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CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION

We teach using the Birthworks International Curriculum. 

To sign up for classes, go to the bottom of this page.

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Upcoming Classes

***There will be no classes in August. Please plan accordingly***

6 Week Series 

March 19 - April 23 (Tue)

May 14 - June 18 (Tue)

September 10 - October 15 (Tue)

Weekend Classes

April 27/28

July 13/14

October 5/6

(usually 10am to 5pm (Sa) and 9am to 4pm on Sunday)

Classes are taught at The Juniper House in Chesapeake

6-week Comprehensive Series

12 Hours

Not just for first time parents but anyone wanting a better birth experience. Hospital, home or birth center birth - we will prepare you for either option.

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 10am to 4pm 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,

2.5 - 3hrs each

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 including helpful exercises from the Body Ready Method

  • 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 and birth team

  • 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 people. 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. Restrictions apply. 

By clicking on a time, you will be signed up for the class that starts at 6:30pm or the weekend class with a starting time of 10am. No need to register for every single class.

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