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. If you have any questions about the classes or how to register, please email our class coordinator for support.

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

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

 

Childbirth Preparation Classes
Childbirth Preparation Series (7 weeks)
Childbirth Preparation Intensive (2-part)
Labor Support Techniques

New Parent and Baby Classes and Groups
Breastfeeding
Newborn Care
Preparing for Parenthood
CPR for Infants & Children
New Moms Group

Community Events – FREE!
Meet the Doula Night
Homebirth 101

 

Cancellation 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.

 

More great classes offered at BirthWays…

HypnoBirthing Childbirthing Preparation

CAPPA Childbirth Educator Training

Infant and Child CPR

Tum e Time

Inclusive Infant Play and Support Group

Baby Sign Language

East Bay: Music Together Class

Demo Music Together Class

 


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."

Date: October 10, 2016
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Available Spaces: 6


Childbirth Preparation Intensive

Our classic childbirth preparation series condensed down into either two consecutive Saturdays OR Sundays. Be sure to note which series you are attending! 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: September 17, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Available Spaces: 2

Date: October 15, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Available Spaces: 6

Date: October 30, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Available Spaces: 8

Date: December 4, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Available Spaces: 5


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: September 4, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Available Spaces: 5


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: October 11, 2016
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Available Spaces: 5

Date: December 5, 2016
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Available Spaces: 6


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: September 10, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Available Spaces: 2

Date: October 8, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Available Spaces: 6

Date: November 5, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Available Spaces: 8

Date: December 3, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Available Spaces: 6


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. *Children are not allowed in this class.

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: September 10, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Available Spaces: 1

Date: October 1, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Available Spaces: 7

Date: November 12, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Available Spaces: 7


New Moms Group

Six week facilitated mom's group series.

Price: $175.00

Date: October 11, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Available Spaces: 8


Meet the Doula Night

Join us at this facilitated 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! For local doulas interested in joining, please Email Michelle Puckett to inquire how to sign up and get on the rotation.

FREE

Date: September 18, 2016
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Available Spaces: 12

Date: October 16, 2016
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Available Spaces: 12


Homebirth 101

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

FREE

Date: September 18, 2016
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Available Spaces: 11

Date: October 16, 2016
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Available Spaces: 19