EMBRACING BIRTH & BEYOND CLASSES

What to expect and when to book.

Which class is right for me?

 Let's review our childbirth class options together..

Our cornerstone 5-part series is called Embracing Birth and Beyond. These 5 classes, taught by 3 instructors, will cover childbirth preparation including the stages of labor, comfort measures, birth options and birth plans plus we'll spend the final 2 classes covering postpartum planning, infant feeding and co-parenting. It will remain ONLINE because not all of our all-star team live locally. It's offered more often (about 9 times per year) and also includes a sample of our weekly gatherings.

We just started dipping our toes back into offering birth classes on-site in our classroom in Grass Valley, CA. You'll notice a new, accelerated version of Embracing Birth that is a 2-day, in person class complete with the option for either live online or recorded postpartum classes. We are testing out this hybrid option and it's only offered a few times this year. We'll be listening to your feedback to craft our 2023 schedule very soon!

Is the Comfort Skills Class a birth class? It is not. It's a companion class for families who would like additional support with comfort measures during labor with hands-on demonstrations and a birth rehearsal. It's a wonderful refresher course for experienced parents!

What classes does my midwife cover? A wonderful question to ask your midwife. There are different promo codes for a variety of discounts and bundles. They should have that information to share with you or please give us a call so we can help you!

Current Booking Dates for 2022

Select the date you would like to book below. We recommend booking your class at least 3 months before your delivery date. The full course dates are listed below. 

Full Series: Virtual Class

July - Aug

Tuesdays at 6:00 PM

Course Duration: 2h 30min - Virtual

5 Sessions: July 12, July 19, July 26, Aug 2, and Aug 9

Sep

Tuesdays at 6:00 PM

Course Duration: 2h 30min - Virtual

5 Sessions: Aug 30, Sep 6, Sep 13, Sep 20, and Sep 27

Oct

Tuesdays at 6:00 PM

Course Duration: 2h 30min - Virtual

5 Sessions: Oct 4, Oct 11,  Oct 18, Oct 25, and Nov 1

Nov/Dec

Tuesdays at 6:00 PM

Course Duration: 2h 30min - Virtual

5 Sessions: Nov 15, Nov 22,  Nov 29, Dec 6 and Dec 13

Accelerated Series: In-Person/Online Hybrid Class

Sep

Saturdays at 10:30 AM

Course Duration: 4h

2 Sessions: Sep 10 and Sep 17 (plus Sep 20 & 27 optional)

Comfort Skills for an Easier Labor: In-Person Companion or Refresher Class

July 9

Saturday at 10:30 AM

Course Duration: 3.5 h

Sept 18

Saturday at 10:30 AM

Course Duration: 3.5 h