Childbirth Classes

With your pregnancy you have begun the journey of a lifetime, you are gestating parenthood. This can be a time of great joy and also a time of making many choices. Sometimes the number of choices can seem overwhelming. What is the best way for me to eat to support healthy fetal development. Is it okay to exercise? What type of exercise is safe during pregnancy?

It’s easy to feel confused and a bit overwhelmed. It’s normal to have many questions around pregnancy and childbirth. Your family and friends will tell you about their birthing experience, you can read books and watch videos but you might wonder what labor and birth will be like for you, your baby and your partner. Taking a childbirth class can help you find answers to your questions.

The Family Garden is your go-to destination for childbirth classes and education on specific birthing philosophies. We offer classes such as Inspired Birth, Birth Boot Camp and Birthing From Within as well as a 6 hour Express Class. Choose the method and time that suits you and your busy life best.


Birthing Your Way

with Janine Mason
Tuesdays May 2nd, 9th and 16th (3 week series) 6:15-9:15pm
Cost: $90

Giving birth to a baby is an experience that you will remember forever. This is your birth and you should get to do it your way. This three week series will include everything taught in a hospital childbirth class plus skills, tips and tricks to have an empowering, positive birth experience. Topics include: basic physiology of birth, pain coping techniques, labor positions, comfort measures, making informed decisions, interventions, breastfeeding basics and postpartum care for mama. By the end of this course you will feel more confident about labor and birth and be better prepared to handle anything that comes your way.

This course is suitable for those planning a hospital, birth center or home birth and a wonderful compliment to the free tour of your hospital or birth center.

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Birth Boot Camp

with Bethany Melton
Wednesdays March 8th-May 10th (10 week series) 6:30-9:00pm
Cost: $395

A 10 week course designed to teach you and your partner how to have a natural birth. This course will cover it all! From interventions, care providers to breastfeeding and newborn care. You will be fully equipped to have a satisfying and positive birth experience!

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Dancing for Birth

with Debbie Lane
Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm  Cost: $12 drop in or use your punch

More than birth fitness, it’s birth readiness. This 6 week class will prepare you to birth your baby in mindfulness. Build confidence in your body’s ability to birth. Strengthen your body to be powerful during the process of labor. Learning how to get your baby into the optional fetal position. Practice moves to help your baby descend. Take time to nurture yourself and connect with your growing baby. Celebrate the phenomenal women you are. This class is suitable for pregnancy and early postpartum women.

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Express Childbirth Workshop

with Janine Mason
Sunday June 4th 9:00-3:00pm Make up Date June 11th
Cost: $75/couple

No time to take a full length childbirth class?
Just want the basic information?
Do you or your partner work evenings?
Learn what you need to know to birth your baby with confidence and make educated decisions about labor and birth in an interactive one-day course. Learn the basics as well as tips on how to increase the likelihood that you’ll have your birth preferences acknowledged and met. More specifically you will gain understanding of:

the basic physiology of birth and how a normal birth is likely to unfold
pain coping techniques and labor positions
essential comfort measures and how your birth partner can support you
tips and techniques to help you navigate the first postpartum weeks
This course is suitable for those planning a hospital, birth center or home birth and a wonderful compliment to the free tour of your hospital or birth center.

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Inspired Birth

with Erin Spors
Thursdays April 6th – May 4th 2017, 6:30-9:00pm
Cost: $350 per couple (5 week series)

Inspired Birth is an experiential 5-week childbirth education course, developed by Katie Wise, which will prepare you for a wonderful birth in any setting. This program combines the best elements of other well-loved courses, including hypnosis, with a unique collection of practical tools for pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Inspired Birth has something for everyone, and affirms birth as a natural, normal, and sacred event. Gain confidence, connect with your partner, build community, and have an Inspired Birth!
Class highlights include:
Hands-on practice in every class
Fun, inviting approach, inclusive to all families
Dynamic exercises to bring clarity to your vision for labor
Comprehensive textbook
Complete Hypnosis program – Hypnomama!
Healthy Pregnancy, empowered birth, and healthy postpartum
For more information: erin@beingwell-ltd.com or (303)578-2229.
Investment: $350

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About the Sliding Scale

As a non-profit, it is a critical part of The Family Garden’s mission that we offer services to all our community members – not just those who are able to pay full price. We offer a standing discount on a sliding scale to local families based on your annual household income. All you have to do is check the appropriate box on your initial Attendee Form and Liability Waiver when you come in for your first class and we’ll set a standing discount of up to 50% for all our classes and programs for your account! Click here for discount tiers and more information.

Childcare

At The Family Garden we celebrate you and your little ones, and we recognize how important it is for you to take the time to learn, socialize and care for yourself.  That is where our childcare program comes in!

We offer child care in our beautifully equipped child care room during many classes and programs.  Not every class has child care available, so please double check the listing to verify availability. We recommend you come a little early to sign your child in and get them settled.  Child care is first come, first served so for some of the busier classes there is always a chance that our child care room will have reached capacity and we will not be able to accommodate your child. There will be a charge of $4/child for drop in child care or you may purchase a child care punch card – 5 punches for $18.75 – 10 punches for $35 or 20 punches for $60.  Please view our Child Care Policies page for more details.