If you’d like a natural birth, this is the ideal class for you! In addition to increased emotional security regarding birth, Intuitive Birth students are 68% less likely to have a cesarean than the average mother. 70% of Intuitive Birth students who give birth vaginally do so with no pain medication.
Below is class-by-class content for our multi-week group format classes. Virtual and private classes may also be available. For more check out our FAQ.
Nurturing Your Baby & Yourself: Nutrition & Exercise for Pregnancy
Specific information on how to stay healthy and low risk, as well as some basic information about breastfeeding.
Reframing Your Birth Concepts
Learn about the many things you can do during pregnancy to positively affect your birth experience. Begin to examine your beliefs about labor and birth, setting yourself on the path towards a comfortable, fearless birth.
Your Birth Begins
Physiology of the first stage of labor, including what your body and baby are doing during this time, how fear impacts labor, and how to stay comfortable without medications.
The Journey Continues: Active Labor & Transition
A wide variety of comfort measures for the most challenging part of labor, including positioning, massage, relaxation, and more.
Second Stage & Birth
There are many ways to give birth to your baby. Learn about positions, comfort, and why the first hours after your baby’s birth are so important. Begin to practice these with our first in-class labor rehearsal.
Off the Beaten Path
Learn how to make your birth experience a positive one, no matter what path your labor takes. Explore potential complications (including how to differentiate between complications and variations of normal) and learn about cesarean sections, including how best to avoid having one.
Creating Your Birth
Learn how to evaluate the nearly endless options that are available to you during your labor and birth, and the merits of “birth planning.” Determine your own top priorities for your birth, and how to translate those into an effective birth plan.
Putting it All Together
Put into practice the many techniques you’ve learned so far with a second in-class labor rehearsal, as well as a review of the stages of labor and an in-depth discussion of comfort measures.
Postpartum & Your New Family
How will you feel and what will you need postpartum? How do babies sleep? Why do babies cry? What is breastfeeding like? These questions and more will be answered.
Here is the list of current Intuitive Birth Classes.
Intuitive Birth Weekend Workshop
Maybe you’d like a natural birth, but you waited too long to take a class that lasts several weeks, or you and your partner have too many scheduling conflicts. This workshop is perfect for you! Spend two full days immersed in birth knowledge, practice, and preparation. The material covered is similar to our Intuitive Birth class.No Classes Currently Scheduled. Want to schedule a private or group class in this area? Email us to schedule at firstname.lastname@example.org
Preparing for Your Birth
This 6-hour class is ideal for women who’d like a short childbirth class with unbiased information about giving birth. Class begins with a discussion of how to stay healthy and low-risk during the remainder of your pregnancy. You’ll learn about the stages of labor, what’s happening with your body and baby during labor and birth, and the different options available to you for handling the intense sensations of labor. You’ll learn how to evaluate information about procedures you may be offered, and how to make a birth plan.
More information about Preparing for Your Birth is available in our FAQ.No Classes Currently Scheduled. Want to schedule a private or group class in this area? Email us to schedule at email@example.com
Breastfeeding Your Baby
While it may seem like it should come naturally, breastfeeding is not always without challenges. Be prepared to face those challenges head-on. You’ll learn about the benefits of breastfeeding (some of them may surprise you!), how to overcome doubts and uncertainty, what the early days of breastfeeding will be like, nursing positions and props, and how to work through various breastfeeding problems. You’ll also learn about pumping and supplementing, introducing solids, and weaning.
Baby Steps also offers hands-on support from a Lactation Specialist. Click here for more information.
Our breastfeeding class is now available online 24/7. Online Breastfeeding Class
Upcoming in person classes:No Classes Currently Scheduled. Want to schedule a private or group class in this area? Email us to schedule at firstname.lastname@example.org
In the past, parents usually circumcised by default. But like most things related to our children’s health, circumcision is optional. Learn what, exactly, happens during a circumcision, common myths surrounding the procedure, risks and benefits of the surgery, and how to care for a baby who is not circumcised.
The Circumcision Decision course is now offered online 24/7! Click here for this online circumcision class, and then click sign up in the left-hand panel to gain access to this FREE class. Once your registration is complete, click the subscribe link in the box for the Circumcision Decision course to access the course homepage.No Classes Currently Scheduled. Want to schedule a private or group class in this area? Email us to schedule at email@example.com