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Classes

Welcome to the BirthWays Classes! We appreciate you choosing BirthWays to be a part of your journey during this pregnancy and parenting experience! We have a wide variety of options available, from birthing and breastfeeding, to parenting and newborn classes. Use the links below to find out the current schedule for each class and how to register. Remember, we offer some great multi-class discounts, so be sure to take advantage of this benefit if you plan on taking more than one class with us. If you have any questions about the classes or how to register, please email Tisa for support.

For providers looking to teach, offer classes, or rent BirthWays, please click here.

To obtain a multi-class discount, sign up for a Childbirth Preparation Class at the regular price and receive 20% off of TWO New Parent and Baby Classes.
Enter the Promo Code BPP when you register to ensure you receive this discount. This offer excludes the Breastfeeding classes.
The discount only applies to the classes offered under the heading of New Parent and Baby Classes, and you MUST register for all the classes at the same time to qualify for the discount.

Please click on a class below to see the available dates.

Childbirth Preparation Classes
Childbirth Preparation (7-week series)
Childbirth Preparation Intensive (3-part series)
Hypnobirthing
Labor Support Techniques

New Parent and Baby Classes and Groups
Breastfeeding
Newborn Care
CPR for Infants & Children
New Mom’s Group – NEW

Mini Workshop Series
Spring Schedule Coming Soon!

Community Events
Meet the Doula Night
Homebirth Information Night – FREE
HypnoBirthing Information Night – FREE

yelp_logoCancellation Policy: If you cancel your registration at least 14 days in advance, 75% of your fee will be refunded or 100% credit towards a future class. If you cancel less than 14 days in advance or if you do not show for a class and fail to notify us by e-mail, your class fee will be forfeited. For questions or to cancel a class, please email classes@birthways.org

 


Childbirth Preparation

Complete childbirth class now offered as a seven-week series. Topics include: common procedures and alternatives, stages of labor, creating your labor and support team, relaxation and breathing techniques, comfort measures, and breastfeeding. Price is listed per couple.

What are people saying about this class?

"Information, helpful, we're not scared. We're ready! :)"
"I feel more prepared to use the skills I learned in class. I would recommend this class to someone else, and I think it brings the partners to the same page. Pregnancy is nothing like I expected,and after this class I can admit that child birth will be different than my expectations as well."
"It was very helpful that I could feel very comfortable to be open about my own worries and concerns."

Price: $250.00

Date: March 12, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Available Spaces: 6

Date: April 30, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Available Spaces: 7

Date: May 11, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Available Spaces: 8

Date: June 16, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Available Spaces: 8

Date: July 16, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Available Spaces: 8


Childbirth Preparation Intensive

Our classic childbirth preparation series condensed down into an intensive three weekend day class series. Topics include: common procedures and alternatives, stages of labor, nature and purpose of contractions and what to do when you are having one, assembling a support team, relaxation and breathing techniques, and comfort measures. Price is listed per couple.

What are people saying about this class?

"Invaluable information! We are much better prepared!"
"Thanks!! We can do this and we are going to do this!"

Price: $200.00

Date: March 8, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

This date is full. Please send us an email to inquire about the wait list.

Date: April 4, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Available Spaces: 4

Date: May 2, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Available Spaces: 8

Date: June 13, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Available Spaces: 8

Date: July 18, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Available Spaces: 8


Hypnobirthing

Learn more about the HypnoBirthing philosophy and technique. Price is listed per couple.

What are people saying about this class?

"Great class - we are confident in the upcoming birth of our baby now. No fears! Only excitement."
"This class was very empowering! I am so glad we will have concrete things to use during the process!"

Price: $300.00

Date: June 29, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Available Spaces: 9


Comfort Measures & Labor Support Techniques

Review and explore new techniques to help you in labor and delivery. Learn first hand tips from a doula, childbirth educator, and mom about what works to help you in the birth of your baby. Price is listed per couple.

What are people saying about this class?

"I loved the different positioning and touch for dealing with labor."
"It was really helpful, offered a balanced view and I feel way more prepared and empowered"

Price: $90.00

Date: February 8, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Available Spaces: 3

Date: June 7, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Available Spaces: 8


Breastfeeding

Learn how to get off to a good start, build a robust milk supply, recognize newborn cues, know your baby is getting enough milk, and strategies to prevent or address common difficulties. Partners strongly encouraged to attend! Price is listed per couple.

What are people saying about this class?

"I learned several tips that I hadn't thought about or heard before"
"The most helpful thing was learning about breastfeeding myths"
"It was helpful to learn about latch, positions, and pumping"

Price: $50.00

Date: March 31, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Available Spaces: 5

Date: May 4, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Available Spaces: 7

Date: July 9, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Available Spaces: 8


Newborn Care

Greet your new baby and begin your new roles of discovery and care with competence and confidence. Price is listed per couple.

What are people saying about this class?

"There was a good variety and depth"
"I valued most the techniques for holding the baby and feeding comfortably."

Price: $100.00

Date: February 7, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Available Spaces: 5

Date: March 14, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Available Spaces: 7

Date: April 12, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Available Spaces: 7

Date: May 9, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Available Spaces: 6

Date: June 6, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Available Spaces: 8

Date: July 18, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Available Spaces: 8


CPR for Infants & Children

Prevent, assess and respond to cardiac and breathing emergencies for children up to 12 years old. Price is listed per couple.

What are people saying about this class?

"We are very thankful for the guidance. Anna is terrific!!"
"The most valuable aspect was having examples of actual scenarios, real life stories of keeping someone alive."

Price: $100.00

Date: February 7, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Available Spaces: 4

Date: March 7, 2015
Time: 10:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Available Spaces: 7

Date: April 11, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Available Spaces: 7

Date: May 2, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Available Spaces: 5

Date: June 13, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Available Spaces: 7

Date: July 11, 2015
Time: 10:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Available Spaces: 7


New Moms Group

Six week facilitated mom's group series.

Price: $175.00

Date: February 17, 2015
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Available Spaces: 7


Meet the Doula Night

Join us at this facilitate event where you will get the chance to learn about the roles and Scope of Practice of Labor and Postpartum Doulas, get your questions answered, and meet some of the local doulas! Price is listed per couple.

Price: $10.00

Date: February 15, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Available Spaces: 18

Date: March 15, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Available Spaces: 20

Date: April 19, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Available Spaces: 20

Date: May 17, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Available Spaces: 20

Date: June 21, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Available Spaces: 20

Date: July 19, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Available Spaces: 20

Date: August 16, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Available Spaces: 20


Homebirth Information Night

Meet other families also considering a home birth and local midwives who can answer your questions.

Price: Free!

Date: February 15, 2015
Time: 8:15 PM - 9:15 PM

Available Spaces: 16

Date: April 19, 2015
Time: 8:15 PM - 9:15 PM

Available Spaces: 20

Date: June 21, 2015
Time: 8:15 PM - 9:15 PM

Available Spaces: 20

Date: August 16, 2015
Time: 8:15 PM - 9:15 PM

Available Spaces: 20

Date: October 18, 2015
Time: 8:15 PM - 9:15 PM

Available Spaces: 20


HypnoBirthing Information Night

Price: Free!

Date: May 24, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Available Spaces: 20

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