Education

Village BirthEducation

Education

Village Birth’s classes give you the information, skills, and confidence you need to have an empowering birth experience. Using a non-dogmatic, practical approach, we prepare you for your baby’s birth and the transition to life with a newborn. Doula educators teach each dynamic, discussion-based class while incorporating their local doula experience.

Childbirth ClassBreast and Bottle FeedingNewborn Care4th Trimester CPR for Parents Cloth Diapering Workshop

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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. Some of our classes are priced out per person and some per couple. 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!

Childbirth Class

Our goals are to help you understand the birth process, iron out your birth preferences and coping techniques, and know when to let them go. We will help you develop confidence in yourself, your partner, and your care providers, so you feel prepared to welcome your baby.

Childbirth Class Topics:
  • Anatomy, physiology, and 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

Group Childbirth Class

Start building your village by meeting other expecting parents! Check out our calendar to see when the next weekend intensive or 4-week series is being offered!

$450/couple*

4-week Series (SOLD OUT)
Wednesdays, Feb 1 – Feb 22    

6:30 PM – 8:30(ish) PM

Weekend Intensive (SOLD OUT)
Saturday Feb 25 & Sunday Feb 26    
1:00 PM – 5:00(ish) PM

4-week Series 
Thursdays, March 9 – 30

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM   

Weekend Intensive 
Saturday Mar 18 & Sunday Mar 19    
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Weekend Intensive 
Saturday Mar 25 & Sunday Mar 26    
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

4-week Series 
Sundays, April 16 – May 7

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM   

Weekend Intensive 
Saturday May 20 & Sunday May 21    
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

4-week Series 
Tuesdays, May 2 –  May 23

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM   

Private Childbirth Class

Ideal for those wanting a unique, tailored experience or those with hectic work schedules – our 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, four-hour sessions, but other scheduling arrangements can be made.

$600/couple*

Hypnobirthing Class

We also offer group classes in hypnobirthing by Hypnobabies. Hypnosis is an incredible tool that allows you to cope with the sensations of birth.

If you would like to check next available dates and get more information on our Hypnobabies Childbirth Class, go here.

$500/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 empowering birth stories, meet your community, and connect deeper with your pregnancy.

$20/person (included in childbirth class registration)

Bump Bundle

Book our 4 core classes and get 10% off ($85 savings): Childbirth Education, Breast & Bottle Feeding, Newborn Care and Preparing for the 4th Trimester Class.

$750

4 prenatal classes over the span of 14 hours. Be prepared for birth and to care for yourself and baby in the postpartum.

This also includes a postpartum support group.

The Bundle is subject to all 4 classes being available and aligning with your due date, so please check this before purchasing. Not applicable for Hypnobabies Childbirth Class or CPR.

Breast and Bottle Feeding

In this interactive class you’ll learn everything you need to get ready for breastfeeding your little one in the real world. This curriculum is based on practicality – we spend a bit of time on theory and cover the basics, then we give more focus to the day-to-day logistics of making this whole “breastfeeding” thing work out. Topics include:

  • Making a plan
  • Partner support
  • Preparing for back to work
  • Latch techniques and nursing positions
  • What’s the deal with bottles?

 

2-ish hour class, $105/couple*

BREASTFEEDING CLASS
Saturday, February 4: 10:00 AM
Saturday, February 18: 10:00 AM
Saturday, March 4: 10:00 AM
Saturday, April 1: 10:00 AM

Newborn Care Class

Whether you have a million nieces or haven’t held a baby since your brother was born, this infant care class will leave you feeling confident and ready to take on your new parental role. Newborn Care Class topics include sleep, diapering, feeding, bonding, soothing, and more.

2-ish hour class, $105/couple*

IN PERSON NEWBORN CARE CLASS
Sunday, February 5: 1:00 PM
Sunday, March 5: 10:00 AM
Sunday, March 19: 3:00 PM
Sunday, April 2: 10:00 AM
Sunday, May 7: 10:00 AM

Fourth Trimester Class

The Fourth Trimester refers to the immediate months following the birth of your baby. The transition is joyful, big and sometimes heavy. This class is designed to create a postpartum plan and prepare parents on the physical changes and emotional shifts that come after giving birth. Join us prenatally to get a solid foundation and tools to thrive during the immediate postpartum. This space is designed for the birthing parent to connect on the unique experience of carrying and birthing a baby.

Some topics we will cover:

  • Hormones and how to work with them
  • Support, family and guests (oh my!)
  • Physical changes
  • Healing
  • Preparing your space
  • Nutrition
  • Baby wearing
  • Postpartum gadgets and tools
  • Design a postpartum plan

This class includes access to a postpartum support group (3 weekly sessions) within the first 6 months postpartum.

$175 per person (intended for pregnant students only)
2-hour class + postpartum support group (meeting 3 times)

Saturday, March 11: 10:00 AM

Saturday, May 13: 10:00 AM

CPR & First Aid

CPR and First Aid Training is a foundational training in life saving techniques. This class is perfect for expecting and new parents, caregivers, and birth professionals. Students will learn how to perform CPR on infants and young children, care for dislocated limbs, stop bleeding, handle a concussion, and prevent common accidents. We want our parents to feel confident that they can save their child’s life in the event of an emergency.

$95 per person

Sunday, February 12 : 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Sunday, March 12 : 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Sunday, April 2 : 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Cloth Diapering Workshop

Curious about cloth diapers? Join postpartum doula and parent coach, Maria Pasquarelli, for a two-hour dive into the world of cloth diapers. We will discuss reasons to cloth diaper, how to launder and store your diapers and test out several types of cloth diapers so you can try before you buy. The goal is to make it easy and cost effective, debunk any cloth diapering myths, and give parents the confidence to make the best diaper decisions for their family in a fun and laid back environment.

$30 per person

Thursday, February 9 : 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

*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!