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EMBRACING
BIRTH & BEYOND SERIES

What To Expect And When To Book

Which class is right for me?

Live Virtual Class

​Our comprehensive birth course is made up of 4 parts and taught by Shalin Butterworth, CD(DONA), and Katie DaMota, IBCLC. All sessions in this course take place in our virtual classroom to provide comfort and safety without compromising our teachings or personalization.

 

Topics include:

  • Childbirth Preparation

  • Stages of Labor

  • Comfort Measures During Labor

  • Pain Management Options

  • Birthing Positions

  • Birth Plans

  • Postpartum Planning

  • Infant Feeding

  • Newborn Care

  • Co-Parenting

In-Person Class

Our in-person birth class option is offered more frequently on the weekends or weekday evenings. This course is taught by Shalin Butterworth, CD(DONA) only, and depending on the month will be 3-4 sessions.

Topics include:

  • Childbirth Preparation

  • Stages of Labor

  • Comfort Measures During Labor

  • Pain Management Options

  • Birthing Positions

  • Birth Plans

  • Postpartum Planning

  • Infant Feeding

  • Co-Parenting

Express Class

Looking for a childbirth education class but short on time? This is an ACCELERATED in-person class on labor, birth, and the first week postpartum. Taught by Cristy Solomon, Licensed Midwife.

 

Topics Include:

  • Stages & Phases of Normal, Physiologic Labor & Birth 

  • Building Your Support Team 

  • Natural Comfort Techniques

  • Medical Pain Management Options

  • Navigating Changes to Your Birth Plan

  • Immediate Postpartum After Birth

 

What is a Birth Bundle?

Once registered in a childbirth series, use code Birth Bundle to receive a discount on our companion prenatal classes:

What classes does my Midwife cover?

We work with most Midwives in Nevada County to offer bundles and discounts. If you aren't sure if your Midwife has a discount with us, ask! Each practitioner has a specific discount or bundle code available to you. If you need extra help, please give us a call.

Current Booking Dates for 2023/2024

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. 

Embracing Birth + Beyond: Virtual Class

Nov/Dec

Tuesdays at 6:00 PM

Course Duration: 2h 30min - Virtual

4 Sessions: Nov 14 - Dec 5

March

Tuesdays at 6:00 PM

Course Duration: 2h 30min - Virtual

4 Sessions: March 5 - 26

Embracing Birth + Beyond: In-Person Class

January

Wednesdays at 5:00 PM

Course Duration: 2h 30min

4 Sessions: January 17, 24, 31 Feb 7

Embracing Birth: Express Class

Oct/Nov

Wednesdays at 5:30 PM

Course Duration: 2h 30min

2 Sessions: Oct 25 & Nov 1

JAN

Wednesdays at 5:30 PM

Course Duration: 2h 30min

2 Sessions: dates TBD

Comfort Skills for an Easier Labor

Jan 10, 2024

Wednesday at 5:30 PM

Course Duration: 3 h

Feb 28, 2024

Wednesday at 5:30 PM

Course Duration: 3 h

April 6, 2024

Saturday at 10:00 AM

Course Duration: 3 h

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