Childbirth Education Classes

Childbirth education classes help to better prepare you and your husband/partner for your baby’s birth. The nurse-midwives of Gentle Birth Options request that you attend a childbirth education class if you are expecting your first baby or if this is your first out-of-hospital birth.

Our childbirth education class will include third trimester changes, relaxation techniques, preparation for childbirth, comfort measures, unexpected outcomes, newborn expectations, breastfeeding and postpartum expectations.

All childbirth education classes for Gentle Birth Options are held at the Niceville Office. The classes are taught by Childbirth Educators.  The classes are offered evenings and Saturdays.

For any questions regarding Child Birth Education Classes, please contact Gentle Birth Options/Growing Green Bums at 844-262-4784.

Childbirth Education Series

Our classes are designed to be taken as a series. Each series consist of 5 classes. These classes may not be taken individually unless approved by the Nurse Midwife.

Class 1- Empowering Your Labor & Birth

Our culture has become so focused on its technological advances; it has lost the wisdom of supporting the normal course of pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding. This course will focus on optimizing birth outcomes through trusting pregnancy and birth as healthy states, intervening only when medically indicated. Couples choosing to birth within their home or within the hospital will gain greater insight into normal stages and phases of labor and feel confident in the upcoming journey.

Class 2- Finding Your Power- Comfort Measures for Labor and Birth

Learn coping skills, the tools to promote progress in labor, tips for the support person, breathing and relaxation for labor and birth. These skills will carry over into the early days of parenting.

Class 3A-Preparing  for Your Out-of-Hospital Birth

 Prepare for your upcoming out-of-hospital birth learning common procedures, comfort measures specific to out-of-hospital birth (including waterbirth), knowing when to call your midwife, and finalizing your birth preparations. 

Class 3B- Birth Your Way in the Hospital

Prepare for your upcoming hospital birth by learning common hospital policies and procedures, comfort techniques specific to hospital birth, knowing when to go to the hospital, advocating for yourself with your care providers and finalizing your birth wishes. This class is NOT recommended for clients of Gentle Birth Options.

Class 4- Embracing Breastfeeding

This class helps the expectant mother and her partner prepare for breastfeeding. The class will include practical advice on getting started, avoiding problems, and building confidence and nursing your infant.

Class 5- The Amazing Newborn

Discover the amazing newborn baby’s innate abilities, baby/parent communication, and learn about feeding, diapering, cuddling, sleep expectations, skills for coping with crying, and more. 

Series Schedule-2016

 

January Series (Wednesday Classes)

Jan 6- Empowering Labor and Birth

Jan 13-Comfort Measures

Jan 20-Preparing for Out of Hospital Birth

Jan 18-Birth your Way in the Hospital

Jan 27-Embracing Breastfeeding

Feb 3-The Amazing Newborn

 *all classes 6pm-8:30pm Wednesday Evening.  Hospital class will be on a Monday

February Series (Monday Classes)

February 1- Empowering Labor and Birth

February 8-Comfort Measures

February 15-Preparing for Out of Hospital Birth

February 17-Birth your Way in the Hospital

February 22 -Embracing Breastfeeding

February 29-The Amazing Newborn

 *all classes 6pm-8:30pm Monday evening.  Hospital class will be on a Wednesday.

March Series (Wednesday Classes)

March 2- Empowering Labor and Birth

March 9-Comfort Measures

March 16-Preparing for Out of Hospital Birth

March 14-Birth your Way in the Hospital

March 23 -Embracing Breastfeeding

Mar 30-The Amazing Newborn

 *all classes 6pm-8:30pm Wednesday evening.  Hospital class will be on a Monday.

April Series (Monday Classes)

April 4- Empowering Labor and Birth

April 11-Comfort Measures

April 18-Preparing for Out of Hospital Birth

April 20-Birth your Way in the Hospital

April 25 -Embracing Breastfeeding

May 2-The Amazing Newborn

 *all classes 6pm-8:30pm Monday evening.  Hospital class will be on a Wednesday.

 

May Series (Wednesday Classes)

May 4 – Empowering Labor and Birth

May 11-Comfort Measures

May 18-Preparing for Out of Hospital Birth

May 16-Birth your Way in the Hospital

May 25 -Embracing Breastfeeding

June 1-The Amazing Newborn

 *all classes 6pm-8:30pm Wednesday evening.  Hospital class will be on a Monday.

June Series (Monday Classes)

June 6- Empowering Labor and Birth

June 13-Comfort Measures

June 20-Preparing for Out of Hospital Birth

June 22-Birth your Way in the Hospital

June 27 -Embracing Breastfeeding

July 11-The Amazing Newborn

 *all classes 6pm-8:30pm Monday evening.  Hospital class will be on a Wednesday.

July Series (Wednesday Classes)

July 6- Empowering Labor and Birth

July 13-Comfort Measures

July 20-Preparing for Out of Hospital Birth

July 18-Birth your Way in the Hospital

July 27 -Embracing Breastfeeding

August 3-The Amazing Newborn

 *all classes 6pm-8:30pm Wednesday evening.  Hospital class will be on a Monday.

August Series (Monday Classes)

August 1- Empowering Labor and Birth

August 8-Comfort Measures

August 15-Preparing for Out of Hospital Birth

August 17-Birth your Way in the Hospital

August 22 -Embracing Breastfeeding

August 29-The Amazing Newborn

 *all classes 6pm-8:30pm Monday evening.  Hospital class will be on aWednesday.

September Series (Wednesday Classes)

September 7- Empowering Labor and Birth

September 14-Comfort Measures

September 21-Preparing for Out of Hospital Birth

September 19-Birth your Way in the Hospital

September 28 -Embracing Breastfeeding

October 5-The Amazing Newborn

 *all classes 6pm-8:30pm Wednesday evening.  Hospital class will be on a Monday.

October Series (Monday Classes)

October 3- Empowering Labor and Birth

October 10-Comfort Measures

October 17-Preparing for Out of Hospital Birth

October 19-Birth your Way in the Hospital

October 24 -Embracing Breastfeeding

October 31-The Amazing Newborn

 *all classes 6pm-8:30pm Monday evening.  Hospital class will be on a Wednesday.

 

November Series (Wednesday Classes)

November 2- Empowering Labor and Birth

November 9-Comfort Measures

November 16-Preparing for Out of Hospital Birth

November 14-Birth your Way in the Hospital

November 21 -Embracing Breastfeeding

November 30-The Amazing Newborn

 *all classes 6pm-8:30pm Wednesday evening.  Hospital class will be on a Monday.

 

December Series -No full series 

December 16-Preparing for Out of Hospital Birth

 

 

 

Cost:
Pregnancy, Childbirth & Breastfeeding Full Series $200
Breastfeeding and Newborn Class Package $75

For questions contact Gentle Birth Options at
844-262-4784 or information@gentlebirthoptions.com

Classes are expected to fill quickly, reserve your spot today!

 

www.GrowingGreenBums.com/class-registration

Link to Class Evaluations