Birth to Baby Bundle

 The  Village's Signature Childbirth Education Experience

Register for Labor of Love, Prenatal Breastfeeding and Path to Parenthood for just $199.

Mix & Match class dates to create the 3 part series that works for your schedule.

Partners or support persons encouraged to attend all classes.

Labor of Love: A Couples Workshop to Create an Informative & Supportive Birth Experience 

Cat LaPlante, founder of Birth Freely Birth Services, and Carrie Randazzo, founder of Holimomma Yoga & Massage, have teamed up to bring you an informative, hands-on workshop that will prepare you and your birth partner for the labor and birth of your child. During this workshop you will: 

     

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the labor process that includes: the stages of labor, variations during this process, signs of progression and stalling/slowing down.

  • Learn comfort and relaxation techniques that include: supportive positioning for each stage of labor and ways to help with optimal fetal positioning; massage and counter pressure to reduce stress and discomfort; breath-work to use during contractions; and gain an overall understanding of the mind/body connection.

  • Discuss how to become your own birth advocate by: learning way to express your individual goals, understanding how to make informed decisions during your labor including if presented with unexpected obstacles/interventions, and ways to create a positive, supportive birthing environment.                                                                                       

This one day workshop is held on Sundays 1:30pm-4:30pm

 

August 16th Currently registering for the Virtual  Experience

September 13th

October 4th

November 1st

December 6th

Investment: $130 per couple for Couples Ticket

Pre-registration required- Space is limited and classes fill a month in advance !

Prenatal Breastfeeding Class

Prenatal Breastfeeding Class is the perfect way for you and your partner to prepare for the early days of breastfeeding.  Topics will include:

Prenatal Preparation

Getting Started Following Delivery

Latch & Positioning Techniques

Identifying Feeding Cues

How to Tell Baby is Getting Enough

Establishing Milk Supply

What to Expect in the First Weeks of Life

 

This is a 2 hour curriculum based class, but leaves plenty of opportunity for question and discussion. The small class size keeps the experience personalized.

Class offered monthly on the 3rd Thursday from 6-8pm

***class to be held virtually through August 2020

June 18 

July 16

August 20

Investment: $50/couple

Path to Parenthood: Baby Basics & Post-Partum Care

Having a baby can be quite overwhelming. In this interactive two hour workshop we will cover what to expect immediately after birth and the fourth trimester. In the first hour of class we will go over umbilical cord care, diapering, bathing, signs & symptoms of illness, and creating a safe sleep environment. In the second hour we will go cover the postpartum period, healing emotionally and physically, and how to create a smooth transition to parenthood with time for an open and safe discussion at the end.

Class held monthly 6:30--8:30PM

August 13th Registering for the Virtual Experience

October 8th Registering for the Virtual Experience

November 5th

December 17th

Investment: $40

Yoga for Labor: Birth Ball & Breath Work

A birth ball can be very beneficial to use during labor. It can help align the spine and pelvis for optimal fetal positioning, relieve maternal back pressure, and assist with the natural rhythm and rock of labor. In this class, we will explore yoga poses, breath-work, meditations, and labor positioning with the ball. Birth balls are available to use or bring your own. This is a prenatal class for just women, all trimesters. No yoga experience necessary.

Investment: $30

Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class

Get empowered with a Childbirth Class you and your partner will LOVE!

 

Start learning evidence-based info today—register now. This class is limited to only five couples! 

“This class is a total gamechanger for us. I’d heard negative stories…I was scared and very on edge. Then once we started taking the class, and when we learned about interventions that I was apprehensive about… It brought us together in that [my partner] understood birth more, and I understood it more. And as soon as I went into labor, we were on. We were a team.”

Get prepared, get answers, get empowered!

Your Childbirth Class includes:

  • Mentorship from Cat LaPlante, experienced EBB Instructor

  • Currently offeredin a a 100% Virtual Experience 

  •  Five weeks of online videos for you and your partner to watch together with weekly video meetings with Cat and the group to discuss content​​

  • BONUS: Acupressure Instruction

  • BONUS: Breastfeeding and newborn care videos

  • BONUS: Four video chats with your Instructor and classmates!

  • BONUS: Earn points throughout the class to redeem for prizes at the end!

Investment: $247 basic /$297 deluxe per couple

 

2020 100% Virtual sessions

Jan 5th - Feb 9th *Graduated

April 19th -May 17th *Graduated

May6th -May 27th *Graduated

June 2nd - June 30th *Graduated

July 19th - August 23rd *Full

Oct 4th - November 1st *three spots remain 

Register today 

Demystifying your Hospital Birth with Birth Freely Birth Services

When Cat asks what word comes to mind when she says "birth," FEAR and MYSTERIOUS come up more often than EXCITEMENT and JOY.  Time for a perspective change! After 3 hospital births her own, working as a doula in 10 different area hospitals, and teaching childbirth education for a major area hospital - Cat decided that it was time that women switch FEAR and MYSTERIOUS with EMPOWERING and SUPPORTED.  With this in mind, she uses her knowledge of the birth process coupled her experiences with hospital routines to demystify childbirth so that women and their partners feel prepared for their time laboring in hospital.  In this workshop we discuss the birth process in depth and answer questions like "When do we go to the hospital?" and "What happens when we get there?" If you are birthing in a hospital, come join us for this not to missed class!

 

Investment: $40/couple 

Class Dates:  

6/4 Registering for the Virtual Experience

10/29 Registering for the Virtual Experience

Read more about Cat on her website www.birthfreely.com

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