Approach your birth with a strong intention and an open mind.
The goals of this childbirth class are to help you understand the birth process, iron out your birth preferences, and learn coping techniques.
Childbirth Class Topics:
- Anatomy and physiology
- Stages of labor
- How to prepare prenatally for the birth process- mind, body, and soul
- Comfort measures for labor including breathing, massage, and movement
- Medical interventions and pain medications
- Postpartum recovery and the transition into parenthood
Included in our childbirth class is entry into our Village Prenatals (aka a pregnancy circles) for the birthing parent, so you may begin building your community.
Group Childbirth Class
Start building your village by learning with other expecting parents! We meet in our space in Pasadena, a cozy classroom in Sparrow’s Nest with comfy couches, hot tea, and inspiring birth photography by Little Plum Photography. Classes accommodate no more than 12 people.
Sundays, July 9 – July 30
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Weekend Intensive (SOLD OUT)
Saturday July 22 & Sunday July 23
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Thursdays, July 27 – Aug 17
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Saturday Aug 19 & Sunday Aug 20
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Private Childbirth Class
Ideal for those wanting a unique, tailored experience or those with hectic work schedules. Private classes can be taught over zoom, in the comfort of your home, or in our physical space (1492 W Colorado Blvd) at days and times that work best for you! Typically structured in two, 3-4 hour sessions.
Perk of Joining our Village
An added benefit of taking our childbirth education: Entry into our monthly Village Prenatals (aka a pregnancy circle). Come sit in circle to hear empowering birth stories, meet your community, and connect deeper with your pregnancy.
Registration is normally $20. A code will be provided after registering for our Childbirth Class to waive the fee.
How Our Birthing Class is Different: There are lots of options out there like Lamaze, Hypnobirthing, Birthing from Within, Bradley Technique, etc. Our classes are non-dogmatic. We believe there is no one way to birth, so we talk about physiological birth, c-sections, inductions, and all that comes between. Our instructors are LA-based doulas, who can offer insight on the various birth settings, providers, and their respective policies and procedures. For breathing and comfort measures, we share all the tools and practices to prepare you emotionally and physically. Unlike the rhythmic breathing that has been associated with Lamaze, we believe in deep slow breathing to get oxygen to your baby and to engage the parasympathetic nervous system.
Bump Bundle – $750
Enter birth and parenthood with confidence and ease.
Four prenatal classes over the span of 14 hours and a postpartum support group:
Breast & Bottle Feeding Class
Newborn Care Class
Preparing for Fourth Trimester Class
Postpartum Support Group
$85 savings (10% off). The Bundle is subject to all 4 classes being available and aligning with your due date, so please check the schedule before purchasing. Upon purchasing the bundle, a special code will be provided which you can use to register for your preferred dates. You can schedule your postpartum support group when you are ready after baby is born. Not applicable for Hypnobabies Childbirth Class or CPR. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
*Our community consists of many types of families. Not every partner is a dad. Not every couple is married. Some birthing people identify as nonbinary or male. We welcome mothers, fathers, partners, choice parents, single parents, and non-binary people. For single and choice parents, the pricing “per couple” remains the same. You are welcome to bring a support person to class if you’d like. Do what feels right!
**CANCELLATION POLICY: Bookings are non-refundable. If plans change, we are happy to move you to a future group class (notified at least 7 days prior to class) or apply your balance to a private session or postpartum support circles and workshops. Certain circumstances will be considered on a case-by-case basis.