Childbirth Class

Village BirthChildbirth Class

Childbirth Class

lamaze childbirth class

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 several coping techniques.  

Childbirth Class Topics:

  • Hormones, anatomy and physiology
  • Signs and stages of labor
  • Comfort measures for labor including breathing, massage, and movement
  • Positions to help baby move down and out
  • Birthing options/preferences
  • Medical interventions and medications
  • Inductions and cesarean
  • Postpartum recovery and the transition into parenthood
  • How to prepare your body and mind prenatally for the birth process
  • Tips for partners

Included in our childbirth class is entry into our Village Prenatals (a pregnancy circle) 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. Classes accommodate no more than 12 people.

$450/couple*

Weekend Intensive (SOLD OUT)
Saturday May 25 & Sunday May 26    
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Weekend Intensive (SOLD OUT)
Saturday June 8 & Sunday June 9    
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

4-week Series 
Wednesdays,  June 5 – 26
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

4-week Series 
Sundays,  June 16 – July 7
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Weekend Intensive
Saturday June 22 & Sunday June 23    
1:00 PM -5:00 PM

Weekend Intensive (SOLD OUT)
Saturday June 29 & Sunday June 30    
10:00 AM -2:00 PM

4-week Series 
Saturdays, July 13 – August 3
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

4-week Series 
Thursdays, July 18 – August 8
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Weekend Intensive 
Saturday July 27 & Sunday July 28    
10:00 AM -2:00 PM

4-week Series 
Wednesdays, July 31 – August 21
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Weekend Intensive 
Saturday Aug 17 & Sunday Aug 18    
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 at days and times that work best for you! Typically structured in two, 3-4 hour sessions.

$700/couple*

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 birth stories, ask questions, and connect with people who get it.

Registration is normally $20. A code will be provided after registering for our Childbirth Class to waive the fee. 

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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:

Childbirth Class
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 hello@yourvillagebirth.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.