Childbirth Education Classes
Outstanding Childbirth Classes for Cleveland Families!
Prepare for the most transformative experience of your life!
Cleveland Natural Birth is thrilled to offer expectant and new parents a variety of classes for the childbearing year. We use the Birth Boot Camp childbirth and parenting education curriculum and Lamaze Healthy Birth Principles coupled with personalized coaching techniques, to curate truly exceptional classes and workshops for growing families. Our distinctly collaborative education model is modern and full of evidenced-based information from the World Health Organization’s Positive Childbirth Recommendations and the Mother Friendly Childbirth Initiative, Evidence Based Birth®, the American College of Nurse-Midwives, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, doulas, lactation consultants, chiropractors, dietician-nutritionists, physical therapists, and a community of perinatal experts. Our training will help your family prepare for a joyous, and positive pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding experience!
Comprehensive Childbirth Series
This 4-week live series is designed for couples who desire a beautiful and positive birth experience. You will gain valuable information, insights, tools, and exceptional communication skills to prepare you for an awesome labor and birth. In a collaborative learning environment, we will explore your birth philosophy and goals, and help you understand how the choices you make during pregnancy can help you attain the birth you want. We cover a variety of pregnancy and birth topics within the framework of creating an ideal mindset, deepening your inner wisdom about birth, and curating the best possible resources for maximum support. There is a special focus on evidenced-based complementary stress reducing and pain relief therapies like self-hypnosis, upright labor positions, intentional breathing techniques, massage, acupressure, relaxation, and body-mind awareness. 4, 2.5-hour classes, $250. Preview the student workbook. Upcoming 2019 Dates: January 10,17,24, and 31st. All classes are from 6-8PM @ The Womb Wellness Center in Solon.
Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class
- Expert mentorship from me, Alayna Spratley, the ONLY Evidence Based Birth® Instructor in Cleveland trained to facilitate this course.
- TWO in-person classes to practice labor comfort tools plus FOUR weekly Zoom calls with your instructor to review class assignments
- FIVE weeks of comprehensive online lessons taught by Rebecca Dekker, PhD, APRN, + Founder of Evidence Based Birth®
- Awesome bonuses, including: amazing prizes, breastfeeding and newborn care videos, and a one-on-one birth planning session.
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Comprehensive Home Birth Series
The Birth Boot Camp Out-Of-Hospital Childbirth Education program is designed, specifically for families planning to have their baby at a freestanding birth center or at home. This 4-session course covers anatomy and physiology of labor, normal variations of labor and birth, natural pain relief strategies, comfort measure techniques, and discusses the practice of mindfulness with relaxation and visualization exercises. Couples leave this course feeling exceptionally confident, excited, and prepared for their transformative birth center or home birth experience! 4, 2-hour sessions. Preview the Out-Of-Hospital Curriculum.
Natural Pain Relief Strategies Workshop
This Comfort Measures workshop is designed for couples who want to know more about natural pain relief options and labor comfort measures, to help them confidently navigate birth. During this hands-on class, we explore valuable tools and techniques that can help mom and her partner stay relaxed, comfortable, and positive during labor. We will also address a variety of labor positions and their benefits. Birth partners will leave this class with a deep understanding about how touch and intimacy can impact a person in labor. We will conclude this class with a discussion on the importance of relaxation in labor, and a guided visualization exercise. Partners will approach their baby’s due date with confidence, knowing how to support mom throughout labor and birth. 2.5 hours, $75. Next Workshop: February 21, 2019 from 6-8:15PM @ The Womb Wellness Center in Solon.
If you have already had a natural birth and simply want to brush up on your childbirth education, a refresher course is available. 3 hours, private course by request.
Homebirth Preparation EXPRESS
This private course is designed for couples planning a home birth and prefer more individualized attention, at a condensed pace. We cover most of the same topics in the longer home birth course, including: variations of normal labor, relaxation and visualization exercises, preparing your home, and extended comfort measures. Couples leave this course feeling rooted in confidence, excited, and ready for their transformative home birth experience! 4 hours. private course, by request. $165