Preparing for childbirth is something that many mothers think so much about during pregnancy. Take the time to attend classes so that you can approach birth without fear and develop strategies to overcome the intensity of labor.
Classes are constantly forming and are offered privately or in a group setting.
This class is open to all women in their first and second trimesters of pregnancy. We will discuss the foundation of a healthy pregnancy: good nutrition, healthy weight gain, the importance of exercise, and preparing for and enjoying the changes of pregnancy.
One, two hour class.
Choices in Childbirth
A comprehensive childbirth class focusing on how the know labor is coming, the stages and phases of labor, pain coping techniques, massage, the importance of movement in labor, navigating medical options, newborn procedures, breast feeding, and an introduction to the first hours and days postpartum. Class is a combination of lecture, video presentation, and hands on practice.
Four, 2 hours classes.
A comprehensive childbirth class taught in a weekend. If you are short on time but can dedicate 2 weekend days to learning about birth, this class is for you!
All day Saturday and Sunday class.
Labor is physically and emotionally challenging. This class will build on your comprehensive knowledge of how labor unfoldsand give you more time to practice positions, massage, pain coping techniques, and comfort measures with your labor support person.
One, 2 hour class.
A great refresher course designed for couples that have a working knowledge of the stages of labor. This class will combine pain coping practices and art as a method of reflection and introspection.
Two, 2 hour classes.
Choosing to give birth at home with the support of a midwife is an option on Nantucket. This class addresses the unique needs of a woman preparing to give birth at home. A complete class focusing on pain coping techniques, the role of the support person, relaxation, breath work, massage, understanding complications and how they are addressed at home, breastfeeding, welcoming the newborn, and the birth of the parents are all addressed in this class.
Four, two hour classes.
Birth- 6 weeks- Gain the skills to feel prepared to care for your amazing newborn. Learn about how to care for a new mother, recovering from birth, cesarian healing, newborn hunger cues, breastfeeding, bottle feeding, nighttime parenting, bathing, nail care, diapering, soothing your baby, how to take your baby’s temperature, and when to call the doctor. This class is open to expectant families and families with newborns.
One, 2 hour classes.
Breastfeeding is natural but not always easy. Gain the knowledge the know how to latch the baby correctly and avoid nipple pain, how to heal any nipple trauma, how to prevent and treat plugged ducts, how to prevent and treat mastitis, how and when to help the baby take a bottle, and when to start pumping.
One, 2 hour class.
**Group rates and private classes are available.**