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CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION

We teach using the Birthworks International Curriculum. 

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Upcoming Classes

6 Week Series 

September 7 - October 12 (Th)

November 7 - December 12 (Tue)

Weekend Classes

October 7/8

December 2/3

(usually 10am to 5pm and 9am to 4pm)

Classes are taught at The Juniper House in Chesapeake

6-week Comprehensive Series

12 Hours

Ideal for first time parents or for someone who has perceived a previous birth as a negative experience.

One evening a week for 6 weeks from 6:30-8:30pm.

$250

Weekend Classes

12 Hours

Ideal for parents who need childcare for siblings, have unusual work schedules, or fast approaching due dates.

Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 4pm.

$250

       Private             Classes 

We work with your schedule especially if you and your partner have long shifts, or don’t feel comfortable in group settings.

2 sessions needed, each being is 2.5hrs long.

All sessions take place at The Juniper House in Chesapeake.

$175 per session

Every participant/couple is provided with a folder that contains valuable handouts, exercises and information. 

In our class, we cover: 

  • Emotional preparation for birth, exploring own beliefs and attitudes about childbirth as well as recognizing concerns

  • Nutrition and exercising

  • Relaxation techniques and comfort measures for pregnancy, birth, and beyond

  • Hands-on practice and labor tools for partners

  • Understanding the importance of a safe birth environment

  • Recognizing the stages of labor and birth, coping techniques

  • Optimal fetal positioning and pelvic positioning to help you understand how you can open it up for your child and make it an active participant in the birthing process

  • Assessing medical interventions and procedures, understanding them, benefits and alternatives 

  • Grieving, healing and preparing for unexpected birth outcomes

  • Informed Consent

  • Preparation for the “fourth” trimester/postpartum and feeding options

BirthWorks International has a unique approach that focuses on strengthening the birthing instinct within pregnant peoples. Even though we are in an industrialized and modernized world, BirthWorks International teaches that it is possible to create a pregnancy, birth, and postpartum environment that embraces a calm and natural birthing experience. 

*We offer a 5% military and first responder discount.

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