also includes education on pregnancy wellness, postpartum life, breastfeeding basics, newborn care, and the transition into parenthood.
"Planning for something doesn't make it any more likely to happen, it only makes it more likely that you're going to have a positive experience." -Amanda Deauvreaux
The course fee is $250, which covers 12+ hours of instruction time for you and a partner, your course journal, access to the Prepared Feeding video series, access to a recording of a missed class, and the option to purchase audio of the guided meditations used in class.