We’re excited to let you know about some great classes coming up at The Midwife Center in the new year!
The Fourth Trimester - brand new class
If you’ve recently given birth, this evidence-based class is designed for you. Regain confidence in your movement and body to bridge the gap between childbirth and return to work, fitness, and parenting.
This class includes an individualized evaluation by a Doctor of Physical Therapy specializing in the pregnant and postpartum woman plus three group-based classes designed to help you reconnect with your breath, abdominal muscles, and pelvic floor. Classes will be tailored to participants with individual focus given to each person’s rehabilitation and recovery.
This four-part class will be held on 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, and 1/30
Optimizing Labor & Delivery: Preparation, Positioning, and Postpartum
Are you currently pregnant? This evidence-based course is designed to prepare you and your birth partner with techniques to encourage a natural, efficient, and musculoskeletally-sound birth.
In this class, you’ll learn about the labor and delivery process as well as how movement and positioning throughout the stages of labor will facilitate fetal movement through the pelvis, both medicated and unmedicated. You’ll learn preparation for delivery to limit pelvic and vaginal trauma, as well as postpartum care including scar massage, breastfeeding positioning, and c-section rehabilitation.
This class will be held on 1/23
Wear Your Newborn!
Are you expecting a baby and want to purchase just the right baby carrier? Perhaps you have a newborn and want some time with hands-free? Concerned about soothing your baby? Join us for this babywearing class geared toward expectant families and families with babies aged 3 months and younger.
During this class, your instructor Laura will cover babywearing safety for newborns, characteristics of newborns, best carriers for newborns, and provide hands on help with baby carriers. Laura will help you navigate the overwhelming array of baby carriers out there, and help you choose the best ones for your newborn and beyond. If your baby is yet to be born, dolls will be provided.
This class will be held on 1/30
HypnoBirthing January/February 2019
The HypnoBirthing® Childbirth method is as much a philosophy of birth as it is a technique for achieving a satisfying, relaxing, and stress-free method of birthing.
This method of preparing for childbirth uses breathing techniques, visualizations, and deep relaxation techniques, so that throughout labor and delivery a person can be in a state of deep relaxation, yet completely awake and alert. Being deeply relaxed can help decrease tension and pain, and increase the likelihood of a safe, easier, more comfortable birth. You’ll learn the basics of childbearing, and much more.
This five-part class will be held on 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, and 2/15
A nine-hour childbirth preparation course taught by a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator. Learn the physiology of birth from the third trimester of pregnancy through labor, birth, and postpartum. See upcoming dates on our class calendar >>
If you’re about to have your first baby or you have breastfed before and need a refresher on new information available, this class is for you! This comprehensive class will cover topics like breast care and problems, positioning and latch-on, how often and how long to nurse, how to determine if your baby is getting enough, pumping and storing milk, and more. See upcoming dates on our class calendar >>
What are the first few hours like? When do I call the pediatrician? Why is my baby doing that? And what do I do now?! Get the answers you need, and gain the skills to feel empowered and confident with your brand new little one. This class is designed to teach you about safety and basics, with a dash of fun. See upcoming dates on our class calendar >>