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Embracing Birth + Beyond: August

ONLINE 4-part Childbirth and Postpartum Preparation Series

  • Starts Aug 6
  • 250 US dollars

Available spots

Service Description

This is an evidence based, common sense childbirth class to educate and empower families for the joys and challenges of childbirth and early parenthood. Together, we will cover stages of labor, normal, physiologic birth, comfort measures, interventions, birth plans, and navigating unexpected changes to your plan. Our approach is an all-encompassing model, not specific to one type of childbirth 'method'. We will offer a variety of perspectives to help you find what works best for your family. This class is designed for all families regardless of where you hope to give birth (homebirth, birth center and hospital births). This series also includes a class dedicated to the first few months with your newborn, co-parenting, as well as planning for the 4th trimester. We introduce breastfeeding but we find that this topic is worthy of it's own class. Be sure to also register for a Nourishing Baby Class for a discount as a class bundle. Learning Objectives: -Understand and be able to identify the stages and phases of normal, physiologic labor and birth -Identify contraction patterns, emotional signposts of labor, and when to go to their chosen birth setting -Identify ways to prepare the mind and body for birth -Describe and perform natural comfort measures -Describe medical pain management options -Describe the concepts of advocacy and informed consent -Identify the different paths of medical induction -Compare the risks and benefits of common interventions -Develop a comprehensive plan for their birth -Identify newborn communication and behavior -Demonstrate so The first 3 birth classes are taught by Shalin Butterworth, experienced birth doula and childbirth educator at So Zen Birth located in Auburn, Ca. The final class focused on life with newborn, relationships and feeding as well as planning for the 4th trimester. Taught by Katie DaMota, lactation consultant, experienced postpartum doula and early parenting educator. - Offline payments are accepted: promo code 'offline payment' Please reach out to use to let us know how you'd prefer to pay - If you are a client of Mackenzie Leeke: promo code 'Mackenzie' - Nest Subscribers (those who are paying the monthly $30 fee) receive $10 off enter 'Monthly Subscriber' in the coupon box. All classes are live and virtual on Zoom. Recordings will be available the following day.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

We know life happens and changes need to be made. For the support of our staff, we ask that you make them at least 24 hours before class.

Contact Details


830 Zion Street, Nevada City, CA, USA

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