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915 Haddon Ave

Collingswood, NJ 08108

856.942.4305

Birth to Baby Bundle

 A Comprehensive 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

 

2019 - Dec 8th *full

2020 - Jan 5th *full, February 9, March 15th, April 19th, May 17th, June 14th,

Investment: $130 per couple for Couples Ticket

Pre-registration required- Space is limited!

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

December 19- FULL

January 16

February 20

March 19

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.

December 6th 6:30-8:30pm- FULL

January 9th

February 6th

March 12th

April 23rd

May 14th

June 11th

Investment: $40

Prenatal Nutrition & Wellness

Now that you're nourishing yourself AND your baby, you may have questions. This class is great for 1st and early 2nd trimester, but all welcome!

 

Topics discussed will include:

  • How nutrition needs change through trimesters

  • Which nutrients play a key role in helping baby develop and flourish

  • Foods to limit or avoid

  • How to manage morning sickness and food cravings

  • Easy meal/snack ideas for the 4th trimester 

Investment: $30

Fall dates TBD

Twin Love Concierge: Expecting Twins Class

Twin Love Concierge’s Expecting Twins Classes help connect you with other expecting twin parents in your local area while educating you on all the key areas in preparing for Twins. As certified professionals from the prestigious International Maternity and Parenting Institute, Twin Love Concierge combine the two essentials all new twin & triplet parents need – support and multiples expertise. The classes are run by a renowned Twin Expert and are personalised so that all YOUR concerns are addressed. Our services are recommended by OBGYN’s and High Risk Medical Practitioners all over the country. We provide invaluable support to expecting parents allowing peace of mind to relax and continue to grow the Twins as long as possible or focus on bringing home the babies.

Investment: $98

Saturday, September 14 and November 16 1:00-3:30pm

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.

Thursday, Sept 5th 7pm & Thursday, Oct 24th 7pm

Investment: $30

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: $45/couple 

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

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

  • Two in-person classes to practice your labor skills

    •  First class and last class

  •  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

 

2019 *all full

 

2020 sessions

Jan 5th - Feb 9th *three couple spots left

April 19th -May 17th

July/August TBA

Oct/Nov TBA

Register today