Childbirth Education, Breastfeeding, Newborn Care & Sibling Prep Classes
Our online birth classes provide evidence-based birth and postpartum information while prioritizing small group conversations and plenty of community building. Classes are currently being offered online using Zoom, so you can prepare for your birth safely in the comfort of your own home while still creating community with other pregnant families. We’ve gotten great feedback about our online birth classes from participants and local doctors/midwives. We hope you will join us!
Weekend and Weeknight Options
Our Childbirth Classes have all of the components of a traditional birth class, with a strong added focus on comfort measures for labor. We believe that understanding how to connect to our body, breathing and mind in labor, as well as understanding the birth process and potential medical interventions, sets laboring people up with the tools needed to make informed decisions about the birth that is right for them. Our classes are unbiased and educate toward all types of birth choices.
Our birth classes include:
- Lining baby up for a straightforward birth (optimal fetal positioning)
- Anatomy and physiology of birth
- Stages and phases of labor, including the power of pushing
- Connection to breath in all stages of labor, massage, relaxation
- Techniques and tools for support person throughout labor and birth
- Birth options including unmedicated, medicated, and cesarean birth
- Common interventions and how to navigate them with knowledge
- Postpartum care
- Video and photography tour of UVMMC labor/delivery and postpartum units
$195 for up to 2 participants. Please have an inflated 65 or 75 cm exercise ball with you for class, if possible.
Upcoming Dates: Weekends
Fridays 6-8:45 pm, Saturdays 9 am-3:30/4 pm
- August 14 & 15
- September 11 & 12
- October 2 & 3
- October 16 & 17
- November 6 & 7
- November 13 & 14
- December 4 & 5
- December 11 & 12
To register, scroll forward on the Punchpass calendar to the month you are looking for, and click the Friday night class in the series.
Upcoming Dates: Weeknights
Weeknights 6-8:45 pm
- Mon. August 17, 24, 31
- Wed. August 26, September 2, 9
- Thurs. September 17, 24, October 1
- Wed. September 23, 30, October 7
- Mon. October 5, 12, 19
- Wed. October 21, 28, November 4
- Mon. November 2, 9, 16
- Wed. November 18 (skips Thanksgiving week),December 2, 9
- Mon. November 30, December 7, 14
To register, scroll forward on the Punchpass calendar to the month you are looking for, and click the first night of the 3 part series..
Labor Support Refresher for Couples
Have you given birth previously and wonder what you can do this time to prepare? Are you planning a VBAC after a previous cesarean birth? This 2 hour class would be the perfect refresher for you.
You and your partner will learn movement, breathing, massage, and relaxation techniques for labor and birth. We’ll cover a variety of labor support positions as well as counter-pressure tips to help with back pain during labor. Conversation will also focus on the physiology of labor, building confidence in your ability to cope with the intensity of labor, and on movements you can do before and during labor to guide the baby into an optimal position for birth.
This workshop is a great way for you to connect as a couple in preparation for sharing the birth experience together, and is particularly invaluable as a refresher class for seasoned birthers or those hoping for a VBAC. This class is not necessary for those attending an Evolution Prenatal & Family childbirth series or weekend course, and should not replace a childbirth class for those who have never given birth.
Please register early and plan on attending in the third trimester. Classes take place on zoom.
$65. Sundays, 1-3 pm
Check back soon for fall dates!